In Urban energy systems for low carbon cities, indicators to evaluate urban energy performance are introduced and the status quo of monitoring and efficiency valuation schemes are discussed.
The book discusses advances on the state-of-the-art of research in a number of key areas:
- Energy demand and consumption mapping and monitoring- Optimization of design and operation of urban supply and distribution systems- Integration of renewable energy and urban energy network models- Demand side management strategies to better match renewable supply and demand and increase flexibilities
With innovative modelling methods this book gives a real bottom-up modelling approach used for the simulation of energy consumption, energy conversion systems and distribution networks using engineering methods.
- Provides support and guidance on the energy transition issues relating to energy demand, consumption mapping and monitoring- Includes examples from case study cities, including Vienna, Geneva, New York and Stuttgart - Analyzes the potential of energy management strategies in urban areas
1. Introduction: The challenges of the urban energy transition 2. Urban energy system planning: overview, main challenges and decision support methodology 3. Optimisation of Urban Districts' Energy Performance 4. Introduction to the case study cities Vienna and Geneva 5. Urban Energy Simulation: Data Requirements and Information Management 6. City Models for Planning and Operational Management of Smart Cities 7. Demand-side Management 8. Smart grids and electrical consumers 9. Thermal networks 10. Data driven approaches for multi-model energy network management 11. Summarizing the results and case study cities
Her research focuses on the development of urban energy concepts, renewable energy supply in urban areas, building automation, and the simulation and development of solar thermal cooling systems. She is the scientific director of the research centre for sustainable energy technologies in Baden Württemberg, with 30 research scientists. She also heads the Institute of Applied Research of the University.
Ana Sancho Tomas
Mario Potento Prieto