Sustainable European Energy Systems

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)

Professor at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Göran Berndes

Docent at Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Thore Berntsson

Professor at Energy and Environment, Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies

Ulrika Claeson Colpier

Projektkoordinator at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Andrea Egeskog

Doktorand at Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Katarina Gårdfeldt

Centrumföreståndare at Centre for Environment and Sustainability

Joel Goop

Doktorand at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Lisa Göransson

Forskare at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Simon Harvey

Professor at Energy and Environment, Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies

Jan Kjärstad

Forskningsingenjör at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Anh Tuan Le

Universitetslektor at Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Erika Mata Las Heras

Doktor at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Jonas Nässén

Senior forskare at Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Fredrik Normann

Docent at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Emil Nyholm

Forskare at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Eoin Ó Broin

Doktorand at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Mikael Odenberger

Forskare at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Lina Reichenberg

Doktorand at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Johan Rootzén

Doktor at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Maria Taljegård

Doktorand at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Henrik Thunman

Professor at Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Stefan Wirsenius

Docent at Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Collaborations

E.ON

Malmö, Sweden

Funding

Halmstad University

Funding years 2009–2010

Vattenfall

Funding years 2010–2015

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding years 2013–2014

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable Development

Chalmers Driving Force

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Latest update

2016-10-12