Special event of the project „Investigating energy transition pathways – interrelation between power-to-X, demand response and market coupling“– INTERENERGY, funded by the Croatian Science Foundation under the project number IP-2019-04 9482, was held as SDEWES conference on October 14th 2021.
Introduction to the INTERENREGY project
Prof. Neven Duić
Creation and features of the H2RES energy planning model
Dr. Felipe Feijoo
Use cases of the H2RES model and comparison with other energy planning tools
Mr. Luka Herc
Next steps in the INTERENERGY project
Mr. Antun Pfeifer
Round table „Modelling the demand response and power-to-X technologies in Energy planning tools”
Prof. Neven Duić, Prof. Henrik Lund, Prof. Ingo Stadler, Dr. Felipe Feijoo
Announcement of the H2RES challenge with prizes
Prof. Neven Duić
Special event chair and project leader is prof. Neven Duić from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture.
Event featured round table session with experts in the field of energy systems and energy modelling: Prof. Neven Duić, Prof. Henrik Lund, Prof. Ingo Stadler and Dr. Felipe Feijoo
You can take a look at the presentations at SDEWES Youtube channel:
Researcher and member of the INTERENERGY team, Felipe Feijoo presented the H2RES model on July 12th, 2021. Presented version of the model includes power-to-x technology and demand-response modules. The model was presented at the EURO 2021 conference in Greece. The conference was held in Athens, and deals with operational research and management focusing on system optimization.
A high-level panel was held online on 4th of March 2021, with project leader, prof. Neven Duić giving a presentation on the role of hydrogen in the energy transition. The event includes numerous presentations from distinguished researchers, such as prof. Frano Barbir (UNIST), Asst. prof. Ankica Kovač (UNIZAG FSB) and Prof. Robert Steinberger-Wilckens from the University of Birgminham, as well as a number of representatives of hydrogen and fuel cell development community.
INTERENERGY collaborator Prof. Iva Ridjan Skov published an analysis of Power-to-X sector in Denmark, with the results indicating that the external factors such as current policy framework are more important than the internal technology related factors. Also, positive factors predominate negative ones.
Energy systems in the transition from fossil-based and centralized production, with high GHG emissions, to low-carbon systems based on variable and distributed renewable energy, pass through different phases of transformation. In the first phases, raise of integration of variable renewable energy sources (RES) can be performed in most of energy system configurations without the implementation of additional storage and conversion technologies. In later stages, with a high share of variable RES in the mix, synergies with other systems are needed to integrate the cheapest and sustainable energy. This project deals with interrelation between different power-to-x and demand response technologies and market coupling in the energy transition. Role of these technologies is investigated from the context of market coupling, which is already underway in the European Union. In this research, the key question which is addressed is the balanced integration of different power-to-X and demand response technologies, determining their optimal mix and avoiding unnecessary technological lock-ins. In order to achieve this, new modules will be created to model the behaviour of power-to-X and demand response technologies. Also, emerging markets for such technologies will be elaborated as well as business models for their integration. This is an important step in the digitalization of the energy system and employing the synergies in order to decarbonize multiple systems.