Manuel Welsch successfully defended his PhD thesis on Enhancing the Treatment of Systems Integration
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
"This work considers the role for so-called 'Smart Grids' to improve the delivery of energy services. It deals with the integration of renewable energy technologies to mitigate climate change. It further demonstrates an approach to harmonise potentially conflicting energy, water and land-use strategies.
In its three parts, Manuel's thesis extends long-term energy system models to consider improved integration between: (A) supply and demand through Smart Grids; (B) timeframes by incorporating short-term operating constraints into long-term models; and (C) resource systems by linking multiple modelling tools."