SI Electronics - EV Grids 2021 : Special Issue - Electric Vehicles Integration and Control in Smart Grids
Call For Papers
Recent years have seen clear signs of the increasing electrification of the transportation sector. From light electric vehicles (EVs) to large electric buses and trucks, electric vehicles are the focus of manufacturers and are increasingly seen on our roads. The seamless integration of electric vehicles in smart grids is crucial to enable their contribution towards more sustainable transportation in energy terms. New trends in electric vehicle integration and control in smart homes, smart buildings, energy communities, and charging infrastructure (e.g., parking lots and electric roads) are paving the way for smart and sustainable electrified transportation systems. The intensive use of renewable energy sources in smart grids should be combined with the electric vehicles need for charging. For that, electric vehicle integration in the smart grid must be done in an intelligent way, taking advantage of the underlying flexibility, from flexible charge to a flexible power supply. Smart contracts and demand-response programs can utilize the flexibility of electric vehicles and enable the most efficient use of low-carbon technologies.
This Special Issue will address all aspects related to the integration of electric vehicles in smart grids, with a special focus on control and management aspects. Business models, contractual arrangements, and charging tariffs are relevant topics. The required equipment and components required for the battery charging and discharging of electric vehicles and the means required for their control and intelligent management are also crucial in this scope. The Special Issue welcomes original and innovative contributions regarding new models and methods, as well as real solutions and real-live experiences. Considering the huge need for additional research, tests, and validation in this area, submissions regarding open-source software and datasets relevant for the use of the community are particularly welcome.
Prof. Dr. Zita Vale
Dr. João Soares
Dr. Hugo Morais
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Advances in electric road systems
Business models for EVs and their integration in smart grids
Charging infrastructure for EVs
Contactless charging stations and other innovative charging solutions for EVs
Demand response interfaces and control for electric mobility
Electric bus and trucks
EV coordination with other distributed energy resources
EV fleets and large-scale integration for V2G
EV flexibility and demand response programs for EVs
Home and building smart charging control devices
Integration of electric vehicles in energy communities and collective self-consumption
Light electric vehicles (LEV)
Robotized charging piles and parks with grid flexibility
Smart contracts for EVs
Vehicle-to-grid (V2G), vehicle-to-building (V2B), vehicle-to-home (V2H), vehicle-to-everything (V2X)