CONTRENERGY coupled power and gas grids

CONTRENERGY

CONTRENERGY coupled power and gas grids
Within this research proposal we aim at developing new/tailored methods that integrate hierarchical and distributed optimal control methods for large-scale networked systems necessary for the embedding of new energy systems in the coupled power and gas grids.

CONTRENERGY: Hierarchical and distributed optimal control of coupled power and gas grids integrated energy systems.

Why?

For decades the main goal of the power system was to deliver power from generation plants to consumers through an extensive high-voltage transmission system and a medium to low voltage distribution system.

  • As such the existing power system was designed in a centralized tree like fashion in order to connect a relatively small number of large plants to a large number of consumers.
  • In addition, the gas infrastructure is developed separately, with an infrastructure consisting of high, medium and low pressure pipelines, more or less similar to the power grid structure.

Both grids are regulated separately, even though they are coupled. In the future, the embedding of many more micro-CHP systems in households is foreseen, and storage of surplus electricity in the form of power-to-gas (hydrogen) is also foreseen.

CONTRENERGY goals

Within this research proposal we aim at developing new/tailored methods that integrate hierarchical and distributed optimal control methods for large-scale networked systems necessary for the embedding of new energy systems in the coupled power and gas grids.

Involved researchers

Duration

2017 – 2020

Funding

NWO-ESI programma gefinancierd.
Energiesysteemintegratie – planning, operations, en sociale inbedding (ESI-pose)

 

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