Cost benefits and vehicle-to-grid regulation services of unidirectional charging of electric vehicles

Mcdavis A. Fasugba, Philip T. Krein

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Abstract

The goal of this paper is to show that with proper power-draw scheduling and dynamic pricing, a unidirectional charger can provide cost benefits and regulation services to the grid. In this work, power scheduling aspects of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are addressed. The use of electric vehicles (EVs) as demand response resources and unidirectional vehicle-to-grid benefits are investigated. Power draw can be scheduled with the EV charger in control of charging or via control by a utility or an aggregator. Charging cost functions suitable for charger- and utility-controlled power-draw scheduling are presented. Ancillary service levels possible with unidirectional vehicle-to-grid are quantified using different charging scenarios. Impacts of various power-draw schedules and vehicle participation as a demand-response resource on electricity prices are evaluated. These include cost benefits to both owners and load-serving entities. Ideas to encourage vehicle-to-grid participation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
Subtitle of host publicationEnergy Conversion Innovation for a Clean Energy Future, ECCE 2011, Proceedings
Pages827-834
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2011
Event3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2011Sep 22 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition: Energy Conversion Innovation for a Clean Energy Future, ECCE 2011, Proceedings

Other

Other3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period9/17/119/22/11

Keywords

  • electric vehicle
  • plug-in hybrids
  • utility dynamic price control
  • vehicle-to-grid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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