Placing Lebanon on the path towards a sustainable energy future
Student: Romy Abou Farhat
Supervisor(s): Dr Kaveh Madani (Centre For Environmental Policy), Mrs Maral Mahlooji (Centre for Environmental Policy)
Poster: #17 Download PDF AVAILABLE AFTER THE CONFERENCE
With the support of UNDP, CEDRO and Imperial College London, I am working towards developing a decision-making framework to build a sustainable electricity portfolio for Lebanon’s electricity sector. This study views electricity supply alternatives through a holistic nexus of country-specific sustainability indicators in order to consider the major trade-offs between conflicting priorities and barriers. To do so, it employs financial theory for portfolio design and computational multi-criteria decision-making techniques to deliver insights into the sustainability of current, planned and possible future electricity supply portfolios for Lebanon.
Methods for rural electrification in Peru: a Playa Blanca and WindAid case study
Student: Louise Alter
Supervisor(s): Professor Jenny Nelson (Department of Physics), Mr Philip Sandwell (Department of Physics)
Poster: #18 Download PDF AVAILABLE AFTER THE CONFERENCE
This thesis aims to develop, hand-in-hand with NGOs, an optimal mini-grid design based around solar PV, wind turbines and storage, for the electrification of isolated rural areas in Peru. The mini-grid design is compared to the possibility of grid extension and reinforcement through the integration of the mini-grid into the grid system for electrification of the given areas. This is done in order to identify the most efficient, reliable and financially sensible path.
Modelling the land use change of second generation biofuels
Student: Cencen Yuan
Supervisor(s): Dr Ausilio Bauen (Centre for Environmental Policy), Dr Eva Sevigne Itoiz (Centre for Environmental Policy)
Poster: #19 Download PDF AVAILABLE AFTER THE CONFERENCE
My research provides an evaluation of the direct land use change and indirect land use change of biofuel feedstock plantation in the COMETHA project and explores other possible effects of land use change. This project will also evaluate risk from a broader perspective by reviewing and contextualizing it relative to European Union certifications.
Assessing sustainability of Indonesia's electricity sector
Student: Firra Ghassani Gumilar
Supervisor(s): Dr Kaveh Madani (Centre for Environmental Policy), Ms Maral Mahlooji (Centre for Environmental Policy)
Poster: #20 Download PDF AVAILABLE AFTER THE CONFERENCE
This project aims to identify the optimal electricity-generating technologies for Indonesia based on available natural and economic resources, using a system of system (SoS) approach to measure sustainability of energy technologies. This is an exciting project that highlights the strong interlinkages between the energy-water-land nexus that are rarely addressed. Energy technologies are measured based on their performances of carbon emission, land footprint, water footprint and cost and ranked using computational multi-criteria decision making (MCDM). In the next step, a modern portfolio technique will be utilised to assess the desirability of Indonesia's electricity portfolios. The result of this research is expected to bring added value to policymakers to ensure a sustainable electricity roadmap.
A techno-economic analysis of small-scale biomass and natural-gas fuelled CCHP systems for tertiary sectors in the UK
Student: Harryanto Purba
Supervisor(s): Dr Christos Markides (Department of Chemical Engineering), Dr Antonio M. Pantaleo (Department of Chemical Engineering)
Poster: #21 Download PDF AVAILABLE AFTER THE CONFERENCE
The employment of renewable sources and the development of technology efficiency are key factors in addressing the grand challenges of fossil-fuel resource depletion and emissions reduction. Small-scale hybrid combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) is one of the most promising technologies to use renewable resources as a fuel source. The aim of this work is to perform techno-economic assessments of CCHP systems using a biomass/natural-gas fuelled thermal oil boiler with Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and a steam boiler with steam expander generator-set for producing power, heat and cooling for application in the UK.
Analysis of electricity usage of nanogrid customers in Rwanda
Student: Richard Lide Tian
Supervisor(s): Dr Mirabelle Muûls (The Grantham Institute for Climate Change), Mr Richard Mori (MeshPower Limited)
Poster: #22 Download PDF AVAILABLE AFTER THE CONFERENCE
MeshPower is a nano-grid service provider to local communities in developing countries. Nanogrids powered by solar panels have been built and used in more than 70 locations in Ngoma and Bugesera district in Rwanda, and the customer size grew to around 2000 households by June 2017. With the help of smart meters, electricity consumption data has been collected by MeshPower from the beginning of their operation in Rwanda. This project aims to provide an initial understanding of customer behaviours by analysing the electricity consumption data provided by MeshPower.