Requirements for integrated planning of multi-energy systems

Nicolas Thie, Marco Franken, Henrik Schwaeppe, Luis Bottcher, Christoph Muller, Albert Moser, Klemens Schumann, Daniele Vigo, Michele Monaci, Paolo Paronuzzi, Antonio Punzo, Matteo Pozzi, Angelo Gordini, Kemal Burak Cakirer, Burcin Acan, Umberto Desideri, Aldo Bischi

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The successful realization of the climate goals agreed upon in the European Union's COP21 commitments makes a fundamental change of the European energy system necessary. In particular, for a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions over 80%, the use of renewable energies must be increased not only in the electricity sector but also across all energy sectors, such as heat and mobility. Furthermore, a progressive integration of renewable energies increases the risk of congestions in the transmission grid and makes network expansion necessary. An efficient planning for future energy systems must comprise the coupling of energy sectors as well as interdependencies of generation and transmission grid infrastructure. However, in traditional energy system planning, these aspects are considered as decoupled. Therefore, the project PlaMES develops an approach for integrated planning of multi-energy systems on a European scale. This paper aims at analyzing the model requirements and describing the modeling approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCon 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728129563
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event6th IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCon 2020 - Virtual, Gammarth, Tunis, Tunisia
Duration: 28 Sep 20201 Oct 2020

Publication series

Name6th IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCon 2020


Conference6th IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCon 2020
CityVirtual, Gammarth, Tunis


  • Energy sector coupling
  • Energy system planning
  • Integrated generation and grid expansion
  • Multi-energy systems


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