Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Pongracz, Eva
Organisation OY
Project title Smart energy networks 2050: Modelling of energy and information fluxes, impact of user response on decarbonisation
Decision No. 287748
Decision date 11.06.2015
Funding period 01.09.2015 - 31.12.2019
Funding 686 230
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Project description
The research aims at determining to what extent people can contribute to reduction of their energy carbon footprint through the choices they make concerning energy usage in a situation where suitable tools are provided. To answer this question, variety of models is created. Models describe functions of micro-grids, intelligent home automation, integration of small-scale renewable energy production, energy storage, and heat distribution. Models are built so that the energy end-user is in the center with the ability to make decisions concerning one’s own energy usage. With the bottom-up approach different scenarios regarding the density of population and type of residence are created. Overall, the concept of parallel micro-grids and its possibilities and risks are assessed from technical, environmental, and societal aspects. Ultimately, the target is to recognize factors affecting the viability of a smart energy system and togive sustainable recommendations in development of it.