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A data-driven approach for characterising the charging demand of electric vehicles: A UK case study

Xydas, Erotokritos, Marmaras, Charalampos, Cipcigan, Liana M. ORCID:, Jenkins, Nick ORCID:, Carroll, Steve and Barker, Myles 2016. A data-driven approach for characterising the charging demand of electric vehicles: A UK case study. Applied Energy 162 , pp. 763-771. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.10.151

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As the number of electric vehicles increases, the impact of their charging on distribution networks is being investigated using different load profiles. Due to the lack of real charging data, the majority of these load impact studies are making assumptions for the electric vehicle charging demand profiles. In this paper a two-step modelling framework was developed to extract the useful information hidden in real EVs charging event data. Real EVs charging demand data were obtained from Plugged-in Midlands (PiM) project, one of the eight ‘Plugged-in Places’ projects supported by the UK Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). A data mining model was developed to investigate the characteristics of electric vehicle charging demand in a geographical area. A Fuzzy-Based model aggregates these characteristics and estimates the potential relative risk level of EVs charging demand among different geographical areas independently to their actual corresponding distribution networks. A case study with real charging and weather data from three counties in UK is presented to demonstrate the modelling framework.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Characterisation model; Data mining; Data analysis; Electric vehicles charging events
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International license.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0306-2619
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 22 October 2015
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 23:28

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