ICT Enabling Thermal Energy Flexibility in Integrated Energy Systems

Korea Institute of Energy Research, Daejeon, Korea
October 21–22, 2015

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The Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Enabling Thermal Energy Flexibility in Integrated Energy Systems workshop was held October 21–22, 2015, at the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) in Daejeon, Korea. The workshop included participants from Korea, Japan, Europe, and the United States and enabled the sharing of international experience on energy systems integration (ESI) with a focus on ICT-enabled heat and electricity systems. Presentations and discussions covered commercial operation, business strategy, and research.

A workshop report is available here. The workshop agenda and accompanying presentations are provided below.

Day 1

Welcome

Dr. Lee Ki-woo, Korea Institute of Energy Research

Session 1: Overview

Introduction and workshop objectives

Prof. Mark O'Malley, University College Dublin, Ireland

Energy Systems Integration: An Introduction

Dr. Ben Kroposki, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

Overview of Energy System Integration in Korea

Sang Doug Park, MOTIE (Office of Strategic Research & Development Planning), Korea

Session 2: ICT and Thermal Grids

Chair: Chris Dent, Durham University, United Kingdom

The role of ICT based methods in enabling thermal energy systems flexibility in Denmark

Prof. Henrik Madsen, Danish Technical University, Denmark

Current Research Activities on Thermal Grid in KIER

Young-Jin Baik,
Korea Institute of Energy Research

Session 3: Thermal Grids and Integration of Renewables

Cogeneration, thermal storage & thermal networks, and the interaction with the electric and gas grids

Prof. William D'haeseleer, KU Leuven, Belgium

Smart Steam Network in the Industrial Sector

Prof. Hung Suck Park, University of Ulsan, Korea

Future domestic heating systems and their potential role in integrating variable renewable energy

Prof. Steve Heinen, University College Dublin, Ireland

Renewable hybrid thermal energy system for block heating

Jaehyeok Heo, Korea Institute of Energy Research

Day 2

Session 4: Smart Cities, Districts and Buildings

Chair: Goran Strbac, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

District Heating and Cooling Research Activities based on IoT Technology in Korea

Jong Jun Lee, Korea District Heating Corporation

Sensitivity analysis on Demand shifting capability based on the TwinHouse model

Kyunghun Woo, Samsung C&T

Issue and direction of Energy Network Optimization in Petrochemical Industries

Weonho Kim, Infotro Technology Co., Ltd.

Posi-Watt Demand Response Utilizing Thermal Storage for Air-Conditioning Systems of Large Scale Buildings and Factories

Akira Yabe, NEDO Japan

Workshop discussion and conclusion, including next steps and concrete actions

Dr. Bryan Hannegan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA