WP2: Energy Supply, Transmission, Storage and Conversion

WP Leader: Allan Schrøder, allan.p.pedersen@smart-cities-centre.org

Objective: Characterize energy supply, transmission, storage and conversion possibilities and identify opportunities for increased efficiency and flexibility.

Tasks

WP2.1 Establish the availability of energy production resources (both dispatchable and fluctuating/stochastic). The accessible capacity, efficiency and related costs will be investigated, as well as spatiotemporal variations.
WP2.2 Study possibilities for centralised and decentralised energy storage, and virtual storage by energy systems integration, for instance the interaction between gas and power, or gas and district heating systems.
WP2.3 Identify the most feasible energy forms for storage and transportation and quantitatively characterise required energy conversion techniques.
WP2.4 Develop models of energy flows in the gas, power and district heating networks. These models should be formulated considering the need for interoperability with online data and real-time applications for operational purposes, the stochasticity of energy flows, and the need for a flexible modelling framework to facilitate the aggregation activities in WP3 and WP4.
WP2.5 Build tools for identifying flexibility and potential for improved efficiency within the system, including topology optimisation for intelligent networks, and multi-horizon and cross-resource scheduling tools.

PhD projects

Modelling Energy Supply of Future Smart Cities

PhD student: Dominik Franjo Dominkovic, dominik.dominkovic@smart-cities-centre.org

The overall aim of the PhD work is to model the energy supply of energy systems with a high share of renewables by integration of different energy subsectors and using scarce resources such as biomass in the most efficient way. The modelling approach should be applicable to cities in general, which would foster the transition of communities to low carbon societies. Thus, several different case studies will be carried out. To build a successful model, the research will also include exergy analysis of the energy supply system, integration of storage and technologies that integrate different energy subsectors (electricity-to-heat, electricity-to-cold and electricity-to-gas) and flexibility of the supply system. Important parts of the research will be district cooling and district heating systems. Finally, flexibility of the users will be assessed in both power and district heating sectors using the concept of prosumers.

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