PhD in Dynamic Allocation of Resources in Short-term Power and Flexibility Markets

PhD in Dynamic Allocation of Resources in Short-term Power and Flexibility Markets


PhD in Dynamic Allocation of Sources in Quick-term Energy and Flexibility Markets

The Division of Electrical Energy Engineering (IEL), on the College of Data Expertise and Electrical Engineering, Norwegian College of Science and Expertise (NTNU), invitations purposes for a PhD Candidate place in “Dynamic allocation of sources in short-term energy and suppleness markets”.

The fast-changing socio-techno-economic necessities of the twenty first century requires a distributed, digitalized, sensible, versatile, interactive and inexperienced electrical grid. The transition from a inflexible, centralized, bodily system to a versatile, distributed, cyber-physical system is aided by digital applied sciences (superior metering infrastructure, phasor measurement unit, and so on.) and newest developments in ICT (automation, blockchains, Web of Issues, massive knowledge, synthetic intelligence, and so on.) Power informatics is an rising area that applies computational strategies akin to massive knowledge, machine studying, synthetic intelligence, optimization, and so on. for realizing sustainable future power programs (sensible grids, sensible houses, electrical autos, renewable power, power storage, flexibility providers, native markets, and so on.).

The success of future energy programs largely is determined by the power of the grid to establish, activate, harness and exploit the distributed flexibility potential provided by small-, medium- and large- scale producers/ customers/prosumers and aggregators. Lately, there was enormous curiosity in offering flexibility providers to transmission grid operators by means of aggregated and automatic demand response, particularly for frequency reserves within the Nordic balancing markets.

On this context, the primary process of the PhD candidate within the doctoral work might be two-fold. First, to develop operational scheduling methods for aggregated demand response by means of dynamic useful resource allocation for catering to stringent technical necessities of balancing markets. Second, to research the results of digitalization on market design and marketplaces based mostly on rising enabling applied sciences (ICT) and decentralization initiatives.

Predominant supervisor: Affiliate Professor Jayaprakash Rajasekharan (NTNU). Co-supervisor: Professor Asgeir Tomasgård (NTNU).

This PhD poisition is part of the PERSEUS doctoral programme: A collaboration between NTNU- Norway’s largest college, 11 top-level educational companions in 8 European international locations, and eight industrial companions inside sectors of excessive societal relevance.

Inside PERSEUS we’ll recruit 40 PhD candidates who wish to contribute to a wise, protected and sustainable future. We’re on the lookout for extremely expert PhD candidates motivated to strategy societal challenges inside one of many following thematic areas:

  • Massive knowledge and AI
  • Digital Twins
  • Web of Issues
  • Prolonged Actuality
  • Data and Cyber Safety

All members within the PERSEUS community deliver distinctive and necessary qualities with them into the doctoral programme. The PERSEUS PhD candidates could have the chance to collaborate with researchers within the associate establishments and in different venture consortia, and profit from these collaborative analysis and training actions.

As a part of the PERSEUS crew you’ll work alongside different extremely motivated and gifted PhD candidates and researchers. Additionally, you will have entry to the data base, state-of-the-art analysis infrastructure, and influence orientation of the companions within the crew.

Along with your training and improvement throughout the thematic analysis space, you’ll acquire transferable expertise inside venture improvement and administration, science communication, analysis ethics, innovation and entrepreneurial considering, in addition to primary college didactics.

As a PERSEUS PhD candidate, you’ll be employed by NTNU. Throughout your keep, you’ll do a 2-3 month worldwide keep and a 1-2 month nationwide stick with one of many PERSEUS companions. This may let you lengthen your community inside academia and trade, and to study your analysis space from an educational, innovation, and societal perspective.

The length of the PhD employment is 36 months

Beginning gross wage is 491.200 NOK/yr (equal to approx. 50.133 EUR/yr by the change charge of Might 2021)

We’re on the lookout for PhD candidates from all nationalities, who wish to contribute to our quest to create data for a greater world. PERSEUS recruits candidates in response to the EU’s mobility rule, i.e. candidates can not have spent greater than 12 months in Norway over the last 3 years.

We imagine in truthful and open processes. All purposes might be thought-about by means of a clear analysis process, with unbiased observers concerned.

The place’s working place is NTNU campus in Trondheim. You’ll report back to the Head of the Division.

We sit up for welcome you to the PERSEUS crew.

Duties of the place

  • The candidate is predicted to work in direction of combining data from optimization, operations analysis, massive knowledge and informatics to develop dynamic useful resource allocation strategies for aggregated demand response in Nordic balancing markets
  • publishing the leads to scientific journals and conferences
  • endeavor the required programs (30 ECTS) as a part of the PhD programme;
  • submitting an software for admission and a analysis plan no later than 3 months after the employment;
  • conducting prime quality analysis and report progress regularly and in settlement with the supervisors.

Required choice standards

  • Worldwide mobility necessities: Candidates of any age and any nationality might be eligible so far as they fulfil the mobility requirement of the COFUND programme, specifically, the candidates should not have resided or carried out their principal exercise (work, research, and so on.) within the nation of the host group (Norway) for greater than 12 months within the 3 years instantly earlier than the decision deadline of PERSEUS.
  • Training necessities: 5 years of upper training (BSC and MSC) or training equal to (300 ECTS). The grade necessities are B or larger (based mostly on NTNU’s grading scale). Training should be documented by diploma complement or equal documentation in English and embrace an outline of the academic system. Worldwide Relations do require Chinese language diplomas to be verified utilizing CHSI. The NTNU Workplace of Worldwide Relations will consider levels and diplomas.
  • Language talent necessities: The candidates might be requested to offer proof of excellent English language expertise, written and spoken. The next certificates could also be used as such proof: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificates in Superior English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificates of Proficiency in English (CPE).
  • Export of Data Management: The PhD candidates who, based mostly on a complete first-hand evaluation, would possibly come into battle with laws governing exports of data, expertise and providers won’t advance farther from the primary stage within the recruitment course of. For additional info, please seek advice from the Export Management Act.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the laws in power regarding State Staff and Civil Servants and Laws in regards to the levels of Philosophiae Physician (PhD) and Philosodophiae Physician (PhD) in creative analysis nationwide pointers for appointment as PhD, submit physician and analysis assistant  

Most popular choice standards

  • CV and canopy letter
  • Analysis curiosity description
  • Candidate background
  • Scientific publications
  • Oral and written English language expertise

Private traits

  • extremely motivated and proactive in analysis
  • capability to work independently but additionally in a crew,
  • dedication and supply with respect to deadlines

We provide

Wage and circumstances

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are usually remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 every year earlier than tax, relying on {qualifications} and seniority. From the wage, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The interval of employment is 3 years.

Appointment to a PhD place requires that you’re admitted to the PhD programme in Electrical Energy Engineering inside three months of employment, and that you just take part in an organized PhD programme in the course of the employment interval.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the laws in power regarding State Staff and Civil Servants, and the acts referring to Management of the Export of Strategic Items, Providers and Expertise. Candidates who by evaluation of the applying and attachment are seen to battle with the factors within the latter legislation might be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you have to assume that there could also be adjustments within the space of labor.

It’s a prerequisite you will be current at and accessible to the establishment every day.

Concerning the software

The appliance and supporting documentation for use as the premise for the evaluation should be in English (ta stilling til dette)

Publications and different scientific work should observe the applying. Please observe that purposes are solely evaluated based mostly on the data obtainable on the applying deadline. It is best to be sure that your software reveals clearly how your expertise and expertise meet the factors that are set out above.

Please submit your software electronically through Jobbnorge web site. Purposes submitted elsewhere/incomplete purposes won’t be thought-about. Candidates should add the next paperwork throughout the time limit:

  • CV together with info related for the {qualifications}, submitted along with an identification doc
  • Title, present affiliation and e mail handle of no less than 2 individuals that may present reference for you
  • Licensed copies of educational diplomas and transcripts and the reference letter
  • Candidates from universities exterior of Norway might be requested to ship a diploma complement (or an analogous doc) which describes in particulars the research and grading system, and the rights for additional research related to the obtained diploma. Chinese language candidates are required to offer affirmation of Grasp Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
  • A analysis curiosity description (most 2 pages) that features a quick presentation of the motivation for a PhD research, suitability for the place and the applicant’s view in direction of listed analysis challenges in addition to the theoretical and methodological strategy to the challenges.
  • Scientific publications (if any). Joint works might be thought-about. Whether it is troublesome to establish your contribution to joint works, you have to connect a quick description of your participation.

If all, or elements, of your training has been taken overseas, we additionally ask you to connect documentation of the scope and high quality of your total training, each bachelor’s and grasp’s training, along with different larger training. Description of the documentation required will be discovered right here. If you have already got a press release from NOKUT, please connect this as effectively.

Within the analysis of which candidate is finest certified, emphasis might be positioned on training, expertise and private suitability.

NTNU is dedicated to following analysis standards for analysis high quality in response to The San Francisco Declaration on Analysis Evaluation – DORA.

Normal info

Working at NTNU

A great work surroundings is characterised by variety. We encourage certified candidates to use, no matter their gender, purposeful capability or cultural background.

The town of Trondheim is a contemporary European metropolis with a wealthy cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a inhabitants of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, together with healthcare, faculties, kindergartens and general equality, might be the very best of its type on the earth. Skilled sponsored day-care for kids is definitely obtainable. Moreover, Trondheim gives nice alternatives for training (together with worldwide faculties) and prospects to get pleasure from nature, tradition and household life and has low crime charges and clear air high quality.

As an worker at NTNU, you have to always adhere to the adjustments that the event within the topic entails and the organizational adjustments which are adopted.

In accordance with The Public Data Act (Offentleglova), your title, age, place and municipality could also be made public even if in case you have requested to not have your title entered on the listing of candidates.

When you have any questions concerning the place, please contact Affiliate Prof. Jayaprakash Rajasekharan ( When you have any questions concerning the recruitment course of, please contact Bodil Wold (

If you’re invited for interview you have to embrace licensed copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please seek advice from the applying quantity 2021/43872 when making use of.

Utility deadline: 30.09.2021.

NTNU – data for a greater world

NTNU – data for a greater world

The Norwegian College of Science and Expertise (NTNU) creates data for a greater world and options that may change on a regular basis life.

Division of Electrical Energy Engineering

The Division of Electrical Energy Engineering is likely one of the seven departments on the College of Data Expertise and Electrical Engineering. Our division is Norway’s main within the area, and our imaginative and prescient is to be on the centre of the digital, inexperienced shift. Now we have glorious collaboration with enterprise and trade in addition to different universities and analysis organizations internationally. This provides us excellent alternatives for interdisciplinary analysis with excessive relevance for the society, addressing industrial wants and world challenges.

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