- Smart Grid Communication & Network Security
- Disaster-Reliable Communication
- Software Defined Networking
- Smart Grid Security
Open Bachelor/Master Thesis Topics
- Key Performance Indicators for the Power System Restoration Services
- Evaluation of the Energy Efficiency of the Communication Resilience
- Energy Efficient Virtual Network Embedding
- BA J.Terzer. "Data Analysis for the Integrated Power an ICT System Use-Cases Generation"
This project aims at developing a rapid recovery method for ICT-reliant energy systems after a wide-area power loss. A so-called black-start requires delicate coordination between the ICT network, on the one hand, and the power grid, on the other hand. This is challenging, particularly in future multi-modal energy systems, which require flexible control of energy (power) generation and demand thus yielding specific requirements for the communication system — which is a power consumer itself and dependent on guaranteed power quality. In case of a black-out, the communication network and the power grid have to be brought back to an operational state in parallel — with both systems delicately interacting with one another. The resulting multi-criteria optimization problem that is investigated within this project is oriented at sequentially resupplying generators and consumers — adhering to power system stability constraints. The recovery sequence itself influences the properties of the communication system as well as the informational states (measurability and controllability) of the units such that maximizing the controllability of units during a black-start process becomes an important (potentially conflicting) goal. Within this project, an autonomous multi-agent-based approach for solving this highly dynamic and interdependent ICT state-sensitive black-start optimization problem is researched.
EU H2020 LocalRES
The main objective of LocalRES is to demonstrate at TRL8 innovative local energy systems in a sector coupling approach, which will be able to interconnect and optimize the joint operation of different energy vectors (electricity, heating, mobility) by maximizing the RES contribution and enhancing the energy system flexibility and supply security. The focus is on the renewable energy communities as main actors for leading the structural change in the current energy system towards the decarbonisation of the local energy systems based on an integrated multidirectional flow approach and prosumers, allowing to maximize the replicability and upscale the potential of the decentralized solutions developed in the project.
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