Head of the Laboratory

Levchenko Sergei

Phone: +375 17 263-15-15

Laboratory for Energy Efficiency and Systems Analysis (created in Feb.2013) provides theoretical research in the fields of analysis and planning of sustainable energy systems development (on international, national, regional and urban level) using systems approach and modern methods of computer modeling of energy transformation processes including investigation of energy effective technologies like smart grids.

The improvement of energy efficiency and the cutting of energy consumption gain increasing importance as long-term strategic objectives of national energy planning. The transition of the Republic of Belarus from a centrally planned to a market economy is associated with a variety of political, legal and structural changes in the energy sector as well as in the overall economy. This induces a variety of planning problems that have to be solved in the near future. Energy system analysis serves to assess complex energy system, consisting of inter-related energy flows and technologies, in comprehensive and systematic way. In context of planning and decision making the energy demand-supply analysis should provide projection of future energy requirements consistent with the overall economic and social development within a given set of policy assumptions.

Staff of Lab has wide knowledge and experience working with internationally recognized software tools LEAP, WASP, BALANCE, MESSAGE and TIMES.

Main fields of research

  • Development of economically viable Intelligent Automation Software services gathering real-time data about energy usage and exploiting such data for intelligent automation pursuing two main goals: minimise energy usage and cost and support the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) in optimising operation of the grid.
  • Development and application of energy system and energy economic models on international, national, regional and urban level (greenhouse gas control strategies, importance of the different energy technologies, supply guarantee and trade relations, assessment of the energy and environmental policy instruments)
  • Creation of a fuzzy logic maintenance software library, i.e. design and creation of a special library for fuzzy mathematics realisation.
  • Creation of fuzzy logic calculation modules i.e. designs of a central calculating module-solver based on fuzzy-library.
  • Development of sustainable energy effective scenarios.
  • Systematic of key parameters of energy efficiency of Belarus economy.
  • Development of methodology and application tools for information-analytical support of state policy for increasing energy efficiency of Belarus economy.
  • Creation of information-analytical data base for key parameters of energy efficiency on branches of Belarus economy.
  • Distinguishing of scientific-based potential for increasing energy efficiency of Belarus economy in comparison with best world practice.

A. Conceptual bases of creation of System on Region Energy supply Analysis and Planning; in: Low?temperature Heat and Mass transfer processes in Energy Saving Technologies, Minsk, 1990, p.56?59.

Levchenko S. A. Possibilities of Alternative Energy Sources Application in Belarus; Minsk, HMTI, Preprint N4, 1998.

Levchenko S., Nikitin S., Yakushau A. Application of integrated resource planning methodology for analysis of  energy effective technologies implementation in households // Prosecutes of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, series of physics-technical sciences. –– 2007. –– №.1 –– P. 75-80.

Levchenko S., Yakushau A. Planning of the energy systems development. – Minsk: Belorusskaja Nauka, (monograph in Russian) 2007. – 292pp.

Levchenko S.A., Yakushay A.P., Nikitin S.N. Prognoses of fuel – energy balances for Belarus   // Energy and management. – 2009. - № 1. - P.11- 15.

Levchenko S., Pluta S., Unfried J. Role of information technologies in smart energy grids development // Russia and Germany – Humboldt Journal. – 2012. – No.1. – P. 50 – 54.

Levchenko S. Smart energy grids – an effective technology for energy conservation // Energy strategy. – 2012. – No. 2. – P.46 – 49.

Levchenko S. From intelligence energy grids (Smart Grid) to intelligence cities (Smart City) // Energy strategy. – 2012. – № 6. – С. 23 – 27 (in Russian).