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Integrated simulation and design optimisation tools

Monte Carlo simulation and Multistage stochastic programming approaches for the day-ahead scheduling of local energy systems The implementation of microgrids is considered useful to enable the increasing integration of decentralized energy producers. However, the volatility of renewable energy generation and demand behaviour is one of the biggest challenges for the operation of local energy systems,…
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Reconnecting the dots – Closing the gap between markets and the physical grid

Smart grids are complex socio-technical systems that provide solutions to issues of aging grid infrastructure, increasing need of demand response and aid in the reduction of carbon emissions. Different component technologies, customer behavior and controls in power networks interact in a highly dynamic manner in today’s smart grids [1]. Yet most research on smart grids…
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Large-scale energy systems management: divide and conquer

According to the literature on infrastructure systems, they are mainly defined as those systems of independent, mostly privately owned processes that work collaboratively and synergistically to produce and distribute a continuous flow of essential goods and services. Among all infrastructure systems, those whose incapacity or malfunctioning would have a negative impact on social and/or economic…
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