Optimal planning of integrated multi-energy systems

I. van Beuzekom, P. Pinson, M. Gibescu, J.G. Slootweg

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In this paper, a mathematical approach for the optimal planning of integrated energy systems is proposed. In order to address the challenges of future, RES-dominated energy systems, the model deliberates between the expansion of traditional energy infrastructures, the integration of these infrastructures using conversion technologies (e.g. gas-to-electricity-and-heat, power-to-heat, power-to-gas), and the placement of energy storage. The model is demonstrated using a representative case study from the city of Eindhoven. Current energy data from 2015 is combined with city development scenarios and sustainability goals for 2030 and 2045. Optimal green- and brownfield designs for a district's future integrated energy system are compared using a one-step, as well as a two-step planning approach. As expected, the greenfield designs are more cost efficient, as their results are not constrained by the existing infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Manchester PowerTech 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-4237-1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2017
Event2017 IEEE PowerTech Manchester - University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017
Conference number: 12


Conference2017 IEEE PowerTech Manchester
Abbreviated titlePowerTech 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
OtherTowards and Beyond Sustainable Energy Systems
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  • optimization
  • integrated energy systems planning
  • smart cities
  • systems modeling


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