Robert Zanelli Prize: Jonas Schnidrig
IPESE congratulates Jonas Schnidrig on winning the Robert Zanelli Prize for his Master's thesis. His work under the supervision of Dr. Tuong-Van Nguyen was entitled "Assesment of green mobility scenarios on European energy systems". The Robert Zanelli award is intended to reward the candidate engineer or architect who has presented a Master’s project contributing significantly to technology in the field of sustainable development.
The system-based and cross-sectoral energy planning tool EnergyScope is adapted to mobility, in order to analyse the influence of different vehicle technologies on the energy system of two main agents of the European Union. Historical mobility data was analysed to predict the mobility behaviour of France and Germany for the year 2050. These estimates were integrated into two EnergyScope models with different temporal resolution and optimized according to thermoeconomic criteria. The model with the monthly resolution allowed to estimate the impact of vehicles with batteries, fuel cells, synthetic fuels and biofuels on the whole energy system. The model based on typical days allowed to visualize the influence of smart mobility such as vehicle-to-grid technologies in electric vehicle composition. The efficiency of the monthly model also allowed a Morris and Monte Carlo uncertainty analysis of the estimated parameters.