Prof. Dr.-Techn. Henrik Lund, Ph.D.
This presentation focusses on how societies can design and implement renewable energy and decarbonization strategies. The presentation presents and discuss a set of methods and criteria to design Smart Energy Systems, while considering the context of 100% renewable energy on a national level. Countries should handle locally what concerns local demands, and at the same time acknowledge the international context when discussing resources and industrial and transport demands. To illustrate the method, it is applied to the cases of Denmark and European within the context of a global fully decarbonized energy system.
Recently, the Danish Government supported by the Danish Parliament decided for the target of a 70% decrease in Greenhouse gasses by 2030. This presentation includes a list of theoretical and methodological considerations as well as a concrete proposal on how such targets can be implemented. It is highlighted that already now one must think beyond 2030 to prepare for the next step to achieve a full decarbonization by 2040 or 2050. It is also highlighted that a country such as Denmark must consider how to include its share of international shipping and aviation as well as how to design a solution with Denmark’s share of sustainable biomass resources.
Moreover, the presentation includes the results of detailed hourly modelling of the EU “A Clean Planet” scenarios for a fully decarbonized Europe in 2050 and compare it to a “smart energy systems” alternative. The case illustrates how the focus on a fully sector-coupling as expressed in a smart energy systems approach will lead to higher energy efficiency and the identification of a more affordable green transition in Europe.
Research and Industrial Experience
Henrik Lund (born 2 July 1960) is a Danish engineer (M.Sc.Eng.1985) and Professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University in Denmark. He holds a Ph.D. in Implementation of Sustainable Energy Systems (1990), and a Dr. Techn. in Choice Awareness and Renewable Energy Systems (2009).
Henrik Lund is a highly ranked world-leading researcher. He is listed among ISI Highly Cited researchers ranking him among the top 1% researchers in the world within engineering and on the Stanford list of top 2% scientists.
Henrik Lund has many years of management experience as head of department for approx. 200 staff persons (1996-2002), head of section for approx. 50 persons (2014 – 2016) and head of research group of 20-30 persons (2002 – present). During his time the Sustainable Energy Planning research group at Aalborg University has now grown to approx. 30 staff members including 4 professors.
Henrik Lund is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s high-impact journal Energy with annual 10000+ submissions.
Henrik Lund is the author of more than 400 books and articles including the book ''Renewable Energy Systems”. He is the architect behind the advanced energy system analysis software EnergyPLAN, which is a freeware used worldwide that have form the basis of more than 200 peer reviewed journal papers around the world.
Prof. Nikolaos Hatziargyriou, Ph.D.
Prof. Nikolaos Hatziargyriou, Ph.D. is professor Emeritus in Power Systems at the National Technical University of Athens. He has over 10 year industrial experience as Chairman and CEO of the Hellenic Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO) and as executive Vice-Chair and Deputy CEO of the Public Power Corporation (PPC), responsible for the Transmission and Distribution Divisions. He was chair and vice-chair of the EU Technology and Innovation Platform on Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP-SNET). He is honorary member of CIGRE and past Chair of CIGRE SC C6 “Distribution Systems and Distributed Generation”. He is Life Fellow Member of IEEE, past Chair of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee (PSDPC) and Editor in Chief of the IEEE Trans on Power Systems. He is the 2017 recipient of the IEEE/PES Prabha S. Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award. He has participated in more than 60 RD&D projects funded by the EU Commission, electric utilities and industry for fundamental research and practical applications. He is author of the book “Microgrids: Architectures and Control” and of more than 300 journal publications and 600 conference proceedings papers. He is included in the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Thomson Reuters lists of the top 1% most cited researchers and he is 2020 Globe Energy Prize laureate.
Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Techn. René Hofmann
Brief curriculum vitae
RENE HOFMANN is full Professor at the TU Wien. He is currently the Head of the Research Unit Industrial Energy Systems at the Institute for Energy Systems and Thermodynamics. He has many years of experience and publications in the field of thermal and industrial engineering and gained industrial work experience as a Senior Process Engineer in research and development at Josef Bertsch GmbH & Co. KG, Austria. In 2019, he finalized his habilitation with the thesis on aspects of design optimization and operational optimization for industrial energy systems. He teaches methods for modeling, simulation, and optimization of thermal processes and components. Prof. Hofmann is Scientific Coordinator of the Cooperative Doctoral School Smart Industrial Concept (SIC!) and is active as Alternate Delegate in the Executive Committee of the Technology Collaboration Program Industrial Energy-related Technologies and Systems (IETS) of the International Energy Agency (IEA). His current research interests include the design and operational optimization of energy systems and digitalization aspects (digital twins) for complex energy and production systems.