Cooperative control and smart procurement of naturally generated energy (SPONGE) for PHEVs

Florian Häusler, Yingqi Gu, Wynita Griggs, Emanuele Crisostomi, Ilja Radusch, Robert Shorten

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Electric vehicles can potentially be the best means of transportation for improving air quality, provided that they are powered by electricity from natural gas or wind, water or solar power. In this paper we describe a simple cooperative algorithm that exploits the energy management units of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) to absorb the expected forthcoming energy available from renewable sources. The proposed approach bridges the gap between mobility patterns and power grid constraints, and allows to prevent green energy from being wasted while at the same time reducing the complexity burden of the power grid to charge unexpected loads of electric vehicles. Simulation results are given to show the efficacy of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE)
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509002641
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE) 2015 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: 19 Oct 201523 Oct 2015


ConferenceInternational Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE) 2015
Abbreviated titleICCVE 2015

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