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Magnus Dahl

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Magnus Dahl
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Project title: Production planning of energy systems – Cost and risk assessment for district heating                     

Main supervisor: Steffen Petersen

Co-supervisor: Gorm Bruun Andresen

Industrial-supervisor: Adam Brun                           

Project period: 1/5/2015 – 30/4/2018

Project description
The district heating sector is a major player in today's energy system, especially in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. There is a potential in terms of economic and environmental benefits of operating district heating systems in an efficient way.

The aim of this industrial PhD project is to assess operational costs and risk of a large-scale district heating system. The technical limitations of the district heating system are taken into account through least cost dispatch modeling. Ensembles of weather forecasts and the complex coupling to the electricity market will be used to ensure cost-effective production planning. Results from the analysis will be evaluated based on the day-to-day operation of the district heating system of Aarhus.

 In the later phases of the project, the model will be used to explore potential economical and technical benefits of a number of new district heating technologies. These include: low temperature district heating, distributed or central heat storage, low heat consumption housing, solar thermal, power-to-heat and integration of waste heat.

External partners/project that the PhD is part of
Industrial PhD with AffaldVarme Aarhus

The project is part of the EU funded READY project (WP3).

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