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Optimal Sizing Procedure for Electric Vehicle Supply Infrastructure Based on DC Microgrid with Station Commitment

Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, via E. Orabona, 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
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Energies 2019, 12(10), 1901; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12101901
Received: 21 March 2019 / Revised: 2 May 2019 / Accepted: 5 May 2019 / Published: 18 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optimization of Multicarrier Energy Systems)
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Abstract

The diffusion of electric vehicles (EVs) can be sustained by the presence of integrated solutions offering parking and clean power supply. The recourse to DC systems allows better integration of EV bidirectional energy exchange, photovoltaic panels, and energy storage. In this paper, a methodology for optimal techno-economic sizing of a DC-microgrid for covering EV mobility needs is carried out. It is based on the definition of different scenarios of operation, according to typical EV usage outlooks and environmental conditions. In each scenario, optimal operation is carried out by means of a specific approach for EV commitment on different stations. The sizing procedure is able to handle the modular structure of microgrid devices. The proposed approach is applied to a case study of an envisaged EV service fleet for the Bari port authority. View Full-Text
Keywords: DC microgrid; electric vehicles; optimal sizing; station commitment DC microgrid; electric vehicles; optimal sizing; station commitment
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Aluisio, B.; Dicorato, M.; Ferrini, I.; Forte, G.; Sbrizzai, R.; Trovato, M. Optimal Sizing Procedure for Electric Vehicle Supply Infrastructure Based on DC Microgrid with Station Commitment. Energies 2019, 12, 1901.

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