CREST Seminar

Integrated Management and Operations of Transportation and Power Networks Coupled by Plug-in Electric Vehicles


Yafeng Yin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering Director, Transportation Research Center, University of Florida

15:00 – 16:30, Thursday, February 18, 2016
Room 150 at Science Building


The deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will lead to more interactions between transportation and power systems. Specifically, the policies and measures implemented in transportation systems will change the spatial and temporal distribution of PEVs and thus the pattern of their energy requirements, thereby affecting the operations of the power systems.On the other hand, the provision of the charging infrastructures and the associated charging expenses may affect the travel patterns of PEVs and thus the operations of the transportation systems. Such more frequent and profound interactions present the opportunity to integrated management and operations of the coupled transportation and power systems. The level of integration will largely depend on the advancement in charging technologies and, more importantly, innovative control strategies that leverage advanced charging technologies to foster the integration. In this talk, we will discuss analytical foundations and methodologies for analyzing the interactions between price of electricity and travel patterns of PEVs, developing deployment strategies of public charging infrastructure and designing pricing policies of electricity and roads to maximize social welfare associated with both the road and power networks coupled by PEVs.


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