Energy System Analysis Laboratory
Designing future energy systems that are efficient and low-carbon
It is essential for both energy suppliers and users to make efforts if we want to establish sustainable energy systems. It is necessary for the energy suppliers to shift the use of fossil fuels to renewable energy, but there a myriad of technological and societal problems to solve for the introduction renewable energy because the output of renewable energy is unstable. The demand side is not without problems. It is necessary to make efforts for users to save energy or control their energy usages in accordance of energy supply situations. Our laboratory is tackling these problems by taking system engineering approaches and based on mathematical methods.
|College of Engineering||Planning, Architecture and Environmental Systems|
|Faculty Name||IWATA, Tomoko|
|Academic Society||Japan Society of Energy and Resources|
The Institute of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan
Low-carbon society, Energy control, Energy saving, System engineering, Smart grids, Simulations, ICT (information and communication technology), Regional communities|
- Energy engineering
- Environmental engineering
For SocietyWe are studying viable energy systems by considering environmental, economic and societal aspects of energy issues through system engineering approaches. To translate the research results into practical use in society, we are conducting joint research with companies, local governments and public research institutes.
- Research on the control systems of energy demand at housings and buildings
- Research on systems using distributed renewable energy
- Proposals on the proliferation of energy-saving facilities and home appliances based on human behavioral sciences
- Research on the simultaneous solution of both certain regional problems and issues associated with decarbonization.