PhD Probabilistic approach to determine grid capacities

Eindhoven University of Technology
March 15, 2023
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PhD Probabilistic approach to determine grid capacities



Irène Curie Fellowship



Electrical Engineering



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Job description

This research position will focus on developing probabilistic models needed to determine grid capacities, taking a wide range of uncertain variable into account. This add-on module in form of system twining models will enhance the capabilities of the current digital twin platform by determining and optimizing non-firm capacities for renewable energy installations. This will be used to support the decision-making of the stakeholders involved in a collaborative way, in order to integrate more sustainable energy, guided by qualitative and quantitative results of the digital twins, together with the development of Real-time Interface (RTI). These activities will lay the foundation for a comprehensive analysis to determine optimal non-firm capacities for integrated solar and wind installation. This is a part of the project ORKEST under the MOOI-2023 funding from RVO/TKI Urban Energy.

Job requirements

We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated candidate with:

  • A MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Solid knowledge in Probabilities, Stochastic Optimization, complexity theory and experience in Platform integration. Experience in real-time control methods is an advantage.
  • Excellent relevant modeling skills in Python, optimization tools; Experience with software simulation tools for power flow calculations, e.g., Vision, Power Factory is an advantage.
  • Ability to work in a team and interested in collaborating with the industrial partners.
  • An academic attitude in order to develop new technologies and perform applied research with an integral view on what is needed for the future energy system.
  • An excellent command of the English and Dutch language, both in speaking and writing.
  • Conditions of employment

    We offer you an attractive and modern workplace with access to the excellent equipment of the TU/e, a varied work, a wide range of training opportunities, and possibilities to access advanced, state-of-the-art technologies, platforms from industrial partners of the ORKEST project.

    Besides we offer you:

  • Full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months. You will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 27 (min. €2,541 max. €3,247).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs and other support to grow into a self- aware, autonomous scientific researcher. At TU/e we challenge you to take charge of your own learning process.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.
  • Information and application

    About us

    Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands- on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.

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  • CV.
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  • Two reference letters from previous employers/university supervisors.
  • We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

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