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Techno-economic Feasibility of Pathways for an Electric Transition for Petrol Stations

Balashov, Dmytro (2021) Techno-economic Feasibility of Pathways for an Electric Transition for Petrol Stations.

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Abstract:The energy transition is one of the main drivers of change for many businesses, especially, for petrol stations. It is well-established that the increase in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) and in the demand for charging places is a real challenge. The objective of this research is to create a future outlook of the petrol station that considers implementing electric chargers. It is important for petrol stations to eliminate the risk of a decrease in customer demand due to the switch of car owners to EVs. Three pathways are proposed in this research with consideration of different types of chargers and renewable energy (RE) source. To determine the best pathway, a Simple Multi-attribute Rating Technique (SMART) of multicriteria analysis was used. The scoring of the criteria is performed by considering technical and economical inputs of the pathways. The results suggest that a pathway with DC chargers and RE source is the best alternative out of the three considered pathways. Moreover, this visionary research helps to shape the business idea of a platform through Business Model Canvas and stakeholder analysis. In the platform, the petrol station owners have a variety of proposed scenarios for electric transition on a simple set of input data. The limitations of this investigation are based on the assumptions that were made along with the research.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general
Programme:Electrical Engineering BSc (56953)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/87514
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