Here you can find an overview of PhD-theses that use the EnergyPLAN model.
Title: Increasing the penetration of renewable energy sources by using power to heat technologies in power systems based on coal.
Author: Drilon Meha, University of Zagreb, 2021.
This thesis focuses mostly on the integration of variable renewables using power-to-heat technologies in district heating systems. This thesis studies the quantification and validation of heat demand distribution within a small municipality using a newly developed Bottom-up and Top-down heat mapping method.
Title: Modelling Renewable Energy Islands: and the Benefits for Energy Planning.
Author: Hannah Mareike Marczinkowski, Aalborg University, 2021.
This PhD thesis defines the role of islands in the field of sustainable energy planning by looking into how islands may contribute. It critically reflects on the work done with islands and their models and on the benefits for both energy planners and islanders, supports the transition towards 100% renewable energy share.
Title: From the production to the utilization of renewable fuels: An energy system perspective.
Author: Andrei David Korberg, Aalborg University, 2021.
This thesis is a feasibility study that sets the scene on the role of renewable fuels in future energy systems for both stationary and transport applications.
Title: Renewable energy for sustainable development: Reviewing the Nicaraguan Energy Transition, its challenges and opportunities
Author: Maria Movsessian, Europa-Universität Flensburg, 2020.
Focusing on Nicaragua as a representative developing country, this thesis examines the role of renewable energy in a country’s path to sustainable development. Key drivers and challenges for a transition to low-carbon economies are identified and recommendations to aid a swift, just and democratic transformation of the Nicaraguan energy system are provided.
Title: Contextual Aspects of Smart City Energy Systems Analysis: Methodology and Tools
Author: Jakob Zinck Thellufsen, Aalborg University, 2017.
The thesis defines the concept of smart city energy systems. The thesis emphasises the need to investigate the smart city energy system and two contextual aspects. The system integration context and the geographical context.
Title: Development of innovative tools for multi-objective optimization of energy systems.
Author: Md Shahriar Mahbub, University of Trento 2017.
The thesis proposes a complete generalized framework for automatically identifying energy scenarios (a complete set of parameters describing a system) to optimize multiple objectives. The framework is developed by coupling a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm and EnergyPLAN. The results show that the tool can handle multiple energy sectors together, moreover, a number of optimized trade-off scenarios are identified. The framework opens a door for policymakers to optimize corresponding energy systems in terms of multiple objectives and choose the appropriate one for his/her respective region.
Title: The modelling future of future energy scenarios for Denmark.
Author: Pil Seok Kwon, Aalborg University, 2014.
Denmark is the first country to make a commitment to become a fossil fuel-free country by 2050 and announce various 2050 energy plans for the commitment. This PhD thesis explores the perspectives of uncertain and necessary subjects like biomass availability and flexible demand within the 2050 future Denmark scenario.
Title: The integration of sustainable transport into future renewable energy systems in China
Author: Wen Liu, Aalborg University, 2011.
This PhD thesis focuses on identifying suitable transport technologies and strategies based on renewable energy and evaluating such technologies from the perspective of overall renewable energy system integration. The developed methodologies have been applied to the case of China.
Title: Fuel cells and electrolysers in future energy systems (2006-2009)
Author: Brian Vad Mathiesen, Aalborg University, 2008.
Fuel cells and electrolysers have the potential for supplying three main energy services to the end-users: electricity, heat and transport; and can replace existing less efficient or more polluting technologies. The challenge is to identify in which applications these technologies should be used for. In the future energy systems, the key technologies are intermittent energy resources, such as wind turbines, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal and wave power, as well as more efficient energy conversion technologies, such as CHP and energy savings in demand. In the thesis, different applications of fuel cells and electrolysers in future energy systems have been analyzed.