Integrated Transportation-Energy Systems Modeling

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Transportation is currently the least-diversified energy demand sector, with over 90% of global transportation energy use coming from petroleum product. After over a century of petroleum dominance, however, many leading experts anticipate major electrification trends that could disrupt the transportation energy demand landscape. These changes in electricity demand complement profound changes happening within electric power supply systems, including integration of variable renewables, distributed generation and storage, and greater participation in power system planning and operations from traditionally passive consumers. This broader context underscores the importance of understanding how transportation electrification will impact electricity demand, including changes in the load shapes that characterize the system and the opportunity to leverage flexible EV charging to more cost-effectively balance demand and supply. This talk provides an overview of recent findings on infrastructure requirements to support EV adoption, integration challenges and the impact of EV on power systems, and opportunities to leverage flexible (or smart) EV charging to support power system planning and operations.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NamePresented at the ESIG 2020 Spring Technical Workshop Webinar, 14 April 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5400-76566


  • electric vehicles
  • electricity demand
  • electrification
  • load shapes


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