Local energy system models
IFE performs modelling and analysis of local energy systems, such as week grid areas, communities, buildings, charging stations etc. The modelling provides insight into cost-effective design and operation of the system. We mainly use short-term energy system models, focusing on the optimal competition and interplay between energy carriers and technologies within the system.
The techno-economic optimization models for local energy systems can calculate cost-optimal design of distributed energy systems, including local power production, hydrogen systems, storage options and flexibility in end use demand.
For these analyses we have developed models in TIMES and Julia with hourly time resolution. The local models are used in project specific analysis to understand the details in a concrete case/area. The Julia model is developed specifically for hybrid systems to enable better decision support regarding technology choice, investment volume and timing of the investment.
Solar Farm: Solar Farm – IFE
Smart Nærstrøm: Smart Nærstrøm – IFE