Effect of Electric Vehicles on Power System Expansion and Operation

This project examined the effects of electric vehicles (EVs) on Hawaii’s electricity systems and their operation and expansion. The tasks include four interrelated parts: (1) benchmarking an open-source power system planning model previously developed by University of Hawaii researchers against an industry-standard production cost model; (2) evaluating the benefits of scheduling EV charging at optimal times each day; (3) calculating the technical requirements and costs of electric grid infrastructure to serve different types of vehicle fleets; and (4) estimating battery duty cycles for grid-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid applications.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $267402.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Block, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Hawaii, Manoa

    2540 Dole Street
    Honolulu, HI  United States  96822
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fripp, Matthias

  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36197

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01562870
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Electric Vehicle Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC51
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 13 2015 1:00AM