The digital transformation of our energy system

Thursday 10 March 2022 (20.00 - 21.00 hrs CET)

with speaker Prof. Peter Palensky

The digital transformation typically removes historic barriers, improves scalability, empowers the end-user, and make the respective sector more flexible. It now finally also hits the energy sector. The question is: what can it improve there? How can physical constraints be overcome? How can it facilitate decarbonization? How do Bits and kWh come together? And what are the strings attached to it?

About Peter Palensky

Peter Palensky is Professor for Intelligent Electrical Power Grids at TU Delft, The Netherlands. Before that he was Principal Scientist for Complex Energy Systems at the Austrian Institute of Technology, associate Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University Assistant at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California. He is active in international committees such as IEEE and is associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.

His main research field is complex and integrated energy systems. He works on developing methods for intelligent and integrated energy systems. One of the main activities is hybrid numerical models and how to describe and use them. Using such models, a formerly incomprehensible and complex energy system can be analyzed for efficiency, stability margins, optimality, and other expected features. With his team he works on industry and smart cities, transmission and distribution, security of supply and cyber security, hardware-in-the loop setups and number crunching for future and complex power systems.

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