The research proposal on ‘Flexibility for Smart Urban Energy Systems’ (FlexSUS) was accepted by ERA-NET Smart Energy Systems (SES) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The main objective of FlexSUS is to support city planners and decision-makers in their cities transition towards climate friendly economies by giving them an array of options in planning and designing low carbon solutions.
Academic expert on renewable energy systems Dr Ghiassi-Farrokfhal will be in charge of recruiting a postdoc who will be the researcher in the project.
“FlexSUS integrates local and distant renewable production with existing assets while it develops processes to evaluate technologies that are not yet deployed in the cities based on their direct feedback,” says Dr Ghiassi-Farrokfhal, adding that as well as technical solutions, FlexSUS addresses the social and economic systems within which they are applied, hence applying an integrated approach.
ERA-NET Smart Energy Systems is financed by public funding institutions from various European countries and regions. The total funding of the project, which is to take place between September 2019 and August 2022) is €1.5 million. RSM will receive €170,000, including a post-doc position.
In addition to RSM, the Technical University of Denmark: Chalmers University of Technology and Linköping University, both in Sweden; and municipalities and companies in Denmark and Sweden will be involved.