Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Marufuzzaman, Mohammad

Committee Member

Usher, John M.

Committee Member

Bian, Linkan

Committee Member

Golias, Mihalis M.

Date of Degree

1-1-2018

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Major

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Abstract

This dissertation studies a framework in support electric vehicle (EV) charging station expansion and management decisions. In the first part of the dissertation, we present mathematical model for designing and managing electric vehicle charging stations, considering both long-term planning decisions and short-term hourly operational decisions (e.g., number of batteries charged, discharged through Battery-to-Grid (B2G), stored, Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), renewable, grid power usage) over a pre-specified planning horizon and under stochastic power demand. The model captures the non-linear load congestion effect that increases exponentially as the electricity consumed by plugged-in EVs approaches the capacity of the charging station and linearizes it. The study proposes a hybrid decomposition algorithm that utilizes a Sample Average Approximation and an enhanced Progressive Hedging algorithm (PHA) inside a Constraint Generation algorithmic framework to efficiently solve the proposed optimization model. A case study based on a road network of Washington, D.C. is presented to visualize and validate the modeling results. Computational experiments demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm in solving the problem in a practical amount of time. Finding of the study include that incorporating the load congestion factor encourages the opening of large-sized charging stations, increases the number of stored batteries, and that higher congestion costs call for a decrease in the opening of new charging stations. The second part of the dissertation is dedicated to investigate the performance of a collaborative decision model to optimize electricity flow among commercial buildings, electric vehicle charging stations, and power grid under power demand uncertainty. A two-stage stochastic programming model is proposed to incorporate energy sharing and collaborative decisions among network entities with the aim of overall energy network cost minimization. We use San Francisco, California as a testing ground to visualize and validate the modeling results. Computational experiments draw managerial insights into how different key input parameters (e.g., grid power unavailability, power collaboration restriction) affect the overall energy network design and cost. Finally, a novel disruption prevention model is proposed for designing and managing EV charging stations with respect to both long-term planning and short-term operational decisions, over a pre-determined planning horizon and under a stochastic power demand. Long-term planning decisions determine the type, location, and time of established charging stations, while short-term operational decisions manage power resource utilization. A non-linear term is introduced into the model to prevent the evolution of excessive temperature on a power line under stochastic exogenous factors such as outside temperature and air velocity. Since the re- search problem is NP-hard, a Sample Average Approximation method enhanced with a Scenario Decomposition algorithm on the basis of Lagrangian Decomposition scheme is proposed to obtain a good-quality solution within a reasonable computational time. As a testing ground, the road network of Washington, D.C. is considered to visualize and validate the modeling results. The results of the analysis provide a number of managerial insights to help decision makers achieving a more reliable and cost-effective electricity supply network.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19431

Comments

charging stations||electric vehicles||Vehicle-to-grid||renewable energy||constraint- generation algorithm||sample average approximation||scenario decomposition algorithm||rolling horizon heuristics

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