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Title: Future integrated mobility-energy systems: A modeling perspective

Abstract

After over a century of petroleum dominance, the transportation sector is on the verge of radical transformations driven by rapid technology advancement of alternative fuels, automation, information technologies that create new mobility options and business models, and policies at all levels of government. While the technologies and fuels that will move people and goods in the future remain uncertain, the future transportation system will be more integrated with smart buildings, the electric grid, renewables, and information ecosystems, allowing for great opportunities to exploit these interconnections. Modeling tools for analyzing integrated mobility-energy systems require a deep understanding of these interconnections, of the infrastructure required to support alternative fuel vehicles, and a more nuanced understanding of transportation energy needs across multiple segments and spatiotemporal scales. In this paper, we assess the landscape of existing tools used to represent and model future mobility systems and their interactions with other energy systems. Here, we conclude that (a) out-of-sample extrapolation of emerging trends and future anticipated developments is more important than ever due to the plethora of factors driving disruptive change in mobility systems; (b) understanding adoption opportunities for alternative fuel light-duty vehicles requires modeling intra-household decisions affecting travel demand and mode choice; (c) mobilitymore » and energy systems need to be modeled as an integrated continuum, breaking the traditional approach in which dynamic energy supply models use relatively simple transportation demand and vice-versa; and (d) increased spatiotemporal fidelity and scalability are required to dynamically couple transportation/mobility and energy supply models and capitalize on these unprecedented interconnection opportunities.« less

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1577957
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5400-73735
Journal ID: ISSN 1364-0321
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 119; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1364-0321
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; future scenarios; integrated energy systems; modeling; transportation and mobility systems; integrated assessment; travel demand

Citation Formats

Muratori, Matteo, Jadun, Paige, Bush, Brian W., Bielen, David A., Vimmerstedt, Laura J., Gonder, Jeffrey D., Gearhart, Chris C., and Arent, Douglas J. Future integrated mobility-energy systems: A modeling perspective. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2019.109541.
Muratori, Matteo, Jadun, Paige, Bush, Brian W., Bielen, David A., Vimmerstedt, Laura J., Gonder, Jeffrey D., Gearhart, Chris C., & Arent, Douglas J. Future integrated mobility-energy systems: A modeling perspective. United States. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2019.109541.
Muratori, Matteo, Jadun, Paige, Bush, Brian W., Bielen, David A., Vimmerstedt, Laura J., Gonder, Jeffrey D., Gearhart, Chris C., and Arent, Douglas J. Fri . "Future integrated mobility-energy systems: A modeling perspective". United States. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2019.109541.
@article{osti_1577957,
title = {Future integrated mobility-energy systems: A modeling perspective},
author = {Muratori, Matteo and Jadun, Paige and Bush, Brian W. and Bielen, David A. and Vimmerstedt, Laura J. and Gonder, Jeffrey D. and Gearhart, Chris C. and Arent, Douglas J.},
abstractNote = {After over a century of petroleum dominance, the transportation sector is on the verge of radical transformations driven by rapid technology advancement of alternative fuels, automation, information technologies that create new mobility options and business models, and policies at all levels of government. While the technologies and fuels that will move people and goods in the future remain uncertain, the future transportation system will be more integrated with smart buildings, the electric grid, renewables, and information ecosystems, allowing for great opportunities to exploit these interconnections. Modeling tools for analyzing integrated mobility-energy systems require a deep understanding of these interconnections, of the infrastructure required to support alternative fuel vehicles, and a more nuanced understanding of transportation energy needs across multiple segments and spatiotemporal scales. In this paper, we assess the landscape of existing tools used to represent and model future mobility systems and their interactions with other energy systems. Here, we conclude that (a) out-of-sample extrapolation of emerging trends and future anticipated developments is more important than ever due to the plethora of factors driving disruptive change in mobility systems; (b) understanding adoption opportunities for alternative fuel light-duty vehicles requires modeling intra-household decisions affecting travel demand and mode choice; (c) mobility and energy systems need to be modeled as an integrated continuum, breaking the traditional approach in which dynamic energy supply models use relatively simple transportation demand and vice-versa; and (d) increased spatiotemporal fidelity and scalability are required to dynamically couple transportation/mobility and energy supply models and capitalize on these unprecedented interconnection opportunities.},
doi = {10.1016/j.rser.2019.109541},
journal = {Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews},
number = C,
volume = 119,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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