Journal article

Coordinated charging and discharging control of electric vehicles to manage supply voltages in distribution networks: Assessing the customer benefit

Nanduni I Nimalsiri, Elizabeth L Ratnam, Chathurika P Mediwaththe, David B Smith, Saman K Halgamuge

APPLIED ENERGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Increased worldwide uptake of Electric Vehicles (EVs) accentuates the need for developing coordinated EV charging and discharging methods that mitigate detrimental and sustained under-voltage and over-voltage conditions in distribution networks. In this paper, a centrally coordinated EV charge-discharge scheduling method is proposed, referred to as Network-aware EV Charging (and Discharging) N-EVC(D), that takes into account both EV customer economics and distribution grid constraints. Specifically, N-EVC(D) is designed to maintain quasi-steady-state feeder voltages within statutory power quality limits, while minimizing EV customer operational costs associated with: (1) purchasing (or other..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Nanduni I. Nimalsiri acknowledges the financial support of an Australian National University (ANU) Postgraduate Research Scholarship and a CSIRO Data61 PhD Scholarship.