Partner No 3: DTU

Partner No 3: DTU

The Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) is a part of Department of Electrical Engineering at Technical University of Denmark, which is one of the highest ranking technical universities in Europe characterised by a strong position within energy research (2,000 researchers) and excellence in collaboration with industry (raked no. 4 in the world). CEE carries out research, education and innovation in future energy systems at all scales from components to system level, and CEE operates the world-class experimental facilities, PowerLabDK. CEE is known as one of Europe’s leading university groups within its field with cutting-edge R&D activities and approx. 100 employees. CEE’s main technical competences cover energy technology, electric power engineering, automation, information technology and stochastic methods. CEE runs a large number of collaboration projects with industry focusing on smart grids, electric vehicles, flexibility from buildings and multi-carrier energy. CEE has a highly professional project organization. Supported by DTU’s administrative units and IT-platforms CEE successfully operates large complex integrated research and demonstration projects with budgets up to €20M. CEE hosts the secretariat of The Danish Partnership for Smart Energy Networks (electricity, heating, cooling and gas).

Dr. Oliver Gehrke received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, in 2003 and the PhD degree from the Technical University of Denmark in 2009. He has been employed at Risø National Laboratory (later incorporated into the Technical University of Denmark) since 2003, as a Research Assistant (2003), PhD student (2005), Scientist (2009) and Senior Researcher (2015). During his time at Risø, he developed the multi-domain simulation tool IPSYS and has been one of the main driving forces behind the development of the SYSLAB smart energy laboratory. Dr. Gehrke's research interests focus on information technology applications to energy systems, including system automation, distributed and embedded control. He has extensive experience with laboratory-based experimental research and the modelling and simulation of smart energy systems with embedded control.

Dr. Kai Heussen received his Dipl. Ing in Engineering Cybernetics in 2007 from University of Stuttgart, Germany. He is currently employed as an assistant professor at the Technical University of Denmark, where he also obtained the Ph.D. degree on control architecture modelling for future power systems. His current research focuses on the design of heterarchical and seroriented control architectures for the distributed control of power systems, with special attention to functional modelling and decision support for automation design.

Dr. Anna Magdalena Kosek received her first M.Sc. in Mathematics with specialisation in Computer Science at Catholic University of Lublin, Poland in 2006. She received her second M.Sc. degree in Advanced Software Engineering in 2007, from the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. In 2011 she completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science, an outcome of cooperation between Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, and NXP Semiconductors, The Netherlands. In 2011 she joined Technical University of Denmark, and is currently employed as a Research Scientist at the Energy System Operation and Management group. Miss Kosek is working with smart grid software architecture, home automation, co-simulation, data analysis and anomaly detection.

Thibaut Richert received his M.Sc. in sustainable energy from the Technical University of Denmark. His M.Sc. thesis focused on modelling the Scandinavial power market in collaboration with the Danish ministry of Climate Energy and Buildings. He is currently employed as a PhD student at the Energy System Operation and Management group, focussing on multi-carrier energy system modelling (electricity, heat and gas), aggregation and control.

  • EnergyLab Nordhavn, New Urban Energy Infrastructures will develop and demonstrate future energy solutions. The project utilizes Copenhagen’s Nordhavn as a full-scale smart city energy lab and demonstrates how electricity and heating, energy-efficient buildings and electric transport can be integrated into an intelligent, flexible and optimised energy system.
  • SYSLAB is an experimental facility for research, development and testing in the field of integrated energy systems with renewable sources. The facility is especially suited for the experimental verification of distributed control concepts and strategies.
    SYSLAB consists of a flexible energy distribution infrastructure (low voltage electrical distribution grid and water-borne district heating system), a large variety of energy resources (renewable and conventional generation, conventional and controllable loads and battery storage) and a distributed ICT platform on which embedded and supervisory control software can be deployed and tested.
    Three instrumented and automated buildings ("Flexhouses") can be connected to the SYSLAB energy system, enabling realistic experiments involving controlled energy consumption technologies such as Demand Response. While originally focussing on technology for smart electricity grids, one of the recent extensions of SYSLAB has added an automated distribution system for water-borne heat energy and energy resources such as heat pumps, which are able to move energy between the electrical and the thermal network. This extension permits, among other things, the use of SYSLAB for the verification of multi-energy system simulation models. SYSLAB is a part of the PowerlabDK cluster of research facilities.
  • Evaluation of Smart Grid Control Strategies in Co-simulation – Integration of IPSYS and mosaik. Anna Magdalena Kosek, Ontje Lunsdorf , Stefan Scherfke , Oliver Gehrke, Sebastian Rohjans , accepted to 18th Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC2014) August 2014
  • Hu, Junjie; Saleem, Arshad; You, Shi; Nordström, Lars; Lind, Morten; Østergaard, Jacob / A multi-agent system for distribution grid congestion management with electric vehicles. In: Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 38, 2015, p. 45-58.
  • K. Heussen, O. Gehrke: "State of the Art Smart Grid Laboratories: A Survey about Software Use", RTLabOS D1.2, 2014
  • H. Bindner, O. Gehrke, P. Lundsager, J. C. Hansen, T. Cronin: "IPSYS - a tool for performance assessment and supervisory development of integrated power systems with distributed renewable energy". Paper, Solar2005, Perth, 2005
  • Integration of Wind Power on the Faroe Islands (Study funded by Faroe Islands): The aim of the study was to investigate how well the power system on the Faeroe Islands can cope with increasing wind power and what can enhance its ability to assimilate wind power thereby reducing the fuel consumption of the diesel generators. This was to be achieved through a series of simulations of the power system with varying levels of wind power and a number of different configurations of conventional generators. The study was to conclude with recommendations as to the limits of wind power that could be integrated.
  • Nikola (Danish national project, ForskEL programme): Nikola is a Danish research and demonstration project with a focus on the synergies between the electric vehicle (EV) and the power system. With sufficient control and communication it is possible to influence the timing, rate and direction of the power and energy exchanged between the EV battery and the grid. This ability can be used in a set of "services" that bring value to the power system, the EV owner and society in general. Nikola seeks to thoroughly investigate such services, to explore the technologies that can enable them and finally to demonstrate them through both simulations and in-field testing.
  • iPower (Danish national project, SPIR programme): The iPower Platform develops and matures Smart Grid technologies for the electrical grid, industries and residential applications. The society needs Smart Grid technology to ensure that the electrical grid can absorb all the energy generated by wind and solar renewables. The iPower platform links research, innovation and demonstration to actual product development by specifying technologies, requirements and methods for Smart Grid products. Activities in iPower are focused on residential and industrial demand response, distribution grid operation, control and market operation, socio-economic evaluation and consumer behaviour.
  • ERIGrid (EU H2020): Previous and ongoing research activities have mainly focused on validating certain aspects of Smart Grids, but until now no integrated approach for analysing and evaluating complex configurations in a cyber-physical systems manner is available. The lack of system validation approaches for Smart Grids is especially addressed by ERIGrid. By providing a Pan-European research infrastructure ERIGrid supports the technology development as well as the roll out of Smart Grid solutions and concepts in Europe. It tackles a holistic, cyber-physical systems based approach by integrating 18 European research centres and institutions with outstanding research infrastructures and jointly develops common methods, concepts, and procedures.
  • EnergyLab Nordhavn (Danish project, EUDP programme):Over the next four years the project EnergyLab Nordhavn – New Urban Energy Infrastructures will develop and demonstrate future energy solutions. The project utilizes Copenhagen’s Nordhavn as a full-scale smart city energy lab and demonstrates how electricity and heating, energy-efficient buildings and electric transport can be integrated into an intelligent, flexible and optimized energy system.
  • EDISON (Danish national project, ForskEL programme):In the EDISON project Danish and international competences were utilised to develop optimal system solutions for EV system integration, including network issues, market solutions, and optimal interaction between different energy technologies. EVs will be important as energy storage devices to enable the Danish government’s energy strategy, which implies 50% wind power penetration in the electric power system by 2020.
  • Ecogrid EU (EU FP7): Ecogrid EU aimed to contribute to the European 20-20-20 goals by showing that it is possible to operate a distribution power system with more than 50 % renewable energy sources (RES) making active use of new communication technology and innovative market solutions.EcoGrid EU was a large-scale demonstration of a complete power system including renewable generation, demand response, heat storage and EV integration.
  • RTLabOS (Danish project, ForskEl programme): The project RTLabOS explored the evolving requirements of software infrastructure for smart grid laboratories, including simulation, co-simulation and hardware-in-the-loop. Best practice and gaps in the relevant state-of-the art have been identified through workshops, survey and analysis. By means of user survey, exploratory feasibility studies and structured use case documentation, the current practice, requirements and feasibility of next generation functionality of laboratory software infrastructure have been identified.
  • FlexPower (Danish project, ForskEl programme):  This project designed, simulated and tested a simple and efficient market for indirectly controlled demand response, making use of one way price signals to activate electricity demand and small scale generation as regulating power. Furthermore, the idea of using price signal to activate new resources as ancillary service has been studied.