Plug-in Electric Vehicle: Challenges of Increased Penetration and Optimal Solution Using Load Modeling, Prediction & Grid Integration

This project will focus on electric vehicle integration into the smart grid through covering the following topics: 1) A centralized optimization approach for integrated distributed energy resources with vehicle to grid (V2G) operation, 2) Smart charging and discharging strategies for Heavy duty and light duty electric vehicles (PEV) in a workplace setting, 3) Data-driven PEV load modeling for a public PEV charging station, and 4) Analyzing the grid impacts of PEV integration.

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