Techno-economic evaluation of energy storage

The development of intermittent renewable energies and/or the redundancy of extreme meteorological phenomena (periods of heat waves) leads to energy power peaks on the networks. The grid load and the necessary amount of power production need to be designed to accommodate these peak loads which can be very limited in time. In order to smooth these peaks, different storage technologies are available on the market (thermal, electrical, mechanical, etc.).
The objective of this training course is to lay the foundations of a calculation algorithm that would allow calculating the benefits of these technologies in a particular application.
The application will be chosen according to the candidate's profile but could concern building heating/cooling or the energy management of industrial processes.
The cost benefit of the storage system will be evaluated regarding the application load, the storage performance and the energy price tariff thanks to an optimization algorithm.
 

Connaissances requises

The candidate must have a good knowledge of the computer tool, and in particular of a computer language (PYTHON). Knowledge of system and / or building-oriented simulation software (TRNSYS, energyplus, etc.) is appreciated.
He will also have to master the classical methods of scientific calculations, and more particularly the numerical techniques for solving ordinary and partial differential equations.

Finally, the candidate must have a solid training in thermal energy engineering.
 

Programme d'études visé

Maîtrise avec projet, Maîtrise avec mémoire, Doctorat

Domaines de recherche

Énergie

Financement

A définir avec le candidat

Autres informations

Date de début : Session d'automne 2020

Personne à contacter

Didier Haillot | didier.haillot@etsmtl.ca