DS0201 - Exploration de concepts en rupture

Fractal Grids - Towards the future smart grids – FractalGrid

Submission summary

FractalGrid is about the use of fractality as a core concept to analyze, understand, design and operate the future smart grids. Development of new analysis tools and design concepts based on fractal geometry will be proposed to better achieve the control of highly distributed loads and generators in power systems and to improve the resilience “by design” of the future grid.

The project aims to analyze the multiscale organization of smart grids and propose a new architecture paradigm for the smart grids based on fractality. We will show how smart grids structure impact performances and how the self-similar topology can benefit to the electrical system, from consumers to utilities. Links between the spatial organization of the built-up spaces and the optimal topology of the grid will be done.

A simulation framework for the coordinated management of a fractal power system will be also developed considering the different spatial and temporal scales associated to the power grids, meteorological system and energy market. The last system cannot be anymore ignored because of their high impact on the todays' operation of the electrical system.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Nicolas Retière (Laboratoire de Génie Electrique de Grenoble)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


ARMINES PERSEE ARMINES Centre Procédés, Energies Renouvelables, Systèmes énergétiques de Mines ParisTech
LMI - INSA Rouen Laboratoire de Mathématiques de l'INSA de Rouen
ThéMA - UFC Théoriser et Modéliser pour Aménager
G2Elab - UJF Laboratoire de Génie Electrique de Grenoble

Help of the ANR 498,189 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: January 2016 - 42 Months

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