Bilateral academic collaborations

  • Ecole Centrale de Lille (France): Prof. Xavier Guillaud - Dr Frédéric Colas, Juliette Morin

    • Modelling and simulation of HVDC networks, in particular Multi-Terminal HVDC
    • Dynamic simulation tools in particular for real-time applications
    • Voltage control in active distribution networks
  • Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo (Mexico): Prof. Claudio Fuerte Esquivel - Boris Alcaide (visiting PhD student at ULg)

    • state estimation/reconstruction combining conventional SCADA measurements with a limited number of synchrophasor measurements
  • National Technical University of Athens (Greece): Prof. Costas Vournas

    • Power system dynamics, stability and control
    • Voltage stability and security assessment

Bilateral industrial collaborations

The interest of several Transmission System Operators in my research work has resulted in valuable long-lasting collaborations which have given me a unique opportunity to test on real-life systems the methods that I develop.

  • RTE, the French Transmission System Operator, R&D department

    • voltage security and stability assessment: RTE uses ULg's software ASTRE in its CONVERGENCE and ASSESS patforms
    • new solvers for dynamic simulation of large-scale systems
    • RTE supports ULg's research on future AC/DC network architectures:
      • advanced control and supervisory schemes for the future multi-terminal High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) networks, used as overlay transmission grids and providing frequency support among asynchronous AC systems
      • study the impact on the operation of AC systems of large disturbances affecting the HVDC grids, and the corresponding defence plans.
  • Hydro-Québec, TransEnergie division and IREQ, Canada

    • development and validation of a fast time simulation tool for assessing voltage stability: Hydro-Québec uses ULg's software ASTRE extensively in operational planning and in planning studies
    • development of a new generation of dynamic simulation: Hydro-Québec has supported the development of ULg's software RAMSES. ULg now works with TransEnergie and IREQ to have RAMSES implemented in the simulation platform used by engineers in Montreal
  • AMPRION, the largest Transmission System Operator in Germany

    • A two-year collaboration started in June 2015 dealing with the voltage stability assessment of the future German network, which is facing challenging issues and will experience major mutations.

Partners of the GREDOR project

  • Université de Mons
  • ELIA, ORES, TECTEO Resa, EDF Luminus, Tractebel Engineering