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Ashkenazy, A. (author)
Governments all over the world have been searching for ways to build resilience to a myriad of risks, which seem to intensify in frequency and potential impact – from the Covid-19 pandemic to climate change, from AI running loose to economic crises that defy our expectations and understanding. Many have embraced concepts and ideas from...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Wang, N. (author)
The pledge for a carbon-free energy system in 2050 requires significant investments into renewable energy sources (RES). The relevant questions are: what technologies to select, where to build them, how much the capacities are, and at what cost. In order to answer these techno-economic questions, optimization models are commonly used to sketch a...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Fouladvand, J. (author)
This thesis aims to support the design and implementation of energy-secure thermal energy communities (TEC) by investigating their technical, behavioural and institutional settings through a collective action perspective. The thesis shows that energy-secure TEC initiatives are collective energy systems with particular characteristics and...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Lange, K.P.H. (author)
The European Commission aims for a full circular economy (CE), an economy that aims to reuse all resources in 2050. CE is a promising way to increase welfare and wellbeing while decreasing environmental footprints. Industrial symbiosis, in which companies exchange residuals for resource efficiency, is essential to the circular transition....
doctoral thesis 2022
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Feinberg, A. (author)
Environmental, socio-economical, or sanitary crises constantly question our adaptability as individuals within a community. How can we overcome the present situation? How to mitigate future crises? What role can we, citizens, play in this collective effort? More and more research and international reports point to the key role of human...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Casella, D.C. (author)
In this empirically-driven, practice oriented research, the rural water sector in sub-Saharan Africa is examined from a systems perspective. In the face of rapidly changing and uncertain futures, the need for policy makers and practitioners to identify and respond to the multiple, seemingly intractable problems that give rise to stagnating water...
doctoral thesis 2021
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de Wildt, T.E. (author)
This thesis introduces an approach to support the long-term social acceptance of energy systems by addressing value conflicts embedded in regulatory and technical designs. When designing energy systems, the realisation of some values can conflict with the realisation of other values. The decision to deploy energy systems therefore inevitably...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Jovanovic, Nenad (author)
The growing penetration of renewable energy sources in electricity systems requires adapting operation models to face the inherent variability and uncertainty of wind or solar generation. In addition, the volatility of fuel prices (such as natural gas) or the uncertainty of the hydraulic natural inflows requires to take into account all these...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Oluic, M. (author)
Among a wide variety of topics that are covered by Dynamic Security Assessment (DSA), maintaining synchronous operation and acceptable voltage profiles stand out. These two stability categories are mostly jeopardized in the seconds after a large contingency occurs. Therefore, this thesis tackles the two aspects of large disturbance stability of...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Ploussard, Q. (author)
The aim of Transmission Expansion Planning (TEP) studies is to decide which, where, and when new grid elements should be built in order to minimize the total system cost. The lumpiness of the investment decisions, together with the large size of the problem, make the problem very hard to solve. Consequently, methods should be put in place to...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Brous, P.A. (author)
Many organizations tasked with managing public utility infrastructure routinely collect and store large volumes of data for decision making purposes in their management and maintenance processes. This data is collected, stored and analyzed within asset management data infrastructures, however, traditional data management methods are becoming...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Park Lee, E.H. (author)
In the transition towards low-carbon energy systems, the growth of variable renewable energy sources (V-RES) like solar and wind in the electricity systems is calling for more flexibility measures. These are needed to cope with the increased uncertainty and variability that affects the residual demand. Flexibility can be offered by traditional...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Jaxa-Rozen, M. (author)
The building sector currently accounts for approximately one-third of the global demand for energy, and one-fifth of all energy-related greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The development and adoption of energy-efficient technologies in this sector is therefore a key element towards efforts for the mitigation of climate change. In particular,...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Gorenstein Dedecca, J. (author)
The expansion of offshore power transmission and generation in the North Seas of Europe is accelerating rapidly. This is due to several drivers, including the decarbonization and reform of the European power system, and innovations in offshore wind and high-voltage direct current transmission. So far, this European North Seas offshore grid is...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Kotb, O. (author)
Due to the increasing share of renewable energy sources in modern power systems and electricity market deregulation, heavy inter-regional and cross-border power flows are becoming a commonplace in system operation. Moreover, largescale integration of renewable energy sources is expected to pace up, therefore new solutions have to be developed to...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Mazidi, P. (author)
With increase in the number of sensors installed on sub-assemblies of industrial components, the amount of data collected is rapidly increasing. These data hold information in the areas of operation of the system and evolution of health condition of the components. Therefore, extracting the knowledge from the data can bring about significant...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Calvillo Muñoz, C.F. (author)
Models and simulators have been widely used in urban contexts for many decades. The drawback of most current models is that they are normally designed for specific objectives, so the elements considered are limited and they do not take into account the potential synergies between related systems. The necessity of a framework to model complex...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Koirala, B.P. (author)
Energy systems across the globe are going through a radical transformation as a result of technological and institutional changes, depletion of fossil fuel resources, and climate change issues. Accordingly, local energy initiatives are emerging and increasing number of the business models are focusing on the end-users. In this context,...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Melese, Y.G. (author)
This thesis focuses on the design of nascent energy and industrial infrastructure networks: networks that still needed to be built and for which neither scope, size, nor participants were certain. It develops systematic design analysis approaches to help improve design under uncertainty by means of flexibility. There are four parts to the thesis...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Bas, G. (author)
Industrial systems increasingly need to become more resilient to developments in their environment. To take the right decisions and improve their resilience, those companies need insight into the effects of resilience-enhancing actions. A substantial part of those actions' effects follow from the adaptation of the focal company's environment in...
doctoral thesis 2017
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