DCAMM seminar: Modelling the weather-energy-economic nexus

Dr Iain Staffell, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.

12.10.2017 | Institut for Ingeniørvidenskab

Dato tir 24 okt
Tid 10:15 11:00
Sted Room 03.070, building 3210, Navitas, Aarhus University, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, 8000 Aarhus C

Accommodating high shares of variable and unpredictable wind power is essential for decarbonising many of the world’s major electricity systems. Research in this area relies critically on the ability to model time-series of energy production from wind farms, but these techniques are only beginning to develop due to the divide between meteorology, wind engineering and electricity market modelling.

The Renewbles.ninja model is a validated, open-source platform for simulating wind and solar farm outputs anywhere in the world. This talk will summarise recent research covering systems integration, geographical smoothing and future outputs. It will then look at ongoing research, quantifying global productivity and understanding the technical drivers behind wind and solar farm performance.

DESSTINEE and MOSSI are electricity market models that simulate pan-European dispatch and national investment/dispatch respectively. These use the technically simplistic merit order stack, but approach dispatch from the profit-maximising (as opposed to cost-minimising) perspective. This talk will show how the business case for storage and transmission may be mis-represented in more complex unit commitment models, and how an interconnected ‘North Sea Supergrid’ could help the economic prospects of new offshore wind farms.

Danish pastry, coffee and tea will be served 15 minutes before the seminar starts.

All interested persons are invited.