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Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Our research aims at transforming electricity grids towards a truly future-proof, sustainable energy supply. The group focusses on methodologies for planning, design and operation of smart medium-voltage and low-voltage networks with high amounts of renewable energy generation, storage and flexible demand.

Highlighted phrase

The generation and dissemination of knowledge to support the supply and efficient use of electrical energy for a sustainable society

Organisational profile

Electricity - the sustainable energy carrier. The electricity supply system is an essential link in the use of electricity and renewable energy. The following four developments impose new challenges to the design and operation of electricity networks:

  • The rapid rise of renewables (distributed generation and storage, micro grids, hybrid energy systems)
  • Electrification of our economy (electric vehicles, heat pumps, power to x)
  • Electricity markets (real time pricing, peer-to-peer trading, transactive energy)
  • Digitization (demand management, smart appliances, IoT)

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.


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Clint Ally

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

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Michail Ampatzis

Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher

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Ballard Asare-Bediako

Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher


Projects 2015 2018


Smolders, B., Keijzers, A., Keijzers, A., Croes, S., Roc'h, A., Bronckers, S., Smeets, R. & Smeets, R.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 1971 2020

A stochastic programming model for the optimal operation of unbalanced three-phase islanded microgrids

Vergara Barrios, P., López, J. C., Rider, M. J., Share, H. R., da Silva, L. C. P. & Jorgensen, B. N., 2020, In : International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems. 115, 12 p., 105446

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Stochastic programming
Nonlinear programming
Distributed power generation
Wind turbines

Accuracy and reliability of switching transients measurement with open-air capacitive sensors

Barakou, F., Steennis, F. & Wouters, P., 2019, In : Energies. 12, 7, 12 p., 1405

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Capacitive sensors
Overhead lines
2 Citations (Scopus)

Accuracy of switching transients measurement with open-air capacitive sensors near overhead lines

Wouters, P. A. A. F., Barakou, F., Mousavi Gargari, S., Smit, J. & Steennis, E. F., 14 Feb 2019, 2018 IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Applications. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 4 p. 8642167

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Capacitive sensors
Overhead lines
Electric potential
Underground cables


Electrical Energy Systems

Guus Pemen (Manager)

Electrical Energy Systems

Facility/equipment: Research lab


13rd International Congress on Project Engineering. (2009). Communication: “Optimización de una cartera de inversión en energías renovables: el caso español”.

J. I. Muñoz (Recipient), Agustin Sanchez de la Nieta Lopez (Recipient), J. Contreras (Recipient) & J. L. Bernal-Agustín (Recipient), 2009

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional


Best Paper award? Impact of design variables on balancing markets

Jasper Frunt (Recipient), 23 Jun 2010

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Best Paper Award. IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE’15)

Nikolaos Paterakis (Recipient), Agustin Sanchez de la Nieta Lopez (Recipient), A. V. Ntomaris (Recipient), A. G. Bakirtzis (Recipient), J. Contreras (Recipient) & J. P. S. Catalão (Recipient), 2015

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Risk management

Activities 1993 2020

Hakone XVII, International Symposium on High Pressure Low Temperature Plasma Chemistry

Sander Nijdam (Chair), Ana Sobota (Organiser), Ute Ebert (Organiser), Gerrit Kroesen (Organiser), Tom Huiskamp (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Plasma chemistry, exotic cooking with energetic electrons.

Wilfred F.L.M. Hoeben (Speaker)
2 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Degradatie en diagnostiek in het Nederlandse laagspanningsnet

Armand van Deursen (Speaker)
17 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentationProfessional

Press / Media

Effects of Lightning on Aircraft

Sander Nijdam & Siddharth Kumar


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Honors Convocation Recognizes Academic Achievement

Phuong Nguyen


2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

Aggregators and flexibility in the Dutch electricity system

Author: Juffermans, J., 21 Dec 2018

Supervisor: Verbong, G. (Supervisor 1), Wieczorek, A. (Supervisor 2) & Nguyen, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Analysis of background voltage harmonic propagation in power electronic based distribution system by separating primary and secondary current emission

Author: Rafi, M. A. H., 30 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Sun, Y. (Supervisor 1), Cobben, S. (Supervisor 2) & Scharrenberg, G. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master