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DISC PhD winter course 2016 on "Power Systems Control - from Circuits to Economics"

When:We 17-02-2016 18:00 - 19:00
Where:University of Groningen

from February 17 to February 19, 2016

As a result of recent societal and political developments and in effort to reduce carbon emissions, the electric energy grid is undergoing a period of unprecedented change. A turning point is the replacement of conventional bulk power generation plants with synchronous machines based on fossil fuel sources by numerous small-scale distributed sources based on renewable generation and interfaced with the grid through power electronics. It has now been widely accepted that feasibility, reliability, and efficiency of the future power grid cannot be achieved by a simple extrapolation of the current operational and control structure. To accommodate privately owned distributed generation in a competitive market environment, there is a need to render the control and operation strategies more robust to stochastic uncertainties and to rely on decentralized and privacy-preserving control and decision making. As a result, every stage of power system operation and control is undergoing a major paradigm shift. Within this winter school, we will cover major aspects of power system operation and control, from seconds scale on the circuit level to hours in the economy layer. A particular focus will be on recent advances in the field.
Topics will include:

• modeling of power systems and their controls at the network level;
• review of power system stability — both classical as well as new challenges;
• control of power systems at all levels with a focus on decentralized architectures; and
• economical aspects of power system control, including energy and ancillary service markets and congestion management.

Florian Doerfler is professor at the Automatic Control Laboratory of ETH Zuerich.
Andrej Jokic is professor at the Control Systems Group of the University of Zagreb.

This school is organized by the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC).
Local organizers: Arjan van der Schaft, Claudio De Persis, Jacquelien Scherpen