The International Electrical Equipment Conference is jointly organised by Tecnalia and Orkestra and will take place in Bilbao (ES) on 18-19 October, 2017. This year’s focus will be on Smart Grids, Digitisation and Energy Storage.
As digitisation, storage, new equipment and process technologies will bring major changes to power grids and consumer installations, the current power system will evolve towards new energy systems. Power grids and the distribution network form the central element of the energy system and are one of the main challenges for developing a smarter network model. It is therefore essential to analyse the business opportunities and perspectives for the electrical capital goods industry in this area.
Therefore, the agenda will include discussions on technological aspects alongside associated economic, regulatory and business-model issues.
For more information please visit the conference website.
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, Aachen (DE)
- Western European Region: 28-29 September, Lisbon (PT)
- South-Eastern European Region: 23-24 November, Cyprus
- Northern European Region: 7-8 December, Latvia
Registrations for the Workshops in the Central and Western European Region are now open!
Registration and agendas for the South-Eastern and Northern European Region will be available soon.
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.
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.
Automation architecture of the IDE4L project
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 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.
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