PowerWeb Institute

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

Vacancies PowerWeb Institute

17 January 2022

New Home of Innovation magazine launched

New Home of Innovation magazine launched

It's here: the newest edition of the Home of Innovation magazine. The magazine contains interviews with key players and policymakers as well as reports from within the innovation ecosystem of TU Delft and focuses on the energy transition, in honour of TU Delft's 180th anniversary.

10 November 2021

TU Delft supercomputer available from January

TU Delft supercomputer available from January

08 October 2021

TPM MOOC: Designing a Climate Neutral World: An Introduction

TPM MOOC: Designing a Climate Neutral World: An Introduction

On the 15th of November a new TPM MOOC will start in which professor Kornelis Blok will focus on designing a climate neutral world. Participants will learn about climate change strategies and are given basic tools used for evaluation alternative options for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

24 September 2021

TU Delft set to future-proof electricity grid

TU Delft set to future-proof electricity grid

In order to ensure that the electricity grid is prepared for the future, TU Delft, the Dutch government and partners including grid operator TenneT have joined forces to build a brand-new laboratory: the Electrical Sustainable Power Lab, otherwise known as the ESP Lab. The laboratory – described as a ‘veritable temple of sustainability’ – will be officially opened on the afternoon of Friday, 1 October 2021.

24 June 2021

Tackling the energy transition with the brand new Electrical Sustainable Power lab

Tackling the energy transition with the brand new Electrical Sustainable Power lab

The energy transition is the biggest societal challenge of this century. To achieve the climate targets, the Netherlands needs to generate much more solar and wind energy. But is our electricity grid even ready for this? Unfortunately not. To tackle this challenge, TU Delft has recently built a brand new lab, the Electrical Sustainable Power Lab (ESP Lab).