Last update: April 2016
Brian Vad Mathiesen
Postal address: Aalborg University, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, DK-2450 Copenhagen SV, Denmark
Program Director MSc in Eng. Sustainable Cities
Deputy Head of 4DH Centre Research Centre
Research coordinator of The Sustainable Energy Planning Research Group
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My research: I specialise in the design of 100 % Renewable Energy Systems and the transition from current systems towards such systems from both a technical and economic perspective. I focus my research on Smart Energy Systems and large-scale integration of fluctuating renewable resources (e.g. wind power). Sector integration and identifying synergies in all parts of the energy and transport system for feasible storage and management of intermittent resources are key (e.g. Heat Roadmap Europe 2050). For a decade, I have done research in energy planning, technical energy system analyses, feasibility studies as well as public regulation and technological changes in society.
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· Our research group’s energy systems analyses tool: EnergyPLAN
· State-of-the-art Smart Energy Research:
· CEESA: The CEESA project presents technical scenarios as well as implementation policies and a roadmap of Denmark’s transition from a fossil fuel-dominated energy system to a supply system based completely on renewable energy with a dominating part of intermittent sources like wind and solar power.
· 4DH: 4DH is an international research centre which develops 4th generation district heating technologies and systems. This development is fundamental to the implementation of the Danish objective of being fossil fuel-free by 2050 and the European 2020 goals. The Centre involves eight universities and 19 private partners and is financed by The Danish Council for Strategic Research.
· 100% Renewable energy Island:
· The first vision towards 100% renewable energy in Denmark by 2050 (in Danish, 2006): Ingeniørforeningens Energiplan 2030: baggrundsrapport (IDA’s Energiplan 2030)
What is Smart Energy Systems? (17 min)
Education and teaching activities