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  • 17/10/2018
    Invited Speaker for the Global IEC 61850 Conference Berlin

    Abhinav Sadu is invited to speak at the 5th annual IEC 61850 Global conference in Berlin. The conference is attended by prominent TSOs and DSOs of Europe, USA, Asia, Africa and Australia. The topic of the talk is how IEC 61850 could be uused in distribution grid automation and specifically for DER intergration.

  • 09/10/2018
    ​DEFENDER Project Meeting in Lecce

    Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in the DEFENDER project meeting in Lecce (Italy), hosted by Engineering Ingegneria Informatica.

  • 09/10/2018
    FISMEP Project Meeting in Bucharest

    Alberto Dognini attended the FISMEP Project meeting, hosted by "Politehnica" University of Bucharest.

  • 02/10/2018
    H2020 Smart Grids and Storage Projects Clustering Workshop

    Prof. Monti and Dr. Marco Pau represented the SOGNO project at the H2020 Smart Grids and Storage projects clustering workshop, which was held in Brussels. The SOGNO project was actively involved in the working groups on Data Management and on Technologies, Tools and Models for electricity grids.

  • 01/10/2018
    ACS - Ten Year Anniversary

    Prof. Antonello Monti was sworn in on October 1st 2008 as one of the first professors during the rectorship of Ernst Schmachtenberg. As he swore in, he founded the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems. Meanwhile the Institute consists of the two chairs ACS and MOD. We celebrate the ten year anniversary on October 12th 2018.

  • 27/09/2018
    ​First German Hardware-in-the-Loop Workshop

    Anica Frehn and Robert Uhl attended the first German HiL workshop at KIT in Karlsruhe. They presented the real time simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop capabilities of the ACS laboratory as well as the Center for Wind Power Drives (CWD).

  • 24/09/2018
    ​SOGNO Project Meeting in Kilkenny

    Prof. Monti, Marco Pau, Jonas Bielemeier and Jan Dinkelbach represented ACS during the SOGNO project meeting in Kilkenny, Ireland. The project was hosted by ESB and the Waterford Institute of Technology.
    More information about the project can be found at the SOGNO website.

     

  • 24/09/2018
    ​DEFENDER Project Workshop in Ljubljana

    Abhinav Sadu and Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in a workshop on vulnerability analysis of power and communcation networks with the slowenian TSO ELES.

  • 17/09/2018
    ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems Family of Projects Event 2018

    Alberto Dognini presented FISMEP project at the ERA-Net SES Family of Projects Event, from 17th to 19th September, hosted by Fraunhofer IFF in Magdeburg.

  • 13/09/2018
    Joint workshop between RWTH and ERIGrid

    In a joint technical workshop, the ERIGrid consortium invited the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems (ACS) to OFFIS in Oldenburg. In two sessions, ACS and the ERIGrid project presented their research activities in the area of laboratory interconnections and distributed co-simulation. Prof. Monti gave an introduction to the VILLAS concept, followed by Marija Stevic with applications of distributed real-time co-simulation and Steffen Vogel who presented the tools and architecture of VILLASframework. Advisory board member Prof. Monti, used the chance to provide feedback to the recent progress made in ERIGrid Joint Research Activities 2-4. In conclusion new topics for future collaboration and potential inputs for an ERIGrid-II project have been identified. We thank Thomas Strasser in his role as ERIGrid project coordinator for his invitation and are looking forward to future collaborations. Further Information can be found at the link.

  • 04/09/2018
    GridHound Event: Grid Awareness - Applied from Copper to Cloud

    At the event, solutions for network stability with the increasing utilization of renewable energies are discussed. More Information can be found at the link.

  • 20/08/2018
    PV KWK Project: Publication of a New Journal Paper

    The journal paper "Peak shaving: a planning alternative to reduce investment costs in distribution systems?" was published by Baptiste Feron in Energy System Springer in open access. The paper can be found at the link.

  • 30/07/2018
    Prof. Ponci Member of the Administration Commitee at IEEE

    Prof. Ponci has been elected member of the Administrative committee election ballot 2018 of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society for the term 2019-2022.

  • 30/07/2018
    SUCCESS Hackathon at RWTH

    On July 30th ACS organized the first hackathon of the SUCCESS project. The event was hosted by the Institute for Theoretical Information Technology of RWTH Aachen. During the hackathon students and researchers were invited to test the SUCCESS Security Solution and, specifically, the Data Centric Security solution developed by ERICSSON in the scope of the SUCCESS project.

  • 24/07/2018
    Statusworkshop of the project ENSURE in Aachen

    Dr. David Raisz vertrat ACS mit einem Poster und in einer Diskussionsrunde beim Statusworkshop des Projekts ENSURE in Aachen.

  • 19/07/2018
    Cooperation agreement signed for the "National 5G Energy Hub" project

    The flagship project "National 5G Energy Gub" officially began with the signing of the cooperation agreement on 19th of July. RWTH Aachen University, TU Dresden and the companies Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom now start the first of three phases of the large-scale project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

  • 13/07/2018
    Dissertation Michael Diekerhof

    Michael Diekerhof successfully defended his dissertation "Distributed Optimization for the Exploitation of Multi-Energy Flexibility under Uncertainty in City Districts".

  • 11/07/2018
    NRG-5 Projektmeeting in Ipswich

    Dr. Gianluca Lipari and Manuel Pitz attended the fourth NRG5 plenary project meeting. The meeting was organized in Ipswich by British Telecommunications.

  • 09/07/2018
    Dissertation Baptiste Feron

    Baptiste Feron successfully defended his dissertation "An optimally assessment methodology for Home Energy Management System approaches based on uncertainty analysis".

  • 04/07/2018
    ENSURE Cluster2-Cluster3 Meeting

    Stefan Dähling, Lukas Razik, Igor Sowa and Dr. David Raisz represented ACS at the joint Cluster2-Cluster3 meeting of ENSURE, in Berlin, from 04. to 06. July

  • 04/07/2018
    DEFENDER Project Meeting in London

    Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in the DEFENDER project meeting in London, hosted by Venaka Media.

  • 04/07/2018
    ​eSafeNet Project Extended

    The duration of the project has been extended by six extra months until 31.03.2019 with the existing financing.

  • 04/07/2018
    ​Publications in eSafeNet

    -P. McKeever, E. De Din, A. Sadu and A. Monti, "MAS for automated black start of multi-microgrids," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Dresden, 2017, pp. 32-37.
    -De Din, Edoardo; Lipari, Gianluca; Angioni, Andrea; Ponci, Ferdinanda; Monti, Antonello; "Effect of the reporting rate of synchrophasor measurements for distributed secondary control of AC microgrid"; [2017 IEEE International Workshop on Measurements & Networking, M&N, 2017-09-27 - 2017-09-29, Naples, Italy]
    -Edoardo De Din, Charukeshi Joglekar, Gianluca Lipari, Ferdinanda Ponci, Antonello Monti; “An Emergency Energy Management System for Microgrid Restoration after Blackout” submitted to IEEE Smart Energy Systems and Technology

  • 03/07/2018
    ​eSafeNet Consortium Meeting at Stadtwerke Mainz

    The 7th eSafeNet Consortium meeting took place in Mainz on 03.07.2018.

  • 01/07/2018
    Gridwatch Device for Project ADMS

    Das vom irischen Unternehmen MAC entwickelte Gridwatch-Gerät zur Messung der Stromqualitätsindizes wurde im Rahmen des ADMS-Projekts in den Räumen der RWTH installiert. Zusammen mit den ALTEA-Sensoren, der hier entwickelten "LOCO" PMU und der GridHound Cloud ist die ADMS-Architektur vollständig im RWTH-Pilotstandort installiert.

  • 28/06/2018
    ​SUCCESS Project Open Day in Romania

    The 2nd SUCCESS open day took place with a public event in Bucharest on 28.06 and a visit to two of the three locations of the Romanian field trial (at Stalpu and Ploesti) on 29.06.

  • 27/06/2018
    ​​ACS at PEDG 2018 conference in Charlotte, USA

    On June 27th Ting Wang, representing ACS, presented a conference paper in the IEEE 9th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation (PEDG) in Charlotte, USA.

    The presentation based on the work in P4 of Flexible Electrical Networks project described the challenges of protection of DAB converter in the MVDC netowrks and proposed a new protection method in the session on “Dual Active Bridge Based Systems”.

  • 27/06/2018
    Paper presented in IEEE PMAPS conference

    A new paper about "Probabilistic Forecasting of Household Electrical Load Using Artificial Neural Networks" presented in IEEE PMAPS conference in Boise, USA by Baptiste Feron. The paper can be found at the link.

  • 22/06/2018
    Dissertation Lin Zhu

    Lin Zhu successfully defended her disseration "Modeling, Control and Hardware in the Loop in Medium Voltage DC Shipboard Power System".

     

  • 19/06/2018
    ​ACS at EuCNC 2018 conference in Ljubljana

    On June 19th Dr. Gianluca Lipari, representing ACS, presented three of the flagship projects running at the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems.

    The work done in the scope of SUCCESS, RESERVE and SOGNO projects was described, highlighting how Smart Energy grids may gain benefits from 5G, during the special session on “Unlocking the 5G potential for smart energy grids”, organized by the NRG5 project, at the EuCNC 2018 conference in Ljubljana.

  • 13/06/2018
    Paper presented in IEEE PSCC conference

    ​​A new paper about "Domestic Battery and Power-to-Heat Storage for Self-Consumption and Provision of Primary Control Reserve" was presented in IEEE PSCC conference in Dublin, Ireland by Baptiste Feron. The paper can be found at the link.

  • 12/06/2018
    ​SUCCESS Project Meeting in Athens

    Dr. Gianluca Lipari and Padraic McKeever represented ACS in the SUCCESS Project meeting in Athens, hosted by Synelixis.

  • 07/06/2018
    H2020 ADMS Meeting

    Andrea Angioni took part at the periodic meeting of H2020 ADMS project in Bologna, Italy. He discussed the current status of the pilot sites and the actions needed for the last trimester of the project.

  • 04/06/2018
    EU Sustainable Energy Week

    Professor Monti and Andrea Angioni participated in the Bologna Energy Day event (Italy), as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018. Prof. Monti presented the last trends in automation in distribution system based on cloud and 5G communication, while Andrea Angioni presented the status of the RWTH monitoring system based on PMUs and cloud. Furthermore Dr. Marco Pau and Jonas Bielemeier represented ACS in the SOGNO Project meeting hosted by University of Bologna and Altea.

  • 04/06/2018
    [H2020 Bridge] Data Management Working Group

    The bridge data management working group met in Brussels for its yearly meeting in the beginning of June. Stephan Gross participated and represented the ELSA project and the E.ON ERC.

  • 30/05/2018
    Flagship Project National 5G Energy Hub

    The large-scale research project "National 5G Energy Hub" by BMWi began on May 1st. The research is done in cooperation with the TU Dresden and RWTH Aachen University, as well as several industry partners. ACS is also involved in this project. Further Information can be found at the link.

  • 25/05/2018
    Workshop at IPDPS

    Dr. Lankes carries out a workshop at the conference IPDPS about runtime and operating systems.

  • 22/05/2018
    ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems in Malmö 2018

    Michael Diekerhof attended the Knowledge Community Meeting in Malmö in the scope of the ERA-Net FISMEP project. The event took place from 22nd to 24th May.

  • 17/05/2018
    Cyber-security Workshop at UtiliNet 2018

    On May 17th Prof. Monti led the workshop on “Cyber-Security for Utility Packet Telecom Networks” during the UtiliNet 2018 conference in Bruxelles. Dr. Lipari presented the security, resilience and survivability by design concepts developed at ACS in the scope of the SUCCESS project.

  • 15/05/2018
    Face-to-Face-Meeting at SC18

    Dr. Lankes will join the face-to-face-meeting of the program comitee of the supercomputing conference SC18.

     

  • 15/05/2018
    Open Access ACS Publication

    Enjoy the power of open access and read the new ACS publication "A Market-Based Optimization Approach for Domestic Thermal and Electricity Energy Management System: Formulation and Assessment". It is available at the link.

  • 08/05/2018
    ​FIWARE Global Summit in Porto 2018

    Michael Diekerhof attended the FIWARE Global summit in Porto and gave a Keynote on "Definition of a Global Architecture for Smart Grid Applications". The event took place on 8th and 9th May.

  • 03/05/2018
    FISMEP Project Meeting in Gothenburg

    Prof. Monti, Alberto Dognini and Malileh Haghgoo attended the FISMEP Project meeting in Gothenburg, hosted by Chalmers University of Technology.

  • 26/04/2018
    Girl's Day

    On girl's day at ACS Stefan Dähling and Baptiste Feron explained the grid challenges due to the increased amount of renewable energies.

  • 23/04/2018
    Outstanding reviewer award

    Dr. Marco Pau was nominated by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society as one of the outstanding reviewers in 2017 for his work as reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement journal.

  • 20/04/2018
    ACDGS Best Poster Award

    Asimenia Korompili from ACS won the best poster award at ACDGS.

  • 19/04/2018
    SUCCESS trial site open day and second Advisory Board meeting

    On April 19th, the SUCCESS project opened the doors of the field trial site in Terni, Italy, displaying the solutions developed for protecting Critical Infrastructures from cyber-threats. A low-cost Phasor Measurement Unit which is being developed by ACS has been delivered to the field trial sites in Terni and Romania. At the same time in Terni, the second Project Advisory Board meeting was hosted, where the project team got feedback on its work so far and advice on how to improve for the rest of the project. The SUCCESS security solution works at several different levels: It introduces a new Smart Meter with enhanced security funcitons New security functionality is being developed at the edge of the 5G mobile communications network to detect and mitigate tampering with communications. A Security Operations Centre is being developed which can detect and mitigate cyber-attacks on a critical infrastructure. A Europe-wide information sharing and security analytics network is proposed to allow the infrastructure operators and authorities to share information and benefit from others' knowledge. ACS, represented by Dr. Gianluca Lipari, Padraic McKeever and Igor Sowa, presented the contributions given to the project and demonstrated some of the techniques developed for the cybersecurity of Critical Energy Infrastructures.

  • 19/04/2018
    In2Rail Project Final Event

    On 19th of April, the In2Rail final event was held in Vienna. In the final conference three workshops with the topics of "Smart Infrastructure", "Intelligent Mobility Management" and "Rail Power Supply & Energy Management" were presented. 

  • 17/04/2018
    Monitoring Systems of E.ON ERC Network based on PMUs

    The ACS Institute, in the framework of the H2020 projects ADMS, terminated the installation of a total of 4 Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) which are measuring the voltage, current and frequency of the E.ON ERC electrical network. The data are provided to a state estimation algorithm which provides the best estimate of the current status of the grid.

  • 16/04/2018
    Plenary Meeting: H2020 DEFENDER Project

    Malileh Haghgoo and Marija Stevic joined the plenary meeting of the H2020 DEFENDER project on 16 and 17 of April, hosted by Engineering in Rome, Italy.