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Jakob Zinck Thellufsen is an Associate Professor in Energy Systems Analysis at Aalborg University. He works with the development of energy systems analysis tools, linking Smart Energy Systems analysis across different regional level. His main research areas concern energy systems analysis, district heating, CCUS, energy savings and the integration of various parts of the energy systems through Smart Energy Systems.

Jakob Zinck Thellufsen is one of the main developers of the advanced energy system analysis tool EnergyPLAN, which has over 15,000 users and has been applied to energy modelling worldwide. He has developed a number of add on tools and features included in the current releases of EnergyPLAN.

Jakob Zinck Thellufsen holds a PhD from Aalborg University in Contextual Aspects of Smart City Energy Systems Analysis (2017).

He has experience in both managing projects and work packages in different research projects both on EU and Danish level.

Jakob Zinck Thellufsen currently serves as Head of Section within the Deparment of Planning.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


  • Energy
  • Smart Energy Systems
  • Energy systems
  • Energy system analysis
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Planning
  • Carbon capture and utilisation
  • CCS
  • Power-2-X
  • Energy tools and models
  • EnergyPLAN


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