Coauthor: Siri Mathisen Decarbonising energy systems is a highly complex undertaking, requiring coordinated tools and compliance with the current situation and adopted plans.…
Gerd Kjølle is a power pioneer, specialising in security of supply. She has been honoured to write one of the chapters in the new book Women in Power.
FlexPlan-projects developed a new methodology for planning the expansion of transmission and distribution networks. The methodology assesses the use of flexible resources, e.g. energy storage and end-user flexibility, as an alternative to the conventional approach, i.e. building new lines and/or components.
Buying electricity from your neighbor’s solar panel is quickly becoming reality, as electricity sharing schemes for distributed renewable electricity are realized through local energy communities. Alongside this new and exciting option arises the question: “what should the price be?
As we work towards operating cruise ships with zero emissions, it is important that we reduce the energy use of the hotel systems on board. We have modelled the hotel system of a cruise ship in a building simulation tool in order to evaluate various energy efficiency solutions, including passive measures, heat pumps and thermal energy storage. Passive measures utilise the building’s structure or materials to reduce energy consumption, for example by increasing or decreasing solar heat gains.
Instead of building new grid, utilizing flexibility in industrial processes could be a cheaper and faster way of integrating variable power production.