Imperial College London

DrSimonTindemans

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Huyghues-Beaufond N, Jakeman A, Tindemans S, Strbac Get al., Challenges in model and data merging for the implementation of a distribution network contingency analysis tool, CIRED 2017, Publisher: IET

The electricity network in the South East of England has become more challenging to manage both for the transmission and distribution network operators due to increased distributed generation (DG) connection and increased power flows on transmission interconnectors to and from continental Europe. UK Power Networks (UKPN), the distribution network operator (DNO), has trial led for the first time online contingency analysis on adistribution network in Great Britain. The Kent Active System Management (KASM) project aims to demonstrate the benefitsof using a Contingency Analysis System (CAS) forboth, operational and planning time frames.This paper describes challenges and the recommended approach toovercomedata exchange and data quality challenges whendevelopinga real-time power flow modelfrom existing datasets. It provides a real world example of dealing with data exchange and also highlightstheneed forTSO(Transmission System Operator)/DNO coordination

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Huyghues-Beaufond N, Jakeman A, Tindemans S, Strbac Get al., Enhancing distribution network visibility using contingency analysis tools, International Conference on Resilience of Transmission and Distribution Networks (RTDN 2017)

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Jamieson M, Strbac G, Tindemans S, Bell Ket al., A simulation framework to analyse weather-induced faults, RTDN 2017: International Conference on Resilience of Transmission and Distribution Networks

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Trovato V, Tindemans S, Strbac G, Understanding aggregate flexibility of thermostatically controlled loads, 12th IEEE Power and Energy Society PowerTech Conference 2017, Publisher: IEEE

Thermostatically controlled loads (TCLs) are an attractive source of responsive demand. This paper aims to provides a better understanding of the relation between thermal properties of TCLs and their suitability to provide energy arbitrage and frequency services. An approximate analysis on the basis of dimensionless parameters is used to visualise the relative abilities of eight classes of TCLs. The results are compared tothose obtained from a formal optimisation approach, in the context of a GB case study. Additional studies are performed to investigate the impact of increasingly flexible frequency servicesand physical variations ofTCL thermal models (thermal conductanceand temperature deadband).

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Deinum EE, Tindemans SH, Lindeboom JJ, Mulder BMet al., 2017, How selective severing by katanin promotes order in the plant cortical microtubule array, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Vol: 114, Pages: 6942-6947, ISSN: 0027-8424

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Konstantelos I, Jamgotchian G, Tindemans SH, Duchesne P, Cole S, Merckx C, Strbac G, Panciatici Pet al., 2017, Implementation of a Massively Parallel Dynamic Security Assessment Platform for Large-Scale Grids, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, Vol: 8, Pages: 1417-1426, ISSN: 1949-3053

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Tindemans SH, Deinum EE, 2017, corticalsim: cortical microtubule simulator

Cortical microtubule simulator [C++ code]

SOFTWARE

Tindemans SH, Strbac G, 2017, Robust estimation of risks from small samples, Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, ISSN: 1471-2962

Data-driven risk analysis involves the inference of probability distributions from measured or simulated data. In the case of a highly reliable system, such as the electricity grid, the amount of relevant data is often exceedingly limited, but the impact of estimation errors may be very large. This paper presents a robust nonparametric Bayesian method to infer possible underlying distributions. The method obtains rigorous error bounds even for small samples taken from ill-behaved distributions. The approach taken has a natural interpretation in terms of the intervals between ordered observations, where allocation of probability mass across intervals is well-specified, but the location of that mass within each interval is unconstrained. This formulation gives rise to a straightforward computational resampling method: Bayesian Interval Sampling. In a comparison with common alternative approaches, it is shown to satisfy strict error bounds even for ill-behaved distributions.

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Calvo JL, Tindemans SH, Strbac G, 2016, Incorporating failures of System Protection Schemes into power system operation, Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks, Vol: 8, Pages: 98-110

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Schofield JR, Tindemans SH, Strbac G, 2016, A baseline-free method to identify responsive customers on dynamic time-of-use tariffs

Dynamic time-of-use tariffs incentivise changes in electricity consumption.This paper presents a non-parametric method to retrospectively analyseconsumption data and quantify the significance of a customer's observedresponse to a dynamic price signal without constructing a baseline demandmodel. If data from a control group is available, this can be used to infercustomer responsiveness - individually and collectively - on an absolute scale.The results are illustrated using data from the Low Carbon London project,which included the UK's first dynamic time-of-use pricing trial.

WORKING PAPER

Sheehy S, Edwards G, Dent CJ, Kazemtabrizi B, Troffaes M, Tindemans Set al., 2016, Impact of High Wind Penetration on Variability of Unserved Energy in Power System Adequacy, International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS), Publisher: IEEE

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Sun M, Konstantelos I, Tindemans S, Strbac Get al., 2016, Evaluating Composite Approaches to Modelling High-Dimensional Stochastic Variables in Power Systems, 19th Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC), Publisher: IEEE

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Tindemans SH, Strbac G, 2016, Nondisruptive decentralized control of thermal loads with second order thermal models, IEEE-Power-and-Energy-Society General Meeting (PESGM), Publisher: IEEE, ISSN: 1944-9925

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Trovato V, Tindemans SH, Strbac G, 2016, Leaky storage model for optimal multi-service allocation of thermostatic loads, IET GENERATION TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION, Vol: 10, Pages: 585-593, ISSN: 1751-8687

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Yang Y, Tindemans S, Strbac G, 2016, An Implicit Switching Model for Distribution Network Reliability Assessment, 19th Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC), Publisher: IEEE

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Calvo JL, Tindemans SH, Strbac G, 2015, Managing risks from reverse flows under distribution network outage scenarios

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Djapic P, Tindemans S, Strbac G, 2015, Comparison of Approaches for Quantifying Demand Side Response Capacity Credit for the Use in Distribution Network Planning, IET International Conference on Resilience of Transmission and Distribution Networks (RTDN 2015), Publisher: IET

The present UK distribution network planning standard,Engineering Recommendation P.2/6 (P2/6), defines theacceptable durations of supply outages following first andsecond circuit outage conditions as function of group demand.In addition, P2/6 specifies a capacity value for distributedgeneration (DG) to be used in future circuit capacity planning.The approach does not consider other elements of thedistribution network. This paper analyses the reliabilityperformance of distribution system when DSR is used todefer network upgrades driven by load growth. The analysisuses actual DSR performance data from trials that wereexecuted as part of the Low Carbon London project. The DSRcontribution to security of supply is assessed using aprobabilistic risk modelling framework to further inform anumber of topics (i) reliability contribution of DSRtechnologies in a network context, (ii) strengths andweaknesses of P2/6 in estimating contribution to security ofsupply, (iii) benefits of contractual redundancy, (iv) impact ofDSR coincidence in delivery (common mode failures) oncontribution to security, and (v) impact of DSR scale andmagnitude on contribution to security of supply.

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Schofield J, Carmichael R, Tindemans S, Woolf M, Bilton M, Strbac Get al., 2015, Experimental validation of residential consumer responsiveness to dynamic time-of-use pricing, 23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED)

This paper describes the first analysis from the LowCarbon London (LCL), residential dynamic time-of-use(dToU) pricing trial that took place in the London areaduring 2013. High price induced peak reductions fornetwork constraint management are investigatedalongside the temporal availability of demand responsefor supply balancing. By examining both these use caseswe identify potential conflicts between network andsystem objectives. Demand response results are stratifiedby a ranking metric for engagement with the dToU tariffas well as household occupancy and socio-economicclassification.

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Tindemans SH, Strbac G, 2015, Visualising risk in generating capacity adequacy studies using clustering and prototypes, General Meeting of the IEEE-Power-and-Energy-Society, Publisher: IEEE, ISSN: 1944-9925

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Tindemans SH, Trovato V, Strbac G, 2015, Decentralized Control of Thermostatic Loads for Flexible Demand Response, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, Vol: 23, Pages: 1685-1700, ISSN: 1063-6536

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Tindemans SH, Trovato V, Strbac G, 2015, Frequency control using thermal loads under the proposed ENTSO-E Demand Connection Code, PowerTech, 2015 IEEE Eindhoven, Publisher: IEEE

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Trovato V, Tindemans SH, Strbac G, 2015, Designing effective frequency response patterns for flexible thermostatic loads, IEEE 15th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 1003-1008

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Ustinova T, Woolf M, Ortega Calderon JE, Bilton M, O'Brien H, Tindemans S, Djapic P, Strbac Get al., 2015, Analysis of Customers' Performance in Industrial & Commercial Demand Side Response Trials, 23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2015)

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de Miguel JLC, Ramirez PJ, Tindemans SH, Strbac Get al., 2015, Cost-Benefit Analysis of Unreliable System Protection Scheme Operation, PowerTech, 2015 IEEE Eindhoven, Publisher: IEEE

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Schofield J, Carmichael R, Tindemans S, Woolf M, Bilton M, Strbac Get al., 2014, Residential consumer responsiveness to time-varying pricing, Report A3 for the “Low Carbon London” LCNF project

REPORT

Tindemans S, Djapic P, Schofield J, Ustinova T, Strbac Get al., 2014, Resilience performance of smart distribution networks, Report D4 for the “Low Carbon London” LCNF project

REPORT

Tindemans SH, Deinum EE, Lindeboom JJ, Mulder BMet al., 2014, Efficient event-driven simulations shed new light on microtubule organization in the plant cortical array, Frontiers of Physics, Vol: 2, Pages: 1-15, ISSN: 2095-0462

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Trovato V, Tindemans SH, Strbac G, 2014, Security constrained economic dispatch with flexible thermostatically controlled loads, IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2014

Thermostatically controlled loads (TCLs) such as refrigerators and air conditioners are natural candidates for short term demand response. In this paper we quantify the value associated with the TCLs' ability to provide system security and transmission constraint management services. The analysis builds on recent results that enable the aggregate control of TCLs as a leaky storage unit. We incorporate this model in a security constrained economic dispatch (SCED) that minimizes the system operational cost of a two bus-bar system, subject to frequency response and transmission constraints. Further sensitivity studies assess the impact of different penetration levels of controllable loads and transmission flow constraints.

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Lindeboom JJ, Lioutas A, Deinum EE, Tindemans SH, Ehrhardt DW, Emons AM, Vos JW, Mulder BMet al., 2013, Cortical microtubule arrays are initiated from a nonrandom prepattern driven by atypical microtubule initiation., Plant Physiol, Vol: 161, Pages: 1189-1201

The ordered arrangement of cortical microtubules in growing plant cells is essential for anisotropic cell expansion and, hence, for plant morphogenesis. These arrays are dismantled when the microtubule cytoskeleton is rearranged during mitosis and reassembled following completion of cytokinesis. The reassembly of the cortical array has often been considered as initiating from a state of randomness, from which order arises at least partly through self-organizing mechanisms. However, some studies have shown evidence for ordering at early stages of array assembly. To investigate how cortical arrays are initiated in higher plant cells, we performed live-cell imaging studies of cortical array assembly in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) Bright Yellow-2 cells after cytokinesis and drug-induced disassembly. We found that cortical arrays in both cases did not initiate randomly but with a significant overrepresentation of microtubules at diagonal angles with respect to the cell axis, which coincides with the predominant orientation of the microtubules before their disappearance from the cell cortex in preprophase. In Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) root cells, recovery from drug-induced disassembly was also nonrandom and correlated with the organization of the previous array, although no diagonal bias was observed in these cells. Surprisingly, during initiation, only about one-half of the new microtubules were nucleated from locations marked by green fluorescent protein-γ-tubulin complex protein2-tagged γ-nucleation complexes (γ-tubulin ring complex), therefore indicating that a large proportion of early polymers was initiated by a noncanonical mechanism not involving γ-tubulin ring complex. Simulation studies indicate that the high rate of noncanonical initiation of new microtubules has the potential to accelerate the rate of array repopulation.

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Trovato G, Tindemans SH, Strbac G, 2013, Demand Response Contribution to Effective Inertia for System Security in the GB 2020 Gone Green Scenario, IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe 2013

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