FleetPower: Creating Virtual Power Plants in Sustainable Smart Electricity Markets
Electric vehicles have the potential to be used as virtual power plants to provide reliable back-up power. This generates additional profits for carsharing rental firms, who rent vehicles by the minute. We show this by developing a discrete event simulation platform based on real-time locational information (GPS) of 1,100 electric cars from Daimlers carsharing service Car2Go in San Diego, Amsterdam, and Stuttgart.
Wolfgang Ketter is a Professor of Next Generation Information Systems at Erasmus University’s Rotterdam School of Management.