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Modeling Europe’s need for energy storage in a decarbonized future

PhD defence, Tuesday, 4th June 2024, Ebbe Kyhl Gøtske

Ebbe Kyhl Gøtske

The energy transition and the rise of weather-driven renewable energy sources amplify the demand for integration support measures, encompassing energy storage, backup generation, transmission, and sector-coupling. Through techno-economic optimization, Ebbe Kyhl Gøtske’s PhD thesis explores cost-optimal technology mixes under stringent CO2 emissions reduction scenarios for the European energy system. His PhD studies advance energy system modeling research by encapsulating aspects of parametric uncertainties related to innovative storage technology development, as well as uncertainties surrounding future climate change and multidecadal weather variability. His findings highlight desired energy storage characteristics from a systems analysis perspective and demonstrate how weather-driven renewable energy systems can sustain resource adequacy and climate change mitigations during decades of weather variations.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Tuesday, 4th June 2024 at 14:00
Place: Building 1252, room 204, Eduard Biermann audience, Bartholins Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus
Title of PhD thesis: Energy storage and climate impacts on the future renewable European energy system

Contact information: Ebbe Kyhl Gøtske, e-mail: ekg@mpe.au.dk, tel.: +45 50512819

Members of the assessment committee:
Senior Researcher Matthew Gidden, Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group, IIASA, Austria
Senior Researcher Lina Reichenberg, Physical Resource Theory group, Chalmers University, Sweden
Professor (Docent) Ole Balling (chair), Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Associate Professor Marta Victoria, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

Co-supervisor:
Associate Professor Gorm Bruun Andresen,  Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS,

Jens Baggesens Vej 53, building 5221, 8200 Aarhus N.

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