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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Past Events

Find out about some of the previous events held by Durham Energy Institute:

Decentralized Optimization and Control in Electrical Power Systems

6th October 2014, 13:00 to 14:00, 1300, E240, Engineering and Computer Sciences,

Energy network seminar by Manolis Loukarakis

Emerging smart-grid-enabling technologies will allow an unprecedented degree of observability and control at all levels in a power system. Combined with flexible demand and storage, they could allow procuring energy at minimum cost and environmental impact. This however presupposes real-time coordination of demand of individual households and industries down at the distribution level, with generation at the transmission level. At the same time, the constraints of an increasingly congested distribution network infrastructure have to be satisfied. This talk discusses how current power system energy management and control mechanisms could evolve as a whole to tackle these new problems, placing particular emphasis on the potential application of decentralized solutions to optimal power flow and economic dispatch problems.