The research team at Energy Systems, Linköping University, is one of the leading groups both nationally and internationally in research on industrial energy systems. The group is focussing on issues such as industrial energy management, well-designed government policy instruments, well-functioning energy services markets and applied industrial energy research concerning energy efficiency potentials. Within these areas methods and tools are addressed, and also issues regarding what prevents and drives improved energy efficiency among companies.
I work with analysis of industrial energy systems, including both large energy-intensive industries and industrial small and medium-sized manufacturing companies. The research is conducted on a high aggregation level and does not involve research on the components of the system. It is more related to how to connect various components together. The focus is on the user side, with energy efficiency as a central concept. However, because research is conducted on a high level of aggregation, also the supply side is included in the work. This also means that cooperation between industries and between industries and the local community is included in the research.
Areas I work in are comparisons of potentials, energy efficiency and technology, excess heat, energy-related policy instruments, the impact of the system boundary setting on industrial analysis, and issues relating to energy audits and energy management. Also, I have vast experience in modelling of industrial energy systems based on optimisation, where I have been part in developing a tool for analysis.