The Impact of e-Mobility in Positive Energy Districts


Authors: Tony Castillo-Calzadilla, Ainhoa Alonso-Vicario, Cruz E. Borges and Cristina Martin (DEUSTO)

Journal: MDPI environmental sciences proceedings

Status: published

Publication date: 3 December 2021



This article presents preliminary results that assess the effect of electromobility in an archetype Positive Energy District (PED). We present a PED modelling approach that represents renewable energy generation, an energy storage system, the consumption of residential and non-residential buildings, smart lighting services, and the inclusion of electric mobility. We consider renewable energy generation from photovoltaic panels and annual irradiation patterns of the North of Spain to accomplish the electric demands of a synthetic PED. In this general case study, we build up four scenarios where we evaluate at which degree the consumption of EVs would be covered by local Renewable Energy Sources (RES). The simulation results show that the urban areas with great efficiency (in terms of buildings) may support the demand of EVs and even provide a relevant amount of green kms out of PED boundaries.