Marjan Momtazpour, Patrick Butler, M. Shahriar Hossain, Mohammad C. Bozchalui, Naren Ramakrishnan, Ratnesh Sharma


The confluence of several developments has created an opportune moment for energy system modernization. In the past decade, smart grids have attracted many research activities in different domains. To realize the next generation of smart grids, we must have a comprehensive understanding of interdependent networks and processes. Next-generation energy systems networks cannot be effectively designed, analyzed, and controlled in isolation from the social, economic, sensing, and control contexts in which they operate. In this paper, we develop coordinated clustering techniques to work with network models of urban environments to aid in placement of charging stations for an electrical vehicle deployment scenario. We demonstrate the multiple factors that can be simultaneously leveraged in our framework in order to achieve practical urban deployment. Our ultimate goal is to help realize sustainable energy system management in urban electrical infrastructure by modeling and analyzing networks of interactions between electric systems and urban populations.


Naren Ramakrishnan

Patrick Butler

Publication Details

Date of publication:
August 12, 2012
ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on Urban Computing
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