Integrated Energy System Analysis
To develop, improve and implement available models in order to provide better insights in the linkages and interactions of future integrated energy systems with increasing shares of intermittent renewables in the electricity supply.
Start date: 1 January2018
End date: 1 January 2022
Funding (rate): M€1.339 (73%)
Total costs: M€1.831
It is to be expected that variable and uncertain energy sources such as wind and sun will have a considerable share in electricity generation. Integrating this intermittent generation will require increasing levels of flexibility in both supply from other sources and from demand, a flexibility that will not only be provided within the electricity system but which can also be found in other parts of the energy system, such as in gas supply and demand and in the provision of heat for both space heating and for agriculture and industrial processes.
Understanding the possible interlinkages and interactions between the different parts of this increasingly integrated energy system (such as gas, electricity, heat) will be vital in order to be able to make the right investment decisions on, among others, infrastructure, energy production and spatial planning, to design policies and regulation which will provide the right incentives and to allow flexibility to be used from within the whole energy system. This will also require insights in the transition path itself, in the possible ways in which the energy system can evolve towards a future low-carbon system. The object of this research program is to provide insights in the linkages and interactions of future integrated energy systems with increasing shares of intermittent renewables in the electricity supply.
We are responsible for monitoring and reporting project progress and deliverables to the project consortium and funding organisations. We also provide support in communicating project results.
Deliverables / rapportages
- Detz et al. (2019), Future role of hydrogen in the Netherlands – A meta-analysis based on a review of recent scenario studies (TNO Report P1120) > read more
- Fattahi et al. (2019), A systemic approach to analyze integrated energy system modelling tools, a review of national models (paper submitted to Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews; under review) > read more;
- Sijm et al. (2019), Review of energy transition scenario studies of the Netherlands up to 2050 (TNO Report P12095) > read more;
- Sánchez Diéguez, M., and A. Fattahi (2019) Model Documentation, Draft version 2.0 (work in progress);
- Sánchez Diéguez, M., and A. Fattahi (2019) Integrated Energy System Analysis – Optimization (IESA-Opt) – The LP optimization model of the energy system of the Netherlands > read more;
- Morales et al. (2019), Modelling Demand Response in Power Systems (paper submitted to Renewables & Sustainable Energy Review; under review);
- Sánchez Diéguez et al. (2019), Operation of flexible demand in an integrated energy system – Quantification of the load profile evolution driven by the demand shifting operation of the technologies linking the power system sector to other sectors within the energy system of the Netherlands > read more;
- Sahoo et al. (2019), National integrated energy system model design for regional analyses – Study of the impact of space on heat and infrastructure with electricity sector flexibility analysis – The case of the north of the Netherlands (November 2019);
- Sahoo et al. (2020), Detailed regional analysis with a national integrated energy system model: The case study of the north of the Netherlands;
- Fattawi et al. (2021) Analyzing the techno-economic role of nuclear power in the transition to the net-zero energy system of the Netherlands using the IESA-Opt-N model;
- Sahoo et al. (2021) Energy system modeling analysis for regional planning and policy making – a case study of Groningen Province in the northern region of the Netherlands;
- Sánchez Diéguez et al (2021). Linear programing formulation of a high temporal and technological resolution integrated energy system model for the energy transition;
- Sahoo et al. (2021) Regionalization of a national integrated energy system model: A case study of the northern Netherlands;
- Sánchez Diéguez et al. (2022) Modelling of decarbonisation transition in national integrated energy system with hourly operational resolution.
The organisation below are partners of this project:
TNO, University of Groningen, EBN, NAM, Gasunie & GasTerra.