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Title: Costs and carbon emissions of shared autonomous electric vehicles in a Virtual Power Plant and Microgrid with renewable energy
Authors: Iacobucci, Riccardo
McLellan, Benjamin  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Tezuka, Tetsuo
Author's alias: 手塚, 哲央
Keywords: shared transportation
electric vehicles
demand response
charge scheduling
Issue Date: Jan-2019
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Journal title: Energy Procedia
Volume: 156
Start page: 401
End page: 405
Abstract: Shared autonomous electric vehicles (SAEVs) are expected to become commercially available within the next decade. This technology could transform transport paradigms and alter the availability of controllable storage from electrified transportation. This work describes a novel simulation methodology for investigating the potential for SAEVs to act as storage in the framework of a Virtual Power Plant or a microgrid with intermittent renewable energy. The model simulates aggregate storage availability from vehicles based on transport patterns and optimizes charging. We study the case of a grid-connected VPP with rooftop solar and the case of a isolated microgrid with solar, wind, and dispatchable generation. The results show that SAEVs offer significantly lower costs compared to private vehicles. SAEVs can also substantially increase renewable energy utilization in a microgrid.
Description: 5th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering (CPESE 2018), 19-21 September 2018, Nagoya, Japan.
Rights: © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Selection and peer-review under responsibility of the 2018 5th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering, CPESE 2018, 19-21 September 2018, Nagoya, Japan.
DOI(Published Version): 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.11.104
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