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

  • An introduction to the protection and fault location in distribution networks
    Introduction Electricity is, nowadays, one of the most basic utilities, connected with all the parts of modern life. Major sectors such as the industry, health and transportations rely heavily on the constant and uninterrupted electrical energy supply, and the overall...
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  • Juggling batteries in the face of uncertainty
    In this post, I discuss a toy problem that has recently been the focus of a number of studies. I will show how this problem has practical relevance and sits at the core of the energy transition - and how...
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  • 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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