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Save the Date: ETIP SNET Announces Four Regional Workshops in 2017

Save the Date: ETIP SNET Announces Four Regional Workshops in 2017

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) will organise four Regional Workshops covering the whole European Union, starting in Autumn 2017.

The 2-day workshops aim to present and monitor the implementation of RD&I activities addressing energy system integration issues at national and regional levels in Europe as well as stimulate exchanges between stakeholders, Member States and associated countries, to foster the efficient implementation of RD&I projects all over Europe.

The dates and locations are:

  • Central European Region: 18-19 September, Germany
  • Western European Region: 28-29 September, Portugal
  • South-Eastern European Region: 23-24 November, Cyprus
  • Northern European Region: 7-8 December, Latvia

    Registrations will open in late June 2017 through a link on the ETIP SNET website.
    Agendas will be available from late June 2017.

For more information and updates please click here or contact info@etip-snet.eu.

ISGAN Public Workshop at EnergyVille: “Building the Flexible Power Systems” in Genk (BE) on 12 September, 2017

ISGAN Public Workshop at EnergyVille: “Building the Flexible Power Systems” in Genk (BE) on 12 September, 2017

The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) would like to invite you to the public workshop “Building the flexible power systems. From analog to digital, from lorry to EV, from customers to prosumers” at the premises of EnergyVille in Genk (BE) on 12 September, 2017.

This ISGAN public workshop gathers world-class speakers from international organisations, public authorities, utilities and research institutes to exchange views on current and future energy policies, to showcase best practices for the deployment of renewable energy sources and to bring together experts in various technologies to come to a power system vision.

  Participation is free, but registration is mandatory.

Click here for more information and the workshop agenda.

PowerLabDK Co-Developed Framework for Distribution Networks Automation

PowerLabDK Co-Developed Framework for Distribution Networks Automation

 
Within the IDE4L project, PowerLabDK PowerLabDK of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) tested and co-developed an automation framework for both automation techniques and other new integration techniques that significantly improves the hosting capacity of the network. By automating the integration of renewable generation and energy efficiency appliances into distribution network management, the cost-efficiency of distribution networks will improve accordingly – thus ensuring more flow at lower cost, which makes an ideal grid for all.


Original press release

Automation architecture of the IDE4L project

NREL Sets Record Efficiency for Dual-Junction Solar Cell

NREL Sets Record Efficiency for Dual-Junction Solar Cell

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have set a record efficiency for a dual-junction solar cell. The efficiency was certified at 32.6%, surpassing the previous mark by a full percentage.
Higher cell and module efficiencies translate directly into an increase in energy production while reducing the land capital expenditure and installation cost of a system, thus reducing the cost of solar energy.

The results of this work will be presented later this month at the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Washington, DC.
 
For more information, please click here.

PowerLabDK of DTU Prepares for the Digital Energy Future

PowerLabDK of DTU Prepares for the Digital Energy Future

PowerLabDK of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has just invested in a large supercomputer as the first element of a soon-to-be-launched new Digital Energy Lab, which will support the development of an integrated, flexible and market-based energy system as recommended yesterday by the Danish Energy Commission.

Preparing for the future, PowerLabDK has decided to invest in advanced digitalisation components like the supercomputer, a so-called High Performance Computing (HPC) facility, which hold over 100 nodes and a total of 2376 cores. This computer system will provide a higher level of it-infrastructure to the testing facilities, which will guarantee a more advanced research level, where additional scenarios and conditions can be taken into consideration when testing and developing elements of the energy system.

PowerLabDK’s plan is to expand its Digital Energy Lab to integrate significant technology trends across the energy and IT sectors. With the acquisition of the HPC, it is possible to analyse large amounts of data from the energy system and utilise the knowledge they bring to achieve an intelligent interaction between the energy sources, the consumption and the distribution grid.


Click here for the original press release.

Fraunhofer IWES Publishes First Wind Index for German Bight

Fraunhofer IWES Publishes First Wind Index for German Bight

The generation of wind energy depends to a significant extent on the changing weather conditions causing the yield from wind energy plants and farms to fluctuate every year. Onshore plants in Germany have been using indexes to compare the achieved wind farm output against the expected output. These indexes help operators to identify and remedy the causes of performance losses and thus increase profitability.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) has released an Offshore Wind Energy Index (FRONIX), the first wind index for offshore wind farms in the German Bight in the North Sea. The index will provide an opportunity to estimate the inter-annual power density variation at offshore wind farm sites.

FRONIX will be useful to estimate the inter-annual power density variation at offshore wind farm sites. It reveals the percentage deviation of the average wind power density during one year compared to the average wind power density of the past 5 and 10 years. As such, it allows wind farm operators and owners as well as grid operators to assess their wind farms’ power output in comparison with the long-term average and to identify the causes of power losses.

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