ALADIN-Based Coordinated Operation of Power Distribution and Traffic Networks with Electric Vehicles

Guangzeng Sun, Gengyin Li, Shiwei Xia, Mohammad Shahidehpour, Xi Lu, Ka Wing Chan

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are recognized as a promising remedy for the environmental crisis and fuel shortage faced by modern metropolises. But meanwhile, with the popularization of EVs, the unordered charging of EVs will have negative impacts on both the power distribution network (DN) and the traffic network (TN). The well-scheduled EV charging/discharging behaviors could participate in the coordinated operation of TN and DN to significantly enhance the energy utilization efficiency of both networks. With an assumption that an entity like state grid capable of dispatching distributed generators and adjusting the charging prices of fast charging stations, a traffic-distribution coordination (TDC) model is proposed to minimize the travel cost of TN and the energy service cost of DN, which simultaneously considers the economic operation of DN by alternating current dynamic optimal power flow and the traffic flow assignment of TN by EVs dynamic user equilibrium, respectively. And afterward, the augmented Lagrangian alternating direction inexact Newton method is adopted to solve the TDC model. Finally, the necessity of the coordinated operation of TN and DN and the effectiveness of the TDC model are validated in an integrated system of modified Nguyen-Dupius TN and IEEE 33-bus DN.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9079677
Pages (from-to)5944-5954
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2020


  • Alternating current dynamic optimal power flow
  • augmented Lagrangian alternating direction inexact Newton (ALADIN)
  • dynamic user equilibrium (DUE)
  • traffic-distribution coordination (TDC) with electric vehicles (EVs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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