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Sustainable energy planning

The research group works with energy planning with a cross-disciplinary focus on the design, evaluation and implementation of future sustainable energy solutions.

Research group

Sustainable energy planning

The research group works with energy planning with a cross-disciplinary focus on the design, evaluation and implementation of future sustainable energy solutions.

Research

Key research areas

The sustainble energy planning research group looks at how we as a society can develop and implement sustainable energy solutions.

What technical affordable alternatives do we have? How feasible are they from a broader perspective of jobs, balance of payments, environment and growth? How can we as a society organise ourselves and implement them?

The results show: 

  • how Denmark from a technical point of view can go to 100% renewable energy
  • how feasibility studies can include jobs, balance of payments and rural development
  • what Aalborg should do to be part of the green transition
  • how ownership and market conditions influence the implementation
  • the role of specific technologies like electrolysers and district heating in future energy systems

Education 

Study related activities 

The group teaches: 

  • energy planning (national, regional and local)
  • energy systems design and analysis
  • feasibility studies and public regulation
  • transport demand and future fuels

 

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Collaboration

Who benfits from our research 

The research concerns society as a whole; citizens and consumers, politicians and administration, industry, manufacturers and NGOs

External partners  

  • Manufacturers such as Danfoss, Logstor, Topsoe, DESMI, EMD and many others as well as utility companies such as Aalborg Forsyning, HMN and many others
  • Authorities such as the European Commission, the Danish Energy Agency, Energinet, Frederikshavn Municipality etc.
  • Organisations such as Samsø Energy Academy, Euroheat & Power, UNDP, political parties and many others

Key projects 

Since 1970s the group has been involved in the design of a number of alternative energy strategies from the first Danish “Alternative Energy Plan” from 1976 to the IDA smart energy plan for Denmark in 2015 and onwards.

CEESA

In the CEESA project from 2011 the group developed the concept of smart energy systems.

4DH

In the 4DH project from 2012-2017 the group developed and promoted the 4th generation District Heating concept and among others influenced the European Heating and Cooling Strategy.

Contact

informations
Research group coordinator
Henrik Lund, Professor
+45 9940 8309
lund@plan.aau.dk
Research coordinator
Brian Vad Mathiesen, Professor,
+45 9940 7218
bvm@plan.aau.dk
Teaching coordinator
Poul Alberg Østergaard, Professor
+45 9940 8424
poul@plan.aau.dk
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