OSG is organizing the following seminars:
Increasing Electric Vehicle Adoption Via Strategic Siting of Charging Stations stations, 1 February 2018
In order to increase electric vehicle (EV) adoption it is necessary for a central authority to drive the initial investment in charging infrastructures. Recent works on optimization problems for siting and sizing of charging stations for EVs have started addressing this issue by considering strategic multi-period optimization problems. One limitation of these works, however, is that they consider the demand (i.e. number of EVs and their geographical distribution) over time to be static and given as an input. In this presentation, we present a more holistic optimization framework that considers how new infrastructure impacts EV demand growth, and how the infrastructure can be installed in a way that it properly responds to future demand. This framework has been validated by Hydro-Québec and is being applied to help achieve Quebec's objective of having 100,000 EVs on the roads by 2020, and 1,000,000 by 2030.