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Proceedings of eSim 2014: 8th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Optimization of a Battery Charging Schedule in a Net Zero Energy House using Vehicle-to-Home functionality

Florence Berthold, Benjamin Blunier, David Bouquain, Sheldon Williamson, YuXiang Chen, Andreas Athienitis, Abdellatif Miraoui

Abstract: Electrification of transportation is a step forward to reduce greenhouse gases. Using a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle gives a lot of possibility to reduce this pollution. Indeed, due to the integration of battery in vehicles, the system gives the opportunity to implement the vehicleto-home functionality which allows grid support to smooth the global energy production. This study discusses a microgrid composed of a net zero energy house and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle which has the capability to be charged at home and at workplace. It may also be used to help in supplying household loads. Two case studies: one in summer and one in winter are presented. The energy bill is reduced by 10 % for the winter case whereas in summer, the cost of production is higher than that of energy consumption.
Pages: 603 - 615