Optimal design of conductive and inductive charging system for bus rapid transit network

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This paper proposes a multi-terminal allocation of charging infrastructure for the public bus transit network that integrates both inductive and conductive priority charging to ensure energy management without disrupting the operational bus schedule. The charging model is formulated as a mathematical optimisation problem that allocates multi-priority chargers for the transit network. The formulated optimisation problem is solved using a particle swarm optimisation (PSO) algorithm. The model is validated using Lagos BRT data. The results indicate that the integration of both inductive and multi-terminal conductive priority chargers in the transit system can serve as an energy management system and eliminate charging dwell time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728167466
ISBN (Print)9781728167473
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2020
Event IEEE PES/IAS Power Africa Conference -
Duration: 25 Aug 202028 Aug 2020


Conference IEEE PES/IAS Power Africa Conference
Abbreviated titlePAC 2020
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  • battery-electric bus (BEB)
  • conductive charger
  • inductive charger
  • PSO
  • transit network


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