Optimal household energy management using V2H flexibilities

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Title: Optimal household energy management using V2H flexibilities
Authors: Dargahi, Ardavan
Ploix, Stéphane
Soroudi, Alireza
Wurtz, Frédéric
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6348
Date: 2014
Abstract: Purpose: The use of energy storage devices helps the consumers to utilize the benefits and flexibilities brought by smart networks. One of the major energy storage solutions is using electric vehicle batteries. The purpose of this paper is to develop an optimal energy management strategy for a consumer connected to the power grid equipped with Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) power supply and renewable power generation unit (PV). Design/methodology/approach: The problem of energy flow management is formulated and solved as an optimization problem using a linear programming model. The total energy cost of the consumer is optimized. The optimal values of decision variables are found using CPLEX solver. Findings: The simulation results demonstrated that if the optimal decisions are made regarding the V2H operation and managing the produced power by solar panels then the total energy payments are significantly reduced. Originality/value: The gap that the proposed model is trying to fill is the holistic determination of an optimal energy procurement portfolio by using various embedded resources in an optimal way. The contributions of this paper are in threefold as: first, the introduction of mobile storage devices with a periodical availability depending on driving schedules; second, offering a new business model for managing the generation of PV modules by considering the possibility of grid injection or self-consumption; third, considering Real Time Pricing in the suggested formulation.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Emerald
Copyright (published version): 2014 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Keywords: Linear optimization;Battery storage;Vehicle-to-home (V2H);Building power management;Power system economics;Solar power
DOI: 10.1108/COMPEL-10-2012-0223
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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