Engineering and construction

Industrial PhD in offshore wind and BESS control schemes

Imagine a future where you develop control algorithms for operation of BESS and thereby support the green transformation

Write your industrial PhD with us and use your technical expertise to develop new operating schemes for our future Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) co-located with offshore wind farms. We offer a 3-year PhD project where you’ll be connected to the academia at DTU and be collaborating with some of the leading experts within the energy storage industry at Ørsted.

Overall project description

The project will investigate and define new operating algorithms for BESS co-located with offshore wind farm (OWF). The project has two main objectives: (i) minimising BESS degradation by defining new physics-based and data-driven approaches that optimise battery operation and (ii) providing stacked ancillary services to improve security of supply. The project includes deriving and validation of performance-degradation models and conducting techno-economic assessments.

To partner on this project, you:

  • have a master’s degree in electrical engineering or another relevant degree with special focus on energy storage.
  • are expected to have achieved excellent grades in your mater’s education
  • preferably have knowledge about the energy market and how the energy storage technologies can generate revenue
  • preferably have knowledge about offshore wind power plant design and grid integration
  • have personal drive combined with a structured and proactive approach to your work
  • enjoy exploring and applying innovative technologies to solve complex problems.

Functional area: Energy engineering
Number of students: 1
Academic level: Msc
Estimated project size: industrial PhD
Desired start date: 1 September 2022

Project supervisor
Jakob Skårhøj, Senior Manager of HVDC & Grid Stabilising Equipment at Ørsted, +4599556864, and Mattia Marinelli, Associate Professor at DTU, +4520124369.

Shape the future with us
Send your application to us no later than 4 July 2022. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we have found the right candidate.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Jakob Boss Skarhoj, Head of HVDC & Grid StabilizingEquipment, on (Denmark +45) 99556864 if you’d like to know more about the position.

Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages and answer the screening questions relevant for your country.