Volume 5: Innovative Solutions for Energy Transitions: Part IV

The Smart Hub Concept: Developing the Relationship Between Human Mobility and Energy Consumption in Tokyo Robert B. Binder, Soowon Chang, Michael B. Tobey, Michael Zilske, Yoshiki Yamagata



Technologies are changing in both the mobility sector, with electric, autonomous, and demandresponsive service mobility vehicles, and the energy sector, with increasing usage of alternative energy sources, battery efficiency, and microgrids. In such a crucial time to achieve sustainable practices to ward off major climate change impacts, these changes across different systems need to be integrated globally. The objective of the study of mobility services and microgrids in the Sumida Ward of Tokyo, Japan is to find the optimal placement for an integrated space, referred to as Smart Hubs, for both vehicular charging and energy storage using MATSim simulation and EnergyPlus modeling methods. The findings could enlighten planners and public officials of the optimal placement of these new community spaces for both time and energy optimization of new mobility services and to change the way urban energy systems are managed and utilized.

Keywords Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Energy Storage, Batteries, Smart Hub, Demand Responsive Mobility

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