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Reports from University of California Santa Barbara Provide New Insights into Smart Grids (An Online Admission Control Mechanism for Electric Vehicles At Public Parking Infrastructures)

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2020 FEB 12 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Daily News -- Current study results on Energy - Smart Grids have been published. According to news reporting from Santa Barbara, California, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “We study an online reservation system that allows electric vehicles (EVs) to park and charge at parking facilities equipped with EV supply equipment (EVSEs). We consider the case where EVs arrive in an online fashion and the facility coordinator must immediately make an admission or rejection decision as well as assign a specific irrevocable parking spot to each admitted EV.”

Financial supporters for this research include NSF, California Energy Commission (CEC).

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of California Santa Barbara, “By means of strategic user admittance and smart charging, the objective of the facility coordinator is to maximize total user utility minus the operational costs of the facilities. We discuss an online pricing mechanism based on primal-dual methods for combinatorial auctions that functions as both an admission controller and a distributor of the facilities’ limited charging resources.”

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “We analyze the online pricing mechanism’s performance compared to the optimal offline solution and provide numerical results that validate the mechanism’s performance for various test cases.”

For more information on this research see: An Online Admission Control Mechanism for Electric Vehicles At Public Parking Infrastructures. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2020;11(1):161-170. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -; IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting N. Tucker, University of California Santa Barbara, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States.

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