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 vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Göran Berndes

Professor vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Thore Berntsson

Professor vid Energy and Environment, Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies

Ulrika Claeson Colpier

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

Andrea Egeskog

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

Katarina Gårdfeldt

Centrumföreståndare vid Chalmers, Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV)

Joel Goop

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

Lisa Göransson

Forskarassistent vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Simon Harvey

Professor vid Energy and Environment, Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies

Jan Kjärstad

Forskningsingenjör vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Anh Tuan Le

Universitetslektor vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Erika Mata Las Heras

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

Jonas Nässén

Docent vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Fredrik Normann

Docent vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Emil Nyholm

Forskare vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Eoin Ó Broin

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

Mikael Odenberger

Forskare vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Lina Reichenberg

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

Johan Rootzén

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

Maria Taljegård

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

Henrik Thunman

Professor vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Stefan Wirsenius

Docent vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Collaborations

E.ON

Malmö, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2014

Halmstad University

Funding Chalmers participation during 2009–2010

Vattenfall

Funding Chalmers participation during 2010–2015

Vattenfall

Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2018

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

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Latest update

2017-11-01