Energy Systems Integration 101

KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
May 18–22, 2015

The Energy Systems Integration 101 workshop was held May 18–22, 2015, at KU Leuven in Belgium. This introductory course covered the concept of energy systems integration (ESI) at all scales (from residential to continental) across multiple energy (and non-energy) domains from a technical, market, and regulatory perspective. The course was designed for graduate students and practitioners working in the field to give a perspective on the state of the art in ESI.

The workshop agenda and accompanying presentations are provided below.

Day 1: Introductory Block

Energy Systems Integration (ESI) 101

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

System Effects Challenging the European Energy Market

Prof. William D'haeseleer, KU Leuven, Belgium

Energy Systems Integration

Dr. Ben Kroposki, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

Integration of Variable Renewables on Islands

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

Day 2: Electrical System Integration

Distributed Generation and Microgrids

Dr. Chris Marnay, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

A Supergrid for Europe…and Also for the U.S.?

Prof. Dirk Van Hertem, KU Leuven, Belgium

(BI)PV Challenges

Prof. Johan Driesen, KU Leuven & EIT-KIC InnoEnergy, Belgium

Linear Intelligent Networks

Prof. Johan Driesen, KU Leuven & EIT-KIC InnoEnergy, Belgium

Statistical Modelling for Energy System Planning

Dr. Chris Dent, Durham University, United Kingdom

Uncertainty in Energy Models

Amy Wilson, Durham University, United Kingdom

Providing Flexibility with Demand: The Aggregator Perspective

Cedric De Jonghe, Actility, Belgium

Day 3: Economical and Policy Aspects

Emission Trading and Energy Systems Integration Effects

Dr. Erik Delarue, KU Leuven, Belgium

Energy Policy and Regulatory Aspects

Prof. Leonardo Meeus, KU Leuven Vlerick Business School, Belgium

Nuclear Energy and Renewables: System Effects in Low-Carbon Electricity Systems

Dr. Marco Cometto, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), France

Day 4: Thermal Aspects in Buildings

Energy Consumption in Buildings: What Can We Learn From Data?

Prof. Henrik Madsen, CITIES, Danish Technical University, Denmark

Modeling the Heat Dynamics of Buildings

Prof. Henrik Madsen, CITIES, Danish Technical University, Denmark

Day 5: Energy and Transport

Electric Vehicle Charging Integration

Prof. Johan Driesen, KU Leuven & EIT-KIC InnoEnergy, Belgium

Fuelling Cars of the Future: Energy and Environment Issues

Prof. Stef Proost, KU Leuven, Belgium

The Role of Biomass in the European Energy System

Dr. Luc Pelkmans, VITO, Belgium

Gas and Electricity

Ir. Vincent Verbeke, GDF Suez