But … How To Model Wind Energy? Seminar at Ecole Polytechnique February 23, 2017

By | February 22, 2017

The other morning when coming in to the office, I was met with this poster on the entrance door, announcing a seminar “Comment Modéliser La Resource Éolienne” (“How To Model Wind Energy Ressources”), to be held on our campus, in the Drahi Entrepreneurship center, on February 23, 2017. The seminar is with Alexandre Brouste (Université du Maine), Marie-Noëlle Bouin (Météo France), and Josselin Garnier (Ecole polytechnique).

Here’s a link to the seminar announcement.

Of course, I know my colleague From Ecole Polytechnique, Josselin Garnier – but I did not know that he cared about wind energy. And, I do not know the two other speakers at this seminar.

Danish Wind Farm

Danish Wind Farm

But, being a citizen of Denmark, a country with an almost 40 year history in pioneering wind energy , whose energy needs today are 40% satisfied by wind turbines, and which, at exceptional times, generates 150% of its energy production from wind energy, I can of course only approve, and am intrigued.

Aside from harbouring an accidental ecological streak, renewable energy indirectly intrigues me scientifically: a potentially highly variable energy production requires matching demand to production (and not, as is the case currently, the inverse) is a strong motivator for development of the Smart Grid – especially for more advanced (and challenging) communications patterns for “monitoring and piloting the grid”, rather than the relatively pedestrian task of “remotely reading power meters”.

Category: Master-ACN Polytechnique Smart Grid SOGRID

About Thomas Heide Clausen

A graduate of Aalborg University, Denmark (M.Sc., PhD – civilingeniør, cand.polyt), Thomas has, since 2004 been on faculty at Ecole Polytechnique, France’s premiere technical and scientific university, where he holds the Cisco “Internet of Everything” academic chaire. At Ecole Polytechnique, Thomas leads the computer networking research group. He has developed, and coordinates, the computer networking curriculum, and co-coordinates the Masters program in “Advanced Communication Networks” (ACN). He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed academic publications (which have attracted more than 10000 citations) and has authored and edited 20 IETF, Standards, has consulted for the development of IEEE 802.11s, and has contributed the routing portions of the recently ratified ITU-T G.9903 standard for G3-PLC networks – upon which, e.g., the current SmartGrid & ConnectedEnergy initiatives are built. He serves on the scientific council of ThinkSmartGrids (formerly: SmartGridsFrance).