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  • 21/06/2021
    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.

  • 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. Further information about the program can be found at the link.

  • 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.

  • 22/09/2020
    CoordiNet Business use case development presented at CIRED Workshop "How to Implement Flexibility in the Distribution System?"

    Gonca Gürses-Tran, Prof. Antonello Monti, and project partners from VITO/Energyville and University of Comillas published a paper on "Business use case development for TSO-DSO interoperable platforms in large-scale demonstrations". Gonca presented the work at the CIRED 2020 Workshop online.

  • 16/09/2020
    Paper Presentation in 2020 IEEE International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON)

    Erdem Gümrükcü, Prof. Ponci and Prof. Monti published a paper on “Optimized Allocation of Loads in MMC-based Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure”. Erdem attended the virtual conference and presented the paper.

  • 15/09/2020
    Program of the Division Meeting of the German Informatics Society

    The program of the division meeting under the motto "From secure languages to secure systems" is now online, under the link. The meeting will take place exclusively online.

  • 14/09/2020
    Third PHOENIX Plenary Meeting

    On 14-15 September 2020, the third plenary meeting took place remotely. Charukeshi Joglekar presented the results of the threat modeling and the unknown threats analysis related to the five large scale pilots. Moreover, Hendrik Flamme presented the development progress of the situation awareness and incident mitigation modules to the PHOENIX consortium.

  • 04/09/2020
    Dissertation Sonja Happ

    Sonja Happ sucessfully defended her disseration today. Due to Covid restrictions a video conference was held. The title of her dissertation is "A Scalable Simulation Method for Cyber-Physical Power Systems".

  • 31/08/2020
    PHOENIX Newsletter

    The latest newsletter about PHOENIX has been published. You can find it under the Link of this newspost.

  • 20/08/2020
    Uncertainties, correlations & probabilistic forecasting in renewable energy systems - CoordiNet as a case study

    Gonca Gürses-Tran, Hendrik Flamme and Prof. Antonello Monti published the paper on "Probabilistic Load Forecasting For Day-Ahead Congestion Mitigation". The work was presented at the 16th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS) on August 20, 2020.

  • 20/07/2020
    Division Meeting of the German Informatics Society

    This year Dr. Stefan Lankes organizes the autumn meeting of the Operating Systems Group of the German Informatics Society. It is entitled "From safe languages to safe systems" and will take place on September 24-25, 2020 at the E.ON Energy Research Center. Further information can be found under the link.

  • 29/06/2020
    Dissertation Lisette Cupelli

    Lisette Cupelli successfully defended her dissertation "Datengesteuerte Methoden zur Spannungsregelung in Verteilnetzen: Ein Bottom-Up-Ansatz". Second referee was Prof. Dr. Veit Hagenmeier from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

  • 25/06/2020
    Dissertation Markus Mirz

    Markus Mirz successfully defended his dissertation "A Dynamic Phasor Real-Time Simulation Based Digital Twin for Power Systems".

  • 04/06/2020
    ERIGrid 2.0 Project Launch

    The ERIGrid project offers experts free access to leading smart grid laboratories. ERIGrid 2.0 begun in April 2020 and expands the research services and tools of the research infrastructure of the ERIGrid-1 project for validating smart energy networks with an electric backbone. More information about the project can be found under the link.

  • 04/06/2020
    OneNet introduced at E.DSO – CoordiNet Knowledge Sharing Session

    On 4th June 2020, Santiago Otero (ENEL) and Carlos Madina (Tecnalia) presented the status of the H2020 CoordiNet project during an online session for energy flexibility. Subsequent to the presentations and discussions of the E.DSO flexibility experts, Gonca Gürses-Tran introduced the H2020 project OneNet, which will kick-off in autumn 2020. OneNet follows three innovation concepts:
    - Integrated market place for system services
    - Moving from system-centric to consumer-centric approach
    - Integrated and interoperable data and platform architechture.

  • 20/05/2020
    Dissertation Ivelina Stoyanova

    Ivelina Stoyanova successfully defended her dissertation "Cooperative Energy Management and Cross-Domaion Optimization for Electro-Thermal Devices at City-District and City-Level". Second referee was Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Müller (EBC).

  • 08/05/2020
    Dissertation Lukas Razik

    Lukas Razik successfully defended his dissertation "High-Performance Computing Methods in Power System Simulation". Second referee was Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Benigni (Forschungszentrum Jülich).

  • 06/05/2020
    First MOOCs Available Within the ASSET Project

    The first "Massive Open Online Courses" (MOOCs), which were developed within the ASSET project, are now available. The ACS offers the course "Challenges and Solutions in Future Power Networks", which is held by Gianluca Lipari.

  • 01/05/2020
    Second Living Lab for the Energy Transition

    On May 1st, 2020, the second living lab for the energy transition started under the title "TransUrban.NRW". The institute ACS is also involved in the project. More information can be read at the link.

  • 30/04/2020
    SOGNO Project at the CRE Stakeholder Consultation Event

    Dr. Marco Pau and Prof. Monti presented results and demos of the SOGNO project at the Stakeholder Consultation Event "Integrated Approach in the Management and Operation of Electricity Transmission and Distribution Networks" organized by CRE. The event was attended by more than 150 participants coming from academia, industry and associations all over Europe and it touched the topics of digitalization, integration of renewable energy, regulation and standardization in future smart grids.

  • 28/04/2020
    30 Mio. € Grant for new Fraunhofer Center Digital Energy

    Prof. Monti received a grant of 30 Million Euro from the European Commission to coordinate a large consortium aimed at defining the structure of the data platforms for energy in Europe. This is the first large international project of the new Fraunhofer Center Digital Energy was officially opened today in a ceremony in Hüttenstraße together with the NRW government and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Further information about the opening can be found at the link.

  • 24/04/2020
    Chair of a New Task Force at European Level

    Prof. Monti was selected by the European Commission as chair of a new task force defining research and innovation priorities in energy area for Europe.