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  • 21/01/2022
    Institute partly in home office

    Due to the current situation, many ACS employees are working at home and can be reached via e-mail or their normal office telephone number (call forwarding). The secretary's office can still be reached during normal office hours at 0241 80 49700. For on-site appointments, please contact us by mail or telephone.

  • 21/01/2022
    ACS Student Event 2022

    At the ACS student event, the research of the institute, HiWi jobs and theses offerings are presented. It takes place on 25th January 2022 from 11:00 to 12:30 via Zoom.

  • 07/01/2022
    Publication in Project MoMeWEC

    An article on "Optimal Management for Megawatt Level Electric Vehicle Charging Stations with a Grid Interface Based on Modular Multilevel Converter" has been published in "IEEE Access". The article is available for open access.

  • 08/12/2021
    Public Presentation of the Dissertation of Abhinav Sadu

    On Monday, December 20th 2021 at 11:00 the public presentation of the dissertation of Abhinav Sadu with the title "Towards resilient design of distribution grid automation and intended failures" will take place via Zoom. Afterwards, he will defend his dissertation.

  • 24/11/2021
    Best Paper Award of the IEEE PES ISGT-Europe 2021 Conference

    The paper "Experimental measurement of frequency-dependent component impedances of grid-forming inverters in islanded microgrids", co-authored by Prof. Antonello Monti and Sriram Gurumurthy received the Best Paper Award of the IEEE PES ISGT-Europe 2021 conference.

  • 08/11/2021
    H2020 Projekt I-NERGY Open Call

    H2020 project I-NERGY released an open call. The open call addresses SMEs and startups developing artificial  intelligence algorithms and services applicable to the energy sector. Applicants can receive 50.000€ of funding under this programme.

  • 26/10/2021
    Second Plenary Meeting of BD4NRG

    BD4NRG held its second plenary meeting on 26th and 27th October. The two-day assembly was held entirely online, with all 35 project partners attending. The first day, focusing on the 12 Large-Scale Pilots, saw them presenting their use cases as well as their status going into the coming pre-pilot phase. On day 2, the BD4NRG Reference Architecture developed by ACS-led Work Package 2 was presented, followed by discussions on progress and next steps for the technical Work Packages 3, 4 and 5 in particular.

  • 21/10/2021
    IEEE SmartGridComm 2021 takes place at ACS

    IEEE SmartGridComm 2021 will be hosted by ACS at the E.ON Energy Research Center from 25 - 28 October 2021. This year it will be held in a hybrid format, so guests can join the event in person or virtually.

  • 13/10/2021
    Publication in Project MoMeWEC

    An article on „Optimal load management strategy for large electric vehicle charging stations with undersized charger clusters” has been published in “IET Electrical Systems in Transportation”. This work is the main output of the joint research conducted by SINTEF Energy Research and ACS under MoMeWEC project. The article is available for open access at the link.

  • 12/10/2021
    Honoring of RWTH Lecturer 2021

    Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Lankes (ACS) and Dr. rer. nat. Sebastian Staacks (2nd Institute of Physics A) were awarded with the RWTH Lecturer 2021 certificate. The honor will take place on 18.11.2021 at the digitally conducted "Talk Lehre".

  • 22/09/2021
    Platone Half-way Point

    Platone reached the half-way point of its 4-year duration.
    MS9 " All activities allow for all use case field testing " was reached by the German demo.
    The following deliverables were submitted:
    D1.3 Overview of regulatory aspects that impact the solutions tested in the demos in European countries
    D5.4 Use Case 1 Demonstration Report
    D6.5 Periodic report on lessons-learned (v2)
    D7.3 CBA methodology
    D8.3 High quality videos explaining the approaches in the 3 trials
    D8.4 Intermediate report on the stakeholders engagement, exploitation, dissemination, communication and standardization activities
    D8.5 Exploitation and Marketing Plan for the involvement of partners and future customers (v1)

  • 14/09/2021
    Platone Midterm Conference "Growing the energy transition"

    ​The Platone midterm conference "Growing the energy transition" took place on 14 and 15 September 2021 - boosting knowledge sharing and expertise for the energy transition.
    Above 180 participants joined the virtual conference and contributed to vivid discussions in breakout sessions. Day 1 of the conference discussed the future of flexibility and digitalisation. On Day 2 strategies for consumer & citizen engagement and LECS in the energy transition were focussed. As part of Day1, the Platone Italian demo went live.

  • 23/07/2021
    Platone: Milestone 8

    Milestone 8 "Field test fully operational in Italy" has been achieved. The corresponding deliverable D3.6 has been submitted to the EC.

  • 15/07/2021
    Platone: 1st Periodic Report

    The 1st Periodic Report was accepted by the EC and the result of the 1st Periodic Review is that the project implementation is satisfactory.

  • 05/07/2021
    ACS Welcomes Prof. Laith Shalalfeh

    Prof. Laith Shalalfeh, of the German Jordanian University in Amman (Jordan) has been welcomed at ACS by Prof. Ponci and Mrs. Nouti. Prof. Shalalfeh will spend a two month period in Aachen working with ACS colleagues on the project “Frequency dynamics of low inertia power grid”, sponsored by DFG Grant to Support the Initiation of International Collaboration N. PO 1710/3-1. The whole team is looking forward to the technical, academic and cultural exchanges that this long awaited visit will bring.

  • 02/07/2021
    FEIN e.V. Colloquium with Gridhound GmbH

    The last FEIN e.V. Colloquium with Artur Löwen and Tim Schlösser from Gridhound GmbH took place on 02.07.2021. Further information can be found on the FEIN e.V. website.

  • 26/06/2021
    LEGOS mentioned on Hackaday

    LEGOS was mentioned on Hackaday.

  • 25/06/2021
    Dissertation Stefan Dähling

    Stefan Dähling has now successfully defended his dissertation "Cloud-based Multi-Agent Systems for Flexibility Management in Future Distribution Grids" before the examiners Prof. Antonello Monti and Prof. Dr. Andrea Benigni (FZ Jülich).

  • 17/06/2021
    Presentation in "Aachener Fachsymposium Straßenwesen"

    Erdem Gümrükcü gave a presentation on „Energy Management for Large Electric Vehicle Charging Stations” in Aachener Fachsymposium Straßenwesen 2021 - "Smart Infrastucture". The symposium is organized by the research association SETAC, which promotes and conducts the scientific exchange of ideas in the fields of road planning and design, earthworks and road construction, road operation and traffic engineering (traffic and operation), and tunnel construction and operation. More Information is found at the link.

  • 14/06/2021
    Publication in Project MEISTER

    As part of the MEISTER project, the publication "Power Quality Improvement in Distribution Grids via Real-Time Smart Exploitation of Electric Vehicles" was published, which can be found at the link.

  • 04/06/2021
    Publication of research results of the MEISTER project

    Under the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 “MEISTER” project, ACS and the project partners (E.ON, Netze Schleswig Holstein AG, and CERTH) created a real-time monitoring infrastructure to capture the states of electric vehicle chargers; and accordingly managed the available electric vehicles as a potential source of energy in the need of one or more flexibility services demanded by the low voltage distribution system operator. In this regard, some results regarding the smart exploitation of the electric vehicles for power quality improvement of the distribution system (in terms of system voltage support, bidirectional power flow management, harmonic alleviation and power factor control) are found at the link.

  • 04/06/2021
    Prof. Monti selected for Henriette Herz-Scouting-Programm

    Prof. Antonello Monti has been selected as a scout for the Henriette Herz-Scouting-Program. As a scout, up to three international junior researchers can be nominated for a Humboldt Research scholarship. Prof. Monti commented that the program offers the possibility to increase our international cooperation by creating new links with universities that are not currently working with us. What is extremely interesting about this program is the possibility to be really fast in offering the scholarship. By skipping the standard review process, the time between identification of candidates to the start of the scholarship becomes extremely short. Further information about the program can be found at the link.

  • 01/06/2021

    "Lite Emulator of Grid Operations" educational platform was released in a public repository. Detailed information and multimedia material are available under the Concept section.

  • 10/05/2021
    Commission welcomes BRIDGE input to HEMRM coordinated by Platone

    Under the leadership of areti, Platone has since April 2020 led the BRIDGE Action 7 to provide an update to the next Harmonised Electricity Market Role Model.

  • 24/04/2021
    Public Presentation of the Dissertation of Stefan Dähling

    On Friday, June 25, 2021 at 09:00 the public presentation of the dissertation "Cloud-based Multi-Agent Systems for Flexibility Management in Future Distribution Grids" by Stefan Dähling will take place. This will be held via Zoom.

  • 22/04/2021
    Feature Paper in MDPI Energies Journal

    The following publication was chosen to be presented as Feature Paper within the MDPI Energies Journal (Volume 14, Issue 7): Dinkelbach, Jan; Nakti, Ghassen; Mirz, Markus; Monti, Antonello. "Simulation of Low Inertia Power Systems Based on Shifted Frequency Analysis". It is an open access paper and can be downloaded under the link.

  • 13/04/2021
    2020 Best Paper Award of the IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy

    A paper co-authored by Prof. Monti and Prof. Ponci has received the 2020 Best Paper Award of the IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy: P. Kotsampopoulos, D. Lagos, N. Hatziargyriou, M.O. Faruque, G. Lauss, O. Nzimako, P. Forsyth, M. Steurer, F. Ponci, A. Monti, V. Dinavahi, K. Strunz, “A Benchmark System for Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Distributed Energy Resources”, IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, Sept. 2018“

  • 12/04/2021
    Dissertation Ting Wang

    Ting Wang could successfully defend his dissertation about "Fault Detection and Isolation in DC Distribution Grids".

  • 19/03/2021
    ​AI4Energy bridges the gap between advances in AI research and their application in the energy industry

    ACS colleague Gonca Gürses-Tran moderated a workshop on AI applications in energy system operation. The organization was co-hosted with TU Berlin. The 2-hour workshop started off with impulse presentations from TSOs and DSOs activities and challenges in the context AI for Energy. It was followed by an interactive design-thinking workshop with over 60 participants to identify issues and new ideas in this business.

  • 08/03/2021
    International Women's Day from Politecnico di Milano to RWTH Aachen University

    Prof. Ponci shares her professional story in Electrical Engineering for the initiative of her Alma Mater Politecnico di Milano for the International Women’s Day. The YouTube video can be found at the Link.

  • 02/03/2021
    New Laboratory: "Implementation of Automation Functions for Monitoring and Control"

    In addition to the seminars "Automation of Complex Power Systems", the new laboratory "Implementation of Automation Functions for Monitoring and Control" by Prof. Ponci will be offered in the summer semester. Further details as well as the links to the courses in RWTHonline can be found at our page "projects and seminars" under the tab "academics".

  • 26/02/2021
    Success of Project SOGNO Acknowledged in Forbes

    ACS has been serving as Technical Manager of the H2020 project SOGNO from 2018 to 2020. In the framework of this project, a new architecture for service-oriented network automation has been developed and tested in real grids in 3 different test sites. The results of the project influenced further research projects such as the H2020 Platone, coordinated by Prof. Monti, where the platform is further developed and tested in 3 field tests in Germany, Greece and Italy. At the same time the ACS group thought it made sense to create the conditions for a long term sustainability of the project. For this reason, Prof. Monti together with Dr. Mirz, proposed the SOGNO architecture as project in the Linux Foundation Energy. The Foundation recently accepted the project making the work of ACS a candidate to become a de-facto worldwide standard.

    This success got the attention of the press as shown by a recent paper in Forbes mentioning the research in ACS as key innovation for the grid of the future.

  • 24/02/2021
    Dr. Stefan Lankes awarded "RWTH Lecturer" 2021

    Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Lankes, Academic Director of the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, was awarded with the title “RWTH Lecturer” in 2021. The title of RWTH Lecturer is an honor for distinguished researchers from the group of non-professorial academic staff who stand out for their extraordinary teaching and research activities.

  • 04/02/2021
    Platone General Assembly

    The 3rd General Assembly of project Platone has taken place.

  • 21/01/2021
    Best Paper Award in IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications

    Stefan Dähling and Sonja Happ won the best paper award in the IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications for their work "Swarm-based automation of electrical power distribution and transmission system support".

  • 09/11/2020
    Paper Presentation in 21st IEEE Workshop on Control and Modelling for Power Electronics (​COMPEL) 2020

    Asimenia Korompili and Prof. Antonello Monti published a paper on "Active Disturbance Rejection Control for DC/DC Converters in MTDC Systems" in IEEE COMPEL 2020 virtual conference. The work was funded by the BMBF project FEN DC-Sek. Asimenia attended the conference and she presented the paper.

  • 09/11/2020
    ACS Student Event 2020

    On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 15:00 the ACS Student Event will take place. There the activities of the institute will be presented, as well as possibilities for final theses and HiWi jobs. Further information can be found under the link.

  • 06/11/2020
    Dissertation Trung Tran Thai

    Trung Tran Thai successfully defended his dissertation "Advanced Hierarchical Control Structure for VOC-based DG in Multi-bus Microgrid under different grid dynamics and disturbances". Prof. Antonello Monti and Dr.-Ing. David Raisz were his referees.

  • 05/11/2020
    Platone Advisory Board meeting

    A Platone advisory meeting took place on 05.11.2020.

  • 03/11/2020
    HYPERRIDE Project Kick-Off

    The kick-off meeting of project HYPERRIDE (Hybrid Provision of Energy based on Reliability and Resiliency by Integration of Dc Equipment) has been held on 22nd - 23rd October, 2020. The project is funded by the H2020 programme and its duration is four years. The ACS Institute will concentrate its work in the development of automation services for the hybrid AC/DC grid and the implementation of metering devices specifically dedicated to DC technology.

  • 03/11/2020
    FISMEP final event: "Present and future of innovative, open platforms for smart energy"

    The concluding digital event of the FISMEP project will be held on 19th November. The main results will be highlighted and field experts will discuss the future wide implementation of innovative platforms for smart energy. Additional information and registration at the link.

  • 02/11/2020
    Paper Presentation in IEEE 5th Workshop on the Electronic Grid (eGrid) 2020  

    Asimenia Korompili and Prof. Antonello Monti published a paper on "Active Disturbance Rejection Controller with Virtual Impedance-based Current Limiter for Voltage Regulation of DC/DC Converters" in IEEE eGrid 2020 virtual conference. The work was funded by the BMBF project FEN DC-Sek. Asimenia attended the conference and she presented the paper. Furthermore Erdem Gümrükcü, Prof. Ponci and Prof. Monti published a paper "V2G Potential Estimation and Optimal Discharge Scheduling for MMC-based Charging Stations" in IEEE eGrid 2020. Funded by BMBF project MoMeWEC, Erdem attended and presented the paper.

  • 02/11/2020
    Tutorial Presentation in IEEE 5th Workshop on the Electronic Grid (eGrid) 2020

    Asimenia Korompili and Ting Wang presented a tutorial on "Control and Protection for Multi-Terminal DC Distribution Grids" during the IEEE eGrid 2020. The tutorial had three parts: 1. Converter-Level Control: Active Disturbance Rejection Control for Voltage Regulation in DC/DC Converters (presenter: Asimenia Korompili) 2. System-Level Control: Distributed Optimal Power Flow Algorithm for MTDC Distribution Grids (presenter: Asimenia Korompili) 3. Challenges and Methods for Fault Diagnosis in MTDC Systems (presenter: Ting Wang). The work presented in the tutorial was funded by the BMBF projects of FEN.

  • 29/10/2020
    OneNet project kick-off

    The OneNet project (One Electrical Network Infrastructure for Europe) started on October 1, 2020, and the official kick-off meeting was held on October 29, 2020, with around 70 project partners. The project is funded by the EU and runs for three years until September 30, 2023.

  • 26/10/2020
    Public Presentation of the Dissertation by Trung Tran Thai

    Trung Tran Thai will present his dissertation "Advanced hierarchical control structure for VOC-based Distributed Generation in multi-bus microgrid under different grid dynamics and disturbances" on November 6, 2020 at 09:00. The presentation is open to the public, but prior registration with Gaurav Roy is required.

  • 19/10/2020
    Best Poster Award for ACS Bachelor Student

    Jens Sdun, former Bachelor student at ACS, submitted a paper about his Bachelor thesis to the Power and Energy Student Summit 2020 and won the best poster award.

  • 19/10/2020
    Reading up on the Division Meeting of the German Informatics Society

    A report on the digitally organized fall meeting of the Operating Systems Group was published under the link.

  • 14/10/2020
    CoordiNet operational meeting held online

    On 14.10.2020, the entire consortium gathered virtually for a full day event to update the current status of all work packages and take a closer look at the upcoming tasks and the next steps to be taken.

  • 12/10/2020
    IEEE Awards Prof. Monti for his Publications

    Prof. Antonello Monti received three awards by IEEE. He is awarded "For recognition as the Most Published Author in the Past 7 Years from Germany", "For recognition as a Top 70 Most Published Author of All Time", and "For recognition as a Top 70 Most Published Author in the Past 7 Years".

  • 01/10/2020
    Beginning of the Project MATRYCS

    The MATRYCS project (Modular Big Data Applications for Holstic Energy Services in Buildings) started on October 1, 2020. The project is funded by the EU and runs for three years until September 30, 2023.