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

  • Where Communication meet Electrical Systems
    The Energetic and electric sector is changing its paradigm, making necessary to adapt the industrial sector to such new model. This change is led by the irruption of the renewable energies, Energy storage, the integration of technologies of information and...
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  • Distributed Day-Ahead scheduling of a Local Energy Community
    A local energy community (LEC) is a set of residential or small industrial sites each acting as a prosumer, being equipped, in general, with generation units, battery energy storage (BES) units and loads. All the prosumers are connected to the...
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  • Call for papers – INCITE 2019 Conference
    INCITE 2019 Conference   We want to invite you to participate and submit your research into the 1st INCITE Conference for “INternational workshop on Control and Management and Integration of Future Power SysTEms”.   The conference will take place at...
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  • Protection of MTDC grids
    For the transmission of bulk power and the reinforcement of the grid for the insertion of renewable sources, the recourse to HVDC is mandatory. Beyond a certain distance, high voltage AC transmission becomes less advantageous than DC. As depicted, the...
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  • 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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