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
10 november 2021
TU Delft supercomputer available from January
In the course of January 2022, researchers, students and teaching staff will be able to make use of the computing power of the Delft High-Performance Computing Centre (DHPC) for resolving and modelling complex social problems. View the video for a glimpse behind the scenes and to discover the name of this supercomputer.
08 oktober 2021
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 maakt elektriciteitsnet future-proof
Om het elektriciteitsnet klaar te stomen voor de toekomst, is door de TU Delft, overheid en partners als TenneT, samen gebouwd aan een gloednieuw laboratorium: het Electrical Sustainable Power Lab, ook wel het ESP Lab genoemd. Vrijdagmiddag 1 oktober 2021 wordt het lab – ‘een duurzaamheidstempel van formaat’ – officieel in gebruik genomen.
28 juli 2021
Pre-announcement High Tech Sustainable Future Call 2021
The goal of the High Tech for a Sustainable Future programme is to stimulate structural and sustainable collaborative theme-oriented research between the four TU’s on topics that require 4TU collaboration and for which it is currently more difficult to acquire funding externally (namely new or high risk topics). The societal relevant research programmes attract and develop new and diverse talent for the four TU’s and aim to deliver societal impact through scientific breakthroughs. After a funded start-up period of five years, research should continue without 4TU.Federation funding. The programmes strive to increase visibility and impact of the 4TU.Federation in society.
24 juni 2021
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).