Integrating Electric Mobility Systems with the Grid Infrastructure Workshop: November 6-7

The “Integrating New Electric Mobility Systems with the Electric Grid Infrastructure” Workshop, hosted by Boston University and made possible by support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, was held on November 6-7, 2019 at the Boston University campus – Metcalf Trustee Ballroom (9th Floor), 1 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215 . This event was sponsored by the Sloan Foundation, the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Division of Systems Engineering and the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) at Boston University.

The workshop brought together experts in the many fields that must work together to develop an electric-powered transportation that improves mobility and minimizes costs – including externality costs.  Participants included individuals from government, academia, and the private sector. They included experts on the future of the electric grid and highway mobility. The goal was to develop a research agenda.

Key topics covered included:

  • State of the art in the integration of new mobility systems
  • New mobility business models
  • New congestion management and pricing approaches
  • Identification of knowledge gaps of current research in academia and industry

Please see the Workshop Report for a summary of insights based on the presentations and discussions.

Workshop Organizers:
Christos Cassandras
Distinguished Professor (ECE), Division Head and Professor (SE), Boston University

Peter Fox-Penner
Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy and Professor of Practice, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Henry Kelly
Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Institute for Sustainable Energy, Boston University

Contact Christina Polyzos, Associate Director of CISE at for any further information.