I enjoy working on energy transition because I can have a positive impact and it offers enough complexity to keep my curiosity satisfied. Getting a better understanding of the bigger picture of the energy and climate transition is my motivation to start a PhD next to my work as a consultant. I hope that with the NEON group we can explore and show in our New Energy Outlook how the transition can be accelerated in a sensible way. When I finish my PhD I want to be an authority in the field of energy transition.
I will apply several energy transition models, including the NEON Integral model, to explore:
I hope to find out how this can reduce the need for upgrading electricity grid infrastructure and prevent that the transition is slowed down by the pace of grid upgrades.
I work on and use the Integral model in my PhD with Floor Akemade as my promotor. In my paper on coupling offshore wind to industry I will try include innovation in Airborne wind energy and DC electricity grids. In my paper on coupling regional supply to build environment I will incorporate Local energy demand, storage and new market models including smart Charging mobility and local supply from Building integrated PV.