Decentralized control of electric vehicles in a network of fast charging stations

Islam Bayram, George Michailidis, Ioannis Papapanagiotou, Michael Devetsikiotis

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Abstract

To facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and their plug-in hybrid (PHEVs) counterparts and to avoid straining the capacity of the power grid there is a strong need for developing a network of fast charging facilities and coordinate their service. Incorporation of EVs in the vehicle fleet would decrease green house gas emissions and overall dependency on fossil fuels. A key issue in charging EVs is that the corresponding time is fairly large, which can lead to very long delays. Hence, for the network of charging stations to provide good quality of service to customers, we first propose an admission control mechanism based on pricing for a single charging station. Subsequently, we develop a decentralized routing scheme of EV drivers, employing a game theoretic model. The latter entices drivers through price incentives to require charging from less busy stations, thus leading to a more efficient utilization of power across the network, while it enhances profit for the charging facilities operator. Of note, the proposed scheme does not require advanced monitoring tools for power usage and pricing calculations. The drivers receive and send back the necessary information through the a communications infrastructure and the routing is initiated only when the network has exceeded a critical threshold. The numerical results illustrate the discussed benefits of the proposed scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2785-2790
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479913534
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013 - Atlanta, GA
Duration: 9 Dec 201313 Dec 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013
CityAtlanta, GA
Period9/12/1313/12/13

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Decentralized control
Electric vehicles
Gas emissions
Fossil fuels
Greenhouse gases
Access control
Costs
Profitability
Quality of service
Monitoring
Communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Bayram, I., Michailidis, G., Papapanagiotou, I., & Devetsikiotis, M. (2013). Decentralized control of electric vehicles in a network of fast charging stations. In GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (pp. 2785-2790). [6831496] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2013.6831496

Decentralized control of electric vehicles in a network of fast charging stations. / Bayram, Islam; Michailidis, George; Papapanagiotou, Ioannis; Devetsikiotis, Michael.

GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. p. 2785-2790 6831496.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bayram, I, Michailidis, G, Papapanagiotou, I & Devetsikiotis, M 2013, Decentralized control of electric vehicles in a network of fast charging stations. in GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference., 6831496, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 2785-2790, 2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013, Atlanta, GA, 9/12/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2013.6831496
Bayram I, Michailidis G, Papapanagiotou I, Devetsikiotis M. Decentralized control of electric vehicles in a network of fast charging stations. In GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2013. p. 2785-2790. 6831496 https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2013.6831496
Bayram, Islam ; Michailidis, George ; Papapanagiotou, Ioannis ; Devetsikiotis, Michael. / Decentralized control of electric vehicles in a network of fast charging stations. GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. pp. 2785-2790
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