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Graduate student wins first prize for best Master thesis from Vissing Foundation

Graduate student wins first prize for best Master thesis from Vissing Foundation

Dawid Jozwiak has won the first prize from Vissing Foundation for his Master’s thesis entitled “Harnessing Flexibility from Electric Vehicles for Optimal Operation of Integrated Community Energy Systems”. The Vissing Energy Prize is awarded for best Masters’ theses from students at Danish universities that focus on green conversion of energy supply. Dawid receives a prize of DKK 30,000.

Dawid’s project work is associated with the pilot activities at Samsø Marina from the Horizon 2020 project SMILE. Supervisor Jayakrishnan Pillai says: “Dawid has produced an excellent thesis of the highest quality, which is well-written and structured in order to understand the complex interactions of multi-carrier energy systems in a more accessible manner.”

In his project work, Dawid has applied realistic methods and tools to clearly identify the main challenges, use appropriate demand response scheme and techno-economic solutions to unlock energy flexibility from boats and electric vehicles in a renewable-based integrated energy systems involving the local energy community. This is a significant aspect in establishing local sustainable energy systems to meet the ambitious low-carbon energy policies and green transition in Denmark as well as in EU. The findings are relevant to develop smart industrial products and tools that include the preferences and direct engagement of the end-users, citizens and society.

Dawid’s thesis was nominated for the Vissing Energy Prize by his supervisors Associate Professor Jayakrishnan Pillai and Assistant Professor Pavani Ponnaganti from Electric Power Systems and Microgrids section at AAU Energy. Dawid is presently working as a Power System Engineer at Energinet.

Reference to the online news from Vissing Foundation:

https://www.vissingfonden.dk/vissing-fondens-energipris/vindere-2021/
https://www.vissingfonden.dk/en/projects/selected-cases/integrated-energy-system-at-the-marina/