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PlaMES - Integrated Planning of Multi Energy Systems

Goal: The COP21 goals require a stepwise reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by cheaply decarbonising the energy generation sector. This means that Europe has to plan on making better, integrated energy generation and storage systems as well as transmission and distribution grids. The EU-funded PlaMES project aims to develop an integrated planning tool for multi-energy systems on a European scale. The project will consider different energy systems such as electricity, heat, mobility and gas, and calculate a cost-optimal energy mix for the future European energy system. PlaMES will use two case studies to test how adequate and relevant the model is.

Date: 1 September 2019 - 31 October 2022

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Henrik Schwaeppe
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As a result of global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, future energy system designs must be investigated. However, previous studies in integrated generation and transmission expansion planning neglect indirect emissions and therefore the full global warming potential of system designs. We introduce a linear, single-stage integrated expansion planning model with respect to global warming potential of all components. Neglecting indirect emissions underestimates the global warming potential by more than 20% and the total cost by almost 10% in an exemplary showcase. The inclusion of indirect emissions tightens the emission budget and therefore leads to different system designs.
Luis Böttcher
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The COP21 goals require a stepwise reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by cheaply decarbonising the energy generation sector. This means that Europe has to plan on making better, integrated energy generation and storage systems as well as transmission and distribution grids. The EU-funded PlaMES project aims to develop an integrated planning tool for multi-energy systems on a European scale. The project will consider different energy systems such as electricity, heat, mobility and gas, and calculate a cost-optimal energy mix for the future European energy system. PlaMES will use two case studies to test how adequate and relevant the model is.