Ph.D. students participate in YEQT Winter School on Energy Systems

From 11 to 15 December of 2017, seven Ph.D. students of the Center for Energy Systems took part in the 11th YEQT workshop “YEQT Winter School on Energy Systems” in the city of Eindhoven, the Netherlands.


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The workshop revolved around the theme “Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Energy Networks.” Our students participated in several tutorials presented by six renowned researchers: Pär Holmberg (Research Institute of Industrial Economics), Pierre Pinson (Technical University of Denmark), John Moriarty (Queen Mary University of London), Ana Busic (INRIA), James Cruise (Heriot-Watt University), and Kostya Turitsyn (MIT). They looked into essential and urgent issues of power systems, such as control theory and power balancing, power markets and regulations, dealing with forecasts and stochasticity, analyzing of power systems security and stability, expansion planning, connection of storages and electric vehicles, etc.


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Besides taking part in the tutorials, our Ph.D. students had a chance to present their research at a poster session. Alvaro Gonzalez gave a talk on a secure integration of energy systems. Arsenii Grinchenko examined the topic “Stochastic Optimization of Combined Heat and Power Units: Industrial Facility in Russian Federation.” Tatiana Chernova and Andrey Churkin delved into congestion management application of unified frequency control. Timur Sayfutdinov presented his research “Energy Storage Systems for Multiple Applications: Technology Selection and Sizing.”


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The workshop was hosted and organized by Eurandom, whose mission is to foster research in the stochastic sciences and their applications at a European level. The event presented a great opportunity to forge new relationships with established scientists as well as promising young researchers from various countries and discuss our shared scientific interests. These conversations, both during the official academic sessions and spontaneous social gatherings, allowed our Ph.D. students to plant the seeds for future scientific collaborations with professionals from all over the world.