The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) is one of the oldest IT departments in Sweden and one of the largest departments at Stockholm University with around 6 000 students. The discipline of computer and systems sciences bridges the gap between technology and the humanities, social sciences, and behavioral sciences. The use and design of IT is put in context in relation to people, organizations, and society. DSV offers a stimulating research environment in an international setting.

Project description

Sweden aims to transition to carbon neutrality by 2045 by relying on a 100 % renewable power system. Such a system will include more variable renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, and will function differently than the present one due to intermittency. In particular, flexible producers, e.g., hydropower plants, and the transmission network will become more important in balancing the system. This enhanced leverage for flexible producers increases their potential for market power and thwarts society’s objectives. This project will develop game-theoretic models adapted to the Nordic power system both to identify such conflicts and to propose proactive mechanisms to mitigate their welfare losses. The ideal candidate should have a background in a quantitative subject, e.g., economics, operations research, or systems analysis, with programming and data-handling experience. Knowledge of electricity markets, energy policy, and environmental issues is also desirable.

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