Integrated configuration and charging optimization of aggregated electric vehicles with renewable energy sources

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2986-2993
Journal / PublicationEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019


Title10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE 2018)
CityHong Kong
Period22 - 25 August 2018



The commercialization and wide application of electric vehicles (EVs) rely on the development of EV charging infrastructure and its coordinated operation in the electric power grid with renewable energy sources. As the EV aggregator is introduced as intermediate control entity to form a multi-layer control framework, the optimal configuration of EV aggregator and the charging power regulation are closely related to each other. This paper proposes an integrated optimization to solve the mixed configuration and operation problem of EV aggregator. A hybrid optimization algorithm based on partial swarm optimization (PSO) and sequential quadratic programming (SQP) is formulated to find the best solution for the location and size of EV aggregator in the distribution network and the charging scheduling of each individual EV. The master problem in the coupled optimization algorithm is to calculate the optimal configuration of the EV aggregator based on the estimation of the EV charging load, and based on the setting of EV aggregator the subproblem is to obtain the charging plan for individual EV under the day-ahead optimal dispatching of charging demand in the distribution grid. Finally, 123-bus distribution system is adopted to analyze the characteristics of the proposed model for concurrent optimization of EV aggregator and its operation in the test distribution network. The simulation results validate the hybrid optimization algorithm in integrated configuration and operation of EV charging infrastructure.

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  • Charging infrasturcture, Electric vehicle aggregator, Optimal configuration and operation, Power quality

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