University of Cagliari
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DIEE) of the University of Cagliari is a higher education and research organization. It manages and coordinates courses at B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. level, as well as research activities in the field of biomedical, electrical, electronic, energy and telecommunication engineering. The main research areas within the Department are Automatic Control, Bioengineering, Circuits and Systems, Communications, Computer Science, Electromagnetics, Electronics, Measurement Systems, Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives. DIEE faculty includes 45 professors and 7 members of the administration staff. Several research associates, Ph.D. students and research assistants are enrolled in the non-permanent staff of DIEE, bringing the total number to 150 members. The department has a consolidated annual budget of 2.5M€ with incomes from privately funded research contracts, as well as international, national and local research projects. The department has strong co-operations and relationships with several research labs (both industrial and public) and with other academic institutions worldwide. DIEE is also strongly connected with the local, national and international industry and is devoted to technology transfer activities.
Contribution to NETfficient:
The University of Cagliari, particularly DIEE, will contribute to the project sharing its research expertise and experience on management and control of energy storage systems for smart grid. The role of DIEE will thus consist of developing suitable management and control algorithms for the energy storage systems to be installed in the Borkum grid. These will enable enhanced Renewable Energy Sources exploitation, especially by means of an appropriate forecasting error compensation, which makes RES power production more programmable and reliable. The proposed management and control algorithms will also aim to provide suitable ancillary services, such as peak shaving and frequency regulation. All the solution will be validated preliminarily through accurate and advanced simulation studies, which will be performed also by means of appropriate real-time simulators.