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Analysis of Constraints for Optimal Electric Vehicle Charging

J de Hoog, L Xia, T Alpcan, M Brazil, DA THOMAS, I Mareels, E Boje, X Xia

Proceedings of IFAC World Congress 2014 | IFAC - International Federation of Automatic Control | Published : 2014


The increasing uptake of electric vehicles is likely to put a significant demand on the electricity grid. However, expensive infrastructure upgrades can be avoided if some of the vehicle charging can be shifted to off-peak times. We express electric vehicle charging as a receding horizon optimisation problem in which inherent network limitations are taken into account as linear constraints. By tuning these constraints, it is possible to push total system performance in one direction or another as required, and to adapt the solution to a variety of networks and to different sets of network limitations. We explore in detail this tuning process and discuss the trade-offs involved. There are sev..

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