PISCATAWAY, N.J. Jan. 19, 2011 Proceedings of the IEEE ,
Several papers address the future of Electric Vehicles (EV). One entitled, "Integration of Electric Vehicles in the Electric Power System" illustrates the tremendous challenges that large deployments of EVs will impose on the operation and management of electric power systems of the future and provides a framework for testing EV fleets before extending to the general public.
Among the solutions to achieving increased efficiencies in usage and delivery of our existing power supplies addressed in this issue is the identification of embedded intelligence and new software that will enable us to obtain this intelligence.
According to the research, no single technology, hardware and/or software is likely to meet the future needs for energy. The producers of primary energy have entered the race for making traditional energy resources cleaner and safer and for coming up with scientific breakthroughs for entirely new energy resources. There has also been an increasing awareness that traditionally passive energy consumers have a larger role to play than in the past. However we lack the infrastructure to integrate and transport these new energy resources effectively because the infrastructure for converting primary energy and delivering it in a form required by the end users was designed with qualitatively different objectives in mind from the functionalities which are likely to be needed even in the near future. This infrastructure is also aging and far from what it should and could become given technological advances.
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Although this issue coincides with exciting times when energy and the environment are on everyone’s mind, the conditions in today’s industry combined with various technological, economic and regulatory driving forces, have led to unprecedented industry complexity.
Recently investments have been made by governments worldwide to demonstrate proof-of-concept and the feasibility of deploying some of the new infrastructure technologies. Unfortunately, it cannot be assumed that large-scale penetration of the most promising solutions would take place once the feasibility of these technologies has been demonstrated on relatively small pilot projects. On the contrary, the initial conditions in today’s industry, combined with various technological, economic and regulatory driving forces, have led to unprecedented industry complexity.
Marija D. Ilic Proceedings of the IEEE Carnegie Mellon University