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Title: Quantifying the energy-storage benefits of controlled plug-in electric vehicle charging

Flexibility in plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging can reduce PEV charging costs. Moreover, controlled PEV charging can be viewed as a limited form of energy storage, insomuch as charging loads are shifted from high-cost periods to lower-cost ones. Energy storage that is used for generation shifting is used in much the same manner. In this paper, we study these benefits of PEV charging, demonstrating that controlled PEV charging can reduce generation costs. As a result, we also determine how much energy storage would be needed to provide the same cost-reduction benefits that the PEV fleet does.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
PI0000012
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Energy and Power
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 0; Journal ID: ISSN 2169-4915
Publisher:
Science and Engineering Publishing Company
Research Org:
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of International Affairs (IA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; plug‐in electric vehicle; controlled charging; energy storage
OSTI Identifier:
1353217