15 PhD positions in Energy Systems Transition with Marie Skłodowska-Curie training network ENSYSTRA
The ENSYSTRA training network
ENSYSTRA – the ENergy SYStems in TRAnsition Innovative Training Network is the unique interdisciplinary Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission, targeting solutions for integrated energy systems transition. The ENSYSTRA consortium consists of high profile universities, research institutions and companies located in the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The European Commission formally granted the EU Horizon 2020 ENSYSTRA project with an exceptional score of over 96%.
ENSYSTRA will train 15 ESRs in all aspects of energy systems transition. PhD subjects range from energy systems modelling, scenario analysis, technology development, socio-technical cultures, participatory approaches, investment modelling, market design, and cross-border regulatory frameworks. All ESRs are part of the international ENSYSTRA training network and will benefit from targeted training in interdisciplinary energy systems transition through workshops, summer schools and subject specific courses.
Every ESR will work with one or more of the 23 ENSYSTRA partners from the energy sector. ESRs will be trained in the scientific, technical and business skills, and will become highly sought-after experts for front-runner businesses and other organisations that will shape the energy transition. ESRs will carry out research at a home university and intensively interact with other ESRs in ENSYSTRA through joint research and participation in workshops and summer schools.
The objective of this project is to develop a scenario model and a dynamic model of the North Sea electricity production system.read more
This ESR will build on an existing open source and open data based energy system modeling framework (OEMOF) of the German and European power sector, which has been developed by the research team at Europa-Universitaet Flensburg.read more
ESR 3, Modelling of Policies and Investments for a large-scale Introduction of Variable Renewable Power Production
Many actors envision a future renewable electricity system dominated by solar and wind. However, it is not clear how such a system would optimally be designed in general or in the North Sea region.read more
The objective of this research is to execute a geographically explicit land use, land consumption, land reserves and transport analysis and to develop scenarios using a combination of simulation and static models for the North Sea region based on the best suitable data as well as on legislation and plans for future space use.read more
This ESR will build on the existing open source and open data based energy system modelling framework OEMOF of the German and European power sector developed at Europa-University Flensburg.read more
The overall objective of this ESR project are to develop a thermochemical bioenergy concept incorporating hydrothermal liquefaction with carbon capture and use from the process, to result in optimized biofuel production and carbon efficiency.read more
The main objective of this project is to investigate how key off-shore RET’s (wind, wave, macro-algue, OTEC) and low carbon options (CCS/EOR/EGR) and infrastructure (including key flexibility and energy storage options) can develop over time in terms of improvement, scale-up and implementation.read more
This project aims at deployment of methods and tools for effective utilization of industrial waste heat as well as other low temperature heat sources to provide higher efficiency and higher level of operational flexibility of aggregated energy systems.read more
The main goal of this project is to develop artificial intelligence (AI) based tools for modelling and analysis of the future energy systems, including intermittent renewables, storage systems and the dispatchable energy units to meet the expected demand side requirements.read more
The objective of this project is to investigate energy cultures across selected academic and non-academic ENSYSTRA partners. The project will explore the drivers and barriers of people’s acceptance towards energy systems by applying a techno-anthropological research approach.read more
ESR 11, Ownership models, energy system integration, local and regional selfreliance and energy security within smart energy systems
This project is supposed to deliver a study investigating and assessing the currently existing ownership models, and a set of new ownership models that will be applicable and realistic to the local/ regional contexts as well as informative to the legislative and executive bodies at regional, national, and European level. Different regional case studies will be developed for typical regions around the North Sea.read more
Investments in new low carbon technologies such as wind power, PV, and CCS are critical for the transition of the European power system to a system with zero CO2 emissions. In the majority of models used for climate policy assessment and planning investment decisions taken by market agents are modelled in a very simple way.read more
The objective of this project is to explore how markets can be designed and operated to support North Sea and wider EU energy transitions.read more
The main objective is to explore how national and international policies and framework conditions for the cross-border cooperation in energy system transitions interacts.read more
This project will explore the prospects for incumbents in the energy industry to play a more meaningful role in Europe’s energy transition. Focusing on the North Sea region, the ESR will examine oil and gas company strategies in relation to low carbon energy and the role of policy and regulation in facilitating the reconfiguration and repurposing of existing energy infrastructure.read more