JA-WP1. Planning of multi-energy systems at single building and district level.
JA-WP2.Development of business models for multi-energy systems and other smart grid solutions.
These WPs of the joint activity (JA WPs) will interact with the related WPs of the RE Demo under the Phase II proposal of FURIES (Demo WPs). The main interactions will be with the Demo WP5 on the Multi-energy System (MES) but also interactions are envisioned between JA WP2 and other Demo WPs particularly those related to the demand side management (Demo WP3) and energy storage facilities planning and integration (Demo WP4).
|1. EPF Lausanne, Industrial Process and Energy Systems Engineering (Prof. Francois Marechal)|
|The work of the IPESE relates to the design and the thermo-economic assessment of the integration of innovative multi-energy conversion systems as an answer to the 2050 Swiss energy strategy. The work is focused on multi-carrier/multi-energy systems integration considering the geolocalised matching of the heating/cooling and electrical demands, the integration of renewable energy and waste heat resources as well as the storage options. It includes multi-objective optimisation strategies using multi-energy grids connected energy system models that include combined heat and power and heat pumping models, the interactions with the other renewable energy resources models like PVs, wind and hydropower, the urban system demand models the biomass and the solar heat models as well as the waste heat sources models and the mobility usage models. The work also concerns the development of the appropriate key performance indicators to be used in the optimization.|
|2. EPF Lausanne, Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory (Dr. Nicolas Wyrsch)|
|I PV-LAB is focused on two items. Concerning the regional systems, the PV-LAB focuses on local electricity production (from PV modules) and local energy storage. The contributions aim at the optimization of PV installations in terms of technology choice and installation designs to improve grid integration. Installation should be dimensioned in such a way to minimize grid load while offering effective peak shaving capability in order to allow for a massive PV integration in the grid at the lowest infrastructure costs. Tasks of PV-LAB comprises simulation of the energy fluxes including the study of transient effects, system and local storage dimensioning and design rules, identification of technical measure for improve demand-side management, analysis of cost/benefit aspects and the evaluation of medium term perspectives (with respect to PV technology and PV market evolution). On large scale systems, the PV-LAB contributes to study the massive integration of PV in the grid and especially in the analysis of the choice (and its related effect) of PV technology and PV installation policy. The production variability (as a function of time and geographical situation) will be studied to highlight or mitigate the needs of storage or conversion into other energy vectors. In this context «less than optimum» PV orientations are studied as a way to improve local or regional self-consumptions. For the later goal, demand-side measures is also investigated. PV-LAB tasks comprise energy flux simulations, cost/benefit analysis and the evaluation of long term perspectives (with respect to PV technology and PV market evolution).|
|3. ZHAW, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Sustainable Development (Dr. Silvia Ulli-Beer)|
|The Institute of Sustainable Development (INE) observes technological, economic and social changes and their complex interactions from a sustainability perspective. Using applied research, it identifies future demands on technologies and their future-compatible integration into systems. It concentrates on the following three subject areas:
|4. HSLU, Luzern University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Lucerne Competence Center for Energy Research ( Prof. Christoph Imboden)|
|The HSLU is actively involved in six of the eight “Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research” (SCCER). LUCCERNE enhances the sharing of know-how and the cooperation among difference disciplines. The core team doeas research in multi-disciplinary SCCER tasks and supports the acquisition and implementation of multi-disciplinary projects with industrial partners.|
|5. HSLU, Luzern University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Center for Integrated Building Technology (Stefan Mennel )|
|The Center for Integral Building Technology ZIG considers building as a whole system. It moves at the interface between traditional engineering disciplines and architecture.|