A Research Platform for Singapore

Master Thesis / Internship (Application of Storage Devices in Transmission Planning of Smart Grids)

Department:Electrification Suite & Test Lab
Posted Date:18 April 2019
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed Term (6 months)

Project Title: Application of Storage Devices in Transmission Planning of Smart Grids

TUMCREATE is a research platform for the improvement of Singapore's public transportation, including the deployment of electric and autonomous mobility. Researchers from Technical University Munich and Nanyang Technological University join forces and are funded by Singaporeā€™s National Research Foundation as part of the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE).

In TUMCREATE, over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers work together, led by Professors from the Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technological University. The Mission of TUMCREATE is to seek the ultimate public transport system for the people of Singapore. Our innovative road transport solutions will provide high comfort and a positive travel experience, best protection of the environment and maximum benefit to the society and the economy.

More information about TUMCREATE can be found on our web pages at www.tum-create.edu.sg.

About this Position
The research group Electrification Suite & Test Lab (ESTL) in TUMCREATE puts an emphasis on the interaction of the electricity grid with advanced electrified public transport systems for Singapore. Ranging from charging infrastructure optimisation to demand side management and integration of renewable energies, ESTL covers many hierarchy levels of the electrification concept in the context of the major goals of TUMCREATE.


A research project has been established to model, implement and analyse power system planning in the modern power systems. The introduction of storage technologies, the high share of renewable energy generation and the switch to EVs give way for a Smart Grid concept. The focus is to investigate the grid security and reliability and propose a seamless transition towards the Smart Grid.

The goal of this internship is to investigate, implement and analyse the application of different storage devices as part of a grid planning approach. The aim is to propose new planning methods and identify the significance of storage devices in the modernization of the grid.
The main tasks are:

1. To identify and model different storage devices.

2. To implement the models as part of a power system planning approach.

3. To analyse the results and conclude the significance of the proposed approach.


  • Good knowledge of power systems

  • Programming skills; Matlab; ideally GAMS;

  • Ideally: Skills in convex optimization

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills in both written and spoken English and ability to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures

What we offer

  • Financial support

  • Exposure to the state of the art research topics

  • An international and multidisciplinary working environment

  • Guidance by researchers from world-renowned universities

  • Opportunity for publishing in international journals and conferences


Enquiries and How To Apply
Please send your complete application including cover letter, CV, university transcripts and degree certificates to andrej.trpovski@tum-create.edu.sg