The possibilities for sustainable heating and cooling are many, but where is central heating the best option? And what local heat sources are available in different areas? These are some of the questions we are going to help answer in Dublin.
A cool collaboration
Energy Modelling Lab has joined the TEN21 project. Here we are going to help cities all over Europe deliver climate friendly thermal energy.
TEN21 consists of a strong team. Firstly energy modelers build a digital version of the heat system. Thereafter we use the model output to create net zero scenarios. Finally investment experts step in to ensure the plans can become reality. This ensures the entire development path from early planning to financing the implementation.
Sewage as part of the future heating and cooling?
If you want to learn more about recycling heat from for example sewage, metros, and datacenters, then go to TEN21.eu.
MODELLING DUBLIN We develop an optimization model within the TIMES-framework.
First and foremost covers the heat and power sector in Dublin. But this model has an especially high level of detail.
NEUTRAL SCENARIOS Energy Modelling Lab is developing a series of CO2-neutral scenarios for cooling and heating in Dublin.
In this way we can find the perfect fit for each district.
The project Nordic Clean Energy Scenarios aims at identifying technological solutions to a fully carbon neutral Nordic region. It further aims at developing energy scenarios for the Nordic energy sector enabling the Nordic commitment to reach carbon neutrality.
Collaborating on finding the right solutions
NCES2020 brings together nine teams from four Nordic countries, with complementing modelling and analytical skills. Combined with use of open access energy system models and data, this strengthens Nordic cooperation and expertise in energy modelling.
Energy Modelling Lab is engaging in the biannual ETSAP workshops, that focus on the practice of modelling. We also participate in training activities and collaboration on projects related to the improvement of ETSAP tools such as the TIMES models.
The contribution to these workshops are based on current and future projects, particular within EU, Nordic and Danish research programs.
It is a key piece in the future energy puzzle to capture carbon. CO2 is captured directly from the air, from industry chimneys or in agriculture. This carbon can be used for two things. Either you can produce CO2-neutral fuels through Power2X-technologies. Alternatively the CO2 can be stored in the ground.
The project investigates the cost, potential and limitations to the carbon streams.
MODELLING These new technologies, that can deliver and utilise carbon capture, was added to the Danish Energy System Model (TIMES-DK). This allows the model to run scenarios that achieves long term climate neutrality.