Large-Scale Adaptive Electric Vehicle Charging
Large-scale charging infrastructure will play an important role in supporting the adoption of electric vehicles. In this extended abstract, we describe a unique physical testbed for large-scale, high-density EV charging research which we call the Adaptive Charging Network (ACN). We describe the architecture of the ACN including its hardware and software components. We also present a practical framework for online scheduling, which is based on model predictive control and convex optimization. We use simulations based on real data collected from the ACN to illustrate the trade-offs involved in accounting for non-ideal charging behavior.
© 2018 IEEE. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship under Grant No. 1745301, NSF AIR-TT under Grant No. 1602119, and NSF CTT under Grant No. 1637598.