Friday, January 24, 2014
Michalek's Paper in Applied Energy discussed in New York Times
January 23, 2014
Jeremy Michalek's recent paper in Applied Energy, "Estimating the potential of controlled plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging to reduce operational and capacity expansion costs for electric power systems with high wind penetration" was discussed in the The New York Times' Automobiles section yesterday.
See also, the press release by CMU's College of Engineering on this article.
"It is already cheaper to charge an electric vehicle than fill up a gasoline vehicle," said Michalek, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and EPP, and director of the Vehicle Electrification Group. "But allowing grid operators to control electric vehicle charging speed could reduce these costs further. We see additional savings up to $70 per vehicle each year or even higher for systems that expect new power plant construction and systems with a lot of wind power."