Integrated Energy Systems Group
The overall objective of Integrated Energy Systems Group is to better understand the nature of alternative future energy transitions, their implications for human well-being and the environment and how they might be shaped and directed by current and future decision makers. Given the interactions between energy and almost all economic and social activities, it is imperative to better understand the long-term implications of alternative energy policies, investments and technological developments now.
Energy and Environment are two non-separable subjects that have special importance in the world. Higher consumption of energy results to increase of greenhouse gas emissions and reducing these emissions is subject to optimal consumption of energy. Optimization of energy system in all its levels (from resources, refinement, conversion, transportation and consumption) to achieve an environment friendly energy system with minimum costs is one of main goals of Integrated Energy Systems Group.
Our main program is to maintain our leading role in developing and disseminating long-term energy-economic-environmental scenarios.
The Integrated Energy Systems Group will contribute to addressing the challenges confronting the integrated energy system by pursuing the following main areas of research.
The research work of the group focuses on:
Coordinating an Energy Assessment that will evaluate the social, economic, development, environmental, security and other issues linked to energy to provide the technical and scientific basis needed to address the major energy challenges of tomorrow.
Advancement in the state-of-the-art in modeling technology change within energy models;
Development in modeling energy infrastructure evolution within energy models in order to assess alternative long-term investment strategies;
Maintaining and expanding up-to-date, extensive, accessible databases on technologies and resources in order to support research on technology dynamics, grid evolution, and their incorporation in energy models.
Developing new methods and modeling techniques for exploring alternative energy pathways of both systems-engineering and other modeling approaches;
Promotes feasible paths to sustainable energy systems by developing new technologies and perspectives to overcome barriers to the widespread adoption of sustainable energy.
Conducts original research to develop key technologies for sustainable energy systems and actively promotes the development of sensible, clean energy alternatives.
Group Leader: Behdad Kiani, Ph.D. in Energy Systems Engineering
· Examining the Impact of Deregulation on Generation Capacity Growth in Economies in Transition by System Dynamics Modelling
· CO2 Mitigating Effects by Waste Heat Utilization from Industry Sector to Metropolitan Areas
· Solution Transportation Absorption Chillers
· Optimal Substitution of Renewable Energy for Long Run Energy Planning
· Cost of Pollution Control by Introducing Renewable Energy Technologies in the End-Use Sector
· Load-leveling Hyper Energy Converting and Utilization System
· Energy Conservation and Environmental Impacts through Industrial Waste Heat Utilization by Advanced Hybrid Cogeneration and Absorption Systems
· Energy Auditing and Conservation in the main building of Regional Electrical Company of Mazandaran
· Energy Auditing and Conservation in Neopan Wood Company
· Energy Conservation in Refinery's Crude Heater through oxygen percentage control of exhaust gas, joint study between JCCP and Tehran Oil Refining Co.
· Energy Supply and Demand modeling considering new energy efficient technologies
· Kalina cycle simulations (heat and mass transfer) and economic analysis of the system