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Dynamic integration of human behaviours within households for Energy and Climate Transition scenarios of the residential sector

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseEnergétique et génie des procédés
Doctoral SchoolISMME - Ingénierie des Systèmes, Matériaux, Mécanique, Énergétique
SupervisorSTABAT Pascal
Co-supervisorDUPLESSIS Bruno
Research unitEnergétique et Procédés
Keywordsresidential electricity modelling, building energy, load curve, multi-agent systems, prospective end-uses analysis
AbstractThe assessment of the current and future power demand on a large scale and according to non-trend scenarios, taking into account technological and behavioural evolutions, is a necessity to analyse and implement the best strategies to achieve the flexibility or sobriety objectives for ensuring the supply-demand balance. This thesis aims at overcoming the limitations identified in the current modelling approaches, by moving from a siloed modelling of the main domains of the residential building energy modelling (building, systems and their regulation, occupants) to an integrated simulation, where the behaviour of the inhabitants in the dwellings is taken into account in an endogenous way, while making this approach adapted to the large scale (representation of load curves at the national scale). This integration faces both scientific methodological barriers in modelling and validation, as well as technological barriers in simulation. The aim is therefore to improve the forecasting of power calls and energy consumption in the residential sector at different scales (from the individual consumer to the national scale) and to propose a tool that will enable the power of disruptive scenarios to be broken down by taking into consideration the representations of the building, heating and cooling systems and their regulation, specific uses of electricity and cooking, and the behaviour of the occupants The main objective is to integrate these four dimensions in a coherent way in the form of an integrated simulator of power calls in the residential sector.
ProfileResearch engineer or master. High level of general and scientific culture. Very good analytical, synthesis, innovation and communication skills. Adaptability and creativity. Pedagogical skills and good level in French and English. High motivation for research activities. Consistent professional project.
FundingFinancement par une entreprise