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Energies 2016, 9(3), 159; doi:10.3390/en9030159

Aggregator-Based Interactive Charging Management System for Electric Vehicle Charging

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School of Electrical Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
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College of Electrical and Information Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
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Academic Editor: Michael Gerard Pecht
Received: 6 January 2016 / Revised: 15 February 2016 / Accepted: 25 February 2016 / Published: 4 March 2016
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Abstract

With the ongoing large-scale implementation of electric vehicles (EVs), the exploration of a more flexible approach to maintain fair interaction between EVs and the power grid is urgently required. This paper presents an aggregator-based interactive charging management scheme adopting interruptible load (IL) pricing, in which the EV aggregator will respond to the load control command of the grid in an EV interactive mode. Charging managements are carried out according to battery state-of-charge and the EV departure time in EV charging stations. A power-altering charging (PAC) control method is proposed to dispatch the EVs charging fairly in a station and guarantee EV owners’ preferences. The method does not require classical iterative procedures or heavy computations; furthermore, it is beneficial for EVs to depart earlier than expected for reasons beyond keeping homeostatic charging. The proposed scheme, which is tested to charge individual EVs well according to its preference, was implemented as part of an “EV Beijing” project. The proposed management scheme provides new insight into EV charging strategy and provides another choice to EV users. View Full-Text
Keywords: charging management; electric vehicle (EV); EV Aggregator; load control charging management; electric vehicle (EV); EV Aggregator; load control
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Xia, M.; Lai, Q.; Zhong, Y.; Li, C.; Chiang, H.-D. Aggregator-Based Interactive Charging Management System for Electric Vehicle Charging. Energies 2016, 9, 159.

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