Typical Applications of the Smart Energy Systems Laboratory

This system is used for the following studies and assessments:

  • Impact of large scale penetration of renewables in the distribution grids
  • Power system stability and energy management of flexible assets from the smart grid perspective
  • Impact of different communication networks and traffic conditions on power system stability and energy management
  • Optimally aggregate, control and coordinate real-time signals with multiple levels of assets and actors in energy systems to ensure security and reliability of energy supply
  • Coordinate and control clusters of flexible energy demand and generation
  • Reduce/avoid congestions in energy network
  • Demand-side participation, smart network management and power system protection
  • Plan and optimize management, interoperability, monitoring and performance of assets
  • Effectively forecast and reschedule energy demand and generation
  • Maintain reliability of energy supply in a dynamic market and network architecture that exhibits high degree of temporal and spatial diversity
  • Reduce volatility in energy price when having a wide portfolio of assets and consistently develop competitive business models, regulatory framework, flexible tariffs and incentives for energy networks and systems
  • impact of communication networks including protocols in providing the above functionalities

The system is enabling in particular the following interdisciplinary studies:

  • assessment of impact in providing ancillary services on the aeromechanical structure of wind turbines
  • assessment of coupling and interactions between electricity grids and district heating networks

A short description of the application running currently in the Laboratory can be found here.