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Plug In Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids

Charging Strategies

  • Sumedha Rajakaruna
  • Farhad Shahnia
  • Arindam Ghosh

Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Filipe J. Soares, Pedro N. P. Barbeiro, Clara Gouveia, João A. P. Lopes
    Pages 89-137
  3. E. Xydas, C. Marmaras, L. M. Cipcigan, N. Jenkins
    Pages 139-168
  4. Irfan S. Al-Anbagi, Hussein T. Mouftah
    Pages 241-265

About this book


This book covers the recent research advancements in the area of charging strategies that can be employed to accommodate the anticipated high deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) in smart grids. Recent literature has focused on various potential issues of uncoordinated charging of PEVs and methods of overcoming such challenges. After an introduction to charging coordination paradigms of PEVs, this book will present various ways the coordinated control can be accomplished. These innovative approaches include hierarchical coordinated control, model predictive control, optimal control strategies to minimize load variance, smart PEV load management based on load forecasting, integrating renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic arrays to supplement grid power, using wireless communication networks to coordinate the charging load of a smart grid and using market price of electricity and customers payment to coordinate the charging load. Hence, this book proposes  many new strategies proposed recently by the researchers around the world to address the issues related to coordination of charging load of PEVs in a future smart grid.


Centralized control Charging Coordination Distribution Networks Hierarchical Coordinated Control Load Forecasting Load Variance Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEV) Smart Grids

Editors and affiliations

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

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