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An Overview about Criticalities in the Modelling of Multi-Sector and Multi-Energy Systems

Faculty of Engineering, Università eCampus, via Isimbardi 10, 22060 Novedrate (CO), Italy
Environments 2018, 5(12), 130;
Received: 17 October 2018 / Revised: 23 November 2018 / Accepted: 3 December 2018 / Published: 4 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Energy Management for a Sustainable Built Environment)
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The urgent need for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions requires efficient and integrated energy communities in order to decrease final energy demand and sustain energy transitions towards renewable energy sources (RES). This introduces a big research challenge for future energy systems design and optimization, given the multi-level and inter-sectorial dimensions of the problem. Buildings cover a central role in this context, because they represent the nexus between different energy carrier networks. The study of the management of multi-sector and multi-energy systems presents several challenges, such as the need to take into account uncertainties, to represent the heterogeneity of the energy demand and the scalability of the problem. This paper aims at outlining such a framework, and at showing the state-of-the-art nature of the above-mentioned challenges. View Full-Text
Keywords: system integration; buildings; energy flexibility; multi-energy systems system integration; buildings; energy flexibility; multi-energy systems

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