Sébastien Meyer
PhD student
Ir. at UCL in 2006
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Main project: Impact of demand reduction on the belgian energy system
Funding: none
Supervisor(s): Hervé Jeanmart

This research is a collaboration between negaWatt Belgium and the Sustainable Energy Group of UCLouvain. The goal is to explore how demand reduction (based on sufficiency measures & actions) will impact the Belgian energy system. This is a prospective work mainly focused on the 2050 horizon.

If efficiency is well taken into account in models, a reduction of the end-use demand is not well investigated. As future demand is unknown, a scientific work needs to consider the full spectrum of possibilities and this work aims to fill the gap of the low demand scenarios.

We use the model Energy Scope TD, developped by EPFL in Switzerland and adapted to Belgium by Gauthier Limpens. A collaborative work is in processs with the team working on the tool.

In 2022, a first master thesis investigated for a single year (2050) how the energy system would like with a drastic demand reduction and results are giving new insights in our understanding of our energy system.

IMMC main research direction(s):

ecological economics
multi-energy systems
sociological aspects of energy demand

Research group(s): TFL