Jari Pulkkinen

M.Sc.(Tech)

PhD candidate
Energy and Environmental Engineering

Biography

PhD candidate from Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering (WE3) research unit, University of Oulu. I am working on my PhD project on smart energy transition to decarbonize urban energy systems and the role of smart buildings and their demand flexibility on electric heating applications in the transition. My background is M.Sc.(Tech) in Environmental Engineering from University of Oulu, with the area of specialization in Industrial energy and environmental engineering. I am currently researching smart energy systems, building energy systems, demand side management applications and their environmental impacts. Additionally, I study the climate change impact to the energy needs of buildings and participate in modeling work in my research interest topics. I also teach and supervise energy related bachelor and master's theses.

Research interests

  • Smart Grid
  • Urban Energy Systems
  • Smart Buildings
  • Building Energy Demand
  • Electric Heating
  • Energy System Modeling
  • Building Energy System (BES) Modeling
  • Energy Flexibility
  • Demand Side Management

Teaching

Smart Grid II (488502S): Smart buildings/smart customers in the smart grid

  • Lecture: Energy need of buildings & Climate change impact in the future

Smart Grid III (488503S): Smart energy networks

  • Course exercise: Plan your 2050 energy scenario, EnergyPLAN

Sustainable Urban Energy (488506S)

  • Lecture/exercise: Heat need in buildings, Excel

Software and modeling

Matlab:

  • Helped in developing the heat demand and electrical heating parts of a Smart House Model

EnergyPLAN:

  • Course exercise supervisor in Smart Grids III (488503S) course

Microsoft Excel:

  • Created a course exercise task for Sustainable Urban Energy (488506S) course (monthly heating/cooling demand in buildings)

Professional and community activities

  • Co-chair, EUROSIMS2020 virtual conference

Research groups

  • PhD candidate, Water Energy and Environmental Engineering

Selected publications

  • Pulkkinen, J; Louis, J-N; Pongracz, E (2019) Impact Of Climate Change to the Total and Peak Energy Demands of A Northern Finnish Building By 2050. (Artikkeli ammatillisessa konferenssijulkaisussa). - Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Applied Energy, Vol 4, Part 3, Sweden, 2019 (ICAE2019). Ei sarjaa/No series, ICAE, 602. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Pulkkinen, J; Louis, J-N; Pongracz, E (2019) Utilizing Flexibility of Electric Heating in Demand Side Management Programs in Finland in 2050. (Artikkeli ammatillisessa konferenssijulkaisussa). - Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Applied Energy, Vol 4, Part 3, Sweden, 2019 (ICAE2019). Ei sarjaa/No series, ICAE, 601. [Original] [Self-archived]

Thesis supervisions