The objective of this PhD project is to develop, implement and test an Energy Management System (EMS) for an isolated Hybrid Power System (HPS) consisting of wind turbines, solar PV and Electrical Energy Storage (EES) systems as well as controllable and uncontrollable consumption. The EMS uses forecasts to optimize the operation of the HPS. The EMS aims to minimize the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) while maintaining adequate quality of power
Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree
PhD scholarship in Energy Management System for Isolated Hybrid Power Systems DTU Electrical Eng Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Wednesday 10 Jul 19 Apply for this job Apply no later than 16 August 2019 Apply for the job at DTU Electrical Eng by completing the following form. Apply online The three departments DTU Electrical Engineering, DTU Wind Energy and DTU Photonics seek a qualified candidate for a 3-year PhD in the area of hybrid power systems. A general trend in the modern energy landscape is the exploitation of potentialities for combining multiple distributed energy resources like wind power and solar PV, with energy storage and demand response. The objective of the PhD is to research energy management system functionality to balance the energy capacity. At Risø Campus there are excellent research facilities including SYSLAB intelligent energy systems facility to support the research. The objective of this PhD project is to develop, implement and test an Energy Management System (EMS) for an isolated Hybrid Power System (HPS) consisting of wind turbines, solar PV and Electrical Energy Storage (EES) systems as well as controllable and uncontrollable consumption. The EMS uses forecasts to optimize the operation of the HPS. The EMS aims to minimize the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) while maintaining adequate quality of power. The project is joint between DTU Elektro, DTU Wind Energy and DTU Fotonik. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with Vestas. The student will be enrolled at DTU Elektro. Responsibilities and tasks The PhD project intends to answer the following research questions: How can a data-driven approach of generation and consumption be applied to ensure robust operation of the HPS? What should be the optimal dispatch strategy for the controllable units incl. ESS and flexible consumption to minimize system LCOE? How dispatch strategy influences optimal sizing of the HPS in particular the relation between renewable input and storage? How can the EMS be implemented on real hardware in a configuration agnostic way i.e. how can the EMS transparently handle different configurations of wind, solar, storage and flexible consumption? Each of the research questions above define a theoretical activity in the PhD project. The experimental facility SYSLAB at Risø Campus will be extensively used during the PhD project. SYSLAB provides an ideal experimental platform for the PhD research. It can provide data for model validation and serve as hardware/software base for implementation of EMS controlling real wind turbines, PV systems, batteries and flexible consumption. Your professional qualifications Good knowledge of Data-driven methods and data analysis Knowledge of dynamic control systems and optimal control Systems engineering knowledge Experience with Mathematical modellering Setting up and executing experiments in lab or field Knowledge of isolated hybrid power systems Good Software design and programming skills Your personal qualities Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills Has good cooperation and communication skills and can convey a message Takes the opportunity to assess situations and can make independent decisions Possesses a high stress threshold and can maintain overview in pressured situations Qualifications Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. Approval and Enrolment The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide . Assessment The assessment of the applicants will be made by Henrik W. Bindner, Senior Scientist, DTU Elektro, Main supervisor, Poul Ejnar Sørensen, Professor, DTU Vindenergi, Co-supervisor and Jørgen Schou, Senior Scientist, DTU Fotonik, Co-supervisor. We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. Salary and appointment terms The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. Your workplace is at DTU Elektro, DTU Wind Energy and DTU Fotonik at Risø Campus in Roskilde - close to good bus connections to Roskilde Station and Ølstykke Station. It is expected that the PhD will spend parts of the project with Vestas in Aarhus. You can read more about career paths at DTU here . Further information Further information may be obtained from Henrik W Bindner, tel.: 45 4677 5050. You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk/english . Application Please submit your online application no later than 16 August 2019 (local time) . Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file . The file must include: A letter motivating the application (cover letter) Curriculum vitae Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here ) Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it. Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. DTU Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct state-of-the-art research within antenna and microwave technology, robot technology, power and physical electronics, acoustic environment, electro-acoustics, electric power and energy. Our department has more than 200 members of staff. The Department of Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centres of wind energy research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 240 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind Energy has approximately 40 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as the wind industry. DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics. DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies
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