Planning of fast charging stations with consideration of EV user, distribution network and station operation

Madathodika Asna, Hussain Shareef, Achikkulath Prasanthi

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Abstract

Despite the benefits of electric vehicles (EV) as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuel-powered vehicles, the lack of suitable fast charging stations (FCS) continues to be a barrier to widespread EV adoption. Different factors affecting EV user, distribution network and CS operation must be taken into account when selecting CS locations and capacity. The purpose of this study is to design a FCS location and capacity planning framework that considers EV user travel time and waiting time, distribution network power loss, and station utilization aspects. Besides, a prior utilization rate-based queuing algorithm is proposed to determine the CS capacity, which simultaneously reduce user waiting time and affirms adequate station utilization. Then binary atom search optimization algorithm is employed to solve the FCS location and capacity problem. The proposed model is tested on an integrated transportation network and distribution network and the numerical results are provided and analysed from the perspectives of the distribution network, EV user, and CS operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-462
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Reports
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2023

Keywords

  • Atom search optimization
  • Fast charging station
  • Grid safety
  • Location and capacity
  • Station utilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy

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