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
20 november 2020
Team ZED van de TU Delft wint 4TU Impact Challenge
Team ZED heeft de Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge gewonnen en gaat naar de World Expo in Dubai.
19 november 2020
New approach to make the cloud run sustainably
Just like the roads that provide access to them and the dikes that protect them, cloud datacentres have become an essential part of our national, and worldwide, infrastructure. Thanks to capacity planning research by TU Delft master’s student Georgios Andreadis, these datacentres may continue to meet the ever-growing computational demands while reducing their operational costs and increasing their efficiency and environmental sustainability.
03 november 2020
Successful international conference on the future of smart grids
The 10th edition of the IEEE PES ISGT Europe Conference, a flagship conference of IEEE Power & Energy Society, was hosted by the TU Delft this year. It was very successfully organized in a virtual fashion. Participants joined from 47 different countries, spread over five continents, with more than 30% having an affiliation outside Europe.
30 september 2020
H2020-project: een nieuw marktontwerp voor 100% hernieuwbare energiesystemen
De beweging naar een bijna 100% hernieuwbaar Europees elektriciteitssysteem vereist een innovatief ontwerp van de elektriciteitsmarkt. Het door de EU gefinancierde TradeRES-project zal een nieuw marktontwerp testen in een simulatieomgeving.
03 februari 2020
Kick-Off DEI 2.0
On 29 January Kornelis Blok took over the role as Chair for the Delft Energy Initiative (DEI). Rector Magnificus Tim van der Hagen applauded Paulien Herder for her achievements as Chair for the last 6.5 years. DEI will forward here work with 4 main energy pillars and has chosen 4 new themes to help them grow.
15 december 2022 12:45 t/m 13:30
PowerWeb Lecture: Offshore Hydrogen, cornerstone of the Energy Transition
16 december 2022 12:00 t/m 14:30
PhD defense Ni Wang
"Incorporating institutions into optimization-based energy system models"
16 december 2022 15:00 t/m 18:30
Invitation: The Hidde Nijland speech by Prof. Peter Palensky
The digital transformation of the energy system can be seen as both a blessing and a curse!