Describing sustainability scenarios of regional electricity systems: Influences of introducing photovoltaic systems and electric vehicles into electricity networks

Naoto Kurahashi, Yusuke Kishita, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Yohei Yamaguchi, Shinichi Fukushige, Yasushi Umeda

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Abstract

A variety of new products, such as photovoltaic (PV) systems and electric vehicles (EVs), have been introduced to electricity systems targeting an energy-saving and low-carbon society. However, it is still unclear that, when these energy-saving products will be disseminated in our society, the dissemination will influence future electricity systems. To explore how future electricity systems might unfold, this paper describes scenarios by analyzing the influence of the diffusion of energy-saving products; e.g., PV systems and EVs. We compose the scenarios of regional electricity networks by combining scenario texts and simulations. The simulations estimate products diffusion and electricity demand based on the assumptions described in the scenario texts. We analyze the influences of introducing especially PV systems and EVs into electricity networks using the simulation models that we developed. As a case study, we described the scenario of a suburb city in Osaka, Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012 - Joint International Conference and Exhibition, Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint International Conference and Exhibition on Electronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2012 Sep 92012 Sep 12

Publication series

NameElectronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012 - Joint International Conference and Exhibition, Proceedings

Conference

ConferenceJoint International Conference and Exhibition on Electronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period12/9/912/9/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

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    Kurahashi, N., Kishita, Y., Kobayashi, K., Yamaguchi, Y., Fukushige, S., & Umeda, Y. (2012). Describing sustainability scenarios of regional electricity systems: Influences of introducing photovoltaic systems and electric vehicles into electricity networks. In Electronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012 - Joint International Conference and Exhibition, Proceedings [6360530] (Electronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012 - Joint International Conference and Exhibition, Proceedings).