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.


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

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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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Join ERIGrid’s Mosaik Workshop in Oldenburg

Join ERIGrid’s Mosaik Workshop in Oldenburg

One of ERIGrid partners, OFFIS Institute for Information Technology is organising a workshop for an introduction to the co-simulation framework mosaik on 6 December 2017 at the premises of OFFIS in Oldenburg (DE). The workshop will include hands-on exercises and user examples.



Mosaik allows you to reuse and combine existing simulation models and simulators to create large-scale smart grid scenarios: up to thousands of simulated entities distributed over multiple simulator processes. These scenarios can then serve as a test bed for various types of control strategies (e.g., multi-agent systems (MAS) or centralised control).


Registrations are open till 20 November 2017. To register please fill out the form and email it to the OFFIS contact persons:

Further information will follow.

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Fourth Annual ISGAN Award (2018) of Excellence -Submission Deadline Extended

Fourth Annual ISGAN Award (2018) of Excellence -Submission Deadline Extended

Submission Deadline:
24 November 2017

2018 Award Theme:
Smart Grids for Flexibility

ISGAN has chosen “Smart Grids for Flexibility” as the theme of the 2018 Award of Excellence, because of the critical importance of sustaining a flexible grid and the role that smart grids can play to help facilitate and improve grid flexibility. Consumers are becoming increasingly dependent upon a constant supply of electricity, and thus less forgiving of interruptions. The increase in variability calls for greater power system flexibility in which electricity production or consumption is modified to respond to both expected and unexpected fluctuations in supply and demand.
The ISGAN Award of Excellence in Smart Grids for Flexibility will advance smart grids by improving the flexibility of the grid by balancing supply and demand simultaneously, thereby reducing customer losses from power disruptions.

Eligible Projects

  • Eligible projects include pilot, demonstration, and deployment projects
  • Please see the Official Rules of the ISGAN Award of Excellence and detailed Submission Forms for more information
  • The jury will select winning projects based on four key criteria:
    1. Potential impact
    2. Economic rationale
    3. Potential for replication or adaptation
    4. Innovation
    5. Other benefits
  • Winners will be announced during a ceremony at the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) and Mission Innovation (MI) meeting in May 2018.
  • Winners will be invited to participate in that ceremony and be recognised in ISGAN products and procedings over the following months.

Submit here

More details about the competition here


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Newcastle 2017 Symposium on Microgrids

Newcastle 2017 Symposium on Microgrids

When: 29-30 November 2017

Where: Newcastle (AU)

The Symposium will be held at the CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle, Australia.

Topics of the symposium include future microgrid and related smart grid research, development and demonstration activities. Each region will invite speakers to present their work, followed by short summaries and group discussions. The purpose of these events is to encourage international co-operation and exchange of knowledge on the current state of microgrids as well as to identify key technical, economic and policy issues that should be addressed by future work.

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