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Zeitschriftenartikel

  • Robert Bauer
  • Dominik Schopf
  • Grégoire Klaus
  • Raimund Brotsack
  • Javier Valdés

Energy Cell Simulation for Sector Coupling with Power-to-Methane: A Case Study in Lower Bavaria

In: Energies vol. 15 pg. 2640.

  • (2022)

DOI: 10.3390/en15072640

In this study, the possibility of sector coupling with biological Power-to-Methane to support and stabilize the energy transition of the three major sectors of electricity, heat, and gas was addressed. For this purpose, the energy cell simulation methodology and the Calliope tool were utilized for energy system optimization. This combination provides detailed insights into the existing dependencies of consumers and fossil and renewable energy suppliers on a local scale. In this context, Power-to-Methane represents an efficient technology for quickly and effectively exploiting unused electricity potential for various sectors and consumers. It was found that, even in regions with low wind levels, this surplus electricity potential already exists and depends on various influencing factors in very different ways. The solar influence on these potentials was considered in connection with gas-fired cogeneration plants for district heating. It was found that the current heat demand for district heating produces a large amount of electricity and can generate surplus electricity in the winter. However, in the summer, large amounts of usable waste heat are dissipated into the environment, owing to the low consumption of district heat. This problem in the heat sector could be reduced by the expansion of photovoltaics, but this would require further expansion of storage or conversion systems in the electricity sector. This demonstrates that the consideration of several sectors is necessary to reflect the complexity of the sector coupling with Power-to-Methane properly.
  • Europan Campus Rottal-Inn
  • TC Freyung
  • NACHHALTIG
Beitrag (Sammelband oder Tagungsband)

  • Javier Valdés
  • Robert Bauer
  • Grégoire Klaus

Analyzing Input Data Influence in Local Techno-Economic Analyses for Power-to-Methane Plants. Abstract.

  • (2022)
  • TC Freyung
  • Europan Campus Rottal-Inn
  • NACHHALTIG
Zeitschriftenartikel

  • Javier Valdés
  • Sebastian Wöllmann
  • Andreas Weber
  • Grégoire Klaus
  • Christina Sigl
  • Matthias Prem
  • Robert Bauer
  • Roland Zink

A framework for regional smart energy planning using volunteered geographic information

In: Advances in Geosciences vol. 54 pg. 179-193.

  • (2020)

DOI: 10.5194/adgeo-54-179-2020

This study presents a framework for regional smart energy planning for the optimal location and sizing of small hybrid systems. By using an optimization model – in combination with weather data – various local energy systems are simulated using the Calliope and PyPSA energy system simulation tools. The optimization and simulation models are fed with GIS data from different volunteered geographic information projects, including OpenStreetMap. These allow automatic allocation of specific demand profiles to diverse OpenStreetMap building categories. Moreover, based on the characteristics of the OpenStreetMap data, a set of possible distributed energy resources, including renewables and fossil-fueled generators, is defined for each building category. The optimization model can be applied for a set of scenarios based on different assumptions on electricity prices and technologies. Moreover, to assess the impact of the scenarios on the current distribution infrastructure, a simulation model of the low- and medium-voltage network is conducted. Finally, to facilitate their dissemination, the results of the simulation are stored in a PostgreSQL database, before they are delivered by a RESTful Laravel Server and displayed in an angular web application.
  • Europan Campus Rottal-Inn
  • TC Freyung
  • NACHHALTIG
Vortrag

  • Robert Bauer

Effizienzanalyse von Power-to-Gas mit mikrobiologischer Methanisierung . Posterpräsentation

In: 6. Tag der Forschung

Technische Hochschule Deggendorf Deggendorf

  • 10.04.2019 (2019)
  • Europan Campus Rottal-Inn
  • Angewandte Naturwissenschaften und Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen
  • NACHHALTIG