CRII: CPS: Internet-Inspired Autonomous EV Charging
Internet-inspired EV charge control offers a new paradigm-shift for EV charge control studies. This project aims to build a new autonomous and fair EV charge control technique that can penetrate into practice at large scales. The significance of the proposed idea lies in the effort to bring together a cyber-physical system that utilizes the prior art in end-to-end internet network congestion control with decentralized autonomous EV charging. The effort is inter-disciplinary and brings together ideas from computer science as well as power engineering to support mass integration of EVs into the conventional electric energy system. The proposed idea can impact the way all grid-connected power electronics systems are controlled. The algorithms developed in this work can be used to accelerate the integration of low-carbon energy sources such as solar photovoltaic systems.
You can find more information regarding the project progress in the below publications:
- E. Y. Ucer, M. C. Kisacikoglu, M. Yuksel, "Analysis of an Internet-Inspired EV Charging Network in a Distribution Grid," IEEE PES Transmission&Distribution Conf., Denver, CO, Mar. 2018. [pdf]
- E. Y. Ucer, M. C. Kisacikoglu, A. C. Gurbuz, "Learning EV integration impact on a low voltage distribution grid" IEEE PES GM, Aug. 2018. [pdf]
- E. Y. Ucer, M. C. Kisacikoglu, M. Yuksel, A. C. Gurbuz, "An internet-inspired proportional fair EV charging control method" IEEE Syst. J., in press.
The project will increase awareness into the issues pertaining to electric vehicle integration to the utility grid in general public. Today, the power sector is not fully aware of the oncoming problem due to very limited EV integration. Therefore, the project team reached out local communities about the project. This NSF project was presented to the Tuscaloosa city school district for 6th to 8th grade middle school students visiting UA.