Category Archives: Scientific Literature with EnergyPLAN

Proposal of 100% renewable energy production for the City of Cuenca- Ecuador by 2050

This research presents a scenario for a 100% renewable energy system for the City of Cuenca, Ecuador, with a projection to the year 2050. The transition process starts with Ecuador’s change in the productive matrix with reforms from the legal … Continue reading

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IRENA and Aalborg University (2021) – Integrating low-temperature renewables in district energy systems: Guidelines for policy makers

Reducing the heating and cooling sector’s emissions is critical to mitigating the effects of climate change and reducing air pollution. District heating and cooling systems can assist in scaling up renewable energy use, decreasing the utilisation of fossil fuels in … Continue reading

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Decarbonizing the transport sector: the Promethean responsibility of Nicaragua

The transport sector is the second-largest energy consumer in Nicaragua, and it relies solely on oil derivatives. It is growing at an unsustainable rate and Nicaragua must explore alternative transport pathways to decarbonize this sector. This study developed 5 scenarios … Continue reading

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The Impacts of High V2G Participation in a 100% Renewable Åland Energy System

A 100% renewable energy (RE) scenario featuring high participation in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services was developed for the Åland islands for 2030 using the EnergyPLAN modelling tool. Hourly data was analysed to determine the roles of various energy storage solutions, notably … Continue reading

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Scenarios for a sustainable energy system in the Åland Islands in 2030

A fully sustainable energy system for the Åland islands is possible by 2030 based on the assumptions in this study. Several scenarios were constructed for the future energy system based on various combinations of domestic production of wind and solar … Continue reading

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Renewable Heating Strategies and their Consequences for Storage and Grid Infrastructures

Comparing a Smart Grid to a Smart Energy Systems Approach (Paper under revision) By Henrik Lund Department of Planning, Aalborg University, Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark   HIGHLIGHTS: Compare different strategies to transform the heating sector to 100% renewables. Compare … Continue reading

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Vision and initial feasibility analysis of a recarbonised Finnish energy system for 2050

Download the models Link to supplementary materials An energy system based entirely on renewable energy (RE) is possible for Finland in 2050 based on the assumptions in this study. High shares of solar PV (photovoltaics) were deemed to be feasible … Continue reading

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Zero carbon energy system of South East Europe in 2050

Link to the journal paper Download the EnergyPLAN models here. South East Europe is the region in a part of Europe with approximately 65.5 million inhabitants, making up 8.9% of Europe’s total population. The countries concerned have distinct geographical features, … Continue reading

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Reviewing EnergyPLAN simulations and performance indicator applications in EnergyPLAN simulations

This article has a threefold objective, it reviews the application of a given energy system simulation model – EnergyPLAN – analysing its application on geographic level as well as the types of simulations or scenario analyses performed on the model. … Continue reading

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Renewable energy scenarios in the Portuguese electricity system

Link to the Conference Paper Portugal has been demonstrating over the years a high dependence of imported fossil fuels, especially with regard to the energy sector. This situation led to the increasing development of renewable energy projects, framed by an … Continue reading

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