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Special Issue "Charging/Discharging Electric Vehicles via Microgrids including Vehicle-to-Grid Technology"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "E: Electric Vehicles".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2021) | Viewed by 558

Special Issue Editors

Alliance Sorbonne University, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, AVENUES, 60203 Compiègne, France
Interests: energy management; microgrid; photovoltaic; wind power; electric vehicles; vehicle-to-grid

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of microgrids allows more flexible charging/discharging of electric vehicles (EVs), and using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) gives EVs a new role. V2G refers to the power provider company or aggregator to control and manage the electric vehicle (EV) load through the communication between the EV and the power public grid. EVs with V2G function can provide energy back to the public power grid. Electricity companies will be willing to purchase electricity from clients during periods of peak power consumption or use the capacity of electric vehicles’ batteries to assist the public grid, such as load balancing or grid frequency control. Recently, the popularity of EVs has brought about a revolutionary change to the power public grid. EVs can be viewed as distributed energy storage, because EVs can charge and discharge into the public power grid using V2G technology (this technology also maximizes the integration of renewable energy sources). The main advantages of V2G include ancillary services, active power support, reactive power compensation and renewable energy resource support.

This Special Issue will focus on charging/discharging electric vehicles via microgrids, including vehicle-to-grid technology. Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • New challenges and opportunities
  • Electric vehicle charging/discharging technology
  • Microgrids, renewable energy, storage systems, power public grid connection, demand-response
  • Vehicle-to-grid technology
  • Design and modeling of infrastructures
  • Control and energy management strategies

Prof. Dr. Fabrice Locment
Prof. Dr. Manuela Sechilariu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Electric vehicle
  • Microgrids
  • Vehicle-to-grid
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy management

Published Papers

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