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prof. dr. ir. M. A. (Machteld) van den Broek

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prof. dr. ir. M. A. (Machteld) van den Broek


My research is dedicated to facilitate the energy transition process. I investigate this process from a system perspective with a sharp eye for detail. I am especially interested in solutions to effectively integrate the power, heat, and passive energy systems. My expertise ranges from long term investment planning to short term strategies to balance the power system.

My experience encompasses energy systems models like power system simulation models, bottom-up technology-oriented models based on linear programming, top-down macro-economic models like computable general equilibrium models, agent based models, and geographical explicit models. With my expertise, I know how to combine (softlink) the strengths of different models, and interpret their results in the light of their weaknesses. Models I am familiar with include Plexos, MARKAL, TIMES, TIMER, WorldScan, and ArcGIS at national, European, and global scale.

I supervise European and national research projects. Topics of recent projects:
wind and solar power integration in the European power system (based on hourly modelling); impact of energy efficieny on electricity and heat demand patterns; identification of optimal placement of photovoltaic systems and wind across Europe; demand response at a large scale steel plant; combining energy efficiency measures, bio-based technologies and CO2 capture and storage (CCS) in the industry.

As supervisor of PhDs and Master Students I can explore new ideas in the energy efficiency and energy systems modelling research.

I am always interested in discussing cooperation and future opportunities.
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