CWI joins two large-scale energy projects

Researchers of CWI will participate in the projects ‘Smart Energy Systems in the Built Environment’ and ‘Excellence in Uncertainty Reduction of Offshore Wind Systems (EUROS)’ of the STW Perspective research programmes that were recently awarded.

Publication date: 23-12-2014

Researchers of CWI will participate in the projects ‘Smart Energy Systems in the Built Environment’ and ‘Excellence in Uncertainty Reduction of Offshore Wind Systems (EUROS)’ of the STW Perspective research programmes that were recently awarded.

‘Smart Energy Systems in the Built Environment’ aims to develop new technologies that make buildings handle supply and demand for energy use in a more efficient manner. The main scientific challenges of the programme are to identify and explore the synergies between the built environment and emerging smart grid technologies and applications. The  research programme is headed by TU Eindhoven and consists of 38 academic and industrial partners, including TU Delft, TNO, VSL, Royal HaskoningDHV, Brainport and the municipality of The Hague. Han La Poutré and Eric Pauwels, members of the Intelligent Systems group at CWI are participating in the project. Their research focuses on the development of market based supply and demand matching mechanisms including the ancillary services, and on the use of sensor networks and data analytics to obtain more accurate predictions of supply and demand.

‘Excellence in Uncertainty Reduction of Offshore Wind Systems (EUROS)’ investigates the uncertainties associated with the design and installation of large-scale wind parks. This might prevent costly and unnecessary large safety measures due to poor understanding of uncertainties associated with wear and tear. This can reduce high costs of developing wind parks, making wind energy a more attractive source of durable energy. This research programme is headed by the TU Delft and includes ECN, KNMI, Deltares, GNV-DL, Ballast Nedam, Eneco and several other. Jeroen Witteveen of the Scientific Computing group at CWI will contribute on the correlation between wind and waves, and on combining difference sources of uncertainty.

The Dutch STW Technology Foundation awarded these grants within the framework of the so-called Perspective Programmes. Scientists in these programmes work with a consortium of companies on specific scientific themes. STW received a total of 41 research initiatives and awarded grants to six of them. The total amount of funding is €22 million, 7.6 of which is provided by industrial partners.

 

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STW
TU Delft