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ACN-Sim: An Open-Source Simulator for Data-Driven Electric Vehicle Charging Research

Lee, Zachary J. and Sharma, Sunash and Johansson, Daniel and Low, Steven H. (2020) ACN-Sim: An Open-Source Simulator for Data-Driven Electric Vehicle Charging Research. . (Unpublished)

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ACN-Sim is a data-driven, open-source simulation environment designed to accelerate research in the field of smart electric vehicle (EV) charging. It fills the need in this community for a widely available, realistic simulation environment in which researchers can evaluate algorithms and test assumptions. ACN-Sim provides a modular, extensible architecture, which models the complexity of real charging systems, including battery charging behavior and unbalanced three-phase infrastructure. It also integrates with a broader ecosystem of research tools. These include ACN-Data, an open dataset of EV charging sessions, which provides realistic simulation scenarios and ACN-Live, a framework for field-testing charging algorithms. It also integrates with grid simulators like MATPOWER, PandaPower and OpenDSS, and OpenAI Gym for training reinforcement learning agents.

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Lee, Zachary J.0000-0002-5358-2388
Low, Steven H.0000-0001-6476-3048
Additional Information:This material is based upon work supported by NSF through grants CCF 1637598, ECCS 1619352, and CPS including grant 1739355, as well fellowship support through the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program 1745301 and Resnick Sustainability Institute. We would like to thank the team at PowerFlex, especially Cheng Jin, Ted Lee and George Lee, as well as Rand Lee, James Anderson, and Jorn Reniers for providing data, expertise and ideas to this project.
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Deposited On:10 May 2021 17:52
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