Optimal planning of fast PEV charging facilities

Muhammad Ismail, I. Safak Bayram, Mohamed Abdallah, Erchin Serpedin, Khalid Qaraqe

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This paper proposes a novel algorithm for optimal planning of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging facilities. The proposed algorithm takes into consideration the stochastic nature of PEV mobility in terms of arrivals to and departures from the charging facility. The objective of the planning algorithm is to jointly determine the optimal number of deployed electric chargers and waiting space size in the charging facility so as to maximize the operator's expected profit. The expected profit accounts for the charging service price and the electricity cost, and penalizes a long waiting queue of PEVs and rejected PEV charging requests. The planning approach exploits the M/M/C/S queue structural properties and follows a simple search algorithm to reach the optimal solution. Numerical results are presented to demonstrate the performance of the planning algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 1st Workshop on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, SGRE 2015
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467367653
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2015
Event1st Workshop on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, SGRE 2015 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 22 Mar 201523 Mar 2015


Conference1st Workshop on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, SGRE 2015


  • charging facility planning
  • plug-in electric vehicles
  • queue optimization


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