Colin Sheppard is a Transportation Scientific Engineering Associate at LBNL in the Sustainable Energy Systems Group with expertise in energy and transportation systems engineering. For eleven years he has been working in the spaces of sustainable transportation, renewable energy resources development, and energy efficiency. Mr. Sheppard’s role at LBNL under the DOE SMART Mobility Initiative is leading the development of the BEAM Framework (Behavior, Energy, Autonomy, and Mobility), an integrated systems approach to sustainable transportation analysis. BEAM involves agent-based simulation modeling of a fully multi-modal transportation system that includes public transit and shared/autonomous mobility services in addition to traditional modes. Mr. Sheppard also works on developing analytical tools to assess the role that flexible EV loads will play in the future power system, including both an analysis of flexibility from privately owned EVs as well as fleets of shared and automated electric vehicles serving mobility on-demand.
Private versus Shared, Automated Electric Vehicles for U.S. Personal Mobility: Energy Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Grid Integration, and Cost Impacts
Joint Optimization Scheme for the Planning and Operations of Shared Autonomous Electric Vehicle Fleets Serving Mobility on Demand
Reduced grid operating costs and renewable energy curtailment with electric vehicle charge management
Modeling plug-in electric vehicle charging demand with BEAM, the framework for behavior energy autonomy mobility