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Master thesis: Virtual power plant

Job in Gothenburg - Sweden
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Company: Solvina AB
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-10-17
Job specializations:
  • Energy/Power Generation
    Electricity, Power Plant
  • Engineering
    Electronics Engineer, Electrical Engineer
Job Description & How to Apply Below

Solvina is searching for a master thesis student to perform the above stated thesis.

If you comply with the following, you might be the one we are looking for:

• MSc student within electric power, automation, signals and system or similar

• Looking for an environment with highly competent colleagues

• High performing and challenge driven, open to innovative ideas

• Meriting competencies:

o Electric power technology

o Control theory

o Programming (LabView)

Thesis Description

Design and construction of a virtual power plant for training and demonstration

Solvina have developed software models of the most common type of turbines and governors as well as testing equipment to analyse the dynamic performance of power plants while connected to the power grid. This thesis work is aimed at the construction of a virtual power plant including some of the most common signals for monitoring and control of a turbine and generator. The model should have a hardware interface with the same type of signals that are found in a real power plant. This would then be used by Solvina for demonstrate the capabilities of our testing equipment as well as to train our engineers. The work will include programming of the power plant model as well as specifying hardware for interfacing with current and voltage signals. The person completing this thesis will gain great knowledge of the workings of a traditional power plant, from the dynamics and interaction with the power grid to the control system.

Solvina’s offering:

An exciting thesis work with a clear final result performed in a highly competent environment with expert areas such as electric power engineering, process and control engineering and engineering management. The thesis will be performed at our headquarters in Gothenburg.

Your application

If you have any questions about the thesis, please contact Bengt Johansson at (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below) or 031-709 63 66. Send your application to and write ”ex2020-004 –Virtual power plant” as subject. Selection takes place continuously.

Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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