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Renewable energy sources introduce uncertainty regarding generated power in smart grids. For instance, power that is generated by wind turbines is time-varying and dependent on the weather. Electric vehicles will become increasingly important in the development of smart grids with a high penetration of renewables, because their flexibility makes it possible to charge their batteries when renewable supply is available. Charging of electric vehicles can be challenging, however, because of uncertainty in renewable supply and the potentially large number of vehicles involved. In this paper we propose a vehicle aggregation framework which uses Markov Decision Processes to control electric vehicles and deals with uncertainty in renewable supply. We present a grouping technique to address the scalability aspects of our framework. In experiments we show that the aggregation framework maximizes the profit of the aggregator, reduces cost of customers and reduces consumption of conventionally-generated power.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
EditorsGal A. Kaminka, Maria Fox, Paolo Bouquet, Eyke Hüllermeier, Virginia Dignum, Frank Dignum, Frank van Harmelen
PublisherIOS Press
Pages904-912
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-672-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-671-2
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StatePublished - 26 Aug 2016
Event22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2016 - The Hague, Netherlands

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
PublisherIOS press
Volume285
ISSN (Print)0922-6389
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8314

Conference

Conference22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2016
Abbreviated titleECAI 2016
CountryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period29/08/162/09/16
OtherIncluding Prestigious Applications of Artificial Intelligence, PAIS 2016
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    Research areas

  • smart grids, electric vehicles, EV charging, markov decision processes, planning under uncertainty

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