Robust demand-side plug-in electric vehicle load control for renewable energy management

Saeid Bashash, Hosam Kadry Fathy

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Abstract

Plug-in electric vehicles can provide the power grid with some degree of control authority over fluctuations in electric load, thanks to their charging flexibility. The magnitude of this control authority depends on a variety of factors including the number of vehicles plugged into the grid, their instantaneous power demands, and the degree of flexibility in these demands. This paper addresses the problem of using a universally broadcast control signal to directly control the charge rate of a fleet of plug-in electric vehicles connected to the grid. The paper specifically seeks a control algorithm that is robust to uncertainties in renewable energy generation and the number of grid-connected vehicles. We adopt the sliding mode control strategy to achieve stability and robustness with respect to the collective effects of system uncertainties. The control law and robustness conditions are derived using the Lyapunov stability criterion. The paper shows that using only the real-time imbalance between the electricity supply and demand as a measured system output, the controller is able to precisely attenuate this imbalance, achieving reliable demand-side load management. Numerical simulations are provided to evaluate the performance of this controller.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, ACC 2011
Pages929-934
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Sep 29 2011
Event2011 American Control Conference, ACC 2011 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2011Jul 1 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619

Other

Other2011 American Control Conference, ACC 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period6/29/117/1/11

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Energy management
Electric loads
Controllers
Stability criteria
Sliding mode control
Robustness (control systems)
Electricity
Plug-in electric vehicles
Computer simulation
Uncertainty

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Bashash, S., & Fathy, H. K. (2011). Robust demand-side plug-in electric vehicle load control for renewable energy management. In Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, ACC 2011 (pp. 929-934). [5990856] (Proceedings of the American Control Conference).
Bashash, Saeid ; Fathy, Hosam Kadry. / Robust demand-side plug-in electric vehicle load control for renewable energy management. Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, ACC 2011. 2011. pp. 929-934 (Proceedings of the American Control Conference).
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