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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Residential Smart-Charging Pilot Program in Toronto: Results of a Utility Controlled Charging Pilot

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FleetCarma (division of CrossChasm Technologies Inc.), 2-60 Northland Rd. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2V 2B8
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AddÉnergie Technologies Inc., 2327 Versant Nord Blvd, suite 120, Québec, Canada, G1N 4C2
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(2), 531-542; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj8020531
Published: 24 June 2016
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Abstract

Thirty plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) owners in Toronto participated in the 15-month ChargeTO program, which actively curtailed their vehicles during charging. The intent was to demonstrate the technical feasibility of the smart-charging system and evaluate its limitations, quantify the real-world curtailment availability of the PEVs, and to capture the participant’s impressions and response to various incentive structures. A key feature of this program was the use of vehicle-side data, namely battery state-of-charge (SOC), to ensure that charge curtailments did not negatively affect the participants. This paper summarizes the findings from the ChargeTO program.
Keywords: load management; smart grid; utility; charging; demonstration load management; smart grid; utility; charging; demonstration
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
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Bauman, J.; Stevens, M.; Hacikyan, S.; Tremblay, L.; Mallia, E.; Mendes, C. Residential Smart-Charging Pilot Program in Toronto: Results of a Utility Controlled Charging Pilot. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 531-542.

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