A simple decentralized charging control scheme of plug-in electric vehicles for alleviating wind farm intermittency

Xiao Luo, Shiwei Xia, Ka Wing Chan

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Variable power output from large-scale wind farms present new challenge of balancing power system load with generation. To alleviate this problem, this paper proposes a decentralized charging control scheme for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) to neutralize wind power fluctuations. In the proposed scheme, each PEV autonomously adjusts its power in response to a real-T ime directing signal and based on its own urgency level of charging. No intelligent central control entity is needed. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed charging control in directing PEV power to counteract wind power fluctuations. Also, proportionally fair distribution of counteracting duties among PEVs can be achieved so as to meet heterogeneous charging requirements of PEV users, and the total utility of the PEV fleet is proven to be maximized.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1789-1792
Number of pages4
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event6th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2014 - National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 30 May 20142 Jun 2014


  • Decentralized charging control
  • Heterogeneous charging requirements
  • Plug-in electric vehicle
  • Wind power stabilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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