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
08 June 2022
Penguin Lab’s super computer is officially opened
Take a look at the history of the ‘supercomputer’, you will see that it not just means a ‘very fast computer’, but in fact mostly refers to computers in which multiple state-of-the-art processors run parallel, thus bundling their calculative power. The brand new Penguin Lab at EEMCS offers such a supercomputer – but with a twist: a classroom setting.
30 May 2022
Energy-producing Echo building opened at TU Delft Campus
From Monday 30 May, TU Delft teachers and students can start using sustainable education building Echo. After the summer break, the building will be in full use and the catering facilities will be fully operational. This energy-producing building on TU Delft Campus is set to contribute to TU Delft’s ambition of operating in a completely sustainable manner and becoming a carbon-neutral and circular campus by 2030.
30 May 2022
Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani receives the prestigious European Control Award
Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani, an associate professor at the Delft Center for Systems and Control, receives the 2022 European Control Award (ECA). The ECA is a prestigious award to recognize outstanding contributions by a young researcher under the age of 40 in the area of systems and control. The award is sponsored by the European Control Association, and is presented during the annual European Control Conference (ECC). The awardee is also invited to give a plenary lecture during the ECC, 12-15 July 2022.
16 May 2022
TU Delft's Control Room of the Future makes power grid digitally resilient
The increased digitalisation of the power grid comes with its own set of cyber threats and risks. In TU Delft’s Control Room of the Future (CRoF) the power grid gets put through its paces. This remarkable research facility offers both industry and academics unique opportunities to research, develop and test the integration of new energy management technologies into the smart grid.
31 March 2022
Wenli Shi wins 'Best Energy Paper Award'
Wenli Shi wins this years 'Best Energy Paper Award' of the PowerWeb Institute
29 February 2024 12:45 till 13:30
Lunch lecture February: A conversation on the EU's 2040 climate target and its implications for the power sector
01 March 2024 09:00 till 12:10
Symposium on "Wide area monitoring, and data-driven aspects for the future power systems"
01 March 2024 15:00
Inaugural speech Prof. Dr. Ir. Marjan Popov
19 March 2024 15:30 till 17:00