Electric Vehicle Grid Experiments and Analysis

This project has concentrated on developing a low cost building energy management system (EMS) and the collection of building energy data to evaluate and verify the EMS functions. The EMS is directed toward the development of processes for reducing peak electrical demand that would occur in an office building type. The Florida Solar Energy Center office building was selected as the case study for the EMS and data analysis. An inexpensive EMS was developed and then applied to five existing EV charging stations for analysis verification. All building and charging station energy use has been continually monitored and recorded. The EMS has been programmed with a predictive control algorithm to minimized building peak loads due to EV charging. Data shows that demand costs can be minimized or eliminated using simple low cost solutions controlling building electricity use and time of day usage.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $528012.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Block, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Central Florida, Orlando

    P.O. Box 25000
    Orlando, FL  United States  32816
  • Principal Investigators:

    Raustad, Richard

  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36185

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01562880
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Electric Vehicle Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC51
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 13 2015 1:00AM