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Control Theory and System Dynamics Simulations of Electric Vehicle Market Penetration in South Africa

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posted on 18.08.2021, 00:47 by NS Pillay, Alan BrentAlan Brent, JK Musango
Economic development shares interdependence with energy investment, a complex interaction of systems. Thus, advanced modelling tools are required to support the development of strategic integrated energy plans, inclusive of the technological complexities in the electricity value chain. This paper looks at a system dynamics modelling approach with elements of control systems engineering to determine the impact of the electric vehicle (EV) technology market penetration on the electricity demand profile and the related environmental impact in the energy and transport sectors in South Africa. Results indicate that the approach provided a robust framework in which to design the model and conduct sensitivity analyses of additional EVs entering the system due to the feedback loops inherent in the system structure.

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Pillay, N. S., Brent, A. C. & Musango, J. K. (2019, January). Control Theory and System Dynamics Simulations of Electric Vehicle Market Penetration in South Africa. In Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (561 pp. 403-413). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18240-3_37

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Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering

Volume

561

Publication or Presentation Year

01/01/2019

Pagination

403-413

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Publication status

Published

ISSN

1876-1100

eISSN

1876-1119

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