WP4 Gas in the integrated energy system

A system perspective is needed in order to assess the future value of the natural gas grid. Production and conditioning of RE gases can hence lead to synergies with regard to flexible power consumption as well as production of district heat, chemicals and liquid RE fuels. Furthermore, competing technologies may provide similar services, and these should therefore be included in the modelling. This WP gathers the outcome of WP1-3 and WP6 in overall systems analysis and outlines as well as includes the mathematical modelling of WP5. The main tasks include:

  • 4.1: Conceptual modelling of future gas system including production, conditioning, transmission, storage, trade and use. Important mathematical modelling challenges will be identified and communicated to WP5
  • 4.2: Developing future technical scenarios to align the research and analyses in the project
  • 4.3: Integrated modelling of the gas system (including the transport and industry sectors) with the electricity and district heating systems in large scale energy system models facilitating socio economic analysis.
  • 4.4: Modelling of an elaborate representation of the gas markets and regulation both on local and international level in large scale energy system models, facilitating private economic analyses.

Existing optimisation models (Balmorel, Sifre) will be further developed during the project to support the extended scope. The main users of the models are involved in the project, ensuring that the model development is relevant for their requirements and ensuring the continued life of the developed models after the end of the project. Analyses with the improved models will provide cost optimal solutions and facilitate assessing the value of different parts of the natural gas grid. The WP will be supported by a PostDoc and a PhD within “Integrated modelling of future energy systems – including the gas system”, (Main supervisor: Marie Münster, DTU).

Partners participating:

  • Senior Researcher M. Münster
  • DTU Management Engineering
  • HMN Naturgas
  • Nature Energy
  • DONG Energy
  • Danish Energy Association
  • RAM-løse EDB
  • EA Energy Analyses
  • Energinet.dk
  • Chalmers University
  • Delft University of Technology