Development of Smart Charging Scheduling and Power Management Strategy of a PV-ESS based Scalable EV Charging Station

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This paper describes smart power management and charging scheduling strategy for a multiple port electric vehicle (EV) charging station, connected to battery storage systems and renewable energy sources. The station can charge scooters and pabenger cars at different power levels. The energy management optimizes the power sources by analyzing the overall load demand, the electricity tariff, and the information provided by the EV user. The station's control system is set up to satisfy the charging demand primarily with a solar photovoltaic (PV) array and an energy storage system (ESS) as a battery. In the case of PV power generation and battery power shortage, it draws power from the grid to fulfill the charging demand. Additionally, a charging scheduling strategy is described in which the charging current setpoint is estimated by an optimization process in the local charger controller.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1240-1247
Number of pages8
JournalTransportation Research Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2022 Conference Proceedings Transport Research Arena, TRA Lisbon 2022 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 14 Nov 202217 Nov 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission under grant agreement no. 875131 (eCharge4Driver project). We, as authors, also acknowledge Flanders Make for the support to our research group.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 The Authors. Published by ELSEVIER B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (


  • electric vehicle (EV)
  • ESS
  • modular
  • power management
  • PV
  • scalable
  • smart charging scheduling


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