Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

UJA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships Hosting Offer 2019 (INFORMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING )

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    14/06/2019 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Jaén
    Universidad de Jaén
    TEP-152 Electrical Research and Technology

Description of Hosting Institution (UJA – Spain)

Jaén University (UJA) was created in 1993 and is in the Top 50 of the world’s best young universities according to THE (Times Higher Education). This ranking analyzes aspects such as teaching, research work, the university’s international outreach, or integration into industry. Besides, the UJA has received the distinction of Campus of International Excellence in the fields of Agrifood (CEIA3) and Climate Change (CamBio), plus it also leads the Andalusian CEI project on historical heritage PatrimoniUN10.

Jaén University has five faculties (Social and Legal Sciences; Humanities and Education Sciences; Health Sciences; Experimental Sciences and Social Work) and two higher polytechnic schools for engineering (Linares and Jaén). In turn, these centers are organized into 35 departmentsIt also has three Postgraduate educational centers (Doctorate School, Advanced Study Center in Modern Languages and Postgraduate Study Center).

In regards to its research, there are five specialized centers at Jaén University. Besides, the full picture of the over 100 UJA groups covers the following research fields of expertise (https://www.ujaen.es/servicios/ofipi/uja-ri-expertise): Agrifood (AGR); Biology (BIO); Health (CTS); Social Sciences, Business, Law (SEJ); Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (FQM); Humanities (HUM); Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (RNM); Information and Communications Technology (TIC); and Engineering Production Technology (TEP).

As far the UJA hosting offer is concerned, Prof. FRANCISCO JURADO MELGUIZO (fjurado@ujaen.es) would be willing to host post-doctoral researchers that are eventually funded through the H2020 MSCA-IF 2019 call for applications to be part of the following research team:


UJA hosting research group (https://bit.ly/2OwGl9U)

The INYTE Group (Investigación y Tecnología Eléctrica, TEP 152) of the University of Jaén is involved in research and teaching in the fields of power systems and renewable energy. This group was founded in 1997. The research activities carried out by the group include power system, FACTS, optimum location of biomass power plants in an electric system, power system stability and renewable energy.

Members of INYTE Group are authors of numerous publications in these research fields: more than 140 papers in journals included in the Journal Citation Report (JCR), about 100 papers in the proceedings of prestigious International Conferences and 6 books. The INYTE Group has been involved in research projects of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education and European Commission.


Project description

Nowadays with the increased power demand in Spain, the national grids are faced new risks associated with the security and economics aspects. Hence, the main aim of our Project is to develop a coordination methodology of thermal energy, wind energy and Pumped-storage hydroelectricity (PSH) power plants. PSH units can be used to store the extra wind energy for delivering hourly firmed energy to electrical power grid.

In this project, the coordinated integration of wind farms in power systems will be studied by stochastic security-constrained unit commitment (SSCUC) model to minimize the expected grid operation cost considering the variation of wind energy. The storage capability of PSH could help power systems mitigate the variability of wind energy source and reduce grid operation costs.

The coordination methodology will consider the hourly forecast errors of system loads and variable wind energy as well as random outages of power system components. Beside of that, recent FACTS controllers such as; Inter line power flow controller (IPFC), center-node unified power flow controller(C-UPFC) and generalized unified power flow controller (GUPFC) will be introduced for the reactive power management in SSCUC.

The SSCUC problem will be solved using one or more of modern optimization techniques such as; ant colony optimization technique and differential evolution algorithms and compared with the state of the art industry application optimization solver CPLEX. To demonstrate the effectiveness of developed approach for analyzing the impact of recent FACTS on the grid operation cost and hourly wind energy dispatch, the algorithms will be validated on standard IEEE test systems as well as Spanish national grids.


Application procedure

CV, Motivation letter and Summary of project proposal (250 words) by 14th June 2019 to ofipi@ujaen.es. Further information regarding the application requirements can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/individual-fellowships_en & https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/msca-if-2019.


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