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Enterprise Risk and Resilience of Electric-Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and the Future Mobile Power Grid

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Abstract

Purpose of Review

This paper provides a review of advances in the enterprise risk and resilience management of electric vehicle charging infrastructures. The works reviewed address the interactions of electric vehicles with power grids through coordinated networks of bidirectional chargers, or vehicle-to-grid technology, and the enterprise resilience of infrastructure that supports logistics systems that use electric vehicles.

Recent Findings

The latest research identifies potential for revenue generation, e.g., through frequency regulation and demand charge management, when electric vehicle fleets connect to vehicle-to-grid infrastructure. Other leading research evaluates the impact of a variety of emergent and future conditions on mobile power grid initiatives utilizing methods of resilience analytics and risk management.

Summary

The examination of research reveals a potential for mitigating initial investment costs. It also suggests how further work is beneficial to develop reliable power demand prediction models and scheduling techniques to maximize vehicle-to-grid technology. Scenario-based analysis and risk and resilience management may assist in infrastructure development until economic factors make electric vehicles a preferred option.

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Acknowledgments

This work is support in part by the National Science Foundation NSF #1848669 - Assessing International Collaboration Opportunities for Science and Technology Innovation: Methods and Approaches and NSF IUCRC #1747767 - Center for Hardware and Embedded System Security and Trust (CHEST)) and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems (CCALS).

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Correspondence to James H. Lambert.

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Andrews, D.J., Polmateer, T.L., Wheeler, J.P. et al. Enterprise Risk and Resilience of Electric-Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and the Future Mobile Power Grid. Curr Sustainable Renewable Energy Rep (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40518-020-00144-6

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Keywords

  • Vehicle-to-grid
  • Energy mobility
  • Frequency regulation
  • Charge management
  • Risk analysis
  • Systems engineering
  • Deep uncertainties
  • Emergent conditions