Electric Fleet Adoption Strategies – Addressing Storage and Infrastructure Needs

The goal of the project is to evaluate mid to long-term energy storage needs of the electric grid for select fleet electrification scenarios. The research team will compare grid-tied, behind the meter, and smart grid storage options, and will examine the feasibility of long-term storage through the ‘power to gas’ approach. The project will identify cost effective and practical solutions to manage the increasing renewables integration in the fleet electrification context. The Resolve model, an advanced power systems planning model developed for the California Public Utilities Commission will be used to conduct the core analysis. Designed to answer planning and operational questions related to renewable resource integration, resolve co-optimizes investment and dispatch over a multi-year horizon with one-hour dispatch resolution for a study area, and solves for the optimal investments in renewable resources, technologies, and energy storage options. The deliverables will include cost and electric infrastructure needs for anticipated transportation electrification trends, and energy storage and responsive demand strategy recommendations.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $84857
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 017

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Riverside

    Center for Environmental Research and Technology
    900 University Avenue
    Riverside, CA  United States  92521-0425
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Riverside

    Center for Environmental Research and Technology
    900 University Avenue
    Riverside, CA  United States  92521-0425
  • Principal Investigators:

    Raju, Arun

  • Start Date: 20181120
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190315
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01690127
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 017
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 27 2018 3:02PM