Two PhD positions in Automation and Control are open from August 1st, 2012 for the period of 3 years. The positions are associated to the Efficient Distribution of Green Energy (EDGE) project supported by the Danish Council for Strategic Research and hosted in the Department of Electronic Systems of Aalborg University, http://kom.aau.dk/project/edge/. The objective of the EDGE project is to radically improve integration of wind energy in the power grid through effective coordination of both electricity generation and consumption. Specifically, the project aims at developing rigorous methods for managing the flow of energy among actors – consumers and producers – connected to the power grid. To this ends, the aim is the development of control methods for decentralized, self-organizing load balancing that respect distribution and communication constraints, take price dynamics into account and adapt to changes in the grid and communication network.
PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree.