Defence of dissertation in the field of Automation, Systems and Control Engineering, M.Sc. (Tech.) Evgeny Nefedov
The title of thesis is “Collaborative energy management systems: design and evaluation for intelligent buildings, electric vehicles and street lightning”
The thesis deals with collaborative energy management systems (CEMS). The central problem statement was to quantify the dilemma that the three expectations of an energy management system span: energy-efficiency, flexibility and robustness. To what extent are these three requirements conflict for the concrete collaborative system? What are the architectures, design principles or protocols that can be used to mitigate problems resulting from these conflicts? The hypothesis was that a partially or completely decentralized automation solution may be helpful to answer these questions. The objective was to propose and validate partially or fully decentralized automation solutions for several use cases of collaborative energy systems. This thesis investigates the matter in the context of these case studies as a step towards a sovereign research field for CEMS problems that is currently absent.
Opponent: Professor Thilo Sauter, Danube University Krems, Austria.
Custos: Professor Valeriy Vyatkin, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation.