Energy Systems Integration 102

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, USA
August 3–7, 2015

The Energy Systems Integration (ESI) 102 workshop was held August 3–7, 2015, at the Energy Systems Integration Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. The course covered the research challenges of ESI at all scales (from residential to continental) across multiple energy (and non-energy) domains from a technical, market, regulatory, and consumer standpoint. The course was designed to give a snapshot on the state of the art in ESI and the research challenges. The course was designed for graduate students and practitioners working in the field with a very diverse set of backgrounds.

Photo of a group of people standing on top of a mountain with a river running below.

ESI 102 students and speakers at Mount Evans in Colorado.

The workshop agenda and accompanying presentations are provided below.

Day 1

Introduction and overview

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

Experience from Europe: ESI Challenges and Identification of Pertinent Research Issues

Prof. William D'haeseleer, KU Leuven, Belgium

Energy System Planning and the Interactions with Electricity System Planning: A European Model

Drs. Vera Silva and Miguel Lopez-Botet Zulueta, Electricité de France

Integrated energy system models

Prof. Mark O'Malley, University College Dublin, Ireland, and Iris van Beuzekom, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Introduction to EnergyPLAN

Accompanying conference paper: A review of multi-energy system planning and optimization tools for sustainable urban development

Prof. Mark O'Malley, University College Dublin, Ireland, and Iris van Beuzekom, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Day 2

Integrated Electricity And Market Modelling: A High Performance Computing Example

Dr. Bryan Palmintier and Mark Ruth, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

Introduction to HOMER

Peter Lilienthal, HOMER Energy

Co-Optimization Methods for Integrated Design and Assessment of Natural Gas/Electric Systems/Transportation Systems

Prof. James McCalley, Iowa State University, USA

Group exercise: ESI examples with EnergyPLAN

Day 3

Economies of Scale versus Societal Interest in Small Autonomous Systems

Prof. James McCalley, Iowa State University, USA

Cyber Physical Social Systems: Modelling of Consumer Assets and Behavior in an Integrated Energy System

Prof. Sid Suryanarayanan and Tim Hansen, Colorado State University, USA

Group exercise: Using EnergyPLAN, illustrate an example of ESI

Prof. Mark O'Malley, University College Dublin, Ireland, and Iris van Beuzekom, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Day 4

Behavior And Impact of the Consumer in an Integrated Energy System

Prof. Linda Steg, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Business Cases for Distributed Multi-energy Systems

Prof. Pierluigi Mancarella, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

From Customers To Prosumers in an Equitable Low Carbon Transition

Accompanying handout

Prof. Sandra Bell and Prof. Janice Astbury, University of Durham, United Kingdom

Group exercise: Using EnergyPLAN, find the shortcomings of integrated energy system models

Prof. Mark O'Malley, University College Dublin, Ireland, and Iris van Beuzekom, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Day 5

Flexibility in Integrated Energy Systems And Virtual Storage

Prof. Pierluigi Mancarella, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Electricity Market Models

Dr. Erik Ela, Electric Power Research Institute, USA

End to End Impact of Building System Response and Load Flexibility

Prof. Gregor P. Henze, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Photo of a group of people standing in front of a mountain.

ESI 102 students and speakers at Mount Evans in Colorado.