Californian residencies face increased risk of blackout. The state depends more on imported electricity that may not always be available to fill the gap between renewable generation and demand. For buildings with PV panels, storing the surplus solar power to support the load during a blackout can be achieved with a large energy storage system (ESS). The electric vehicle (EV) provides potential solutions as it can expand the energy capacity of the residential ESS with its battery. In this paper, a reference house in California was modeled in EnergyPlus. The building resilience for a house with different load percentages were studied, for both with, and without EV scenarios.

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Published in 2021 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference & Expo.

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This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, NEPA Determination under Award Number DE-EE0008352.