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Plug In Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids

Energy Management

  • Sumedha Rajakaruna
  • Farhad Shahnia
  • Arindam Ghosh

Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Antonio Carlos Zambroni de Souza, Denisson Queiroz Oliveira, Paulo Fernando Ribeiro
    Pages 1-24
  3. Antonio Carlos Zambroni de Souza, Denisson Queiroz Oliveira
    Pages 59-77
  4. Sonja Stüdli, Emanuele Crisostomi, Richard Middleton, Julio Braslavsky, Robert Shorten
    Pages 173-202
  5. David Ciechanowicz, Alois Knoll, Patrick Osswald, Dominik Pelzer
    Pages 203-231
  6. Marina González Vayá, Luis Baringo, Göran Andersson
    Pages 233-260
  7. Guido Carpinelli, Fabio Mottola, Daniela Proto
    Pages 261-290

About this book


This book highlights the cutting-edge research on energy management within smart grids with significant deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV). These vehicles not only can be a significant electrical power consumer during Grid to Vehicle (G2V) charging mode, they can also be smartly utilized as a controlled source of electrical power when they are used in Vehicle to Grid (V2G) operating mode. Electricity Price, Time of Use Tariffs, Quality of Service, Social Welfare as well as electrical parameters of the network are all different criteria considered by the researchers when developing energy management techniques for PEVs. Risk averse stochastic energy hub management, maximizing profits in ancillary service markets, power market bidding strategies for fleets of PEVs, energy management of PEVs in the presence of renewable energy in distribution lines or microgrids and loss minimization in distribution networks based on smart coordination approaches using real time energy prices are some of the attractive and novel topics explored in this book. It will be an excellent reference for graduate students, researchers and industry professionals who are interested in getting a snapshot view of today’s latest research on applying various smart energy management strategies for smart grids with high penetration of PEVs.


Energy Management (DSM) Energy Market Maximizing Profits Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEV) Pricing Smart grids Vehicle to Grid (V2G)

Editors and affiliations

  • Sumedha Rajakaruna
    • 1
  • Farhad Shahnia
    • 2
  • Arindam Ghosh
    • 3
  1. 1.Electrical & Computer EngineeringCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Electrical and Computer EngineeringCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  3. 3.Electrical & Computer EngineeringCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia

About the editors

Dr. Sumedha Rajakaruna received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University  of  Toronto,  Ontario, Canada. He was a Lecturer at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka until 2000 and then an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore until 2007. Since 2007, he is at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He is the founding Director and Lead Designer of Green Electric Energy Park at Curtin University, a state of the art renewable energy laboratory built at the cost of over $1.2 million in 2012. He is the supervisor of more than 10 PhD graduates and has published 2 book chapters and over 40 research articles.

Dr. Farhad Shahnia received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering  from  Queensland  University  of  Technology,  Brisbane,  Australia.  He  is  currently  a  Lecturer  in  Curtin  University,  Perth,  Australia.  His professional experience includes three years at Research Office-Eastern Azarbayjan Electric Power Distribution Company, Tabriz, Iran. Prior to joining Curtin University, he was a research fellow in Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. He has published 5 book chapters, 8 journal papers and 55 conference papers.

Dr. Arindam  Ghosh  received his  Ph.D.  in  Electrical  Engineering  from  University  of  Calgary, Canada in 1983. Currently, he is a Professor of Power Engineering at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Prior to joining the Curtin in 2013, he was with Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia from 2006 to 2012 and with the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur, India, for 21 years. He is a fellow of INAE and IEEE. He has published 1 book, 6 book chapters and more than 350 papers in international conferences and journals.

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