Power Systems Researcher, Part Time, UCD
University College Dublin – Dublin – Applications are invited for a temporary part-time post (20 hours) of a Power Systems Researcher within UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Power systems are currently undergoing drastic changes in their structure, operation and control. The traditional way of generating electric power based on few powerful plants equipped with synchronous generators is moving towards small distributed and renewable energy resources. In future power networks, generators are expected to be, in most of the cases, decoupled from the grid through power electronic converters. As a consequence of distributed generation resources, control is evolving towards fully decentralized concepts, which is the opposite strategy as the centralized control implemented in conventional power systems. The uncertainty introduced by renewable sources has to be compensated by an adequate redundancy of the installed capacity and, possibly, by efficient energy storage systems. While ac transmission lines canno… – Temporary – Part-timeApply for this job.