Incorporating Residential Smart Electric Vehicle Charging in Home Energy Management Systems

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to drastically increase residential electricity consumption and could 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 should consider occupant convenience by accounting for the need for fully charged EVs near the EV departure time. 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 pages12
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NamePresented at the IEEE GreenTech Conference 2021, 7-9 April 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5D00-79752


  • electric vehicles
  • foresee
  • home energy management systems


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