How can the Energy Transition be supported by action on Intelligent Mobility

Survey Introduction:

The Intelligent Mobility on Energy Transition White Paper is a project developed by the Intelligent Mobility for Energy Transition (IMET) initiative. IMET is an initiative within the Sustainable Urban Mobility Action Cluster of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC). The EIP-SCC was established by the European Commission.

The European Commission has committed to a sustainable and clean energy transition in its Energy Roadmap 2050 in which renewable energy and energy efficiency play a fundamental role, as does more sustainable mobility in urban settings. The IMET initiative supports the Commission’s commitments in the Energy Roadmap 2050 and believes Intelligent Mobility technology and services will play a key role in delivering those commitments.

IMET seeks to build support in a white paper for common frameworks for mobility and energy to accelerate the energy transition through the electrification of transport and smart integration of energy infrastructure particularly in urban environments. This survey looks to support the white paper and aims to get the views of interested stakeholders on the primary opportunities and barriers to delivering Europe’s Clean Energy Transition and in what ways Intelligent Mobility technology and services can support the transition.

Information obtained from the survey will remain confidential. Aggregated results will be used to show the strength of support for particular action in different areas.

We thank you for your time and your important collaboration.

To report errors in the questionnaire, suggestions, questions or other information please get in contact with Ana Liesa (Ana.LiesaSorinas@nmisa.es) & Diego Carretero (Diego.CarreteroLopez-universidad@nmisa.es)

The survey is divided into 3 sections designed to get your views on the opportunities and barriers to

1)      Clean Energy Transition

2)      Intelligent mobility

3)      Electro-mobility and scaling up solutions 

Key Concepts:

The following concepts appear in the survey questions. Definitions are given here but can also be referred to in each section of the survey.

·         Intelligent mobility.  The interaction of electric vehicles that are autonomous and connected to the surrounding energy infrastructure. Intelligent Mobility represents a transformation in the way vehicles are driven (Intelligent Driving), integrated into society (Intelligent Integration) and propelled (Intelligent Power).

·         Clean energy transition. Pattern of change from an energy model based on the intensive use of fossil fuels to a model based on the use of renewable energies and decarbonized technologies with the aim of reducing energy-related CO2emissions to mitigate climate change by the year 2050.

·         Decentralised energy markets. A market that enables energy to be generated or stored by small, grid-connected devices close to where it is deployed using smart grid technologies balancing supply and demand. Decentralised energy markets would enable new entrants to the energy market (so called “disruptors”) and new services.

·         Self-consumption: Individual production of energy which can be consumed instantly, stored in batteries for later use, or supplied into the energy grid during times of peak demand.
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[Survey section 1 – The Clean Energy Transition]
This sections aims to get your views on the main advantages and any disadvantages to the energy transition

As defined by the European Commission, the clean energy transition represents the pathway toward transforming the global energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon by 2050. Decarbonisation of the energy sector requires urgent action on a global scale to deliver a more sustainable system dominated by renewable energies. Critical to a clean energy transition is: the increase in production and use of renewable energy; more local generation, storage and self-consumption of energy; energy markets that open to innovations in energy services.

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* 8. Rank the potential positive effects of the energy transition for urban areas from 5 (very positive effect) to 1 (less positive effect)

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* 9. Rank what are the main barriers to the energy transition in relation to your work or the work of your organisation, from 5 (very important barrier) to 1 (less important barrier)

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Opposition to new solutions from traditional energy players (coal, gas)
Lack of social awareness
Higher cost of more efficient solutions
Lack of consistent support from governments
Lack of policy clarity from governments

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* 10. Rank the most effective measures governments and authorities should take to support the energy transition in urban areas from 6 (most effective) to 1 (least effective)

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* 11. In your opinion, do you consider decentralized energy markets as important in supporting the clean energy transition? And if so, what do you see as the biggest blockers to a decentralized energy market? A decentralized energy market refers to energy generated or stored by small, grid-connected devices close to where it is deployed using smart grid technologies balancing supply and demand.

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* 12. From your perspective, what immediate action is needed to deliver a clean energy transition? Please explain in 3 sentences.

[Survey section 2 – Intelligent Mobility]
This section aims to get your views on the opportunities for intelligent mobility to benefit urban areas and what the barriers might be.

Intelligent Mobility refers to the interaction of electric vehicles, which have increasingly autonomous and connected capabilities, to their surrounding environment including integration with energy infrastructure. It brings together: battery technology; connected and autonomous services; smart charging; energy storage; and bi-directional charging (also known as vehicle-to-grid technology where the vehicle can receive electricity from the grid to charge and also discharge energy back to the grid).

Together this represents a transformation in the way vehicles are driven (Intelligent Driving), integrated into society (Intelligent Integration) and propelled (Intelligent Power).

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* 13. In your view, which of the following technologies and services will most support the roll out of intelligent mobility in urban areas? Rank with 5 (very important) and 1 (less important)

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* 14. In what ways do you consider urban areas to benefit most from intelligent mobility technologies? Select a maximum of 2 responses

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* 15. Rank the following barriers to the rollout of intelligent mobility technologies from 6 (very important) to 1 (less important)

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* 16. In your view what should the priorities be for governments and authorities to support intelligent mobility in urban areas? Please rank from 6 (very important) to 1 (less important).

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Bring consistency to regulatory frameworks across regions
Increase collaboration between government and industry (i.e. through funded pilot projects)
Encourage an open market approach (i.e. support disruptors)
Increase financial support for R&D
Raise awareness among citizens on the benefits of intelligent mobility
Investment in STEM education programs for future workforce

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* 17. In your opinion, will one aspect of Intelligent Mobility support the clean energy transition more than another? Please explain in 3 sentences.

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* 18. In your words, does energy market heterogeneity slow down the rollout of Intelligent Mobility? If so, in what ways?   The heterogeneity of national energy markets refers to the isolation of national markets regulated by their own legislation, as opposed to a common energy market supervised by a single authority.

[Survey section 3 – Electro-mobility: scaling-up solutions]
PART A: This section aims to get your views on how the electrification of transport can support the energy transition in urban areas.

For the European Commission, the electrification of transport is seen as the most promising way to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, to boost usage of renewable energy and carbon-free energy sources in transport, and to ensure stability of the grids and security of energy supply.

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* 19. Rank the following in order of priority of key benefits of vehicle electrification

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* 20. What are the key blockers to the mass adoption of electrified vehicles in urban areas? Rank from 5 (biggest blocker) to 1 (less important blocker)

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Cost of vehicle
Electrical grid and charging infrastructure
Regulatory environment
Convenience (charging times vs refueling costs, range)
Uncertainty about future technological developments

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* 21. Rank the following opportunities for energy markets that come from vehicle electrification

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* 22. In your view what actions should government take on electro mobility to support the energy transition?

PART B: The following questions aim to get your views on the benefits, barriers and policy action that can support smart charging and vehicle-to-grid services. 
Transport and the electricity market will become increasingly interconnected. With increasing adoption of electric vehicles, electric vehicle batteries can play a role in balancing electricity loads. For example, smart charging allows charging being shifted based on grid loads and vehicle owner’s needs, while vehicle-to-grid enable excess energy stored in batteries to be sent back to the grid.

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* 23. Rank the benefits of the smart charging and vehicle-to-grid technologies with 7 (high benefit) to 1 (lower benefit)

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Stability of the grid
Smarter energy management
I.I will contribute to cheaper energy
Support more renewable energy from solar
Enabling customers to generate revenue by selling energy back to the grid
Reduced taxes resulting from improved public health and reduced electricity
Infrastructure maintenance

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* 24. Rank the following policy measures that governments should take to support smart charging and vehicle-to-grid technologies with 7 (high benefit) to 1 (lower benefit)

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* 25. In your own words, can you describe a useful regulatory tool that your country or region has implemented to encourage the integration of energy and mobility?

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* 26. In your own words, can you describe policies or regulations that represent a barrier or an incentive to increased energy self-consumption by individuals? (understanding self-consumption as the individual production of energy which can be consumed instantly, stored in batteries for later use, or supplied into the energy grid during times of peak demand)

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