Our approach is centered on developing four integrated thrusts/laboratories and four cross-cutting themes.The goal of these laboratories is to develop the fundamental science of energy systems and use that science to provide applied guidance to the industry and government.
|Energy Markets and Regulation||Smart and Resilient Grids||Coupled Energy Infrastructures||Power Electronics and Devices|
|Modelling and Simulation||X||X||X||X|
|Optimization and Control||X||X||X||X|
|Data and Inference||X||X||X|
The thrusts and their main goals are:
Our main focus of research in Smart Grids is on advanced mathematical methods for energy systems, involving Janusz Bialek, Misha Chertkov, Yury Maximov and Anatoly Dymarski, and taking advantage of the abundance of excellent Russian mathematicians, statisticians and physicists at Skoltech and abroad. In this research w collaborate closely with our international partners: MIT (Kostya Turitsyn) and Caltech (Steven Low). We have organized an international conference in Moscow in June 2015 that attracted top scientists from MIT, Caltech, Michigan University, Cambridge University, University College London, Manchester University, Hong Kong University, ETH Zurich, Southampton University, Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of RAS, Steklov Mathematical Institute of RAS, and Energy Systems Institute SB of RAS. We intend to organize an international conference in 2017 on data-driven analytics for energy systems.
Currently our research in this theme concentrates on the following areas:
We are also collaborating with Professor Phil Taylor of Newcastle University in the UK on microgrids, decentralized intelligent control of distribution networks and energy storage and demand response in distribution networks. Newcastle have also helped us to develop our Smart Grids laboratory which we believe is unique in Russia. We intend to use the Smarts Grids lab to undertake a more practical research aimed at Russian industry. Please check news:
The second main area of our research is coupled energy infrastructures, led by Aldo Bischi and Misha Chertkov, that explores interaction between the main energy vectors: power/gas/heat/cooling. It is important for Russia due to widespread use of district heating. We have organized, together with International Institute for Energy Systems Integration, an international conference in Moscow in May 2016. Our main research directions in this theme are:
This theme involves Janusz Bialek and we intend to restart research on power markets when a new faculty, who has just been appointed, starts in March 2017.
You can find our researchers in People.
Research partners can be found in Partnership.