20190412 – PhD Positions in Smart Grids and Decentralised Energy Trading Systems – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland

20190412 – PhD Positions in Smart Grids and Decentralised Energy Trading Systems – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland


| Deadline: Apr, 12 2019 |

Brief Description:

Two PhD positions are available to work on the Cooperative Energy Trading System (CENTS) project, a €3 million research project funded by the Irish Government’s Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund: http://www.ierc.ie/news/ierc-project-approved-e3-0m-funding-irish-governments-disruptive-technology-innovation-fund/ The CENTS project is proposing a disruptive technology platform for the electricity sector where consumers and communities will be empowered with the necessary infrastructure to generate their own electricity, earn from the excess electricity generation, and decarbonise their homes and communities for sustainable living. This research will develop and demonstrate local energy trading systems that are suitable for wide-scale implementation, and investigate the impacts of these systems on the control, operation and planning of the electricity grid. These two PhD researchers will be based in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the main campus of University College Cork (www.ucc.ie), and will work closely with the project’s industrial and academic partners, which include the International Energy Research Centre (www.ierc.ie), National University of Ireland Galway, and TU Dublin



Salary:

EUR per YEAR


Host Institution:

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland

Scholarships Duration:

3 year(s)



Course Starts:

Not Specified





Location:

College Road, University College Cork, Cork City, Cork ,Ireland T12 YX96



Field of Study:

Computer Science



Number of Scholarships:

2



Eligibility:

The ideal candidate will hold a Masters degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Computer Science. Knowledge and experience of electrical power systems and at least one of the following areas is an advantage: power distribution network analysis, smart grids (e.g. power metering / communications / automation), building energy management systems, distributed ledger technology.



Application Instruction:

Please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Barry Hayes at barry.hayes@ucc.ie



Website:

https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-970724-en.html