Optimizing EV charging stations: a simulation-based approach to performance and grid integration

William Fabián Sanchez Diaz, Jonatan Tolosa Vargas, Fredy Martinez


This study addresses the optimization of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, focusing on enhancing performance and grid integration through a comprehensive simulation approach. By employing advanced simulation tools in Simulink® and MATLAB®, alongside electrical installation planning with SIMARIS®, we meticulously analyze the charging process, infrastructure requirements, and their implications on the power grid. Our results demonstrate significant improvements in charging station efficiency and reliability, highlighting the effectiveness of our proposed control strategies and harmonic mitigation techniques. Notably, the integration of renewable energy sources emerges as a pivotal factor in reducing operational costs and carbon emissions, furthering the sustainability of EV charging solutions. The research delineates the environmental benefits, emphasizing the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and enhancement of urban air quality, pivotal in the global shift towards cleaner transportation modes. This work contributes valuable insights into the design and grid integration of EV charging stations, offering a scalable model for future infrastructure development. It serves as a critical resource for engineers, policymakers, and stakeholders in the realm of electric mobility, advocating for a strategic transition to EVs supported by robust and efficient charging infrastructure.


Charging stations; Electric vehicles; Grid integration; Performance analysis; Simulation techniques

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v13i4.8027


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