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Sustainable Energy Distribution Systems

Sustainable Energy Distribution Systems

A mixed energy distribution system means (in this context) a local (regional/local) energy system with different energy carriers (electricity, district heating, natural gas, hydrogen) and a mix of distributed energy sources and end-uses.

 

The main objectives:

  • Develop methods and models that allow several energy sources and carriers to be optimally integrated with the existing electric power system. Particular emphasis is placed on distribution systems and integration of distributed energy sources, from a technical, economical and environmental point of view.
  • Develop a scientific knowledge base built on a consistent framework of terminology and concepts for mixed energy systems, in the field of planning methods and models. This will be a cornerstone for the curriculum ‘Energy and environment’ at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Also, develop a scientific competent staff for the curriculum


Project partners/actors

 

National co-operating partners:

  • Dept of Electrical Power Engineering
  • Dept of Energy and Process Engineering
  • Institute for Energy Technology (IFE, Energy Systems)
  • SINTEF Energy Research (Energy Systems, Energy Processes)
  • Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Administration (NVE)

Funding partners  

  • Statkraft alliance (Statkraft SF, Trondheim Energi, BKK)
  • Statoil
  • Lyse Energi
  • Hafslund Nett

International partners

  • University of Porto and INESC Porto
  • Helsinki University of Technology and VTT

Co-operating institutions

  • University of Washington, Seattle
  • Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Published 16 October 2019
Chief Scientist

Project duration

2003 - 2007