The cold climate, large-scale industries, a high share of electric heating and long distances drive energy consumption in Nordic environments. The licentiate research of Robert Fischer from Luleå University of Technology provides insights on sector coupling of municipal energy systems by combining simulation with an evolutionary multi-objective optimization method. When energy sectors are integrated, high GHG emission reductions can be achieved with lower costs and less impact on the electricity grid. Varying shares of electrification and biofuels provide best trade-offs under different economic parameters. In addition, the work presents an overview on renewable energy resource potentials in the countries of Finland, Norway and Sweden.
The full-text of the licentiate research can be found via the link: http://ltu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A1415177&dswid=489
The LECo team congratulates Robert on a great achievement!