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Gauthier Limpens
PhD student
Ir. at UCL in 2015
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Main project: Energy system modelisation
Funding: UCL Assistant
Supervisor(s): Hervé Jeanmart

The transition towards more sustainable, fossil-free energy systems is interlinked with a high penetration of stochastic renewables, such as wind and solar.

Integrating these new energy resources and technologies will lead to profound structural changes in energy systems, such as an increasing need for storage and a radical electrifcation of the heating and mobility sectors.

To capture the increasing complexity of such future energy systems, new

flexible and open-source optimization modelling tools are needed.

In collaboration with EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), we develop EnergyScope, a new open-source energy model for strategic energy planning of urban and national energy systems.

We applied our methodolgy to Switzerland and Belgium. The next steps will be to apply it to more countries, create an educational interface for citizens and policy makers or apply the model for uncertainty characterisation.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Energy

Keywords:
eletric energy systems
energy harvesting
energy storage
life cycle assessment
thermal engines

Research group(s): TFL
Collaborations: EPFL - IPESE (Pr Francois Maréchal)

    

Recent publications

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Journal Articles


1. Limpens, Gauthier; Jeanmart, Hervé; Maréchal, François. Belgian Energy Transition: What Are the Options?. In: Energies, Vol. 13, no.261 (2020). doi:10.3390/en13010261. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/224803

2. Limpens, Gauthier; Jeanmart, Hervé; Stefano Moret; François Maréchal. EnergyScope TD: a novel open-source model for regional energy systems. In: Applied Energy, Vol. 255 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113729. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/218562

3. Dias, Véronique; Pochet, Maxime; Limpens, Gauthier; Giorgetti Simone; De Paepe Ward; Bram Svend; Bricteux Laurent; Verhelst Sebastian; Parente Alessandro; Contino Francesco; Jeanmart, Hervé. Position Paper on Energy Transition. In: The Energy Industry Times, (2018). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/208215

4. Limpens, Gauthier; Jeanmart, Hervé. Electricity storage needs for the energy transition : an EROI based analysis illustrated by the case of Belgium. In: Energy, Vol. 152, p. 960-973 (01/06/2018). doi:10.1016/j.energy.2018.03.180. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/196223


Conference Papers


1. Limpens, Gauthier; Jeanmart, Hervé; Stefano moret; Giangranco Guidati; Xiang Li; François Maréchal. The role of storage in the Swiss energy transition. In: Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energ. Vol. 1, no.1, p. 761-774 (2019). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/218561

2. Limpens, Gauthier; Jeanmart, Hervé. Quantification of electricity storage needs for Belgium energy transition: a sensitivity analysis based on EROI. In: proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energ. Vol. 31 (2018). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/218559

3. Limpens, Gauthier. InnoEnergy annual conference 2019 - EnergyScope TD: a novel multi-energy tool for strategic energy planning. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/218565

4. Limpens, Gauthier; Jeanmart, Hervé. Electricity storage needs for the energy transition: an EROI based EROI based analysis. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/218563