Incorporating Residential Smart Electric Vehicle Charging in Home Energy Management Systems: Preprint

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Electric vehicles are expected to drastically increase residential electricity consumption and provide a significant source of flexible demand. Aggregating smart EV charge controllers with other smart home devices through a home energy management system can lead to more optimal outcomes that benefit homeowners, utilities, and grid operators. Control strategies must account for occupant convenience by considering the need for fully charged EVs at any time of day. In this paper, we develop an EV charging framework that accounts for occupant convenience using OCHRE, a residential energy model, and foresee, a home energy management system. We simulate a community with high EV penetration and show that integrated, smart EV charging reduces peak demand and smooths night-time energy consumption. Simulation results show that the proposed control strategy nearly eliminates peak period EV charging and reduces the daily peak demand from EVs by 23%.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE Green Technologies Conference -
Duration: 7 Apr 20219 Apr 2021


Conference2021 IEEE Green Technologies Conference

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5C00-80858 for paper as published in proceedings

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-78540


  • electric vehicles
  • foresee
  • home energy management systems


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