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  • 26/01/2018
    FEIN e.V. Colloquium

    The association "Verein Förderer der Energie- und Informationstechnik für zukunftsfähige Netze Aachen e.V." (FEIN Aachen e.V.) would like to invite you to a presentation with follow-up discussion. Dr.-Ing. Xiang Wu, from GEIRI Europe GmbH, will give a presentation on the subject "The development of HVDC Technology and Systems in State Grid Corporation of China" on Friday 26th January 2018, at 17:00, in room 00.24, at the E.ON Energy Research Center, Mathieustraße 10. After the presentation, there will be an informal get-together in the foyer. Further information about the event and the registration is published at the link.

  • 15/12/2017
    Information Event for Third Semester

    On December 15th at 16:00 the information event for third semester students of the faculty for electrical engineering and information technology takes place in the seminar room 00.24. This information event helps to decide on a specialization.

  • 08/12/2017
    Day of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and prize awarding

    On December 8th, the Day of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology takes place. There, Dr.-Ing. Mohsen Ferdowsi (Alumni of ACS) is awarded with the STAWAG Disserations Prize 2017. Further information is published at the link.

  • 05/12/2017
    ​Installation and test of six Low Cost PMU developped by ACS in Enel distribution Grid

    At the beginning of January, in the context of the ADMS H2020 EU project, we will start to install and test six Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) developed during 2017 by ACS Institute. The PMU will be connected to the Medium Voltage current and voltage sensors developed by ALTEA company and will continuously send measurements to a cloud monitoring system developed by GridHound.

  • 01/12/2017
    FISMEP Project Launch

    The EU project "FISMEP - FIWARE for Smart Energy Platform" has started. It draws on the results of the EU project FINESCE and will further advance its platform concept by designing and adding new services to increase the flexibility of energy systems. Under the coordination of RWTH Aachen University, a total of seven research an industrial partners from Germany, Sweden and Romania are jointly working on the project. The Field Test Germany will be led by the ACS, in close collaboration with Flexible Electrical Networks FEN Research Campus. Further information is published at the link.

  • 28/11/2017
    FIWARE Tech Summit

    Stephan Groß and Maliheh Haghgoo participated at FIWARE Tech Summit 2017 which was held in Málaga on the 28th and 29th of November. It is an event specifically dedicated to technological and business development and gathering leading developers, startups, corporates and entrepreneurs from the worlds of Open Source, Smart Cities, Smart Industry, Smart Agrifood, and Internet of Things, to share experiences, discover new business opportunities, and to co-create the future. Further information is published at the link.

  • 27/11/2017
    Workshop Protection Concepts LVDC

    Workshop Protection Concepts LVDC will be held at 10 o'clock on 27. November in the office of Forschungscampus FEN, Aachen. Wilbert Tarnate and Ting Wang from ACS will present about the topic LVDC protection.

  • 20/11/2017
    H2020 Bridge Data Management Working Group meeting

    The INTERFLEX project represented by Marco Cupelli and the ELSA project represented by Stephan Gross participated in the H2020 Bridge Data Management Working Group meeting in Brussels. The group worked on the topic characterization of flexibility services and data handling restrictions. Further information is published at the link.

  • 07/11/2017
    Power Failure - Security of supply in stand-alone grid operation with decentralized feed-in

    There is a lot of interest and activity in the area of using distributed renewable energy sources to support recovery from blackouts and island operation of microgrids. The event "Stromausfall - Versorgungssicherheit im Inselnetzbetrieb mit dezentraler Einspeisung" (Power Failure - Security of supply in stand-alone grid operation with decentralized feed-in) organised by Bayern Innovativ was attended by ACS. Further information is published at the link.

  • 24/10/2017
    ROME 2018 Workshop

    At May 25, 2018, the 6th ROME workshop on runtime and operating systems for the many-core era takes place in Vancouver, Canada. Stefan Lankes (ACS) is organizer of the workshop. Further information is published at the link.

  • 23/10/2017
    IEEE SmartGridComm

    The IEEE SmartGridComm takes place in Dresden from October 23 to October 26 2017. On October 24, Padraic Mckeever, Edoardo De Din, Abhinav Sadu and Antonello Monti from ACS present the paper: "MAS for Automated Black Start of Multi-Microgrids". It relates to two research projects at ACS. It describes the general approach taken in the ACS field trial, as well as first results showing simultaneous reconnection of several inverters to a de-energised grid, where the inverters simultaneously perform operater in grid forming mode to re-energise the microgrid and feed the loads. Further information is published at the link.

  • 17/10/2017
    eSafeNet Consortium Meeting

    The 5th eSafeNet Consortium Meeting was hosted at ACS on October 17th. eSafeNet is studying dedicated communications for Smart Grids. ACS demonstrated the current state of the work being carried out for recovery from blackout using novel inverter control and a multi-agent system to add intelligence.

  • 12/10/2017
    SUCCESS Consortium Meeting

    The next SUCCESS consortium meeting will take place in Cork, Ireland, on 12th-13th October. The hosts will be the ESB, the Irish electrical utility operator.

  • 10/10/2017
    DEFENDER plenary meeting in Terni

    ACS, represented by Nikolaus Wirtz attended the DEFENDER plenary meeting in Terni, hosted by ASM Terni S.p.A.

  • 10/10/2017
    Additional 5GPPP NRG5 Project Meeting in Athen

    The 4th consortium meeting of RESERVE will be hosted in Cork, Ireland on the 10th and 11th October 2017. ACS will be represented by Marco Cupelli, Markus Mirz, Sriram Gurumurthy, Aysar Musa and Antonello Monti.

  • 10/10/2017
    More Grid Stability thanks to international cooperation

    Researchers link ten simulators for a transatlantic realtime simulation. The demo took place in the Idaho National Lab, USA on 29.09.2017. Steffen Vogel from ACS visited the demo and Prof. Antonello Monti headed a related live-workshop at ISGT.

  • 10/10/2017
    RWTH Start-Up grant

    Dr. Marco Pau received the RWTH Start-Up grant for the project "SMART PLUS - SMART PLacement of MeasUrementS in distribution grids"; the grant funds post-docs and Junior professors for the development of innovative research projects and is aimed to support their scientific independency.

  • 05/10/2017
    D-A-CH+ Energieinformatik 2017 Conference

    Lukas Razik participated at the D-A-CH+ Energieinformatik 2017 Conference (October 5-6 2017) in Lugano, Switzerland and presented the paper: Automated deserializer generation from CIM ontologies: CIM++—an easy-to-use and automated adaptable open-source library for object deserialization in C++ from documents based on user-specified UML models following the Common Information Model (CIM) standards for the energy sector

  • 03/10/2017
    SUCCESS at European Utility Week

    SUCCESS will have a booth at the European Utility Week in Amsterdam, 3rd-5th October.

  • 27/09/2017
    H2020 project ADMS meeting

    On the days 27-28 September, Prof. Monti, Prof. Ponci and other ACS research assistants participated to the meeting of the H2020 project ADMS. During this meeting some demontrations on the use of low cost PMU and cloud based monitoring system were held.

  • 27/09/2017
    Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe 2017 Conference

    At ISGT Europe 2017 Conference in Torino, Italy, three ACS papers were presented: Sonja Kolen presented the publication "Swarm Behavior for Distribution Grid Control", Aysar Musa presented the publication "Modeling and Design of Hybrid Distribution Network: Operational and Technical Features", and the student Erdem Gümrükcü presented the publication "Modular Modeling Concept and Multi-Domain Simulation for Smart Cities".

  • 26/09/2017
    FLEXMETER at ISGT

    Flexmeter activities were presented in Turin during the IEEE Internation Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Europe). Marco Pau represented ACS at the Workshop.

  • 20/09/2017
    Final Colloquium for Photovoltaics in Berlin

    Baptiste Feron and Hassan Harb attended the final colloquium for photovolotaics in Berlin, in the frame of the Project PV CHP.

  • 20/09/2017
    5GPPP second NRG5 Project Meeting in Athens

    ACS, represented by Gianluca Lipari and Manuel Pitz, attended the second NRG5 project meeting in Athens, hosted by TEISTE - Technological Education Institute of Sterea Ellada.

  • 20/09/2017
    IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems

    On the days 20-22 September, Andrea Angioni from ACS participated to the IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems. He presented a paper on a “Low Cost PMU to monitor distribution grids”. The workshop was a good opportunity for idea exchange and updates in the world of electrical measurements.

  • 19/09/2017
    ELSA - Aachen trial site

    After a second on-site check with the project partner Bouygues, 5 of 6 batteries at the Aachen trial site are operational and are tested in order to provide flexibility to the office building district at the EON ERC.

  • 19/09/2017
     LV-Seed-Fund Project "LVDC Protection"

    8th LV steering committee meeting is is held in FEN office, Aachen.

  • 18/09/2017
    Central Region Workshop

    On September 18th and 19th ACS hosted the ETIP SNET Region Workshop. https://www.etip-snet.eu/

     

  • 13/09/2017
    Publication on Virtual Power Plant approach

    Antonello Monti und Baptiste Feron vom ACS haben das Paper "An agent based approach for Virtual Power Plant valuing thermal flexibility in energy markets" veröffentlicht. Weitere Informationen sind unter dem Link zu finden.

  • 12/09/2017
    ELSA Board Meeting in Brussels

    Prof. Monti, Michael Diekerhof and Nikolaus Wirtz attended the ELSA Board meeting in Brussels.

  • 26/07/2017
    ENSURE Cluster3 Meeting

    E.ON ERC hosted the Cluster 3 joint meeting from 26 to 27 July. Shortly before this, ACS hosted two preliminary workshops (for contributors in work packages 3.1 and 3.4 respectively). ACS was represented by Stefan Dähling, David Raisz and Igor Sowa.

  • 20/07/2017
    ETSI workshop

    ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) launched a new group on Context Information Management for smart city interoperability. The ACS (Stephan Gross) joined the first workshop on Cross-Cutting Context Information Management in Berlin.

  • 19/07/2017
    DEFENDER Meeting in Ljubljana

    Several Work packages of the H2020 project DEFENDER met in Ljubljana for concrete elaboration of research activities across partners. A visit at ELES (one of the pilot site owners) regional control room and substation facilities supported the discussions. For ACS, Nikolaus Wirtz and Bettina Schäfer were participating.

  • 05/07/2017
    FEN MV Workshop

    On July 5th, industrial and academic partners participated in the first medium voltage consortium Worshop to discuss the results of the work achieved and define future directions for cooperation in research and development activities both industry and university.

  • 04/07/2017
    LV-Seed-Fund Project "LVDC Protection"

    7th LV steering committee meeting was hold in FEN office, Aachen. ACS (Ting, Wang) presented the research progress in the field of influencing factors of LVDC protection.

  • 04/07/2017
    7th Low Voltage Steering Committee FEN

    The 7th Steering Committee Meeting of FEN Low Voltage took place on RWTH Campus. Current developments and roadmap proposal were presented, engaging the industry consortium in the roadmap development.

  • 30/06/2017
    Disseration of Dr.-Ing. Mohsen Ferdowsi

    On the 30th of June 2017 Mohsen Ferdowsi doctorated at ACS with the dissertation "Data-Driven Approaches for Monitoring of Distribution Grids".

  • 27/06/2017
    NRG-5 Kick-off Meeting in Rome

    The 5G-PPP phase 2 project NRG-5 held the kick-off meeting in Rome. Gianluca Lipari participated for ACS. The NRG-5 project aims to contribute to the 5G PPP/5G Initiative research and development activities, by delivering a novel 5G-PPP compliant, decentralized, secure and resilient framework, with highly availability, able to homogeneously model and virtualize multi-homed, static or moving, hardware constrained (smart energy) devices, edge computing resources and elastic virtualized services over communications’ and energy utilities’ infrastructures.

  • 08/06/2017
    SUCCESS Project meeting and Advisory Board meeting in Stockholm

    ACS, represented by Prof. Monti, Gianluca Lipari and Padraic McKeever, joined the SUCCESS project meeting and first Advisory Board meeting in Stockholm, hosted by KTH - Royale Institute of Technology.

  • 01/06/2017
    IEEE Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award 2017

    Professor Antonello Monti was awarded the "IEEE Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award 2017". Further information is published at the link.

  • 30/05/2017
    SUCCESS Project Review in Aachen

    ACS hosted the first review of the SUCCESS project. Prof. Monti, as technical manager, Gianluca Lipari and Padraic McKeever represented ACS, presenting the results of the project obtained so far and demonstrating the SUCCESS Security Monitoring Architecture and the developed security and resiliency solutions in the ACS laboratory.

  • 29/05/2017
    Energie System 2050

    The “Energie System 2050” project of the Helmholtz Association met in Berlin for their yearly workshop of all working groups. Marcus Fuchs (EBS) and Stephan Gross (ACS) presented their work on work package 5.2 and 5.4. More information about the “Energie System 2050” can be found on their website.

  • 24/05/2017
    Professor Antonello Monti was awarded "FAMOS für Familie"

    Professor Antonello Monti is one of seven RWTH managers who were awarded "FAMOS für Familie" for their family-friendly management. On prize-giving he was represented by Sara Khayyamim.

  • 22/05/2017
    Fraunhofer IoT Innovation and Networking Days in Bonn

    ACS at the Fraunhofer IoT Innovation and Networking Days in Bonn. ACS, represented by Gianluca Lipari, joined the Fraunhofer IoT Innovation and Networking Days, presented the vision and the first results of the H2020 Project SUCCESS. Further Information is published at the link.

  • 22/05/2017
    H2020 project DEFENDER Kick-off meeting

    The H2020 project DEFENDER held the kick-off meeting in Rome. Bettina Schäfer participated for ACS. DEFENDER (Defining the European Energy Infrastructures) is aiming at protection and security of critical energy infrastructures.

  • 15/05/2017
    Smart Grid Plus ERA-Net Initiative

    Stephan Gross participated for ACS in a meeting of the Smart Grid Plus ERA-Net initiative. The goal of the meeting was to establish a collaboration between Funding Programs, Providers of Data and Service Platform hosts.

  • 11/05/2017
    Flexmeter project meeting

    ACS, represented by Marco Pau, hosted the M29 Flexmeter project meeting at the E.On ERC.

  • 05/05/2017
    Award from the Special Interest Group on Parallel Algorithms, Parallel Computer Structures and Parallel System Software

    Nicolas Berr was awarded for his work "Efficient Simulation of PRAM Algorithms on Shared Memory Machines" from the Special Interest Group on Parallel Algorithms, Parallel Computer Structures and Parallel System Software. Further information is published at the link.

  • 25/04/2017
    4 th International Workshop at NREL

    Anica Berthold participates at the 4th International Workshop on Grid Simulator Testing of Wind Turbine Drivetrains at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado USA.

  • 22/04/2017
    SMARTGREENS conference in Porto

    Marco Pau presented the paper "Optimal scheduling of Heat Pumps for Power Peak Shaving and Customer Thermal Comfort" at the SMARTGREENS conference in Porto, Portugal. The paper was awarded as best paper of the conference.