Method Including Power Grid Model and Route Simulation to Aid Planning and Operation of an Electric Bus Fleet

M. Ranta, V. Karvonen, J.J. Potter, R. Pasonen, E. Pursiheimo, T. Halmeaho, P. Ponomarev, M. Pihlatie

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Abstract

A fleet of electric buses can be a challenging load for power grids. This opens interesting opportunities for dialogue between power system design and electric bus route and concept development. A suite of cooperating tools was created to study this interaction, combining a power-grid-connection cost model, a route design and drawing tool, and a tool to simulate electric buses driving along the designed routes. The results obtained from simulations correspond well to measured data. The tools presented can be used for planning the bus operation and for estimating investment and operating costs of a proposed system design. Future work will combine the separate tools into a joint simulation platform with a convenient user interface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), 2016 IEEE
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages1-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3528-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-3529-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventVehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2016 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 17 Oct 201620 Oct 2016

Conference

ConferenceVehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2016
Abbreviated titleVPPC 2016
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period17/10/1620/10/16

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Planning
Systems analysis
Operating costs
User interfaces
Costs

Keywords

  • electric bus fleet
  • simulation
  • analysis
  • geographical information system
  • power flow solver
  • smart grid
  • charger load profile

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Ranta, M., Karvonen, V., Potter, J. J., Pasonen, R., Pursiheimo, E., Halmeaho, T., ... Pihlatie, M. (2016). Method Including Power Grid Model and Route Simulation to Aid Planning and Operation of an Electric Bus Fleet. In Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), 2016 IEEE (pp. 1-5). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/VPPC.2016.7791724
Ranta, M. ; Karvonen, V. ; Potter, J.J. ; Pasonen, R. ; Pursiheimo, E. ; Halmeaho, T. ; Ponomarev, P. ; Pihlatie, M. / Method Including Power Grid Model and Route Simulation to Aid Planning and Operation of an Electric Bus Fleet. Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), 2016 IEEE. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2016. pp. 1-5
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