Optimal charging strategies of electric vehicles in the UK power market

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Title: Optimal charging strategies of electric vehicles in the UK power market
Authors: Acha, S
Green, TC
Shah, N
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: In order to gain the most from their deployment, it is imperative for stakeholders to exploit the main benefits electric vehicles bring to utilities. Therefore, this paper focuses on the aspects required to model the management of electricity supply for electric vehicles. The framework presented details a time coordinated optimal power flow (TCOPF) tool to illustrate the tradeoffs distribution network operators (DNO) might encounter when implementing various load control approaches of electric vehicles. Within an UK context, a case study is performed where the TCOPF tool functions as the intermediary entity that coordinates cost-effective interactions between power markets, network operators, and the plugged vehicles. Results depict the stochastic but optimal charging patterns stakeholders might visualise from electric vehicles in local networks as they are operated to reduce energy and emission costs. Furthermore, results show current emission costs have a negligible weight in the optimisation process when compared to wholesale electricity costs.
Issue Date: 17-Jan-2011
Date of Acceptance: 1-Jan-2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/38832
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISGT.2011.5759128
ISBN: 978-1-61284-218-9
Publisher: IEEE
Start Page: 1
End Page: 8
Journal / Book Title: Proceedings of 2011 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)
Copyright Statement: © 2011 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Sponsor/Funder: BP International Limited
Funder's Grant Number: BPI/PAT/SH/50046
Conference Name: 2011 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2011-01-17
Finish Date: 2011-01-19
Conference Place: Anaheim, CA, USA
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Centre for Environmental Policy
Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Natural Sciences

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