Tutkijatohtori Michael Child

E-mail: Michael.Child@lut.fi
Mobile phone: +358 50 4676898
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1240-1445 (Go to ORCID profile)
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Uploaded on: 01/01/2020

Current Organisation
LUT School of Energy Systems (Superior organisation: Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT)

Research Interest
Modelling and analyzing future energy systems and markets is challenging due to radical changes needed to tackle climate change. At the same time, global demand for energy service is increasing. However, all dimensions of sustainability need to be regarded, something that may create barriers to development. Especially challenging is the modelling and analysis of those energy systems which include large amounts of variable renewable energy generation in the system. Therefore, new models need to be created to better analyze the economics, barriers, operational issues, etc. of those systems. The focus of my doctoral thesis is the transition of the Finnish energy system towards long-term sustainability. This will involve modelling an energy system which includes large amounts of variable renewable energy generation, new energy storage options with synthetic natural gas, new energy demand patterns and demand response, etc. The effects on the power system at an operational time scale will be analyzed by integrating and further developing existing energy system and market models. A special focus will be power-to-gas technology. Moreover, renewable power methane can be stored for the mid- to long-term and reused in the energy system in several ways, with synergetic benefits to the energy system.


Research Areas



Publications
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Corrigendum to Sustainability guardrails for energy scenarios of the global energy transition [Renew. Sustain. Rev. (2018) 91 321–334] (2020)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Child Michael, Koskinen Otto, Linnanen Lassi, et al.
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Exploiting wind-solar resource complementarity to reduce energy storage need (2020)
A2 Review article, literature review, systematic review
Asfaw Solomon, Child Michael, Caldera Upeksha, et al.
AIMS Energy
The role of energy prosumers in the transition of the Finnish energy system towards 100% renewable energy by 2050 (2020)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Child Michael, Bogdanov Dmitrii, Aghahosseini Arman, et al.
Futures
Flexible electricity generation, grid exchange and storage for the transition to a 100% renewable energy system in Europe (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Child Michael, Kemfert Claudia, Bogdanov Dmitrii, et al.
Renewable Energy
On the impact of probabilistic weather data on the economic design of renewable energy systems – a case study on La Gomera island (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Meschede Henning, Hesselbach Jens, Child Michael, et al.
International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management
Radical transformation pathway towards sustainable electricity via evolutionary steps (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Bogdanov Dmitrii, Farfan Javier, Sadovskaia Kristina, et al.
Nature Communications
Reply to ‘Bias in energy system models with uniform cost of capital assumption’ (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Bogdanov Dmitrii, Child Michael, Breyer Christian
Nature Communications
Scenarios for sustainable energy in Scotland (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Child Michael, Ilonen Roope, Vavilov Mihail, et al.
Wind Energy
A comparative analysis of electricity generation costs from renewable, fossil fuel and nuclear sources in G20 countries for the period 2015-2030 (2018)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Ram Manish, Child Michael, Aghahosseini Arman, et al.
Journal of Cleaner Production



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Last updated on 2020-01-01 at 04:04