The recent development of electrical vehicles (EVs) offers vast benefits not only in environmental protection and economics but also in demand response (DR). Employing EVs in load scheduling enables householders to help alleviate the network load burden while reducing their own electric bills. In this chapter, innovative EV-assisted DR strategies with an EV auxiliary power supply (APS) model and a neighbor energy sharing (NES) model are proposed, to jointly optimize the load distribution for both individual household and multi-household network via vehicle-to-home (V2H) and vehicle-to-neighbor (V2N)connections, respectively. The proposed DR strategies take account of the comprehensive impacts of EV charging behaviors, user preferences, distributed generation, and load priority. The effectiveness of the proposed energy management solutions is verified by numerical results in terms of load balancing and cost reduction. The proposed DR strategies also significantly outperform the previous approaches.
Part of the book: Exergy and Its Application