Optimising Flexible Energy Use in Industry

Optimising Flexible Energy Use Industry

Optimising Flexible Energy Use in Industry
Switching between energy carriers, using and sharing buffers for heat, steam, intermediate products, varying production, etc.) requires optimising the daily operations

Optimising Flexible Energy Use in Industry

Demand Supply Management

A large part of renewably generated power is intermittent, uncertain, and uncontrollable.

  • As balance between demand and generation is required at all times
  • Flexibility in electricity demand is needed to prevent having significant costly flexible controllable generation (from fossil energy sources) on stand-by
  • Research and even some first pilot studies have been performed to use flexibility of heating, cooling, and (electrical vehicle) charging in households.
  • However, industry in the Netherlands, using about three times more energy than households [CBS, 2013], offers far more promising opportunities by considering flexibility from all used carriers of energy.

The problem is that unleashing this potential of energy flexibility in industry (switching between energy carriers, using and sharing buffers for heat, steam, intermediate products, varying production, etc.) requires optimising the daily operations

  • not just regarding throughput
  • but also to include making cost-effective energy trading decisions

Optimising Flexible Energy Use in Industry goals

We will develop algorithmic techniques to support both these decision problems under uncertainty.

Relatie met NWA-route Energietransitie

De NWA Route Energietransitie past in het breder perspectief van initiatieven die gezamenlijk de energietransitie onderzoeken. In deze NWA Route worden de belangrijkste uitdagingen voor het realiseren van een 100% duurzame energiehuishouding in kaart gebracht.

NWA Routes illustreren de samenhang en het belang van de 138 clustervragen. Transitie naar een duurzame energiehuishouding is bij uitstek een complex vraagstuk en vraagt om een geïntegreerde aanpak. Daarom NERA-initiatief tot opstellen Route Energietransitie, in relatie met en aanvulling op de andere routes.

Link naar het NWA rapport

Involved researchers

Duration

2017 – 2020

Funding

NWO-ESI programma gefinancierd.
Energiesysteemintegratie – planning, operations, en sociale inbedding (ESI-pose)

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