BTECH in international energy partnership

Researchers from the Centre for Energy Technologies at BTECH have just entered into a strategic partnership with some of the world’s leading climate players. The partnership aims to explore how more sophisticated forecasting methods can enable a better utilisation of renewable energy sources - and thereby ultimately make the use of renewable energy cheaper and more widespread.

2018.01.23 | Sinne B. Jakobsen

The aim is that the partnership contributes to making the use of renewable energy cheaper and more widespread. Photo: Colourbox

In addition to the researchers from BTECH, the strategic partnership also includes one of the world’s leading energy companies, Envision Energy, and the two meteorological institutions the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and the Met Office in the UK. Together, the four partners will develop new research-based methods, models and technologies that can help strengthen the development of more accurate and sophisticated forecasting methods so that renewable energy sources can be better utilised. Ideally, this should help make the use of renewable energy even more widespread and ultimately make renewable energy sources less costly and more stable.

Assistant Professor Peter Enevoldsen from the Centre for Energy Technologies is pleased that BTECH was selected to be part of the interdisciplinary project. He sees great potential in the fact that the international partnership consists of participants from several different sectors:

“It’s a great advantage to me that we as participants can contribute with our own unique expert knowledge and see things from different perspectives,” he says. “Together we can develop completely new and more sophisticated forecasting methods that can help make the renewable energy infrastructure more stable and less costly. This enables us to pave the way for a better utilisation of renewable energy sources on an international level.”

 

If you want to know more about the project, please contact:

Assistant Professor Peter Enevoldsen
Tel.: +4593508949
Email: Peterenevoldsen@btech.au.dk

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