Realistic QoS Optimization Potential at Commercial EV Charging Sites through Pricing-Based Prioritization

Toni Simolin, Kalle Rauma, A. Rautiainen, Pertti Järventausta

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Abstract

At present, EVs are emerging at a fast pace. This may cause pressure for commercial buildings to offer electric vehicle (EV) charging services for their customers. In a cost-efficient charging site, it is necessary to find a balance between the costs and the offered quality of charging service (QoCS). This may be a difficult task as the charging requirements of the customers are unpredictable and vary daily. In this paper, an algorithm using a charging price-based prioritization is proposed and discussed. This can be used to take unpredictable charging requirements into account and to improve the QoCS while requiring a minimal effort from the EV users. To ensure an improvement in the QoCS and the practicality of its implementation, the algorithm is tested using hardware-in-the-loop simulations with two commercial EVs and real charging data. The results verify that the QoCS can be improved by 2% on average and by up to 16% for a single EV user. This leads to a more attractive and more cost-efficient charging site.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIRED 2021 - The 26th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology IET
Pages1181-1185
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-83953-591-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event26th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2021: Online - Virtual
Duration: 20 Sep 202123 Sep 2021

Conference

Conference26th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2021
Abbreviated titleCIRED 2021
Period20/09/2123/09/21

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