Economic Dispatch of a Smart Grid with Vehicle-to-Grid Integration

Charles Uko, Ona Egbue, D. Subbaram Naidu

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Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have gained a lot of popularity due to their environmental-friendly operation when compared to conventional fuel vehicles. Through collective control by an aggregator, PEVs batteries can also provide ancillary services such as load leveling and frequency regulation to improve the quality of power provided in the power grid. This study presents the modeling, simulation, and analysis of a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) system connected to a smart power grid. The model considers different penetration levels of PEVs in a system and investigates the economic and technical effects of using PEVs to support the grid. The model was tested using an IEEE 24 bus network to verify the effects that PEVs penetration has on generation cost in power systems. Results show that although the use of PEVs did not result in a significant reduction in the cost of power generation, the optimal scheduling of PEVs was effective in flattening the load profile through valley filling and peak load reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 IEEE Green Technologies Conference, GreenTech 2020
EditorsPierre F. Tiako, Robert Scolli, Tom Jobe
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728150178
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020
Event2020 IEEE Green Technologies Conference, GreenTech 2020 - Virtual, Oklahoma City, United States
Duration: Apr 1 2020Apr 3 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE Green Technologies Conference
ISSN (Electronic)2166-5478


Conference2020 IEEE Green Technologies Conference, GreenTech 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Oklahoma City

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partially funded by the National Science Foundation award #1711767.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 IEEE.


  • Clean energy
  • Economic Dispatch
  • Optimization
  • Plug-in Electric Vehicle.
  • Vehicle-to-grid


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