Electric vehicles: An agent-based approach to sustainability
Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are difficult to balance for the grid because they are weather dependent. We study how the storage of electric vehicles can balance a grid with an increasing intermittent renewable energy content in the short term and contribute to a more efficient and sustainable smart grid. In the Power Trading Agent Competition, a mulitagent platform, we represent fleets of electric vehicles to make a tradeoff between the conflicting interests of storing intermittent energy in the electric vehicles and driving them. The richness of this platform allows us to draw conclusions for the future of a sustainable grid with electric vehicles.