With more than 50 qualified teams, the ESTECO Academy Microgrid Design Competition has officially started. Many students from all over the world have joined the challenge and will rely on state-of-the-art engineering technologies to design the most cost and energy-efficient hybrid microgrid.
Along with the confirmation of your admission, you will receive by email the credentials for downloading modeFRONTIER software free of charge (the use of modeFRONTIER is compulsory for designing the microgrid). Please read carefully the instructions on how to download the software you will be using for the project and how to set up and access the license server.
If you wish to use the complimentary modeling software provided by ANSYS and Gamma Technologies, please find their contacts details below in order to get their software licenses free of charge. The use of ANSYS and Gamma Technologies is only suggested, teams can use their preferred software tools to perform the analysis.
- ANSYS: Teams can request software licenses from their student team page, and fill up a request form. Along with software licenses, teams can also request access to their learning hub (for more information, please contact: email@example.com)
- GAMMA TECHNOLOGIES: Teams can request GT-Suite software licenses by directly contacting them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOAD & WEATHER PROFILE
Along with the full design challenge explanation available here, please download:
The projects will be judged on the basis of a technical report (maximum 12 pages), accompanied by a presentation (maximum 20 slides), with project strengths and the motivations behind the proposed design solution. Additional materials - video of a pitch explaining why the proposed solution works (max 1.30 min) - is highly recommended to support the submission.
TUTORIALS & VIDEOS
Our ESTECO Academy training will help teams to install the software and build a simple workflow step-by-step, to advanced courses that help you unleash the full potential of modeFRONTIER.
Please read carefully the instructions on how to download the software you will be using for the project and how to set up and access the license server.
The use of modeFRONTIER is compulsory for designing the microgrid.
1. BUILDING A SIMPLE WORKFLOW
2. IMPORT DATA
3. PARAMETER CHOOSER
4. RUN ANALYSIS
The use of ANSYS software is only suggested, teams can use their preferred software tools to complement the analysis.
The use of Gamma Technologies software is only suggested, teams can use their preferred software tools to perform the analysis.
1. SYSTEM SIMULATION PLATFORM
Watch the webinar and find out more about the engineering challenge. Kevin Brittain, MDO Group Leader at Cummins, gives all details on the optimization problem, where you have to consider how to deliver reliable energy utilizing internal combustion engines in generator sets, storage systems, and renewables.
You will also learn about the software tools (modeFRONTIER, ANSYS and GT-Suite) available to team involved in the competition and tips to start designing the best hybrid micogrid with reduced overall costs and minimized CO2 emissions.