The research projects in the laboratory of Energy and Environmental Systems (EES) focus on identifying strategies and policies that could facilitate solutions for the long term energy-related problems—including global energy supply and environmental challenges facing our society. We pursue this goal through developing analytical methods and using computational models in order to understand the role of science and technology in shaping better energy and environmental policies at all levels. Students with diverse backgrounds (i.e. engineering, energy economics, environmental science, etc.) conduct research on designing an appropriate decision making framework that evaluates future scenarios from both “macro and micro” perspectives, which can be used to realize a sustainable energy system for Japan, Asia and even the world. EES multidisciplinary students work not only on technological solutions, but also on the economic, political, and social aspects associated with their realization.
- Energy systems modelling - Integration of multi-vector energy systems across operation and investment, local district and national level infrastructures
- Multiple impact assessment of Low Emission Development Strategies in urban areas
- Techno-Economic Analysis of renewable energy, cleaner fossil energy system, carbon capture technology, Smart grid and Demand Response Technology
- Energy planning under uncertainties – design of sustainable energy systems under multi-dimensional uncertainties.
- Integration of renewable energy sources – role and value of emerging technologies and systems in supporting the integration of variable renewable generation and distributed energy resources, system integration costs.