Distribution Grid Simulation For Enhancing the Power Grid Resilience

The Electrical Grid plays an important role in our everyday life. As to bring the new technologies in place and facilitate the energy transition, Simulations have been conducted to assess the feasibility of new developments. Today we do not only talk about the stability, reliability and efficiency of the grid but also its resilience or the ability to Anticipate, React, Adapt, and Recover. Therefore, to increase the resilience of today’s power grid, simulation and software assessments are needed to couple the multidomain inter-dependencies of the Cyber-Physical Human Systems (CPHS). Extreme weather events have been occurring more frequently around the world. These events demonstrated how vulnerable the distribution grid is.

Well-placed and coordinated enhancements, such as system hardening and redundancy, orchestrated microgrids, and advanced fault detection, can reduce the number of outages that could occur due to High Impact Low Probability (HILP) events. We offer a Bachelor / Master Thesis in the field of Power Grid Simulation and integration of Distributed Energy Resources. The thesis will encapsulated the different stages from Model Development to Vulnerability Assessment, and Power Flow Optimization related to Distributed Energy Resources in Power Networks.


  • Studies in the fields of technical informatics, control engineering, automation, electrical engineering, energy engineering, or similar
  • Good knowledge and practical experience in python, co-simulation paradigms, ArcGIS, Simulink or Power Factory
  • Teamwork and Goal Oriented
  • Interest in Renewable Energy Topics and Automation Technology
  • Task Oriented and Independent Learning