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Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have been touted as a transportation technology with lower fuel costs and emissions impacts than other vehicle types. Most analyses of PHEVs assume that the power system operator can either directly or indirectly control PHEV charging to coordinate it with power system operations. This paper examines the incentives(More)
—We study decentralized plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging control, wherein the system operator (SO) sends price-based signals to a load aggregator (LA) that optimizes charging of a PEV fleet. We study a pricing scheme that conveys price and quantity information to the LA and compare it to a simpler price-only scheme. We prove that the(More)
—This paper examines the economic performance and rationale of concentrating solar power (CSP) with and without thermal energy storage (TES). We demonstrate that TES can increase the energy and capacity value of CSP and also show that adding TES to a CSP plant can increase its economic viability by increasing its operating revenues to the point that the(More)
—Understanding energy use is critical. While simulation is valuable, such models are simplified abstractions of actual energy systems. We present an energy system multi-model implemented with the newly developed LAPIS computational steering API. We present an adaptable framework for the integration and development of multi-model simulations. This framework(More)
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