Discipline: Technology and Engineering
Subcategory: Electrical Engineering
Desiree Goffigan - Virginia State University
An abundant challenge amongst engineers currently is the global warming and environmental issues that are increasing daily. The goal of dropping greenhouse gases is a goal for almost every government. The environmental protection agency released a rule for the limit of greenhouse gas emissions on August 3, 2015. China alone emits more carbon dioxide than the US and Canada together, it has went up by 171% since the year 2000 (Rogers). In China, a great contributor to air pollution is cars. China is currently working on trying to ban gasoline cars altogether and promote the usage of (EVs instead. EVs will also be able give the U.S. a diversity of fuel choices that are available for transportation. EVs can help reduce the emissions that factors within the climate change. It will improve health and reduce ecological damage.
However, charging large number of EVs can cause certain issues such as a sudden peak demand or overloading for traditional electrical grid infrastructure, which carries electricity from directly power plants to consumers. A smart grid can help customers, operators, and the devices to track energy use data. Nevertheless, there are some limitations, such as the stability of the smart grid and the scheduling of customers charging their electric vehicles.
In this project, a smart strategy for the charging of electric vehicles dashboard is designed and created to help the drivers manage the charge for their electric vehicles. The dashboard will allow the drivers to control the time and speed for charging their EV’s, depending cost of the electricity, which may reduce the probability of overloading the electric grid.
Rogers, S., & Evans, L. (2011, January 31). World carbon dioxide emissions data by country: China speeds ahead of the rest. Retrieved October 09, 2017
Funder Acknowledgement(s): HBCU-EP
Faculty Advisor: Singli-Garcia Otero, email@example.com
Role: For this research I am working on a visual dashboard for the consumer, operator, and device to track the energy usage of the electric vehicle. For this research Tevien Toliver will be working on the Matlab stimulation of the dashboard. In result we are hoping to have a fully functional dashboard.