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Effects of decentralized new-gas injection in relation with sustainable electricity on the market system dynamics

What are the effects of the new decentralized injection and control of gas on the information and communication architecture?

Hans Wortmann and a research assistant (photo: EDGaR/Jan Buwalda)

Summary

Researchers have thoroughly investigated the effects of decentralized feed-in and control of electricity on the information and communication architecture. Yet, they did not pay attention to a parallel phenomenon in the gas industry. This research, therefore, takes this last subject matter head on. Since gas and electricity are interconnected, it will study both systems not as autonomous ones but in relation to each other. A first part of the research deals, from a business perspective, with the decentralized control of the gas grid. It models and design value networks of enterprises that provide information services in the future energy market supply. It will result in a set of requirements, from both organizational and technical aspects, for the architecture of intelligent grids of the future that will combine gas and electricity. A second part of the research concerns the architectural requirements for intelligent decentralized gas grids. A common view on the industrial organization of the energy industry holds that a central orchestrator, usually a transmission system operator, owns and manages the intelligent grid. This view can be challenged both from the supplier’s side, whereby comes local injection, and the consumer’s side, for which new information and data services are developed.

Theme: Future Energy Systems
Leader: Hans Wortmann (University of Groningen)
Partners: University of Groningen, Gasunie (performed by DNV GL)
Budget: 1.6 million euro
Duration: September 2011 / December 2014

Participants

R.J. van den Burg (University of Groningen)
George Huitema (University of Groningen)
R. Mellema (DNV GL)
W.H. Mook (University of Groningen)
V. Petraika (University of Groningen)
T. Sanberg (DNV GL)
Nick Szirbik (University of Groningen)
Jan Willem Turkstra (DNV GL)
Marcel Volkerts (DNV GL)
Hans Wortmann (University of Groningen)

Former participant

Ashwin Ittoo (University of Liège)

Book chapter

Mulder, M. , V. PetrikaitÄ—, B. Scholtens, K. Sklavos. “Measuring risk in energy markets.” In Perspectives on Energy Risk, edited by A. Dorsman, T. Gök, M.B. Karan, pp. 51–67. Heidelberg: Springer, 2014. 

Conference papers

Burg, Robbert-Jan van der, Austin D’Souza, George B. Huitema, Hans Wortmann. "Towards the drivers of value creation in the biogas industry: enablers and inhibiters in the Netherlands." 21st EurOMA Conference on operations management in an innovation economy, Palermo, June 2014.

Burg, Robbert-Jan van der, Austin D’Souza, George B. Huitema, Hans Wortmann. "Towards the drivers of value creation in the biogas industry: enablers and inhibiters in the Netherlands." 21st EurOMA Conference on operations management in an innovation economy, Palermo, June 2014.

Huitema, George, Nick Szirbik, Hans Wortmann, Ashwin Ittoo, Austin Dzousa. ‘Embedding flexibility in combined gas and electricity infrastructures.’ Fourth Research Day of the Energy Delta Gas Research, Hilversum, April, 2012.

Ittoo, Ashwinn, J.C. Wortmann. "Incorporating text in enterprise information systems.” International Conference on Manufacturing, Modelling, Management, Saint Petersburg, June 2013.

Ittoo, Ashwinn, Nick Szirbik, George Huitema, Hans Wortmann. “Simulation gaming and natural language processing for modelling stakeholder behavior in energy investments.”  11th Annual Industrial Simulation Conference, Ghent, May 2013.

Ittoo, Aswhinn, Nick Szirbik, George Huitema, Hans Wortmann. ‘Serious gaming augmented with natural language processing for learning on energy infrastructure investment decisions.’ 43rd International Simulation and Gaming Association Annual Conference, Cluj-Napoca, July 2012

Ittoo, Aswhinn. ‘Understanding energy infrastructure investments under uncertainty.’ GESP Research Meeting on Smart Grids, Groningen, June 2012.

Petrikait, Vaiva, Bert Scholtens. “Consumer bbfuscation by a multiproduct firm.” European Association for Research in Industrial Economics, Évora, August 2013.

Poster

Burg, Robbert-Jan van der, Hans Wortmann, Jan-Willem Turkstra, Marcel Volkerts, Nick Szirbik. “GISEGAS: a serious game for a serious business.” Enabling Sustainability with Gas: Closing Conference of the Energy Delta Gas Research, Amsterdam, March 2015.

Huitema, Sander, Maarten Duyff. “Temperature predictions in gas outflow.” Enabling Sustainability with Gas: Closing Conference of the Energy Delta Gas Research, Amsterdam, March 2015.

Ittoo, Ashwin, Nick Szirbik. ‘Role of investments in gas infrastructure a assets in creating flexibility of energy supply.’ Poster at the Fourth Research Day of the Energy Delta Gas Research, Hilversum, April, 2012.