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DCL Lecture Series: Prof. Jakob Stoustrup, Control of Distributed Energy Resources - Towards a Smarter Grid

Event Type
Decision and Control Laboratory, Coordinated Science Laboratory
301 CSL
Dec 17, 2012   10:00 - 11:00 am  
Professor Jakob Stoustrup, Dept. of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University
Angie Ellis
Originating Calendar
CSL Decision and Control Group

Decision and Control Lecture Series

Decision and Control Laboratory, Coordinated Science Laboratory

Control of Distributed Energy Resources - Towards a Smarter Grid

Professor Jakob Stoustrup

Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University


Monday, December 17, 2012

 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

301 CSL



In this talk, we consider an interconnected network of consumers powered through an electrical grid of limited capacity. A subset of the consumers are intelligent consumers and have the ability to store energy in a controllable fashion; they can be filled and emptied as desired under power and capacity limitations. We address the problem of maintaining power balance between production and consumption using the intelligent consumers to ensure smooth power consumption from the grid. Further, certain capacity limitations to the links interconnecting the consumers must be honored. In this presentation, we show how this problem can be formulated as an optimization problem, leading directly to the design of a model predictive controller. Using this scheme, we are able to incorporate predictions of future consumption and exploit knowledge of link limitations such that the intelligent consumers are utilized ahead of time ensuring high performance.




Jakob Stoustrup received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics in 1991, both from the Technical University of Denmark. After a first position as Teaching Assistant at the Technical University of Denmark, and visiting researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, 1988, he became Senior Researcher sponsored by the Danish Technical Research Council, 1991. Assistant Professor 1991-1995, and Associate Professor 1995-1996, both at the Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., in 1996, and later Visiting Professor at the Mittag-Leffler Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 2003. Since 1997 (full) Professor at Automation & Control, Aalborg University, and in 2006, he became Head of Research for the Department of Electronic Systems. Jakob Stoustrup has been a Member of the European Research Council, the Swedish Research Council (Signals and Systems), The Research Council of Norway, and of The Danish Research Council for Technology and Production Sciences. He has acted as associate editor, guest editor, and editorial board member of international journals. Prof. Stoustrup has been appointed by IEEE as Chairman of a Control Systems Society/Robotics & Automation Society Joint Chapter. In 2008, Jakob Stoustrup was elected as Chairman for the International Federation of Automatic Control, TC6.4, and since 2011 as a member of the IFAC Technical Board. Prof. Stoustrup has extensive industrial cooperation, and has been CEO for two technological start-up companies. He has led numerous major research projects based on a high number of research grants and contracts. The main contributions of Professor Jakob Stoustrup have been to robust control theory and to the theory of fault tolerant control systems. In these two areas he has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His work spans the whole range from the development of new theoretical methods to practical industrial applications, carried out by Professor Stoustrup in cooperation with approx. 70 industrial companies in several countries.

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