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Energies 2017, 10(7), 957; doi:10.3390/en10070957

Linking the Power and Transport Sectors—Part 2: Modelling a Sector Coupling Scenario for Germany

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Institute of Electrochemical Process Engineering (IEK-3), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Wilhelm-Johnen-Str., 52428 Jülich, Germany
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Chair of fuel cells, RWTH Aachen University, c/o Institute of Electrochemical Process Engineering (IEK-3), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Wilhelm-Johnen-Str., 52428 Jülich, Germany
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Received: 29 March 2017 / Revised: 14 June 2017 / Accepted: 27 June 2017 / Published: 20 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Electrical Power and Energy System)
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“Linking the power and transport sectors—Part 1” describes the general principle of “sector coupling” (SC), develops a working definition intended of the concept to be of utility to the international scientific community, contains a literature review that provides an overview of relevant scientific papers on this topic and conducts a rudimentary analysis of the linking of the power and transport sectors on a worldwide, EU and German level. The aim of this follow-on paper is to outline an approach to the modelling of SC. Therefore, a study of Germany as a case study was conducted. This study assumes a high share of renewable energy sources (RES) contributing to the grid and significant proportion of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) in the year 2050, along with a dedicated hydrogen pipeline grid to meet hydrogen demand. To construct a model of this nature, the model environment “METIS” (models for energy transformation and integration systems) we developed will be described in more detail in this paper. Within this framework, a detailed model of the power and transport sector in Germany will be presented in this paper and the rationale behind its assumptions described. Furthermore, an intensive result analysis for the power surplus, utilization of electrolysis, hydrogen pipeline and economic considerations has been conducted to show the potential outcomes of modelling SC. It is hoped that this will serve as a basis for researchers to apply this framework in future to models and analysis with an international focus. View Full-Text
Keywords: sector coupling (SC); power-to-gas; hydrogen; pipeline; surplus; fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) sector coupling (SC); power-to-gas; hydrogen; pipeline; surplus; fuel cell vehicles (FCVs)
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Robinius, M.; Otto, A.; Syranidis, K.; Ryberg, D.S.; Heuser, P.; Welder, L.; Grube, T.; Markewitz, P.; Tietze, V.; Stolten, D. Linking the Power and Transport Sectors—Part 2: Modelling a Sector Coupling Scenario for Germany. Energies 2017, 10, 957.

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