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.
"A methodology to develop a geospatial transportation typology." Journal of Transport Geography 93 (2021) 103061. .
"Private versus Shared, Automated Electric Vehicles for U.S. Personal Mobility: Energy Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Grid Integration, and Cost Impacts." Environmental Science & Technology (2021). .
"Reduced grid operating costs and renewable energy curtailment with electric vehicle charge management." Energy Policy (2019) 111051. .
"Joint Optimization Scheme for the Planning and Operations of Shared Autonomous Electric Vehicle Fleets Serving Mobility on Demand." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (2019) 036119811983827. .
"California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard: Modeling financial least-cost pathways to compliance in Northwest California." Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 63 (2018) 320 - 332. .
Techno-Economic Assessment of Deep Electrification of Passenger Vehicles in India. 2017. LBNL-1007121. .
"Cost-Effective Siting of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure With Agent-Based Modeling." IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification 2.2 (2016) 174 - 189. .