Delft University of Technology -TU Delft, Delft Netherlands Friday, 20th April 2018

Symposium on Stability Assessment and Intelligent Control for Sustainable Electrical Power Systems


Traditionally, electrical power systems worldwide have been planned and operated in a relatively conservative manner, in which power system security, especially stability (i.e. dynamic performance under disturbances), has not been considered as a major issue. Most of the tools developed and applied for these tasks were conceived to deal with reduced levels of uncertainty and have proven to be helpful to identify optimal developmental and operational strategies that ensure maximum net techno-economic benefits, in which only the fulfilment of steady-state performance constraints has been tackled.
The societal ambition of a cleaner, sustainable, and affordable electrical energy supply is motivating a dramatic change in the infrastructure of transmission and distribution systems in order to catch up with the rapid and massive addition of evolving technologies for power generation based on renewable energy sources, particularly the wind and solar photovoltaics. In addition to this, the emergence of the prosumer figure and new interactive business schemes entail operations within a heterogeneous and rapidly evolving market environment.
In view of this, power system security, and, especially, the analysis of vulnerability (possibility that dynamic response violate the technical limits) and possible mitigation measures against disturbances deserve special attention, since planning and operating the electric power system of the future involves dealing with a large volume of uncertainties that are reflected in highly variable operating conditions and will eventually lead to unprecedented events.
This symposium will present recent developments in modelling, simulation, assessment methods, and design of intelligent controls for systems with massive penetration of power electronic interfaced devices in generation, demand, and transmission. It brings together scholars, scientists and researchers in a collaborative environment to present and discuss issues relating to current tendencies in these research topics.

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09:00 Arrival andregistration

09:20 Welcome andopening
Prof. John Schmitz, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS), TU Delft, Netherlands
Prof. Peter Palensky, Head of Section Intelligent Electrical Power Grids, EEMCS, TU Delft, Netherlands

09:40 Keynote speaker1:
Presentation of book: “Dynamic Vulnerability Assessment and Intelligent Control: For Sustainable Power Systems
Dr. Jose Rueda, TU Delft, Netherlands

10:10 Keynote speaker2:
Presentation of book “Advanced Smart Grid Functionalities Based on PowerFactory
Dr. F. Gonzalez-Longatt, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

10:40 Keynote speaker3:
Steady-state security and short-term reliability management
Dr. Evelyn Heylen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

11:10 Keynote speaker4:
Challenges Ahead Risk-Based AC Optimal Power Flow Under Uncertainty for Smart Sustainable Power Systems
Dr. Florin Capitanescu, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

11:40 Keynote speaker5:
Decentralized control of active distribution grids using optimization and machine learning techniques
Dr. Petros Aristidou, University of Leeds, UnitedKingdom 12:10
13:00 Keynote speaker6:
Improving small-signal stability by controlling the internal stored energy of the MMC
Dr. Gilbert Bergna-Díaz, SINTEF Energy Research

13:30 Keynote speaker7:
“Increased situational awareness of power electronics dominated power systems: a concept for SSCI monitoring
Vinay Sewdien MSc, TenneT TSO BV, Netherlands

14:00 Keynote speaker8:
Grid forming control of renewable generation units for ensuring stable operation of converter dominated power systems
Prof. István Erlich, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

14:30 Keynote speaker9:
Modelling and quantification of uncertainties in power systems: Probabilistic analysis using PowerFactory
Dr. Johannes Ruess, DIgSILENT GmbH, Germany
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Conference Chairs
Dr. Jose Luis Rueda Torres, Assistant Professor of Intelligent Electrical Power Grids - Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Local Organizing Committee: TU Delft IEEE Student Branch

General Secretary:
Rishabh Bhandia


Student Branch, IEEETU-Delft