Conference “Efficient and Stable Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources” in Berlin (DE) on 30-31 January, 2018
The conference “Efficient and Stable Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources” (German: Zukünftige Stromnetze für erneuerbare Energien) will take place in
Berlin (DE) on 30-31 January, 2018. It will deal with questions covering a broad range of topics regarding renewable energy sources and the electricity grid, and discuss possible solutions to current and future challenges.
The key subjects of this conference will be:
- Grid equipment – decentralised feed-in, energy storage, electrical load management, etc.
- Smart grids and smart markets
- Security and quality of power supply
- Ancillary services
- Information management and communication technology
- Flexibility options and their utilisation
- Planning and operating under growing insecurity: new planning practices, new electrical equipment, new plant management tools
- Integration of electric mobility
- Integrated energy
Among the participants will be grid operators, power supply companies, research facilities focusing on utilisation, regulators and policy members, device manufacturers,
and many more.
For more information, please visit the conference website (German only).
Workshop “Designing and Validating Future Intelligent Electric Power Systems” in Kassel (DE) on 6 September, 2017
On 6 September 2017 the public workshop “Designing and validating future intelligent electric power systems” gathered in Kassel (DE) over 70 stakeholders in the domain of distributed energy resources and smart grids. Co-organised by ERIGrid, ELECTRA IRP, EERA JP Smart Grids, SIRFN, DERlab and Fraunhofer IWES, the event garnered attention of participants from multiple networks and enabled fruitful exchange of ideas on the crossroads of objectives in each project and network.
Participants of the “Designing and validating future intelligent electric power systems” Workshop
The event addressed a wide range of topics in the following presentations:
- Overview Electra IRP Luciano Martini (RSE)
- Future decision support systems view of WoC concept Hendrik Bindner, Mattia Marinelli (DTU)
- Experiences from the ELECTRA REX mobility scheme Prof. Graeme Burt (University of Strathclyde)
- ELECTRA IRP uses cases simulations Julia Merino Fernandez (tecnalia)
- ELECTRA web-of-cells concept and control scheme Chris Caerts (VITO)
- Research facilities development and lab testing for proof of concept Mihai Calin (DERlab), Thomas Strasser (AIT)
- Enhanced lab-based testing methods and tools Oliver Gehrke (DTU)
- Enhanced simulation methods and tools Rishabh Bhandia (TU Delft)
- ERIGrid holistic validation procedure and test specification Kai Heussen (DTU)
- The ERIGrid integrated research infrastructure for validating cyber-physical energy systems Thomas Strasser (AIT)
- Wrap-up, summary and conclusions Cyndi Moyo (AIT)
- Microgrid in system operation- tasks and testing needs Dr. Thomas Degner, Wolfram Heckmann (IWES)
- NREL microgrid challenge Blake Lundstrom (NREL)
- Role of microgrids research in future power system research Changhee Cho (KERI)
Taking place at the premises of Fraunhofer IWES, the workshop included a lab tour around the testing facility SysTec one of the facilities provided for free open access within the ERIGrid Transnational Access programme. Therefore the workshop participants had a unique opportunity of a guided tour and a live demonstration of the laboratory’s testing capabilities.
Researcher mobility is also one of the aspects in ELECTRA IRP: the 7th call for Researcher Exchange was pre-announced at the workshop and will be opened in September-October 2017. More details and further information will follow shortly on the ELECTRA website.
The CIRED Workshop 2018 will take place in Ljubljiana (SI) on 7-8 June, 2018, and focus on “Microgrids and local energy communities” and their impact on distribution system development.
Microgrids and local energy communities can have a tremendous impact on distribution system development, and may offer a number of important advantages for the end-users and for the utilities. The workshop will address electricity distribution systems containing loads and distributed energy resources that can be operated in a controlled environment such as:
- Isolated microgrids
- Embedded microgrids
- Local energy communities
The CIRED Workshop is now opening a call for papers! Contributions are possible for one of the following three workshop themes:
- Business models, roles, responsibilities and regulatory aspects:
topics related to the overall regulatory, business and organisational frameworks for microgrid implementation and operation, focusing mainly on the roles of the microgrid operators and DSOs in making microgrids an integrated part of the electricity distribution system of the future.
- Architecture and system development:
In the domain of microgrids and local energy communities, robust architectures are necessary in order to foster system development, as well as suitable models to compare development options.
- Network integration, control concepts and operations:
contributions related to technical microgrid integration methods and solutions, as well as field trial results, tests and standards.
Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract of 2 A4 pages (including diagrams and illustrations) by December 15, 2017, directly via the Workshop website.
For more information and to submit your paper please visit www.cired2018-workshop.org.
The market for grid-connected energy storage systems is relatively new and unexplored but growing rapidly. For a successful deployment, you need clarity and shared expectations between buyer and supplier. For this reason, DNV GL took the lead in bringing together an international consortium of industry stakeholders to develop the GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice.
GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice (DNVGL-RP-0043) offers a global framework an independent quality guarantee of the safe implementation and operation of your energy storage. Benefit from these clear, practice-based guidelines for all stakeholders helping your system meet specific and shared safety, operational and performance criteria.
The benefits of the RP are:
- Coverage of a broad range of energy storage technologies and applications
- Use of a system-level approach
- Clear, comprehensive structure
- Link to all key standards and guidelines from a single document
- Simple, clear and practice-based additional guidance where needed, in harmony with all of those standards and guidelines
As the energy storage sector experiences rapid and strong developments and innovations, the existing GRIDSTOR recommended practice has been updated regularly.
For more details on the GRIDSTORE RP, please click here.
Solar Asset Management Europe is Europe’s leading conference dedicated to the optimisation of the operational phase of PV plants and portfolios. In dealing with these challenges and capturing opportunities in new markets, proper asset management makes a real difference when it comes to profitability and sustainability of success.
The fifth edition will take place in Milan (IT) on 7-8 November, 2017.
Connect with other attendees representing the entire value chain from service provider to asset manager and investor and leading experts to discuss new business models, consolidation, grid balancing and larger exposure to the electricity market. The conference further offers a variety of opportunities for exhibiting and sponsorship to build and promote your brand towards a focused target group.
The Smart Energy World Summit will provide a platform that encourages genuine debate and open exchange of ideas on transformational technologies and business models that are currently revolutionising the energy industry. It will take place in Lisbon (PT) on 24-25 October, 2017.
The summit is a unique meeting place for technology and industry business leaders. It will bring together key stakeholders from the field of smart energy, including public authorities and regulators, technology and power companies, grid operators, as well as research and industry organisation to share knowledge about the latest technological advances, business model transformations, and use cases.
This summit’s agenda will evolve around the following topics:
- Energy utilities business innovation
- Microgrids and empowered communities
- Smart energy as a path to smart cities
- Smart energy storage: grid empowerment
For more information, please visit the event website.
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