TR2010-088

Off-Grid Portable EV Charging Network Management with Dynamic Energy Pricing


    •  Sahinoglu, Z.; Tao, Z.; Teo, K.-H., "Off-Grid Portable EV Charging Network Management with Dynamic Energy Pricing", IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), ISSN: 2153-0009, September 2010, pp. 403-408.
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      • @inproceedings{Sahinoglu2010sep,
      • author = {Sahinoglu, Z. and Tao, Z. and Teo, K.-H.},
      • title = {Off-Grid Portable EV Charging Network Management with Dynamic Energy Pricing},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC)},
      • year = 2010,
      • pages = {403--408},
      • month = sep,
      • issn = {2153-0009},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2010-088}
      • }
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    Electronics & Communications, Power


With emerging of electric vehicles (EV), portable charging stations (PCSs) will play a key role to manage EV charging operations off-grid. Otherwise, charging hundreds of EVs at random locations and time instants would create major burden on a power supply network. This work addresses an outstanding issue in PCS networks: development of dynamic pricing strategies between buyer EVs and energy sellers to optimize deployment of PCSs. Constraints are formulated, and a realistic and yet simplistic energy incentive model is developed. A method for optimum PCS deployment to maximize profit for PCS service providers is developed for single-buyer-single-seller and multiple-buyers-single-seller cases, conditioned on a given pricing strategy.