On 6 September 2017 the public workshop “Designing and validating future intelligent electric power systems” gathered in Kassel (DE) over 70 stakeholders in the domain of distributed energy resources and smart grids. Co-organised by ERIGrid, ELECTRA IRP, EERA JP Smart Grids, SIRFN, DERlab and Fraunhofer IWES, the event garnered attention of participants from multiple networks and enabled fruitful exchange of ideas on the crossroads of objectives in each project and network.
Participants of the “Designing and validating future intelligent electric power systems” Workshop
The event addressed a wide range of topics in the following presentations:
- Overview Electra IRP Luciano Martini (RSE)
- Future decision support systems view of WoC concept Hendrik Bindner, Mattia Marinelli (DTU)
- Experiences from the ELECTRA REX mobility scheme Prof. Graeme Burt (University of Strathclyde)
- ELECTRA IRP uses cases simulations Julia Merino Fernandez (tecnalia)
- ELECTRA web-of-cells concept and control scheme Chris Caerts (VITO)
- Research facilities development and lab testing for proof of concept Mihai Calin (DERlab), Thomas Strasser (AIT)
- Enhanced lab-based testing methods and tools Oliver Gehrke (DTU)
- Enhanced simulation methods and tools Rishabh Bhandia (TU Delft)
- ERIGrid holistic validation procedure and test specification Kai Heussen (DTU)
- The ERIGrid integrated research infrastructure for validating cyber-physical energy systems Thomas Strasser (AIT)
- Wrap-up, summary and conclusions Cyndi Moyo (AIT)
- Microgrid in system operation- tasks and testing needs Dr. Thomas Degner, Wolfram Heckmann (IWES)
- NREL microgrid challenge Blake Lundstrom (NREL)
- Role of microgrids research in future power system research Changhee Cho (KERI)
Taking place at the premises of Fraunhofer IWES, the workshop included a lab tour around the testing facility SysTec one of the facilities provided for free open access within the ERIGrid Transnational Access programme. Therefore the workshop participants had a unique opportunity of a guided tour and a live demonstration of the laboratory’s testing capabilities.
Researcher mobility is also one of the aspects in ELECTRA IRP: the 7th call for Researcher Exchange was pre-announced at the workshop and will be opened in September-October 2017. More details and further information will follow shortly on the ELECTRA website.