INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK FOR VEHICLE-TO-GRID SYSTEMS



In the coming decades, plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will revolutionize personal transportation as more consumers recognize the  unsustainable dependence on fossil fuels and as these electric vehicles become more affordable. However, the large increase in demand that will accompany the transition to electric-drive transportation can cause the power infrastructure to become overburdened leading to issues of reliability. This is because we currently lack effective ways of regulating charging and discharging while incorporating the multi-faceted complexities such as driving behavior, travel patterns, technical limitations, social, economic and environmental impacts. This projects aims to establish an integrated framework for centralized vehicle-to-grid systems using algorithms that incorporate preferences of all actors in the system. The research will result in the establishment of an integrated framework for managing PEV charging and discharging while incorporating the multi-faceted complexities. This research leverages methods and results from the fields of control systems, socio-technical system design, operations research and management science

GOAL AND OBJECTIVES

The goal of this study is to design effective mechanisms to facilitate the integration of PEVs into the electric grid.

Objectives include:

  • Design of hybrid control techniques for battery charging based on performance criteria

  • Establishment of an integrated framework for managing PEV charging and discharging while incorporating multi-faceted complexities.

PROJECT CONTACT

University of South Carolina Upstate

Contact: Dr. Ona Egbue (Principal Investigator)  http://www.onaegbue.com

University of Minnesota Duluth

Contact: Dr. Desineni "Subarram" Naidu (Co-Principal Investigator)  http://www.d.umn.edu/~dsnaidu/

 
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