09/2023 à 09/2024


Développement d’un simulateur d’usages, visant à intégrer le comportement des acteurs dans la gestion du réseau, ainsi que les prévisions énergétiques (production /consommation)


The subject is in parallel with an interdisciplinary thesis topic named Optimized supervision of a local distribution network within an energy community: taking into account electrical, environmental, economic and societal criteria (SOREL). This project is part of the European, national and local policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels. On a local scale, it contributes to the issues of the Live Tree energy and societal transition program and to the objective of carbon neutrality that the Catholic University of Lille is aiming for.

One of the solutions to address energy management issues is the emergence of smart grids. In order to guarantee their correct operation, these networks will have to solicit the actors connected to them in order to optimize the flow of energy consumed or produced. This is a new approach regarding the management of electrical networks. Until recently, energy management system simply distributed a centralized production according to consumer demand. The emergence of decentralized renewable energy production offers great potential for innovation in power distribution technologies as well as new business models.

Through smart grids, consumers change their status and become full-fledged actors in management of energy. Obviously, these actors have their own objectives and constraints, depending on their respective natures (commercial, residential, tertiary buildings, producer-consumers, aiming for collective or individual self-consumption, electric vehicle charging stations, ... etc). This project aims to develop an energy supervision system that brings flexibility to the networks, while respecting the objectives and sensitivities of the connected stakeholders, as well as privacy, by limiting the exchange of personal data.

Models of actors' behavior, based on technical, economic and sociological criteria, will be developed in order to be integrated into this management. For this purpose, the researchers of this project will pursue an interdisciplinary approach between the Engineering Sciences and the Human and Social Sciences.

The post-doctoral fellow's contributions to the project will be to:

- Develop economic models around energy exchanges within an energy community

- Develop models of interactions between actors via game theory in collaboration with the PhD student

- Propose economic innovations around energy management

- Propose an economic model to encourage acceptance and involvement in an energy management program

Your Profile:

  • PhD in economics
  • Sound knowledge in energy economic models,
  • Sound knowledge in data management and interpretation,
  • Knowledge in game theory would be a useful addition,
  • Knowledge of R and/or Python programming languages would be a useful addition,
  • Project management, report writing, communication in French and English
  • Curiosity, team spirit, synthesis, scientific rigor, critical vision, responsiveness, autonomy, ...

12-month fixed term contract, full time, starting 02/01/23, based in Lille (Vauban district), occasional travel and Gross annual remuneration according to profile

Given equal skills, priority to disabled workers and other beneficiaries of the employment obligation.


Responsable :Benoit Durillon

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