Lemcko Testing for Direct Drive Electrical Generator

Lemcko Testing for Direct Drive Electrical Generator

Lemcko started the functional testing of an innovative generator for a renewable power application at Ghent University campus Kortrijk. The generator is the result of a cooperation between the company Magnax and Ghent University.

Both solar power as well as wind power are already used widely. Tidal and wave power will become part of the energy mix. Each of these rely on an electromechanical converter system that transforms the power comprised in the rotational movement of a shaft into electrical energy. Besides cost, reliability and efficiency are key performance indicators for such systems.


The new type of a direct drive electrical generator developed by Magnax avoids a heavy and bulky gearbox. Moreover, the targeted efficiency of the machine is 96%, and this efficiency is targeted over a large range of operating conditions. Currently, Lemcko of Ghent University is performing  tests on a unique, brand new testrig that will be inaugurated later on in 2017.

Although developed for renewable energy generation, other applications where the machine operates as a motor or generator are targeted: heavy duty vehicles, elevators, production machines, etc.

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Join the Horizon 2020 Transport Info Day

Join the Horizon 2020 Transport Info Day

When:  13 December 2017

Where: Brussels

This info day will address potential applicants for the Horizon 2020 ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’ calls for funding under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme, with the focus on funding opportunities in 2018.

About the event:

Presentations will cover various transport topics of the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme, as well as provide detailed information on the selection process and on the upcoming calls for funding.

Please take a look at the agenda


  • Please register via this form to participate in the Info Day
  • A brokerage event will be organised by the National Contact Points and will take place in the afternoon. Register here

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Smart Grid Testing Advances in DERlab Activity Report 2016/2017

Smart Grid Testing Advances in DERlab Activity Report 2016/2017

The DERlab Association presents the 2016/2017 edition of its Activity Report. The publication demonstrates a vibrant community of laboratories, working on increasingly complex problems that are of strategic significance to the transformation of the energy sector with high shares of renewable generation. With a focus on power system testing, DERlab members showcase their recent developments and laboratory equipment, as well as infrastructure plans for 2017-2018. This data is extensively documented in DERlab‘s Database of DER and Smart Grid Infrastructure, and the current Activity Report provides an overview of DERlab members‘ most significant infrastructure upgrades.

DERlab members are actively engaged in addressing many of the sector’s key challenges, and in bringing robust experimental approaches to the development and appraisal of critical enabling technologies. In this edition of the Activity Report DERlab also highlights a number of significant projects that exemplify these research efforts. They demonstrate the advances that continue to emerge in systems and component testing, as well as a number of valuable findings.



One of these projects is ERIGrid, which is developing a holistic, cyber-physical systems based approach by integrating 18 European research centres with outstanding research infrastructures. The DERlab Activity Report shows how ERIGrid integrates and enhances the necessary research services for analysing, validating and testing smart grid configurations.


The quality of this report is built upon the excellence of every one of the DERlab network‘s laboratory teams and their valuable efforts and contributions towards the decentralised power system. The DERlab network sees it as their mission to address the power system stability and security challenges of interconnected grids as well as to propose and to test system services in order to overcome these challenges. In this context, DERlab is coordinating the description and harmonisation of related testing procedures. The Activity Report 2016/2017 demonstrates the scope of work that DERlab is committed to perform and how these issues are addressed.

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Enel Call for Innovation: Apply Until 15 November

Enel Call for Innovation: Apply Until 15 November

Challenge Expiration Date:

November 15, 2017


Startups and SMEs


  • Access to Enel’s technology and knowledge
  • Scale up opportunity on Enel’s business
  • Co-working space in Enel’s Innovation Hub
  • Acceleration service (if needed)


Would you like to participate to the revolution Enel is leading in the renewable energy industry? Submit your application on one or more of Enels technological priorities!


  1. New technologies for PV modules
  2. Components and devices for performance optimization of renewable plants
  3. Automation and artificial intelligence for construction and maintenance of renewable plants
  4. Hybrid systems for energy production from renewable sourcess
  5. PV Floating solutions
  6. Innovative and A/R solutions to improve operations and safety
  7. Innovative digital services for energy (IoT, Big Data Analytics, Predictive and automatic O&M)
  8. Distributed Energy Resources Aggregation – Fog/Edge Computing – Machine Learning
For technical support you can contact
For questions about the call you can contact


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Public Consultation on Network Codes and Guidelines for 2018

Public Consultation on Network Codes and Guidelines for 2018

The European Commission is consulting energy stakeholders on the priorities for the development of network codes and guidelines for 2018 and beyond. The European Commission has to establish in accordance with Article 6(1) of Regulation (EC) No. 714/2009 (“the Electricity Regulation”) and Article 6(1) of Regulation (EC) No. 715/2009 (“the Gas Regulation”) an annual priority list identifying the areas to be included in the development of network codes.

Target group:

Public authorities, Member States authorities, private organisations, industry associations, SMEs, consultancies, other relevant stakeholders and citizens (inside and outside of the European Union).

The consultation is open until 20 December 2017.

How to submit your response:
You are invited to reply to this public consultation by sending your input by e-mail to

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ACES – Clean Energy Hub for Asia

ACES – Clean Energy Hub for Asia


Read ACES Byline Editorials here:
Singapore Goes Solar
Digitalisation Will Change the Energy Ecosystem

Organised by the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) is Asia’s leading event focusing on clean energy technology, policy and finance supported by leading government agencies, research institutes and industry in Singapore. On 24-26 October in Singapore ACES provided a common platform for thought leaders in both the public and private sector to collaborate on critical issues and opportunities in harnessing clean energy for the future.

Also, being the regional platform to share and co-create innovative clean energy solutions, ACES supported the vision to be a clean energy hub for Asia and:

  • Provided a platform to discuss, understand and experience Singapore’s “living laboratory” for solar adoption, the integration of renewable energy and electric vehicles, and learn how sustainable energy management is essential to liveable cities.
  • Helped shape the future of clean energy and smart-sustainable cities.
  • Explored collaboration and innovative clean energy solutions within a vibrant ecosystem of technology / service companies, research institutes and energy leaders.

Highlights of the three-day programme included:

      • The Clean Energy Leaders Dialogue

    was a high-level forum bringing together leaders in the regional solar and renewables space. The Dialogue witnessed top utility leaders, PV manufacturers and developers and policy professionals exchanging best practices and debating trends and solutions in the clean energy industry

      • Solarising Singapore and Solarising Asia

    Given Singapore’s strategic location in the Asian Sunbelt and the high cost of electricity, there has been a growing interest in solar PV over the years. This session brought the adopters of solar technology together with companies providing technologies and solutions as well case studies of successful supplementation.

      • The Financial Summit

    featured two new and exciting tracks that focused on the perspectives of PV project development and system ownership, as well as solar investment and financing. A diverse mix of movers and shakers from the solar industry were seen, as well as the finance and insurance sectors.


    Find out more about ACES here

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