Optimal energy management strategies for integrating renewable sources and EVs into microgrids

Rahmat Khezri, Amin Mahmoudi

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Nowadays, microgrids are more and more tied with renewable energy sources (RESs) to improve the socio-economic advantages for sustainable developments. Due to the stochastic nature of RESs, new challenges have been raised in microgrids. Hence, effective remedies are needed to mitigate the sudden variations of available energy from RESs and to match the RES generation with load consumptions. Introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) to the grids can make a major contribution to improve the variability of microgrids considering embedded batteries in EVs. The main features of EVs in microgrids are their flexible charging/discharging capabilities, operation in vehicle-to- grid (V2G) and vehicle-to- home (V2H) modes, as well as their usual plug-in availability. By integration of RESs and EVs in microgrid, energy management system (EMS) plays an essential role for the efficient use of these components in secure, intelligent, and coordinated ways. Therefore, in this book chapter, the role of EMS in microgrids with RESs and EVs is addressed by introducing objective functions, constraints, and uncertainties. EMS strategies are introduced to solve the energy management between different components of the microgrids.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCable Based and Wireless Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology and control, management and grid integration
EditorsRajiv Singh, Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban, Sanjeet Dwivedi , Marta Molinas, Frede Blaabjerg
Place of PublicationStevenage, United Kingdom
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781839531798
ISBN (Print)9781839531781
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021


  • Electric vehicles
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Power grids
  • Microgrids
  • Available energy


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