Optimal Engineering Design for Dependable Water and Power Generation
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WP-3: Integrated Energy Management

Workpackage number: WP-3 Start date or starting event: 0

Participants: LB GR TN Total PM Person-months per participant: 24 7 3 34


O-3.1: To design a concept for the hybrid combination of different energy sources

O-3.2: To develop a manager to control the demand of energy for the whole system taking into account sustainable power at any time even under variable weather conditions

O-3.3: To develop dynamic models for the energetic components

Description of work

T-3.1: Review on existing configurations, models and simulation tools for energy management (LB):

Management structures, models and simulation tools from the literature will be carefully reviewed in order to update the state of the art.

T-3.2: Collection of environmental and weather data (TN): In order to be able to size adequately the proportions of PV and Wind, weather and environmental data have to be collected and introduced in a database.

T-3.3: Dynamic modelling and control system design (GR): Dynamic models for the components (wind, PV and diesel) will be carried out in this work package. Equations and simulation modules have to respect the norms established in WP-5. Models will be validated once the power subsystem is built and available. A hybrid control system including low-level control and supervision will be developed according to the specifications.

T-3.4: Design of the energy management system (LB): An optimal management system combining different energy sources (renewable, diesel and batteries) shall be designed. Power requirements shall be estimated for the whole system taking into account the system operation for the load worst case and the system optimisation of the maximal potential availability. The system has to be able to produce as much energy as necessary and not as possible. The energy manager shall be constructed and synchronized to the local internal power grid.

T-3.5: Verification and validation of models (LB, GR, TN): Verification and validation of modules will be performed using actual plant data. This task will be started once Task T-6.4 is finished.


D-3.1: Report on the optimal combination of energy sources for de-central water and power generation

D-3.2: Set of differential and algebraic equations that describe the dynamic of components

D-3.3: Model library of components (e.g. photovoltaic subsystem, wind turbine, etc.)

D-3.4: Component list for the construction of the power subsystem

D-3.5: Handbook for users of the library

Milestones and expected result

M-3.1: Start modelling after completing review, receiving notation and modelling specifications

M-3.2: Collection of environmental and weather data completed

M-3.3: Start model validation after start-up of the prototype

R-3.1: Power requirements based on environmental and weather data estimated and reported

R-3.2: Energy manager successfully constructed and delivered


shall be performed by the subcontracted company CO2 from Tunisia.


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