CITIES seminar in Edinburgh, January 2020

Edinburgh Research Group in Optimization – seminar with Henrik Madsen

On Monday, January 13, 2020, Professor Henrik Madsen visits Edinburgh Research Group in Optimization for a seminar talk: Accelerating the Green Transition Using Energy Systems Integration and Data-Intelligence

The energy system needs to undertake a fundamental change from a system where production follows demand to a system where the demand follows the production provided by fluctuating renewable energy sources. This talk describes methodologies for accelerating the green transition using AI, big data analytics, grey-box models, IoT, Edge and Cloud Computing.

First of all we shall focus on methods for characterizing and enabling the energy flexibility at the prosumer level, ie. at buildings, supermarkets, wastewater treatment plants, etc. 

Secondly we will describe a framework, called the Smart-Energy Operating-System, for using this flexibility for controlling the power load in integrated energy systems. 

Furthermore, this framework contains a set of methodologies which can be used for providing ancillary services (like frequency control, voltage control, and congestion management) for power networks with a large penetration of wind and solar power.

The set of methodologies is based on grey-box modeling, forecasting, optimization and control for integrated (power, gas, thermal) energy systems. We will demonstrate that by carefully selecting the cost function associated with the optimal controllers, the system can ensure energy, cost and emission efficiency.

Consequently, by using online-predicted values of the CO2 emission of the related power production, the framework provides an AI-based method to accelerate the transition to a fossil-free society.

Henrik Madsen

Edinburgh Research Group in Optimization – seminar with Henrik Madsen
Monday, January 13, 2020
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Room 6206 – James Clerk Maxwell Building, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, UK