Liander N.V. supports PowerWeb with funding for 2 PhD students.


The electrical power infrastructure is rapidly changing, due to the increasing use of distributed renewable sources and is becoming increasingly complex to manage. Today's electricity market requires an infrastructure for flexible, reconfigurable smart grids that can facilitate the producer and consumer (`prosumer') in their changing needs. Future electricity grids ask for a multi-layered ICT approach in order to enhance their robustness. And they need to be embedded in society as socio-technical system in itself.
Three faculties of Delft University of Technology have joined forces in the PowerWeb research initiative, which aims to tackle research questions that arise from these challenges.

On November 26, 2012, the PowerWeb research kicked-off with an afternoon full of presentations and discussion. TUDelft scientists, directors of innovation from the energy sector and senior policy advisors joined to discuss the challenges in realizing a smart energy grid and propose research directions for these challenges.

The kick-off event took place on TUDelft premises in the faculty Technology, Policy and Management, Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX, Delft, room H, 1st floor.

13:00 - 13:30: Coffee
13:30 - 14:00: Welcome and introduction PowerWeb by Prof. Lou van der Sluis
14:00 - 14:15: Prof. Kees Vuik - Fast and robust methods for contingency analysis 
14:15 - 14:30: Prof. Paulien Herder - The smart grid as a complex socio-technical system 
14:30 - 14:45: Prof. Cees Witteveen - A multi-layered approach to a flexible smart grid 
14:45 - 15:00: Break
15:00 - 15:20: Peter Vaessen (DNV Kema) - Smart grids at DNV Kema
15:20 - 15:40: Suzanne van Kooten (TNO) - Smart energy systems: toward an energy-services economy
15:40 - 16:00: Frans Campfens (Alliander) - Liander LiveLab: A permanent test and learn environment
16:00 - 16:15: Prof. Theo Toonen, Dean Faculty of TPM
16:15 - 17:00: Snacks and discussion


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