• A robust optimization approach for active and reactive power management in smart distribution networks using electric vehicles

      Pirouzi, S.; Agahaei, J.; Latify, M.A.; Yousefi, G.R.; Mokryani, Geev (2017-09)
      This paper presents a robust framework for active and reactive power management in distribution networks using electric vehicles (EVs). The method simultaneously minimizes the energy cost and the voltage deviation subject to network and EVs constraints. The uncertainties related to active and reactive loads, required energy to charge EV batteries, charge rate of batteries and charger capacity of EVs are modeled using deterministic uncertainty sets. Firstly, based on duality theory, the max min form of the model is converted to a max form. Secondly, Benders decomposition is employed to solve the problem. The effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated with a 33-bus distribution network.