Book of Abstracts: 6th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems

Henrik Lund (Editor), Brian Vad Mathiesen (Editor), Poul Alberg Østergaard (Editor), Hans Jørgen Brodersen (Editor)

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This Book of Abstracts documents the 6th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems on 6-7 October 2020. The conference was organised by Aalborg University and Energy Cluster Denmark in a new virtual setting with the participation of 240 participants from 22 countries around the world. The 6th conference in the series cements it as a main venue for presenting subjects that are pertinent to the development and implementation of smart energy systems to fulfil national and international objectives.

COVID 19 affected lives, societies, working conditions and research throughout the world, and it also affected the SES Conference 2020. Due to the uncertainties caused by COVID 19, the organisers early on adopted a robust hybrid approach by deciding to enable both physical and virtual attendance. In this decision-making process, we drew on experiences from other conferences such as the SDEWES conference series. We feel that both the topic of this conference and the conference as a venue for researchers in this field is too important to break tradition and postpone or even cancel. In the end, new COVID 19 regulations forced us to hold the conference exclusively as an online event.

The conference has a focus on smart energy systems, sustainable energy, electrification of the heat and transport sectors, electrofuels and energy efficiency. The aim of the conference is to establish a forum for presenting and discussing scientific findings and industrial experiences related to the subject of smart energy systems based on renewable energy, 4th Generation District Heating Technologies and Systems (4GDH), electrification of heating and transport sectors, electrofuels and energy efficiency.

The Smart Energy System concept is essential for 100% renewable energy systems to harvest storage synergies and exploit low-value heat sources. The most effective and least-cost solutions are to be found when the electricity sector is combined with the heating and cooling sectors and/or the transport sector. Moreover, the combination of electricity and gas infrastructures may play an important role in the design of future renewable energy systems.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAalborg Universitet
Number of pages215
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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