Description: The PhD course gives an introduction to advanced energy system analysis using the EnergyPLAN computer model. After the course the participants are expected to be able to understand methodologies of advanced energy system analysis and to be able to use the EnergyPLAN computer model as a tool in making energy system analyses.

The course is conducted as a combination of lectures and computer workshops of a total of 4 days (32 hours) and assignments of a total of 6-7 days (52 hours). Results of assignments will be presented by the participants.

The course start with an introduction to the model (installation, using, constructing new data sets) and proceeds to focus on the use of the model in
- sustainable cities and communities
- technical analyses of large-scale integration of wind.
- analyses of exchange with external electricity markets
- combinations of different renewable energy technologies.
- designing flexible energy systems using flexible technologies such as heat pumps, hydrogen storage, pumped storage etc.
- district heating systems versus individual houses and zero energy buildings
- designing energy systems based on multiple criteria

Course fee 675 DKK for ph.d. students (90€)

Organizer: Poul Alberg Østergaard

Lecturers: Poul Alberg Østergaard , Henrik Lund, David Connolly & Brian Vad Mathiesen


Time: 7-9 and 20-22 April, 2015

Place: Aalborg University, Nybrogade 6, room Nbg6 1.133, 9000 Aalborg.

Zip code: 9000

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 17 March,2015