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    On Optimality Criteria for Reverse Charging of Electric Vehicles


    Studli, Sonja and Griggs, Wynita and Crisostomi, Emanuele and Shorten, Robert N. (2013) On Optimality Criteria for Reverse Charging of Electric Vehicles. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 15 (1). pp. 451-456. ISSN 1524-9050

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    Abstract

    Ever increasing expectations regarding the penetration level of electric vehicles (EVs) are driving several areas of research related to EV charging. One topic of interest treats EVs not only as controllable loads but also as storage systems, which can be used to mitigate the load on the grid during peak times by offering power. This is known as vehicle to grid (V2G). Since returning energy to the grid affects mobility patterns, V2G has an associated environmental cost. In this paper, to investigate this issue, we formulate the problem of returning electrical load to the grid as an optimization whose goal is to return the desired energy in a fashion that minimizes the cost on the environment. We show that this optimization is highly complex, and in some circumstances, the cost of V2G can be prohibitive.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Electric vehicles; optimization methods; smart grids;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 6957
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2013.2271953
    Depositing User: Hamilton Editor
    Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 17:05
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
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