Intelligent joint spatio-temporal management of electric vehicle charging and data center power consumption

Zhonghao Sun, Fanxin Kong, Xue Liu, Xingshe Zhou, Xi Chen

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Abstract

A data center is designed to have the capacity matching spike workload from a geographical region. This design concept comes with a significant waste of expense on power peak charged by the electrical grid, since workload fluctuations cause large variations in data center power demand. On the other hand, electric vehicles (EVs) have been emerging as major electricity consumers due to their large power demand for battery charging. In this paper, we propose a ValleyFill method that explores EVs to fill power valleys of geographically distributed data centers without increasing their power peaks. Leveraging geographical diversities of workload processing and temporal flexibilities of EV charging, this method determines routing scheme for workload and charging schedule for EVs to improve cost efficiency on the peak charge. We evaluate the proposed method with real-world workload traces and EV arrival patterns. The result shows that our method significantly improves the cost efficiency and saves up to 6% on total electricity bills. We observe that a data center with larger gap between its power peak and valley leads to less charging time for EVs and less workload migration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479961771
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 10 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2014 - Dallas, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2014Nov 5 2014

Publication series

Name2014 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2014

Other

Other2014 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDallas
Period11/3/1411/5/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Sun, Z., Kong, F., Liu, X., Zhou, X., & Chen, X. (2015). Intelligent joint spatio-temporal management of electric vehicle charging and data center power consumption. In 2014 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2014 [7039141] (2014 International Green Computing Conference, IGCC 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGCC.2014.7039141