Low-carbon power systems based on large shares of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, whose availability is variable and partly unpredictable, introduce significant uncertainty in power system operation. This may particularly impact power system reliability and calls for more operational flexibility. Furthermore, complex and widespread interconnections between the physical and cyber components, which in principle should improve the performance and efficiency of an increasingly smarter grid, also risk adding vulnerability to power outages. However, under the so-called “energy trilemma” framework of the European Commission, lowcarbon power systems should continue to be highly reliable in order to meet the expectations of industry and consumers, as well as affordable for all so as to fundamentally underpin economic competitiveness. In this context, distributed resources that include distributed generation, controllable loads, energy storage units, electric vehicles, and so on, can all participate in making the grid more reliable and providing operational flexibility to meet the grid needs. The “Smart Grid” Summer School this year will focus on key aspects of integration of distributed resources in a low carbon power systems taking into account new emerging approaches to model, plan and manage transmission and distribution systems in order to guarantee high level of reliability. The 2017 edition of the Summer School builds on the strong basis established by the previous three Schools and introduces new and challenging problems and promising approaches in the implementation of sustainability-oriented methodologies to meet the present and future energy needs. World-class academic specialists and leading practitioners will present tutorials on some of the leading edge developments in the smart grid areas and discuss the many challenges remaining to be solved to fully transition towards a very low-carbon power system. In addition, panel discussions will allow participants to gain valuable insights into the obstacles that need to be overcome and provide the opportunities to exchange ideas for future research directions. The course recognizes 5 ECTS. At the end of each module it will be released a multiple choice test. All tests must be returned at the end of the course. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance and pass certification of the final test.
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