Vacancies: do be defined
Closing date: 12-07-2017
Type of contract: part time
Start date: 01-08-2017 (expected)
Duration: 3 month (non-renewable)
Monthly stipend: 385 Euros
Job country: Portugal
Job city: Funchal (Madeira)
Job company/institute: M-ITI / LARSYS
Workplace: M-ITI / LARSYS
Main research field: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Smart Energy Systems - Renewable Integration - Human-Computer Interaction
SMILE is a Horizon 2020 funded project with the goal of testing and demonstrating smart grid technologies, as well as business models, within large scale projects. SMILE involves three large scale pilot projects in three Island locations in Europe (Madeira in PT, Samsø in DK and Orkneys in the UK). The objective is to test solutions while establishing mutual learning processes and providing best practice guidance for replication in other regions of Europe.
The three pilots will test different combinations of technological solutions according to local specificities and conditions and the existing infrastructure and will involve all value chain actors needed to efficiently implement projects system-wide. Moreover, cross-cutting activities among the pilots will be devoted to solve common technical, organizational, legal, regulatory and market-related issues as well as to evaluate the solutions from the economic and business points of view.
The technological solutions are varied and include battery integration, heating, water storage, electric vehicles, power storage on boats and dynamic tariffs. These technologies will be applied to real pilots in the three islands, anticipating their impact and entering the market through the direct involvement of citizens.
In Portugal (Island of Madeira), the pilot project will have a particular emphasis on the integration of micro-production of electric energy.
The selected candidate will work in close collaboration with members from Prsma, EEM and ACIF in the deployment, maintenance and evaluation of three pilot projects:
- Deployment of smart-metering and storage technologies in solar PV installations for the purpose of Demand Side Management.
- Deployment of frequency control hardware in the same solar PV installations for the purpose of using such systems for frequency control in isolated grids.
- Evaluation and deployment of smart charging technology for Electric Vehicles, with the goal of studying the feasibility of such systems in Madeira Island.