The best master's thesis in energy economics 2014 award for Tuomas VanhanenTUT's student Tuomas Vanhanen won the award for best master's thesis in energy economics. The award is granted by WEC Finland and Suomen Energiaekonomistit ry.
Vanhanen's Master of Science thesis "The evolving requirements for smart secondary substations in three European regulatory market environments" won the award for best master's thesis in energy economics. The award is granted annually by WEC Finland and Suomen Energiaekonomistit ry.
The thesis outlines secondary substation concepts for three European countries, them being Finland, Germany, and Italy. The conceptual solutions were formed to tackle the current technical challenges in the distribution grid. At the same time the concepts take into account the current regulatory frameworks and their expected development. The work was financed by both Tekes – the
Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, and the ABB Oy. The work is part of national Smart Grids and Energy Markets -research program (SGEM).
Vanhanen's work was supervised by professor Pertti Järventausta from the Department of Electrical Engineering and professor Risto Raiko from the department of Chemistry and Bioengineering.