PhD Position in Economic MPC for Smart Energy Systems
DTU Informatics would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position
starting as soon as possible and no later than September 1, 2011.
In 2050, Denmark should be independent of fossil fuels. To reach this
vision, a significant amount of stochastic energy sources such as wind power
and solar power must be integrated into the energy system. The energy demand
must be made smart by adoption of cooling systems, heat pumps, and
electrical vehicles that consume and store energy when it is abundant and
therefore cheap. In addition conventional production of power must be made
much more flexible. To achieve this in an economic efficient and robust
manner, new algorithms for control and optimization of large scale
stochastic systems must be developed.
In this project, we develop new algorithms and software for Economic Model
Predictive Control of large-scale stochastic systems. We will demonstrate
the applicability and efficiency of these controllers on smart energy
systems involving controllable energy consumers and producers as well as a
significant amount of stochastic energy producers. The resulting
methodologies will be useful in realizing the so called Smart Grid.
The supervisors for the project are Associate Professors John Bagterp
Jørgensen and Niels Kjølstad Poulsen.
The project is part of the "Smart & Cool" project. Smart & Cool is
collaboration between Danfoss A/S, DONG Energy A/S, Aalborg University, and
DTU Informatics. In total 4 PhD students will be associated to the project.
You can find details on how to submit your application and get further
John Bagterp Jorgensen