Micro grids clustering for electricity sharing: An approach considering micro urban structure

Daisuke Murakami, Yoshiki Yamagata

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While micro gird utilizing photovoltaics (PVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) attracts attention toward sustainable development, it is less clear how to design micro grids considering existing infrastructure (e.g., road network), as well as people behavior on the infrastructure. The objective of this study is optimizing micro grid clusters for PV-EV-based electricity sharing considering these points. We assume a maximum case scenario that PVs and EVS are massively installed. It is also assumed that PV electricity is transmitted to EVs batteries for charring through road embedded wireless power transfer (WPT). Under these assumptions, we optimize micro grid clusters that balance PV supply and EV storage capacity under a cost constraint. The optimization is performed by a meta-heuristic optimization algorithm. The analysis result suggests that PV-EV-based electricity sharing system is helpful to utilize PV electricity. It is also suggested that road embedded WPT is an important element to achieve electricity self-sufficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2748-2753
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2017 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 2017 Aug 212017 Aug 24


  • community sharing
  • electric vehicle
  • photovoltaic
  • road network
  • vehicle-to-community system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)


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