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DNV GL “Workshop on Transmission Cable Failures, their Causes and Preventive Actions” in Arnhem (NL) on 23-24 November, 2017

DNV GL “Workshop on Transmission Cable Failures, their Causes and Preventive Actions” in Arnhem (NL) on 23-24 November, 2017

DNV GL is organising a workshop on HV and EHV power cable system reliability for transmission system operators (TSOs) in Arnhem (NL) on 23-24 November, 2017.

This workshop invites TSOs from around the world to seize this unique opportunity to gain access to DNV GL’s confidential, but completely anonymised, knowledge and experience on cable system failure causes and related preventive actions, in order to help the TSOs improve the network reliability. Participants will be further given the opportunity to visit the DNV GL testing laboratories (High Voltage and High Power).


Please click here for more information on this event.


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Call for Contributions: International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2018)

Call for Contributions: International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2018)

The International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) is among the most prestigious international forums for presenting advanced and innovative research results, problem solutions, practices, insights on new challenges in the field of dependable computing and security. DSN 2018 will be held in Luxembourg (LU) on 25-28 June, 2018, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Reliability / Security and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg.

The scope of DSN encompasses the whole spectrum of IT systems and application areas with stringent relevant dependability and security concerns. The conference programme includes plenary talks, regular papers, experience reports, an industrial track, a student forum, a fast abstract track, together with state-of-the-art workshops and tutorials.

Are you interested in participating in the conference? Authors are kindly invited to submit original papers on research and the practice of creating, validating, deploying, and maintaining dependable and secure systems and networks.

Abstract submission deadline: 27 November, 2017

For more information on possible abstract topics and the conference, please click here.

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RSE Publishes Book on their EU-funded Research Projects

RSE Publishes Book on their EU-funded Research Projects

RSE has recently published the 2017 edition of their “EU funded research projects”.

The book provides an updated quick overview of RSE’s participation in current or recently closed European research projects funded under H2020 and previous EU framework programmes.


Each summary sheet contains a project abstract and goals, while identifying RSE’s role together with its main partners and possible connections with other relevant research projects. Moreover, in the opening of the publication, a description of RSE’s mission, the role in the European and international research programmes, and a summary table of the ongoing RSE’s participation to EU funding programmes for the period 2007-2016 (for statistical purposes) are shown.

You can browse and download the book here.

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Call for Abstracts: 2018 International Conference on Renewable Power Generation at DTU

Call for Abstracts: 2018 International Conference on Renewable Power Generation at DTU



The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the Center for Electric Power and Energy are proud to host the 7th International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG) in Copenhagen (DK) on 26-27 September, 2018.

The conference brings together international academics, researchers, engineers and consultants working in renewable energy, to publish results, share knowledge and forge new partnerships.




RPG is now opening a call for abstracts. Topics of contributions include but are not limited to:

  • Wind technology
  • PV systems technology
  • Other renewable energy sources
  • Grid integration
  • IT and automation integration
  • Market integration
  • Alternative ways for integration

Submission Deadline: 8 December, 2017

For more information, please visit the event website.

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Workshop on Back-Contact Solar Cell and Module Technology in Freiburg (DE) on 21-22 November, 2017

Workshop on Back-Contact Solar Cell and Module Technology in Freiburg (DE) on 21-22 November, 2017

Back-contact back-junction silicon solar cells appear where high power is required at low area consumption such as rooftops, building-integrated PV, portable electronics, or electro mobility. Increasing conversion efficiency and decreasing manufacturing costs will likely catalyse the back-contact technology beyond the niche market and, consequently, the market share of back-contact cells has the potential to drastically increase.

Fraunhofer ISE will host the 8th Back-Contact Workshop in Freiburg (DE) on 21-22 November, 2017, to discuss the next steps on the way to a deeper market penetration with back contact cell and module technologies. The workshop will include talks of renowned scientists within the sessions on BC cell and module technology, materials and components, industrial production, and alternative applications.

For more information on the workshop, please click here.

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ERIGRID Opens Third Call for Transnational Access

ERIGRID Opens Third Call for Transnational Access

 Accelerate your Research through Open Access to Europe’s Leading Smart Grid Infrastructure

Third Call for Transnational Access Open till 15 November, 2017

 

The EU-funded research infrastructure project ERIGrid continues to provide open access to the smart grid and DER facilities of Europe‘s leading institutes and companies. It brings together 18 partners from 11 countries distributed all over Europe with unique and complementary DER research infrastructures and leading expertise in the field.
The third call for ERIGrid Transnational Access invites researchers and industrial professionals to apply till 15 November 2017 and gain free-of-charge access to laboratories of ERIGrid partners.

 

Applications are welcome from both individual researchers and researcher groups. Successful applicants will gain free access to ERIGrid‘s testing and simulation facilities. Supported by concentrated know-how and best practices, users can conduct their own research and experiments at Europe‘s leading infrastructures. User project topics may include but are not limited to: power system components characterisation; smart grid ICT / automation; co-simulation; real-time simulation and power/controller hardware-in-the-loop testing.

Costs of lab operation and support of the hosting staff are free of charge.
Users’ travel expenses, subsistence and accommodation costs will be reimbursed, subject to ERIGrid rules and regulations.

To apply please visit erigrid.eu/transnational-access for detailed specifications of available laboratories, user eligibility, application guidelines and the user project proposal template.

Calls for transnational access will be opened every 6 months. The next call will open in February 2018.

 

Intrepid

Among successful applicants for the 1st ERIGrid Transnational Access is the user group INTREPID (INtelligent Transformer for Renewable Energy Prosumers Integration and Deployment) from Ormazabal Cotradis. The users gained free access to the test centre for smart grids and electromobility SysTec of Fraunhofer IWES (DE). With the support of the staff at the Fraunhofer IWES hosting infrastructure, they carried out their research project related tests in the domain of reliable operation of transformers under distributed grid conditions.


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ERIGrid facilitiesPhoto: Among ERIGrid Transnational Access facilities are (left to right) DNV GL, Ormabazal, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)


 

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