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Energies 2016, 9(11), 968; doi:10.3390/en9110968

An Overview of Modeling Approaches Applied to Aggregation-Based Fleet Management and Integration of Plug-in Electric Vehicles †

Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej 325, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
This Paper is an Extended Version of the Paper Published in the 2nd Energy Future Conference, Sydney, Australia, 4–6 July 2016.
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Academic Editors: Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou, Da-Wei Wang and Yun-Hau Ng
Received: 31 August 2016 / Revised: 31 October 2016 / Accepted: 14 November 2016 / Published: 18 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from 2nd Energy Future Conference)
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The design and implementation of management policies for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) need to be supported by a holistic understanding of the functional processes, their complex interactions, and their response to various changes. Models developed to represent different functional processes and systems are seen as useful tools to support the related studies for different stakeholders in a tangible way. This paper presents an overview of modeling approaches applied to support aggregation-based management and integration of PEVs from the perspective of fleet operators and grid operators, respectively. We start by explaining a structured modeling approach, i.e., a flexible combination of process models and system models, applied to different management and integration studies. A state-of-the-art overview of modeling approaches applied to represent several key processes, such as charging management, and key systems, such as the PEV fleet, is then presented, along with a detailed description of different approaches. Finally, we discuss several considerations that need to be well understood during the modeling process in order to assist modelers and model users in the appropriate decisions of using existing, or developing their own, solutions for further applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: aggregation-based; modeling approaches; integration; fleet; plug-in electric vehicle aggregation-based; modeling approaches; integration; fleet; plug-in electric vehicle

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You, S.; Hu, J.; Ziras, C. An Overview of Modeling Approaches Applied to Aggregation-Based Fleet Management and Integration of Plug-in Electric Vehicles †. Energies 2016, 9, 968.

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