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Opti­mal mix in the „Energy Trans­for­ma­tion Obse­rva­tory” pro­ject



Car­ry­ing out an effec­tive energy trans­for­ma­tion requ­ires, among others: com­pre­hen­sive moni­to­ring of the pro­gress of its imple­men­ta­tion, which must be based on cur­rent and relia­ble data ana­ly­ses. Such acti­vi­ties will be car­ried out at NCBJ as part of the „Energy Trans­for­ma­tion Obse­rva­tory” pro­ject that is just star­ting.

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Energy trans­for­ma­tion is one of the gre­atest chal­len­ges that many coun­tries, inc­lu­ding Poland, cur­rently have to strug­gle with, espe­cially in the con­di­tions of rapi­dly pro­gressing chan­ges in the energy sec­tor. The new pro­ject in which NCBJ par­ti­ci­pa­tes will allow the cre­ation of the Energy Trans­for­ma­tion Obse­rva­tory (OTE), which will sup­port making opti­mal deci­sions in this area. OTE will be respon­si­ble for moni­to­ring the state of the ongo­ing energy trans­for­ma­tion, as well as mode­ling and ana­ly­zing the effects of the imple­men­ted solu­tions. These ana­ly­zes will allow for postu­la­ting fur­ther direc­tions of chan­ges and spe­ci­fic actions in the fol­lo­wing areas: eco­no­mic, cli­mate and envi­ron­men­tal, social and tech­ni­cal. In addi­tion to the pre­cise ana­ly­ti­cal appa­ra­tus, the Obse­rva­tory will be a repo­si­tory of relia­ble and up-to-date data that will be used to assess the costs and bene­fits resul­ting from the deve­lop­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of energy tech­no­lo­gies. All this will cre­ate tools that will allow plan­ning acti­vi­ties and pro­grams based on objec­tive and impar­tial cri­te­ria.

As a mem­ber of the con­sor­tium, NCBJ will pro­vide tools for opti­mi­zing the energy mix as part of the pro­ject. This will be made possi­ble by solu­tions deve­lo­ped by the Inter­di­sci­pli­nary Depart­ment of Energy Ana­ly­sis of NCBJ, such as „Zefir for home” and „Zefir for Poland”. The Zefir sys­tem is a set of ana­ly­ti­cal tools sup­porting inve­st­ment deci­sions in the areas of heating and elec­tri­city. As the names of the above tools indi­cate, they can be used to opti­mize the energy mix on the scale of a sin­gle pro­perty or enter­prise, thro­ugh city districts and entire cities, up to the entire coun­try. The sys­tem will take into acco­unt the adop­ted energy trans­for­ma­tion cri­te­ria, such as CO2 reduc­tion, as well as restric­tions in the demand for elec­tri­city, use­ful heat and hot water. Ana­ly­zes will be per­for­med with hourly reso­lu­tion, which, com­bi­ned with auto­ma­tic or semi-auto­ma­tic data acqu­isi­tion, will allow for the pro­vi­sion of up-to-date and relia­ble know­ledge about the pro­gress of trans­for­ma­tion. More­over, such a sys­tem will ena­ble testing the effects of imple­men­ting poten­tial chan­ges, e. g. by ana­ly­zing the effects of intro­du­cing sup­port sys­tems for spe­ci­fic tech­no­lo­gies before their actual launch.

Pro­ject titled „Energy Trans­for­ma­tion Obse­rva­tory as an instru­ment to sup­port the socio-eco­no­mic deve­lop­ment of Poland” is imple­men­ted as part of a con­sor­tium con­si­sting of the Natio­nal Cen­tre for Nuc­lear Rese­arch (NCBJ), the Mini­stry of Deve­lop­ment and Tech­no­logy (MRIT) and the AGH Uni­ver­sity of Science and Tech­no­logy in Kra­kow (AGH). The pro­ject itself rece­ived the best rating of all sub­mit­ted pro­jects in the 9th GOSPOSTRATEG com­pe­ti­tion of the Natio­nal Cen­tre for Rese­arch and Deve­lop­ment (NCBR) and obta­ined finan­cing in the amo­unt of over PLN 7.7 mil­lion. The pro­ject has been imple­men­ted since June 1 this year, and the plan­ned com­ple­tion date is Decem­ber 1, 2025.

Addi­tio­nally, on June 16, 2023, from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p. m., Semi­nar 1 will be held: „Con­fe­rence inau­gu­ra­ting the Energy Trans­for­ma­tion Obse­rva­tory pro­ject”, devo­ted to the pre­sen­ta­tion of the pro­ject’s assump­tions. The event will be held remo­tely via the MS Teams plat­form. The regi­stra­tion link, event pro­gram and other infor­ma­tion are ava­ila­ble at https://www.ener­ge­tyka-roz­pro­­da­rze­nia­/se­mi­na­rium-1-kon­fe­ren­cja-inau­gu­ru­jaca-pro­jekt-ote/.

Addi­tio­nal infor­ma­tion:

The ninth GOSPOSTRATEG com­pe­ti­tion covers the entire scope of the Stra­te­gic Pro­gram for Scien­ti­fic Rese­arch and Deve­lop­ment „Social and eco­no­mic deve­lop­ment of Poland in the con­di­tions of glo­ba­li­zing mar­kets”. It Was divi­ded into four the­ma­tic areas: traps of ave­rage income and ave­rage pro­duct, traps of imba­lance, demo­gra­phic trap and traps of insti­tu­tio­nal weak­ness. In the pro­po­sed areas, rese­arch and deve­lop­ment pro­jects will be finan­ced, the imple­men­ta­tion of which is expec­ted to bring real and measu­ra­ble bene­fits to society by 2028. The pro­ject imple­men­ta­tion will result in the deve­lop­ment and pre­pa­ra­tion of inno­va­tions appli­ca­ble in the social and eco­no­mic life of Poland. Man­da­tory par­ti­ci­pa­tion in con­sor­tiums imple­men­ting pro­jects of scien­ti­fic units in coope­ra­tion with a part­ner obli­ged to imple­ment the pro­ject results (enter­prises, public insti­tu­tions, cen­tral and local govern­ment bodies, third sec­tor orga­ni­za­tions) will sti­mu­late the incre­ase in inno­va­tion and com­pe­ti­ti­ve­ness of the Polish society and eco­nomy. The long-term effect of the pro­gram assu­mes an incre­ase in social capi­tal and wider invo­lve­ment of Poles in various forms of public acti­vity. As a result, impor­tant rese­rves of social energy and agency will be unloc­ked, as a result of which citi­zens will be able to acti­vely influ­ence the impro­ve­ment of the quality of their lives and the eco­no­mic con­di­tion of the coun­try.

As part of the GOSPOSTRATEG com­pe­ti­tion, NCBR pro­vides finan­cial sup­port at all sta­ges of the pro­ject: from basic work, thro­ugh indu­strial rese­arch and deve­lop­ment work (phase A), to pre-imple­men­ta­tion work (phase B), which is man­da­tory in the pro­ject.

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