Energy Systems – Digital Solutions - SP5

Research Scientist
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SP5 will develop generic methods, models and digital tools for analysis and optimisation of offshore energy systems with renewable energy supply, enabling cost-effective, reliable and stable design and operations of hybrid offshore energy systems with low or no CO2 emissions.

The focus is on power systems, but heat supply is also considered. A key output is digital solutions leveraging computing power, digital ecosystems and the huge amount of data among operators.

Objectives:

  1. Develop accurate methods and models for analysis of hybrid offshore energy systems. 
  2. Assess power system performance issues through numerical simulations and laboratory experiments.
  3. Develop optimization methods, models and tools for low-emission offshore operations and planning.

Results 2019

This SP develops generic methods, models and digital tools for analysis and optimisation of offshore energy systems with renewable energy supply, to enable cost-effective, reliable and stable design and operations of hybrid offshore energy systems with low or no CO2 emissions. The focus is on power systems, but heat supply is also considered. A key output will be digital solutions that leverage computing power, digital ecosystems, and the huge amount of data among operators.

Main objective

Integration of low emission technologies – methods, models and digital tools for optimisation and detailed analyses of hybrid offshore energy systems

  • Modelling methods and tools for optimal planning and optimal operation of offshore energy systems, incorporating a range of low emission technologies
  • Models, controls and calculation methods for high-fidelity analyses assessing hybrid system stability
  • Digital tools and frameworks for the integration of tools and data

Main results

  • Review of NCS energy systems, power and heat supply and consumption patterns
  • Initiated required adaptation of existing optimisation models and calculation methods for energy system planning and operational phase decision support
  • Specified relevant electrical configuration  of an offshore hybrid energy system, and initiated development of a power system simulation model for electrical interaction analyses
  • Reviewed digitalisation trends and made high-level specifications for software tool integration framework and data spaces

Impact and innovations

Expected innovations are:

  • improved hybrid energy system design and operational strategies
  • tested solutions ready for actual implementation
  • software modules for integration in digitalised energy management tools
  • analysis methods

Expected impacts are:

  • increased competitiveness of NCS oil/gas due to lower CO2 footprint
  • accelerated development and deployment of technologies valuable beyond oil, such as renewables, hydrogen, storage, offshore grid.
Offshore energy system.