MSP1: Integrated, Electricity, Gas and Water Modelling

Energy industry players and policy makers must make many long-term decisions that may have an impact on the energy system for many years to come. These include decisions on energy technology investments, taxation and subsidy schemes and public infrastructure such as power transmission lines. Strong modelling tools that accurately represent the energy system are required in order to quantify the costs and benefits of each decision in advance, in order to determine the correct decision. In the past, energy decisions were often taken on the basis of results from isolated models, for example, a model of the electricity system that did not incorporate the gas system, or a model of home heating that did not include the water sector.

 

MSP1’s primary aim is to develop integrated models that consider multiple energy systems in an integrated manner rather than focusing on individual sectors in isolation. These models will be used to quantify benefits of energy systems integration across pathways and scales. MSP1 will link in with many other work packages by using outputs from those work packages as inputs for the models. For example, MSP1 will use modelling of home heating demand from EUI3 to model the electricity generation system and the electricity transmission system in an integrated manner, and thereby determine the impact of different heating demands on both generation and transmission requirements. Another example would be the use of insights from EUI4 on energy demand and its flexibilities in wastewater treatment to model and analyse potential benefits of harnessing these demand side flexibilities in an integrated energy system. The outputs of MSP1 will include total system costs, total carbon emissions, total use of each fuel type and any external costs and benefits that accrue to players outside of the particular energy systems being studies.

 

Research Outputs

Conference  Modelling the impact of demand response on different electricity markets: results and issues
2018; 29th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2018) , Spain; Devine, M. and Bertsch, V.
Conference  Modelling demand-side flexibilities from wastewater treatment plants in an integrated energy system
2018; 29th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2018) , Spain; Kirchem, D., Lynch, M., Casey, E.and  Bertsch, V. 
Conference  Interactions between Demand Response and Network Expansion Planning: A Quantitative Analysis
2018; 15th IEEE International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM 2018), Poland; Fitiwi, D.Z. and Bertsch, V.
Conference  Market effects of industrial demand response and flexibility potential from wastewater treatment facilities
2018; 15th IEEE International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM 2018), Poland; Kirchem, D., Lynch, M., Bertsch, V. and Casey, E.
Conference  Meshed Operation of Distribution Network Systems: Enabling Increased Utilization of Variable RES Power
2018; 18th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2018), Italy; Cruz, M. R.M., Fitiwi, D. Z., Santos, S.F. and Catalao, J. P. S
Conference  Role of Distributed Energy Storage Systems in the Quest for Carbon-free Electric Distribution Systems
2018; 18th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2018), Italy; Fitiwi, D.Z., Santos, S.F. and Catalao, J.P.S.
Conference  Sensitivity analysis in distribution automation based on active reconfiguration with renewables and storage
2018; 18th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2018), Italy; Santos, C., Santos, S.F., Fitiwi, D.Z., Cruz, M.R.M. and Catalao, J. P. S
Conference  Implementing dynamic network reconfiguration with renewables considering future grid technologies: A real case study
2018; 18th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2018), Italy; Pogeira, J., Santos, S.F., Fitiwi, D. Z., Cruz, M.R.M. and Catalao, J. P. S
Conference  The potential to harness demand-side flexibilities from large-scale wastewater treatment plants in an integrated energy system
2017; 1st International Conference on Energy Systems Integration, United States of America; Kirchem, D., Lynch, M., Casey, E.and  Bertsch, V. 

Members


Professor Eoin Casey
Co-Principal Investigator, Professor, Head of UCD School of Chemicals & Bioprocess Engineering
eoin.casey@ucd.ie
01 716 1877
Dr Donal Finn
Funded Investigator, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University College Dublin
donal.finn@ucd.ie
01 716 1947
Dr Damian Flynn
Funded Investigator, Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University College Dublin
damian.flynn@ucd.ie
01 716 1819
Dr Muireann Lynch
Research Officer, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin
muireann.lynch@esri.ie
+353 1 8632000
Dr John Curtis
Associate Research Professor, ESRI, Dublin
John.Curtis@esri.ie
+353 1 8632000
Prof Valentin Bertsch
Professor of Energy Systems Analysis, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Valentin.Bertsch@dlr.de
Dr Juha Kiviluoma
Postdoc Researcher
Juha.Kiviluoma@vtt.fi
Dr Desta Fitiwi
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
desta.fitiwi@esri.ie
Ankita Gaur
Research Assistant
Ankita.Gaur@esri.ie
Dana Kirchem
PhD Researcher
dana.kirchem@esri.ie