The electrical power infrastructure is rapidly changing due to the growing use of distributed renewable sources and is becoming increasingly complex to manage. Today's electricity market requires an infrastructure for flexible, reconfigurable smart grids that can facilitate the producer and consumer in their changing needs. Future electricity grids ask for a multi-layered ICT approach in order to become robust. And need to be embedded in society as a socio-technological system in itself.
TU Delft PowerWeb Institute
In search of integral solutions for this changing energy market, three faculties at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) joined forces in the PowerWeb initiative. Our view on smart grids research comprises the integrated study of the underlying physical systems (hardware), the design of smart energy management systems (software), and the study of smart grids in relation to their societal and economic environment (peopleware). This will allow us to model and design ICT systems that integrate energy production and consumption services in a robust way.
The TU Delft PowerWeb Institute is one of energy pillars of the TU Delft Energy Initiative.
News and events
05 September 2022
Kick-off TU Delft Battery Platform
Join TU Delft’s Battery Platform, connecting researchers in battery-related disciplines ranging from mining, engineering, chemistry, designing, implementing, and recycling to related social aspects. The Battery Platform aims to strengthen TU Delft’s position in this field, both in the Netherlands and beyond.
18 July 2022
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has allocated 5.7 million euro to FLEXINet. In the upcoming years, the FLEXINet consortium will develop hybrid energy storage systems – capable of storing both heat and electricity. Pavol Bauer, professor at TU Delft and project leader and coordinator: ‘The aim of FLEXINet is a system that accelerates the energy transition. We hope to make a substantial contribution to reaching climate targets by cleverly combining various techniques – think of blending recycled batteries with flexible heat pumps and the charging of electric cars.’
28 June 2022
Conference: When Social meets Technical: The Energy Transition for our Futur
This year’s annual conference was successfully organized by the faculty of Industrial Design and Engineering. This year's edition focused on the role research and industry can take in bridging the societal and technical aspects of the energy transition.
23 June 2022
Opening Mondai: House of AI
A new ‘House of AI’ officially opened its doors at TU Delft on Thursday. Mondai is where AI science, education and innovation will come together – an important place for lectures, workshops, hackathons and other events.
13 June 2022
TU Delft researchers develop model for green, energy independent Europe
Researchers from ETH Zurich and TU Delft have developed a model to generate hundreds of ways in which Europe’s energy system can become green and self-sufficient by 2050.