Demonstrative Experiment on Optimum Charging and Power Demand Control System based on Smart Grid Standard Technologies

The authors have started a pilot project in Indianapolis, IN, lasting a year to demonstrate a mechanism realizing electric-load leveling and automatic plug-in vehicle charging. The pilot project aims to test and validate the smart charging system and the digital communication system between vehicles and electric power grids, with 5 Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHVs). The system can set the optimum charging schedule automatically, which is able to accommodate the requests both from utility companies and customers, by taking into account demand response programs and tariff tables offered by utility companies, and also the usage history for charging of each customer collected in a cloud server. In this paper, the authors explain the smart charging system and the communication architecture, and show the results of the charging control, the initial analysis of the system performance and customers’ behavior.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 1036.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Yokoyama, Akihisa
    • Shimizu, Takayuki
    • Sato, Kazuma
    • Kumita, Kunihiko
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01538733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2014 4:34PM