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Fraunhofer IWES in Kassel becomes Fraunhofer IEE

Fraunhofer IWES in Kassel becomes Fraunhofer IEE

Since Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology’s  founding, the two departments IEE and IWES have developed two independent profiles in their fields, the board decides to proceed as two specialised institutes. While the sector in Kassel becomes IEE, the headquarters in Bremerhaven will remain under the initial IWES.

The planned new building for Fraunhofer 2020 in Kassel

Already, the Fraunhofer IWES in Kassel is a household name in wind energy technology and inner industry workings. It has accredited and certificated assessment infrastructures, competences in their methods this future institue is focused on wind energy  systems and technology. “It is very well equipped to contribute substantially toward facing enormous technical challenges.” says Prof. Andreas Reuter, institute director of Fraunhofer IWES in Bremerhaven.

In 2020 a new building for research and development in Kassel is planned for IEE. Specialised in energy economy and energy system technology, the future Fraunhofer Institute in Kassel will facilitate innovation and further their vision of stability and easy access to sustainable energy, both nationally and internationally.

Both institutes will continue to solve problems and questions using their industry experiences and knowledge across disciplines to create synergies under the Fraunhofer network.

Read the full press release in German here.

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Call for Papers; Workshop

Call for Papers; Workshop

On  10 April 2018 in Porto (PT) the Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems will adress the topics related to the simulation of complex, heterogeneous energy systems.

Co-organised by TU Delft , Washington State University and AIT, the workshop will be co-located with the annual Cyber-Physical Systems Week.

Call for Papers

Up until 4 February 2018 you can submit you papers for the workshop on the following topics:

  • Hybrid modeling and simulation
  • Co-Simulation of multi-domain systems
  • Ontologies for energy systems
  • Applications of cyber-physical energy systems
  • Distributed algorithms and control
  • Standards in interfacing components
  • Formal languages for energy systems
  • Smart Grid modeling
  • Smart Cities modeling
  • Design of simulations/experiments

Paper submissions

Submitted papers are peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Workshop language is English. Contributions on work in progress are welcome. Submitted papers are required to comply with the guidelines for IEEE conference manuscripts and must not exceed 6 pages in length. Submissions are handled via the Easy Chair submission system. Accepted and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore, subject to final approval by the conference committee.

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FOSS’ Achievements in New Annual Report for 2016

FOSS’ Achievements in New Annual Report for 2016

Throughout 2016 FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy  engaged in collaborations with internationally leading research institutions as well as supporting innovation through workshops and local projects in Cyprus.

FOSS aims to provide interdisciplinary cooperation and a training/education centre with a test-bed and a “living lab” in the areas of energy and sustainability. FOSS strives to be a major driver to facilitate commercialisation of innovation in energy-related fields in Cyprus, Europe and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region. Promoting effective cooperation between academia, industry and business sectors, FOSS will continue to enable new developments and perspectives for the future of sustainable energy.

In 2016 FOSS’ numerous projects had an emphasis on grid connected PV systems and energy storage systems (ESS), such as GOFLEX (working with distributed sources of load flexibility in smart grids) and BestRes (realising new systems on the economic side).

 

In 2016 FOSS also realised their objective of collaborating with leading technological reasearch labs, such as the DERlab members AIT and DTU – within the Twin PV project.

 

Read more about the research center’s achievements, projects and workshops in the FOSS Annual Report 2016.

 

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Submit Your Paper for the EEM18

Submit Your Paper for the EEM18

When: 27-29 June 2018

Where: Łódź Poland

 

The 15th International Conference on the European Energy Market is the largest international conference dealing with energy markets and operation of power systems in the competitive environment. The EEM is co-organised by Lodz University of Technology and has an official technical sponsorship of IEEE and IEEE Power & Energy Society. Conference papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. All papers submitted to EEM18 must be presented to the audience through a presentation or a poster.

Deadlines

Abstract Submission:  25th December 2017
Abstract Notification :  10th January 2018
Full Paper Submission:  20th April 2018
Final Notification :  20th May 2018
Early Registration :  1st June 2018

More Information here

 

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Join ERIGrid Webinar on PHIL Simulation

Join ERIGrid Webinar on PHIL Simulation

Within its educational and training activities the ERIGrid project is organising a webinar “PHIL simulation for DER and smart grids: best practices and experiences from the ERIGrid project” on 5 December 2017 at 11:00 – 12.30 CET.

Power Hardware in the Loop (PHIL) simulation is considered as one of the prevailing methods for the future testing of DER and smart grid technologies. Physical power equipment, such as DER inverters, are connected to real-time simulated active networks, achieving comprehensive testing in realistic and flexible conditions.

This webinar will focus on the following topics:

– Characteristics of PHIL simulation

– Stability, accuracy issues, interface topologies and stabilisation methods

– PHIL tests that show the value of the approach: DER inverters providing ancillary services, voltage-frequency control, microgrids, etc

– Improved Hardware in the Loop (HIL) methods in the ERIGrid project

– Live demonstration of HIL tests

 

Registration deadline: 30 November 2017

To register please send your contact information (full name, company, position) to Marios Maniatopoulos at mmaniato [at] mail [dot] ntua [dot] gr

 

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Peter Vaessen’s Speech on Energy Storage and Conversion

Peter Vaessen’s Speech on Energy Storage and Conversion

On 29 November 2017, member of the DERlab Board prof. Peter Vaessen will hold his inaugural speech at the Delft University of Technology. This speech on Energy Storage and Conversion will be streamed live and will also be available as a recording.

The electric power system – the largest man made machine on earth – is changing fast due to exponential growth, modular technology and hybridisation. Variable renewables will dominate the electricity generation. Power electronics start to change the way power system are operated. They are becoming more and more complex as well as being interdependant with other infrastructures and thus, creating huge shifts on the old system.

In the lecture the above-mentioned trends are presented in more depth, the consequences of hybridisation of the power system are highlighted with respect to central and dispersed variable generation, overhead and underground transmission and distribution, power delivery and protection and control. And finally, Peter Vaessen will address the question of whether transmission grids are still needed in the future.

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