Jean-Nicolas Louis

Jean-Nicolas Louis

PhD

D.Sc.(Tech.), M.Sc.(Tech.)
Energy and Environment

12 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 100 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 34 citations. The author has a h-index of 5.00. (Google Scholar)

Biography

Post-doctoral research fellow at the Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit at the University of Oulu, Finland. He received his PhD in 2016 from the University of Oulu in Energy and Environmental Engineering with his work on dynamic environmental indicators for energy system optimisation. His research interests lie in sustainability assessment, energy system and smart buildings modelling, especially optimisation problems in the context of smart energy networks under climate change constraints. Lately, his research focused on including environmental impact indicators in energy system model optimisation and a NEXUS optimisation of the cross-sectorial energy network. He has worked in POLES and EUCAD/EUTGRID model for the development of a pan-European power network model for the investments in power lines reinforcement and dispatch power technologies. Before carrying out academic research, he has spent few years as an R&D engineer in the heat pump industry. He received his engineering degree in energy and environmental engineering from Napier University of Edinburgh in 2008, and University of Oulu in 2012

 

Research interests

  • Energy systems
  • Environmental impact
  • Smart grids
  • Smart houses
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Computational modelling
  • Prospective technologies

Current Courses

Energy Systems Engineering (488507S): Demand and generation forecast, Environmental impact of energy systems

Smart Grid 1 (488501S): Energy Mix and Renewable Energies, Environmental impact of energy system and smart grid, Microgrids: an introduction

Smart Grid 2 (488502S): Introduction to smart houses, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Home Energy Management System, Multi-objectivity in smart homes. Exercise on smart house modelisation (MatLab).

Smart Grid 3 (488503S): Environmental impacts of 2050 scenarios;

Past Courses

Industrial Ecology: Energy efficiency

Sustainable Energy course: Smart House modelling.

(MOOC) Vietnam Project: Air to air heat recovery systems, HVAC systems

Production and Use of Energy (488202S): Building and Households, Design for the energy efficiency

Editorial Activity

Special issue co-editor "Sizing and Optimal Control of Energy Storage in Energy Markets". Submit directly using this link.

Social media

Scientific merits

Professional and community activities

  • Deputy Member of the University Internationalisation Strategy
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member (SDEWES Conference Series: SDEWES 2019, LA SDEWES 2020, AP SDEWES 2020, SEE SDEWES 2020, SDEWES 2020)
  • Session chair in ICAE 2019 (Applied Energy - Elsevier Conference)
  • Special issue co-editor: "Sizing and Optimal Control of Energy Storage in Energy Markets" in Sustainability

Research groups

  • Post doctoral researcher, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit

Selected publications

  • Xu, Yueqiang; Ahokangas, Petri; Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Pongrácz, Eva (2019) Electricity Market Empowered by Artificial Intelligence: A Platform Approach. - Energies 12 (21), 4128 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Allard, Stéphane; Debusschere, Vincent; Mima, Silvana; Tran-Quoc, Tuan; Hadjsaid, Nouredine (2018) Environmental impact indicators for the electricity mix and network development planning towards 2050 – A POLES and EUTGRID model. - Energy 163, 618-628 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Isohätälä, Jaana; Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Mikkonen, Kristina; Pyhältö, Kirsi (2017) Towards a doctoral degree and future career : perceptions of doctoral students at the University of Oulu. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series F, Scripta academica 12. Oulu. [Original]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas Louis; Pongracz, Eva (2017) Life cycle impact assessment of home energy management systems (HEMS) using dynamic emissions factors for electricity in Finland. - Environmental impact assessment review 67, 109–116 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Caló, Antonio; Leiviskä, Kauko; Pongrácz, Eva (2016) Modelling home electricity management for sustainability: The impact of response levels, technological deployment & occupancy. - Energy and Buildings 119, 218–232 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas (2016) Dynamic environmental indicators for smart homes : assessing the role of home energy management systems in achieving decarbonisation goals in the residential sector. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series C, Technica. Oulu. Artikkeliväitöskirja. 118. [Original]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Caló, Antonio; Leiviskä, Kauko; Pongrácz, Eva (2015) Environmental Impacts and Benefits of Smart Home Automation : Life Cycle Assessment of Home Energy Management System. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 8th Vienna International Conferenceon Mathematical Modelling - MATHMOD 2015. Breitenecker, Felix; Kugi, Andreas; Troch, Inge. IFAC-PapersOnLine. Vienna. 880-885. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Pongrácz, Eva; Leiviskä, Kauko (2015) The trade-off between technology deployment and enviro-economic benefits in smart buildings. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - European Energy Markets. Ei sarjaa/No series. 1-5. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Caló, Antonio; Leiviskä, Kauko; Pongrácz, Eva (2014) A Methodology for Accounting the CO2 Emissions of Electricity Generation in Finland - The contribution of home automation to decarbonisation in the residential sector. - International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems 8 (3&4), 560-571 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Calo, Antonio; Leiviskä, Kauko; Pongracz, Eva (2014) Home Automation for a sustainable living : Modelling a detached house in Northern Finland. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - Proceedings of the7th International Conference EEDAL'2013 Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting, 11-13 September 2013, Coimbra, Portugal. Trenev, Gueorgui; Bertoldi, Paolo. Ei sarjaa/No series, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute of Energy and Transport. 561-571. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Louis, Jean-Nicolas; Calo, Antonio; Pongracz, Eva (2014) Smart Houses for Energy Efficiency and Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - ENERGY 2014, The Fourth International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies. April 20 - 25, 2014 Chamonix, France. Fries, Steffen; Dini, Petre. Ei sarjaa/No series. 44-50, 30038. [Original]

Thesis supervisions

Doctoral Thesis
  • Transition pathways to carbon neutral cities: The role of smart buildings in optimizing the heat and power consumption of urban energy systems 

    Jari Pulkkinen - 2019 - 2023 (Fully funded)

Research visits

  • G2ELab
    1.3.2017 to 30.9.2017

    Visit of the "Electricity network system" laboratory of the University of Grenoble (SYREL). The visit aimed at integrating environmental indicators in the European transmission network planning (Prof. Vincent Debusschere and Prof. Nouredine Hadjsaid)