The Case for Open-Source PEV Charge Management Data Framework

Tony Markel, Mike Kuss, Justin Foster, Devon Manz, Michael Mahony, Matthew Nielsen, Andrew Reid, Richard D. Wilk

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The future growth of electrified transportation could be enhanced through interaction with smart grid system architectures. This paper summarizes current literature regarding plug-in electric vehicle - renewables integration and highlights areas of need to implement such integration at a multi-utility scale. Future smart grid implementations hold the key to transferring information and control parameters between distributed and centralized decision agents. The discussion highlights the opportunity to leverage federal investments in grid renovation and electric vehicle introduction to create system-wide value from improved reliability and reduced fossil fuel consumption. An approach to scaling a previously defined "green signal" methodology for electric vehicles will be detailed across a utility grid balancing region. The research will include a synopsis of the communications opportunities and challenges of coordinating the responses of many resources. The results are expected to show that, with some variation in the charge profiles of individual vehicles, the aggregate set can interface with grid management methods to significantly influence the ability to integrate distributed and centralized renewables to improve environmental quality.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC) - Greenville, South Carolina
Duration: 4 Mar 20128 Mar 2012


Conference2012 IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC)
CityGreenville, South Carolina

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5400-54357


  • control systems
  • electric vehicles
  • renewable energy integration
  • smart grid


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