Cyril Cousein
PhD student
Ir. at UGent in 2020

Main project: The Impact of the Integration of Electrofuels in the Belgian Energy System on the Electric Power System Dynamics
Funding: SPF Economie
Supervisor(s): Emmanuel De Jaeger

The goal of this thesis will be to study the dynamics and the stability of the future electrical power system of Belgium, because of penetration of renewables. Several scenarios regarding the evolution of the power grid will be studied. There will be specific attention for the impact of integrating power-to-fuel and fuel-to-power units into the grid, both centralized and decentralized, as well as the impact of reduced grid inertia and reactive power production on frequency and voltage control. For this, the transmission and distribution grid models will be developed, with a focus on the dynamic behavior of quasi-autonomous areas. Finally, based on these models, an integrated control will be developed that ensures the stability of the future grid.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Dynamical and electromechanical systems

electrical power systems quality
eletric energy systems

Research group(s): MEED
Collaborations: Joint PhD with supervisor Lieven Vandevelde of Ghent University