News: Final lecture of Gilney Damm will be moved to the 12th (time: 10:15). Participants may submit as many write-ups as they want to.
Some constraints related to the write-ups: number of words should be at most 2000.
Schedule: Wednesday 14:15 – 15.45 (first lecture on 16.10.2013), Building E1 3 – HS 002
Credits: 4 ECTS points (advanced lecture)
This course is about the application and adaption of the large body of achievements in Informatics for addressing current and future challenges in the Energy Domain. Our prime intention is to look into the informatics challenges usually safely hidden behind en-vogue buzzwords like Green IT and Smart Grid.
A large part of the course is based on invited lecture of specialists of the field. In addition, a number of lectures covering basic skills will be given by Prof. Hermanns and Prof. Wolf. The participants are supposed to make write-ups of at least 8 of the presentations in which they work out the details of the presented material (minimum is summary of the presentation). The write-ups will be graded with 3 (very good), 2 (ok-ish), 1 (just summary), or 0 (not even a good summary) points, where team-work is not allowed. With 8 points a participant has successfully passed the course (4.0) while everything equal to or above 26 points yields a 1.0.
Please submit write-ups through the course management system.
|16.10.2013||Organisation and Overview (HH)|
|23.10.2013||IL by Gilney Damm, SUPELEC, France: Power Grid Blackouts – Reasons and Countermeasures
Today societies are completely dependent on electricity, up to a level most people do not realize. Electricity has become capital, at all time and all days. Regularly large scale outages, called blackouts, happens and point out how strategic electric power is, and how large may be the cost of such blackouts. This presentation will study the main reasons of a blackout and some possible countermeasures. This will be done by the study of some of the largest and most important examples in recently years. A brief introduction on power systems’ stability will also be given, and some of the most common ICT devices involved in this stabilization. It is interesting to remark that currently most challenges power systems face are caused by the insertion of renewable energy sources (renewables). Future solutions to cope with this new reality are heavily based on ICT, creating a new power network called SmartGrids. Some of these solutions will be introduced, to be further developed in a future lecture.
|30.10.2013||Discrete Event Simulation (VW)|
|06.11.2013||Power Grid Reliability (HH)|
|13.11.2013||IL by Holger Wiechman, EnBW AG, Stuttgart (in German)|
|20.11.2013||IL by Reinhard German, Univ. Erlangen: Hybrid Simulation of Smart Energy Systems
The transition towards a more sustainable energy supply based on fluctuating and decentralized regenerative energy resources (RES) poses many interesting computer science questions with respect to their design and control. We will first give a summary of our ongoing work related to this complex of themes and then we will present a simulation framework for energy systems which uses hybrid simulation, a mix of continuous and discrete simulation as well as optimization. The framework provides building blocks for typical (regenerative) energy components of residential houses both for electricity and heat: solar panels, energy storages (battery, chemical storage, water tank), heater, combined heat and power, stochastic weather and demand profiles as well as communication and control facilities. Selected results will be presented for single houses and also for grids of domestic houses. Then we will present a simulation model to investigate electricity generation systems on a larger scale, here for the German federal state Bavaria. Again hybrid simulation is used and the model contains basic components of electricity generation systems, such as conventional power plants, fluctuating RES (wind turbines, solar panels, hydropower stations), aggregated demand profiles, and storage facilities. Moreover, we are taking political (e.g., feed-in of RES has priority over conventional ones) and economic constraints (e.g., marginal costs of conventional power plants) into account. We study scenarios during the phase-out of nuclear power and compute various system parameters.
|29.11.2013 (a Friday!)||cancelled|
|04.12.2013||Parameter estimation (VW)|
|11.12.2013||IL by Martin Sachenbacher, TU Munich Modeling and Computational Challenges in Electromobility
Due to their efficiency and their ability to run on clean energy sources, electric vehicles are expected to significantly shape the road traffic of the future. However, because of limited battery capacities and recharging opportunities, techniques for energy-optimized driving, optimal battery management, and accurate prediction of the remaining cruising range will play a key role for electric mobility.
The talk presents modeling and computational approaches that aim to address the above challenges, together with a prototypic system called Green Navigation, which computes energy-optimal routes and predicts the remaining cruising range for electric vehicles. I will also present work to study the impact and effectiveness of mobility services for electric cars based on city-scale traffic simulations.
|18.12.2013||IL by Wolfgang Wahlster, DFKI and Saarland Univ.|
|08.01.2014||IL by Hartmut Schmeck, Univ. Karlsruhe|
|15.01.2014||IL by Hermann de Meer, Univ. Passau|
|22.01.2014||IL by Sebastian Lehnhoff, Univ. Oldenburg|
|29.01.2014||IL by Oliver Raabe, Univ. Karlsruhe (in German)|
|12.02.2014||IL by Gilney Damm, SUPELEC, France|
abbr.: HH – Holger Hermanns, VW – Verena Wolf, IL – invited lecture