Integrated utilization of production system models for scenario-based environmental assessment of energy technology promotion strategies: A case in electric vehicles in Taiwan

Yasuhiro Fukushima, Ning Yi Wu, Pi Shan Chuang, Wu Chi Chiu, Fu Kuang Ko

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Abstract

In this paper, a prototype of scenario-based environmental assessment framework of energy-related technology roadmaps is demonstrated using a case study with particular focus on introduction of electric vehicles (EV). Taiwan plans to promote EV-related industries, setting a quantitative target for introduction to its domestic market. Replacement of vehicles powered by internal combustion engines by EVs will increase electricity demand, which is closely coupled with emission of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. On the other hand, it can contribute positively in removing mobile source of pollutants as well as in load balancing of the power grid. Concurrently, introduction of EV reduces gasoline demand, which requires a shift in the operation of petrochemical industry. Power mix optimization model, consequential model for petrochemical industry, and scenario models for vehicles use and replacement are used in an integrated manner to comprehensively assess abovementioned contributions together with other major factors such as nuclear reactor operation, and promotion of renewable energy and other energy saving technologies. Findings from conducting this case study are summarized for the further development of this framework that aims at providing a common platform for evaluating roadmaps into an integrated picture to discuss their effectiveness being aware of interactions among the technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Proceedings of PICMET 2013
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology Management in the IT-Driven Services
Pages2674-2680
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 26
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2013 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2013 Jul 282013 Aug 1

Publication series

Name2013 Proceedings of PICMET 2013: Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services

Other

Other2013 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period13/7/2813/8/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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