Exploring Electric Vehicles Energy Flexibility in Buildings

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The large-scale integration of electric vehicles presents a challenge for the management of electrical distribution grids. These vehicles differ from conventional ones mainly in the need for charging. Due to user behavior, most vehicles charge simultaneously, leading to possible negative impacts on the electrical distribution grid. The digitalization of grid management can support solutions designed to mitigate those impacts through smart charging strategies. Even considering user comfort, charging of electric vehicles can be controlled thus providing energy flexibility to the building. This energy flexibility can be exploited to achieve different objectives, such as reducing end-user electricity costs while minimizing charging peak load. This paper addresses the impacts of large-scale integration of electric vehicles on a building’s electricity consumption and the development of a charging management strategy to mitigate possible negative impacts. The study considers a building and a car park located in NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal. Multiple combinations of possible charging power values, electric vehicle penetration ratios and parking times are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Innovation for Digitalization and Virtualization
Subtitle of host publication13th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2022, Caparica, Portugal, June 29 – July 1, 2022, Proceedings
EditorsLuís M. Camarinha-Matos
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-07520-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-07519-3
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event13th Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical, and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2022 - Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 29 Jun 20221 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


Conference13th Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical, and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2022


  • Demand side management
  • Electric vehicles
  • Energy flexibility
  • Smart charging


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