LUCS: Learning to Understand and Control nation-wide Smart grids of energy prosumers

LUCS: Learning to Understand and Control nation-wide Smart grids of energy prosumers

2018 - 2022

The world energy market is changing, with many developed countries investing into green energy as well as distributed energy production. This transformation has led to the possibility of prosumers- the producer of relatively small and sporadic amounts of energy, to significantly influence the market and the power quality in the grid. Nonetheless, a wider proliferation of privately owned solar collectors, windmills, and other kinds of green generators make it challenging to manage the flow of energy that is no longer uni-directional.

LUCS is bringing together research groups and educational institutions that are committed to educating the next generation of researchers and engineers by joining forces to provide knowledge and experience that will assist Masters and early doctoral students with experiment design and performance analyses of smart grid systems. The research-related objectives of LUCS are to facilitate interaction of researchers for the purpose of developing and implementing novel approaches to improve the performance and robustness of the smart grid systems.

Final goal

LUCS will conduct four main activities:

  • Organize 4 summer schools
  • Develop a common smart grid curriculum at University of Oslo and Technical University of Berlin
  • Organize 3 research workshops
  • Sponsor the mobility of researchers to strengthen the group collaboration

Summer schools 

3 summer schools have been held since 2018, and the final summer school, led by University of Oslo (UiO), will be in the summer of 2022 at Sundvollen. 

  1. Future Energy Information Networks, was held in Oslo from September 3rd to 7th, 2018. 
  2. Smart Cities for Sustainable Energy Future - from design to practice, was held in Berlin from August 19th to 30th, 2019. 
  3. Green Computing meets Green Energy, was held in Lille from September 5th to 10th, 2021. The Lille summer school was the first in-person event since the pandemic. More information on this summer school is found in this article.  
  4. From Energy Systems to Energy Justice, hosted by University of Oslo. Will be held at Sundvollen, from August 29—September 2, 2022. Call for participation. 


3 collaborative LUCS-PACE research workshops have been held. 

  1. The first workshop was a combined kick-off held in Oslo
  2. The second LUCS-PACE workshop was held virtually due to Covid-19, from 25th to 26th of April, 2021. A summary of the workshop is available through this article.  
  3. The final workshop was led by the Technical University of Munich (TuM), and took place at their premises in Munich, from 2nd to 4th of March, 2022. Read more about this workshop.  

Funding source

INTPART-International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research

All partners

Project leader

David Hayes, Center for Resilient Networks and Applications, SimulaMet, Norway