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Multi-scale modelling approach for the management of future power systems.

Area of expertise Energy and Processes
Doctoral School SMI - Sciences des Mtiers de l'Ingnieur
Title Multi-scale modelling approach for the management of future power systems.
Supervisor M. Georges KARINIOTAKIS
Research unit Energy and Processes
PERSEE - Centre Procds, Energies Renouvelables, Systmes Energtiques
Keywords Smartgrids, Renewable energies, Storage, Power System modelling, Multi-scale modelling, Fractal theory
Abstract Given the evolution towards the 'smart grids' paradigm, the electrical system is constantly transforming with the massive integration of decentralized production, renewable energy and storage. In this process, the management and planning functions of the system evolve from a centralized mode to decentralization. Today it is recognized that optimization of these functions requires better coordination between the actors involved as well as between the different levels of the electrical system itself. In this new framework, the development of flexibilities linked to demand response, control of renewable production and mobile or stationary storage constitute the necessary levers for the proper functioning of the electrical system. These flexibilities are distributed at different levels (local, regional, national) of the system and hence new mechanisms are necessary for its optimal utilisation, according to the needs of the network at each level. This thesis is part of the Fractal Grid, an ANR research project, that proposes the use of fractality as a key concept for the analysis, understanding, conduct and planning of future Smart Grids. The aim of this project is to propose new analytical tools and innovative concepts of organization and behaviour. Fractal geometry theory will be applied to exploit the similarities at different levels of the network. In this way, it is expected to obtain electrical networks that are more resistant to random failures or intermittence due to the massive integration of weather-related renewable energy.
Funding Autre type de financement
Starting date October 1st 2017
Date of first publication June 1st 2017