In this project we study how TOP-down initiated heat networks can play a central role in integrated regional energy systems, and we investigate how these top-down actions can empower bottom-UP participation among local actors and sectors, as to achieve the regions ambitious energy targets.In this project expertise in modelling, automation, social sciences and practice is incorporated to optimize regional energy systems. We focus on the integration of heat and electricity networks, and identify and foster optimal levels of local actor/sector participation.
The aim is to satisfy actors/sectors needs and preferences, and to optimize regional energy system performance. We develop tailored solutions for the energy systems of Groningen (NL) and Copenhagen (DK) - which prioritize changes to their heat networks due to unique regional challenges - and study how these solutions can be scaled and customized to other regions, making the best use of local renewables and reducing the dependency on fossil fuels.
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