INCITE (Innovative controls for renewable source integration into smart energy systems) is Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network (ITN-ETN) funded by the HORIZON 2020 Programme that brings together experts on control and power systems, from academia and industry with the aim of training fourteen young researchers capable of providing innovative control solutions for the future electrical networks.

New smart meters, distributed generation, renewable energy sources and the concern about the environment are redefining electrical networks. Now, both consumers and generators are active agents, capable of coordinating the power exchange in the electrical grids depending on multiple factors. To take full advantage of the new electrical networks, it is necessary a coordinated and harmonic interaction of the all actors in the network. Control algorithms are intended for this purpose; to act at several levels to conduct the electrical power exchange and improve efficiency, reliability and resilience of the network. INCITE seeks new control algorithms with an integral view of the future electrical networks, covering aspects like energy management, stability of electrical variables, monitoring and communication implementation, energy storage, among others.

Latest Posts

  • Numerical weather prediction (NWP) for the renewable energy sector
    The unpredictable nature of renewable energy sources is generally seen as one of the aspects that make them hard to integrate in the energy system. In the incite blog of April 5th 2018, Jesus Lago has given an overview of...
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  • Resiliency of Distributed Control Schemes
    As discussed in a previous post [1], distributed control schemes are perceived to be more suitable for future power networks than the centralized counterpart. However, designing such control schemes is more complex than that of the conventional centralized one. Particularly,...
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  • Life Working Abroad: The secondment experience
    During the PhD period short term research stays, secondments, in another university/research institution rather than the employing organization can be very useful, academically, personally and for networking.   What are the advantages of the secondment? The secondment experience has a...
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  • Overcoming the limitations of linear control
    Control is a discipline that is very present in most areas of engineering and, in particular, in the generation, transformation and consumption of energy. The control is able, from measured signals, to improve the behavior of most systems. In energy...
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  • Energy Flexibility: It’s Quantification, Market Implications and Future
    In 2014, to achieve targets set by the 2030 framework for climate and energy, the European Union committed to increase the share of energy efficiency and renewable energies to 27% of gross energy consumption [1]. Increasing number of renewable energy...
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  • Scenario-based model predictive control for heating systems
    Residential and commercial buildings account for around 40% of the total energy consumption [1] and heating systems in buildings represent more than half of this amount [2]. However, a large amount of energy is wasted due to bad control strategies...
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