Power system simulation and optimisation

The power system simulation and optimisation team is developing software for the energy engine, applying this to the project’s case studies, applying multi-objective optimisation and analysing the benefits that this brings. They are also developing learning materials and a web interface for their software.

The team:

  • Mathaios Panteli
  • Ruben Bravo
  • Jose Nicholas Melchor Gutierrez
  • Wentao Zhu
  • Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña
  • Joseph Mutale
  • Pierluigi Mancarella

Research progress video

This video was produced for the FutureDAMS annual forum (November 2020) as a summary of the team’s current research progress.

Energy engineering research

09/2019Journal articleQuantifying the System-Level Resilience of Thermal Power Generation to Extreme Temperatures and Water ScarcityThis article introduces the fundamental engineering models of thermal power plants' cooling systems. A system-level quantification methodology is then proposed, which also introduces a multicoordinate resilience-oriented metric that assesses system vulnerability through the concepts of conditional value-at-risk and its rate of change in response to changes in the considered weather conditions.
08/2019Journal articleIntegrated Energy-Water Model for Interdependent Storage, Run-of-River and Pump HydropowerThe contribution of this work is the explicit quantification in cost and energy terms of the value of capturing short-term interdependencies between hydropower plants associated with the use and release of water by upstream plants.
06/2019Journal articleFlexibility in Sustainable Electricity Systems: Multivector and Multisector Nexus PerspectivesThe flexibility to intelligently use and invest in resources that go beyond the power system (e.g., other energy vectors such as heat, gas, or water dams) can be extremely valuable from the perspective of sustainable development.

River basins and energy systems – what synergies are possible and how can they be discovered?

Traditionally planners considered the effects of water and energy systems on the other in simplified ways or not at all. This has often led to inefficient use of resources and a somewhat arbitrary allocation of benefits and costs across sectors and geographic regions....

Stakeholders should get a fair share of benefits from inter-connected water-energy systems

By Julien Harou, Mathaios Panteli, Jose Gonzalez Cabrera, Gloria Salmoral and Rose Sumner. Traditionally planners considered the effects of water and energy systems on the other in simplified ways or not at all. This has often led to inefficient use of resources and a...

Resilience shift: ‘Seeing the bigger picture – the water-energy nexus’

Read the Resilience Shift blog 'Seeing the bigger picture - the water-energy nexus' by FutureDAMS researchers Mathaios Panteli, Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña and Julien Harou. The authors discuss the opportunities and challenges in jointly planning and developing...

Power Systems and Covid-19: Crisis or bringing sectors together to survive and thrive?

By Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, Wentao Zhu, Jose Nicolas Melchor Gutierrez, Mathaios Panteli The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of critical services and infrastructures to large scale crises and the power sector is no exception. Electrical...

FutureDAMS training: Ministry of Electricity and Energy, Myanmar

FutureDAMS Co-Investigator in Myanmar, Professor Aung Ze Ya of Yangon Technological University (Ministry of Education), delivered training to the officials of the different departments of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MoEE) on 10th to 14th February in Nay...

Podcast: Innovative data manager for network models with Steve Knox

Welcome to the first FutureDAMS podcast. In this episode Stephen Knox discusses his latest paper which presents an innovative data manager developed by FutureDAMS researchers, which supports models for resource networks like water or energy. Steve is the software...