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Welcome to my webpage!

 

My  name is Nicolaos A. Cutululis and I am a Senior Scientist at the Department of Wind Energy at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Roskilde.

 

For official info, visit my DTU webpage.

 

NEWS

June 27-27, 2018: co-organizing and attending the EERA JP Wind workshop organized jointly by SP6 Offshore Balance of Plant and SP5 System Integration. The workhsop is hosted by SINTEF in Trondheim. 

 

June 12-15, 2018: Attending the PSCC 2018 conference organized by UCD in Dublin. Excited to chair session S36: Wind energy systems.

 

June 6th, 2018: attending the midterm conference of the PROMOTioN project in Amsterdam.

 

June 5th, 2018: in Trondheim, at NTNU, acting as first opponent for Ingeborg Graabak's public defence of the PhD thesis “Balancing of wind and solar power production in Northern Eurpoe with Norwegian hydropower”. Profesoor Magnus Korpås was the supervisor.

 

May 28-31, 2018: Glad to be a lecturer in the EES-UETP Course on HVDC and HVDC Grids for Future Transmission, organized by KU Leuven, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Cardiff University and Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Wind Energy.

 

May 16-18, 2018: in Barcelona, at CITCEA-UPC for the first consortium meeting for the InnoDC project. Very exciting to see that all the 15 ESRs have been recruited and are starting their work on offshore wind and HVDC!

 

May 1, 2018: we welcome Anup Kavimandan. He is part of the InnoDC project. His research will focus on developing advanced cluster supervisory controllers for large offshore wind power plants.

 

April 19, 2018: in Brussels for the first EERA JP Wind Management Board meeting. Very glad to say thank you to the departing members and looking forward to working with all the MB members!

 

April 11-13, 2018: In Lisbon to attend the 25th Research Meeting of the IEA Wind Task 25Dr. Ana EstanqueiroLNEG. Looking forward to exciting presentations and discussions about wind power integration from around the globe!

 

March 23, 2018: Interested in simulation of PV forecast errors? Our paper introducing a novel transformation–based methodology to generate stochastic solar area power forecast scenarios has just been accepted for publication in IEEE Sustainable Energy. [paper]

 

March 15, Amir Arasteh joined us. Welcome! He will start  as a PhD student soon. He will be part of the  PROMOTioN project and hHis PhD project will develop advanced converter control for HVDC-connected wind turbines. I will supervise him together with Ömer Göksu.

 

March 13, 2018: Elected to the EERA JP Wind management board and coordinator for the subprogramme on System Integration for the next 4 years.

 

March 13-14, 2018: attending the final General Assembly meeting of  IRPWINDdeliverablescomprehensive taxonomy supporting open data for wind energy

 

March 5-6, 2018: in Brussels for the internal workshop organized by ENTSO-E on weather data for econimic studies. DTU Wind has been collaborating with ENTSO-E since 2012, providing transcontinetal wind and PV load factors used in the TYNDP proces. The team behind this is  Andrea Hahmann, Matti Koivisto, Edgar Nuno and Petr Maule, with support from Poul  Sørensen and me.

 

Feb. 28, 2018: Our paper on the experimental validation of frequency control from offshore wind power plants in multi-terminal DC grids was published in CIGRE Science & Engineering journal. A great collaboration with Prof. Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt and his colleagues from UPC. [link to the paper]

 

Feb. 27, 2018: very glad the paper on Wind power within European grid codes: Evolution, status and outlook is available online. Great collaboration with colleagues from IEA Wind Task 25! [link to the paper]

 

Feb. 9, 2018:  in Barcelona, at UPC to  be part of the assessment committee for Kevin Schönleber's doctoral disseration. Great to see that another MEDOW ESR is finshing and is ready to contribute to offshore wind and HVDC grids!

 

Feb. 1, 2018:  Anubhav Jain joined us as a PhD student. Welcome! He will be part of the  InnoDC project. His PhD project will develop black start and islanding operation capabilities of offshore wind power plants.

 

Jan 29, 2018: The course on  Grid Connection and Integration of Wind Power in the Wind Energy Online Master is now live! Very exciteed to be part of this.

 

Jan.  16-17,  2018: kick off meeting of the H2020 TotalControl (dedicated webpage still under development) project coordinated by DTU Wind. The project will focus on multi objective optimization problem, where the optimal economic performance of a WPP is pursued over the WPP life time, conditioned on external grid demands.  I am recruiting a  PhD student  (deadline  7th of February) to work on enhanced frequency control capabilities from wind turbines.

 

Dec. 18, 2017: Edgar Nuño Martinez successfully defended his Phd thesis “Impact of renewable power uncertainty on electric power system reliability”. Congratulations!  Thanks to Dr. Gregor Giebel (DTU),    Prof. George Kariniotakis from MINES ParisTech and Prof. Dirk Van Hertem from KU Leuven for being in the assessment committee!

 

Dec 15, 2017: Our paper about how to simulate RES (wind and PV) power time series over large areas is now publieshed! This paper presents a general methodology based on meteorological reanalysis techniques allowing to simulate aggregated RES time series over large geographical areas. It also introduces a novel PV conversion approach based on aggregated power curves in order to capture the uncertainty associated to the technical characteristics of individual installations spread across large regions. [link to the paper]

 

Nov. 29, 2017: Organizer of a Thematic Working Group (TWG) SeminarEU Baltic Integridhere

 

Nov. 28-30, 2017: In Amsterdam for the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2017. Drop by DTU stand.

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Nov. 10, 2017: Representing Denmark in the IEA Wind Task 11, Topical Expert Meeting #89 on Grand Vision for Wind Energy. Exciting discussions about the topics that will shape the future research in wind power integration.

 

Nov. 7-9, 2017: In Cuernavaca, Mexico representing Denmark at the second annual meeting of the IEA Wind Task 25 on Design and operation of power systems with large amounts of wind power and giving a talk on “Frequency control from offshore wind power plants connected via MT-HVDC grids”

 

Oct. 25-27, 2017: Attending the 16th Wind Integration Workshop where I am chairing a session on Grid Operation Tools

 

Sept. 25-26, 2017: in Amsterdam for the IRPWind/EERA Joint Programme Wind R&D Conference, presenting our results in offshore wind power integration.

 

Sept. 21, 2017:  very happy for my former PhD student Jayachandra N. Sakamuri who received the Young Wind Doctor 2017 Award from EAWE during the 2017 EAWE PhD   seminar. Congratulations! You can download the thesis here.

 

Sept. 6-8, 2017: At the 8th HVDC doctoral colloquium at Cardiff University. The colloquium will allow researchers and PhD students to discuss the research they are doing in the rapidly growing field of HVDC transmission for integration of large scale offshore wind power plants and offshore grids. The presentations will include topics such as HVDC transmission, operation, control, protection of DC grids, modular multi-level converters (MMC), AC/DC grids interaction, MVDC, power system stability among others.

 

Sept. 5, 2017: in Cardiff for the kick off meeting of the InnoDC project, that will train 15 (2 at DTU Wind Energy) talented early career researchers in the exciting field of renewable energy and DC grids. The network is funded by the European Commission’s Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions and has member organisation from academia, industry and the third sector.

 

June 26-29, 2017: Excited to organize and chair a session on “Grid integration of wind power” at the first Wind Energy Science Conference at DTU!

 

June 6-8, 2017: At Offshore Wind Energy conference in London; giving a presentation on “Control challenges in HVDC connected offshore wind power plants” and co-chairing session on” New technologies for offshore energy transmission and connection”.

 

May 24, 2017: Jayachandra N. Sakamuri successfully defended his PhD thesis Coordinated control of wind power plants in HVDC grids. Congratulations!

 

May 15, 2017: Juan-Andrés Pérez-Rúa  joined us as a PhD student. Welcome! He will work on the Baltic Integrid project. More about his PhD project here.

 

 

 

 

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