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Impact of Interdisciplinary Research on Planning, Running, and Managing Electromobility as a Smart Grid Extension

TitleImpact of Interdisciplinary Research on Planning, Running, and Managing Electromobility as a Smart Grid Extension
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsD'Elia, A., F. Viola, F. Montori, M. D. Felice, L. Bedogni, L. Bononi, A. Borghetti, P. Azzoni, P. Bellavista, D. Tarchi, R. Mock, and T. S. Cinotti
JournalIEEE ACCESS
Volume3
Pagination2281–2305
Keywordsarrowhead, Cities and towns, Cloud computing, Co-simulation, Electro Mobility, Energy storage, Information management, Internet of Things, Lakes, power distribution, Service infrastructure, Smart grid, Smart grids
Abstract

The smart grid is concerned with energy efficiency and with the environment, being a countermeasure against the territory devastations that may originate by the fossil fuel mining industry feeding the conventional power grids. This paper deals with the integration between the electromobility and the urban power distribution network in a smart grid framework, i.e., a multi-stakeholder and multi-Internet ecosystem (Internet of Information, Internet of Energy, and Internet of Things) with edge computing capabilities supported by cloud-level services and with clean mapping between the logical and physical entities involved and their stakeholders. In particular, this paper presents some of the results obtained by us in several European projects that refer to the development of a traffic and power network co-simulation tool for electro mobility planning, platforms for recharging services, and communication and service management architectures supporting interoperability and other qualities required for the implementation of the smart grid framework. For each contribution, this paper describes the inter-disciplinary characteristics of the proposed approaches.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2015.2499118
DOI10.1109/ACCESS.2015.2499118