An Integrated Communications and Control Framework for Electric Vehicle Charging

Electrification of transport has been identified as a key aspect of global sustainable development. However, current charging infrastructure lacks the required sophistication, in higher layer charging control processes and communication protocols, thus posing an additional burden towards massive deployment of Electric Vehicles (EVs). This article presents a centralized deterministic Load Balancing Controller (LBC) and a communication framework that jointly address the problem of efficient grid power dispatch to EVs, with respect to grid constraints. A set of standardized interfaces that enable communication interoperability among the main components of the grid is detailed. The focus is particularly made on the LBC and the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), which provides the interface to the EV. Special attention is given to higher level protocols that are emerging in the area of smart metering (DLMS/COSEM) and vehicle to grid (V2G) communications. These protocols come to bridge the current, application level, communications gap, between the power grid and EVs.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 2053.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Amditis, Angelos
    • Theodoropoulos, Theodoros
    • Portouli, Evangelia
    • Lytrivis, Panagiotis
    • Schmidt, Robert
    • Calvedilla, Andres
    • Ankou, Auguste
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01538683
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 2014 9:29AM