Off-Grid Portable EV Charging Network Management With Dynamic Energy Pricing
With emerging of Electric Vehicles (EV), Portable Charging Stations (PCSs) will play a key role to manage EV charging operations off-grid. Otherwise, charging hundreds of EVs at random locations and time instants would create major burden on a power supply network. This paper addresses an outstanding issue in PCS networks: development of dynamic pricing strategies between buyer EVs and energy sellers to optimize deployment of PCSs. Constraints are formulated, and a realistic and yet simplistic energy incentive model is developed. A method for optimum PCS deployment to maximize profit for PCS service providers is developed for single-buyer-single-seller and multiple-buyers-single-seller cases, conditioned on a given pricing strategy.