Policy brief #6 – From NOwnership to Ownership: How to Define and Promote Local and Inclusive Citizen Ownership in Renewable Energy Projects

This policy brief explores the option of local and inclusive citizen ownership to help accelerate the energy transition. Such ownership promotes: local acceptance, cost-effectiveness and capital contribution to investments. How this type of ownership could be promoted is discussed in this brief.

If you have any questions of queries, please direct them to the ENSYSTRA Project Manager Dirk Kuiken or Deborah Groeneweg.

If you are interested in the specifics of the 15 research projects, you can find summaries and video explanations from the researchers here.

Our project is supported by 23 industry partner institutions.

Policy brief #6 – From NOwnership to Ownership: How to Define and Promote Local and Inclusive Citizen Ownership in Renewable Energy Projects2021-05-12T08:41:41+00:00

Policy brief #5 – Renewable hydrogen for industrial decarbonisation

What role would hydrogen play in decarbonising the industrial sector? What are the opportunities and barriers? How can policy help industries in transitioning to a decarbonized future? In our policy brief, we try to answer these questions.

If you have any questions of queries, please direct them to the ENSYSTRA Project Manager Dirk Kuiken or Deborah Groeneweg.

If you are interested in the specifics of the 15 research projects, you can find summaries and video explanations from the researchers here.

Our project is supported by 23 industry partner institutions. […]

Policy brief #5 – Renewable hydrogen for industrial decarbonisation2021-05-10T10:57:46+00:00

Policy brief #4 – Synergies between hydrogen and offshore wind – challenges and opportunities in the North Sea Region

In the following years large amounts of offshore wind will be deployed in the North Sea region. Hydrogen emerges as an attractive option to provide flexibility and ease the integration of offshore wind and onshore energy systems. In this policy brief from the ENSYSTRA project we underline the economic, technical and stakeholder engagement barriers to the interaction between hydrogen and wind, and we provide recommendations addressed to policy makers in order to facilitate the transition towards a more integrated energy system.
Policy brief #4 – Synergies between hydrogen and offshore wind – challenges and opportunities in the North Sea Region2021-05-05T07:33:00+00:00

Policy brief #3 – Opportunities and barriers to interconnector expansion in the North Sea Region

This informational policy brief explores the main opportunities and barriers to interconnector expansion in the North Sea region. This is in light of Europe’s drive to increase interconnection between national electricity grids to support decarbonising the power system.

If you have any questions of queries, please direct them to the ENSYSTRA Project Manager Dirk Kuiken or Deborah Groeneweg.

If you are interested in the specifics of the 15 research projects, you can find summaries and video explanations from the researchers here.

Our project is supported by 23 industry partner institutions.

Policy brief #3 – Opportunities and barriers to interconnector expansion in the North Sea Region2021-05-03T11:19:40+00:00

Policy brief #2 – Opportunities for an efficient future North Sea energy system – the case of the Netherlands

Reaching the national renewable energy and carbon emission targets set for 2030 and 2050 requires coordinated engagement among different parties involved in the use of the offshore space, working under a common vision. This can be facilitated by providing clear legal and practical guidelines for developing and implementing integrated offshore renewable energy projects. This policy brief presents the context, opportunities, and constraints that characterize the road towards an integrated offshore energy system.

If you have any questions of queries, please direct them to the ENSYSTRA Project Manager Dirk Kuiken or Deborah Groeneweg.

If you are interested in the specifics of the 15 […]

Policy brief #2 – Opportunities for an efficient future North Sea energy system – the case of the Netherlands2021-04-30T09:02:41+00:00

Blog #13 – The Marie Curie Training Network – Energy Cultures and Agent Behaviour

What is your research focusing on?

My research explores the energy cultures and the agents’ behaviour emerging out of stakeholders interactions in the Energy Systems in Transition Project. An example of the areas I cover can be seen in figure 1 below.

Figure 1. Overview of topics being researched in my thesis.

Energy cultures refers to patterns of norms, values, practices and material cultures. In turn, agents behaviour depends on internal factors like cognitive and psychological trails, as well as on external influences, like the culture in which agents are immersed. I examine, from a socio-technical perspective, how such humans and non-humans actants bring “things” to matter (materialities). One of such […]

Blog #13 – The Marie Curie Training Network – Energy Cultures and Agent Behaviour2021-04-23T07:58:39+00:00

Blog #12 – Development of a Real-time Optimization Solution for Dispatchable Energy Supply Units

What is your research focusing on?

The overall aim of my research is to provide a generic approach for optimum management of integrated energy systems using the real-time capability of artificial intelligence based solutions, in terms of energy, economy, and the environment. Future energy systems that seek to maximize energy utilization, grid reliability and resilience while meeting the expected demand side requirements must necessarily consider all available energy sources, including intermittent renewables, storage systems and the dispatchable energy units.

What has amazed you in your research so far? For example surprising results

A reference case with supply units (heat pump, auxiliary heater), storage unit (thermal storage tank) and demand unit (swimming pool […]

Blog #12 – Development of a Real-time Optimization Solution for Dispatchable Energy Supply Units2021-04-16T09:03:33+00:00

Policy brief #1 – Advanced biofuels and carbon capture can pave the way for the EU climate goals

Advanced biofuels production is limited and needs to accelerate to keep up with the energy transition challenge. How to do it and what is needed? Coupling advanced biofuels with CCS can be a way out. Read this policy brief to find out.

If you have any questions of queries, please direct them to the ENSYSTRA Project Manager Dirk Kuiken or Deborah Groeneweg.

If you are interested in the specifics of the 15 research projects, you can find summaries and video explanations from the researchers here.

Our project is supported by 23 industry partner institutions.

Policy brief #1 – Advanced biofuels and carbon capture can pave the way for the EU climate goals2021-04-30T09:03:47+00:00

Blog #11 – Modelling Dispatchable Loads in Interlinked Power, Heat and Transport Models

What motivated you to do this project?

Bangladesh is one of the countries which are impacted the most because of the rapid climate change. It is a country where 20% of the country will go underwater if it rises 1 meter higher than now, causing to displace 30 million people – the so-called climate refugees. Some researchers projected that if the sea level increases by 2 meters by 2100, there will be more than 50 million climate refugees. The only way to mitigate this rapid climate change is to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Being a Bangladeshi, I have played a proactive role in minimising the emission using the state-of-the-art sciences. After […]

Blog #11 – Modelling Dispatchable Loads in Interlinked Power, Heat and Transport Models2021-03-01T10:44:02+00:00

Blog #10 – Transition Policies for Oil and Gas Incumbents

About my research

My research explores the prospects for the oil and gas industry to play a more meaningful role in Europe’s energy transition. Focusing on the North Sea region, my research examines oil and gas company strategies in relation to low carbon energy, including investment, innovation, and the role of policy and regulation. The research draws from theories in innovation studies, business studies, and science and technology studies. It analysis in an integrated way the technological, organizational and political processes which are reshaping the boundaries between the traditional fossil fuel and the renewables-based energy industries. The outcomes of the project include an understanding of how existing actors in the oil […]

Blog #10 – Transition Policies for Oil and Gas Incumbents2021-02-10T14:46:22+00:00
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