Sustainable European Energy Systems
Research Project , 2009 – 2018

The research performed within the group has the overall aim of evaluating and proposing robust pathways, or bridging systems, towards a sustainable energy system in Europe for the time period up to 2050. The focus is on the transformation of stationary energy supply system although demand side related issues such as demand development, energy efficiency potentials and demand side management is also considered. An important research topic is to investigate the potential and impacts of a large-scale integration of renewable energy sources, for example wind, solar and biomass power, and the possible interaction of these sources with the present energy system. A modelling package, including several energy system models, is developed by the research group. These models can be used separately or linked together depending on the geographical, time and system scope of the specific issue studied. Extensive databases are also developed including a detailed description of the present European electricity generation system and global fuel markets. They provide important input and complement to the modelling analysis and assessment of the development of the energy system. The research indicates at the opportunities as well as challenges for Europe to transform the energy system to comply with the emission reductions targeted by, e.g., the European Commission.

Participants

Filip Johnsson (contact)

Full Professor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Göran Berndes

Full Professor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Thore Berntsson

Full Professor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Ulrika Claeson Colpier

Projektkoordinator at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Andrea Egeskog

Doktorand at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Katarina Gårdfeldt

Affiliate Professor at Chalmers, Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV)

Joel Goop

Doktor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Lisa Göransson

Assistant Professor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Simon Harvey

Full Professor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Jan Kjärstad

Research Engineer at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Anh Tuan Le

Senior Lecturer at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Erika Mata Las Heras

Doktor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Jonas Nässén

Senior Researcher at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Fredrik Normann

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Emil Nyholm

Post doc at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Eoin Ó Broin

Doktorand at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Mikael Odenberger

Head of Unit at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Lina Reichenberg

Researcher at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Johan Rootzén

Visiting Researcher at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Maria Taljegård

Researcher at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Henrik Thunman

Full Professor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Stefan Wirsenius

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Collaborations

Eon SE

Essen, Germany

Funding

Vattenfall

Funding Chalmers participation during 2010–2015

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2014

Halmstad University

Funding Chalmers participation during 2009–2010

Vattenfall

Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2018

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

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Latest update

2020-07-06