Announcements

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  • 04/12/2019
    ​Machine learning based grid state prediction is now online

    The first demo site within the Swedish CoordiNet demonstration to launch is the site Skåne by EON Energidistribution in Sweden. This demo will have 5 flexibility providers, with a volume of 60 MW, participating in the first demo, from January 2020.
    ACS developed the underlying load forecast for the prediction of the grid state.
    The algorithm serves already as a basis for the trading actions in the Day-Ahead market.

  • 03/12/2019
    ​AGENT Project Workshop in Aachen

    EBC and ACS invited their project partners in the BMWi project AGENT to a three-day workshop in Aachen. The participants worked closely together to advance the implementation of the agent platform and the MPC-based control for non-residential buildings.

  • 26/11/2019
    ​ACS at Smart Grid Forum - Digital Substations 2019

    Alberto Dognini gave a presentation about "Future Functionalities of the Dynamic Grid" at the Smart Grid Forum - Digital Substations 2019 in Berlin, describing the developments and results obtained in the projects FISMEP, SOGNO and NRG-5.

  • 25/11/2019
    FEIN e.V. Colloquium

    FEIN e.V. invites to the talk by Prof. Dave Bakken about the topic "Coordination in Decentralized Grids". Details can be found at the link.

  • 14/11/2019
    ​German Real-time Simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop Workshop 2019

    Robert Uhl attended the second German Real-time Simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop workshop at KIT in Karlsruhe, Germany. He presented the status of the institute's work on a novel grid emulator concept, which emulates a measured wideband-frequency grid impedance.

  • 06/11/2019
    Fraunhofer Innovation and Networking Days

    Prof. Ponci has given a keynote speech about Monitoring of the new Power System at the "Fraunhofer Innovation and Networking Days" event in Bonn. "World Cafe" sessions provided a great opportunity for open discussion and networking. The topics covered in all talks and groups also show that in Learning and Education project ASSET is the way to go.

  • 04/11/2019
    ​DEFENDER Project Meeting and Trials Realisation in Acre

    Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in the DEFENDER project meeting in Acre (Israel), hosted by Dr. Frucht Systems Limited. In addition to the meeting, several DEFENDER components and the DEFENDER security platform - including a component for simulating potential attack progressions, developed at ACS -  have been demonstrated and evaluated in a local testing area.

  • 29/10/2019
    ​SOGNO Project Meeting in Berlin

    Marco Pau and Prof. Monti participated at the SOGNO project meeting in Berlin and at the following innovation event organized by the SOGNO project on the role of 5G for future smart grids and smart cities. The project meeting and the innovation event were hosted by BAUM, one of the partners of the project.​

  • 23/10/2019
    Session Moderator at IEEE SmartGridComm

    On October 23, Stephan Gross moderated the session on "Miscellaneous Control Issues" at the IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (IEEE SmartGridComm) in Beijing, China. As part of the session, the following publications were presented.

  • 22/10/2019
    Publication Presented at SmartGridComm 2019

    On 22 October, Stephan Gross presented his publication on "Multi-Microgrid Energy Management Systems in Times of 5G" at the IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (IEEE SmartGridComm) in Beijing, China.

  • 14/10/2019
    ​Publications presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2019)

    Milica Bogdanovic, Hendrik Flamme, Sebastian Schwarz and Steffen Vogel have successfully presented their research papers at the 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2019) in Lisbon (Portugal). The titles of their publications can be found under the weblink below.

  • 11/10/2019
    ​Revierknoten Energy & Industry

    Prof. Monti and Bettina Schäfer participated at the kick-off conference of the Revierknoten for Energy and Industry at Raketenstation Hombroich. The Revierknoten are part of the Zukunftskonzept NRW.

  • 10/10/2019
    RESERVE Final Review

    The final review of the project RESERVE took place in Brussels.

     

  • 03/10/2019
    CoordiNet business use cases presented at ISGAN workshop in Montreux, hosted by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and ETH Zurich

    Gonca Gürses-Tran participated in a workshop on "Needs, challenges and opportunities of TSO-DSO coordination". There she presented the business use cases (IEC 62559-2), identified for the demo sites of the H2020 project, Coordinet. The presenters closed the workshop with a panel discussion.

  • 30/09/2019
    PlatOne Kickoff in Brussels

    PlatOne is a 4 year H2020 project led by ACS. The consortium includes E.DSO, equipment and software manufacturers and DSOs in Italy, Greece and Germany.
    Volatile renewable energy sources in combination with less predictable consumption patterns call for higher levels of observability and exploitation of flexibility. While these two challenges are traditionally treated with separate means, PlatOne proposes an innovative approach to a joint data management for both. Fully respecting the existing regulatory framework, a layered set of platforms will allow to meet the needs of system operators, aggregators and end users. A blockchain based platform is the access layer to generators’ and customers’ flexibilities able to break traditional access barriers by providing certified measures to all the players. In conjunction, certified data and signals will be used for an innovative DSO platform to locally maintain system integrity fostering confidence in flexibility operations. An upper layer will implement a new concept of blockchain-based open market platform to link the local system to the TSO domains and enhance the overall system cost efficiency. Because flexibility means customer involvement, PlatOne puts the grid users at the centre, investigates their needs and expectations and uses the underlying blockchain to unlock the potentials of higher dynamics of response. The platforms will be tested in 3 large pilots in Europe and analysed in cooperation with a large research initiative in Canada. Thanks to strategic partnerships and a unique consortium structure with an excellent network, PlatOne can offer an unprecedented effort of dissemination and exploitation with focus on DSO experts and final users.

  • 23/09/2019
    CoordiNet Technical + Advisory Board Meeting in Brussels

    Prof. Monti, Gianluca Lipari and Gonca Gürses-Tran attended the technical meeting on Monday where the consortium defined the next steps to develop further the demonstration campaigns.

    On Tuesday, essential results of the first work package have been presented to the advisory board and external stakeholders. Among the other presentations, Gonca summarized the business use cases that have been developed to link harmonized services, products, and market models, with the scope and objectives of the CoordiNet demos.

  • 12/09/2019
    PHOENIX Kickoff Meeting

    Hendrik Flamme and Nikolaus Wirtz participated in the kickoff meeting of the project PHOENIX hosted by the project coordinator Capgemini at their new office building "147" in the Paris region. The PHOENIX consortium is comprised of 24 partners from 11 countries, cooperating to increase resilience of the European Electic Power and Energy System (EPES) by protecting it against cyber and privacy incidents and attacks.

    PHOENIX is part of the EU's largest research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. The project will run for three years.

  • 11/09/2019
    ​RESERVE Final Event at EU Parliament Brussels

    RESERVE developed technical solutions in voltage and frequency control of LV and MV grids to enable up to 100% RES. As well as this, RESERVE made updated and new Network Codes and Ancillary Services. The Network Codes are in the process of standardisation. This event was about bringing the message to political decision makers, based on a set of proposals for citizens' discussion.

  • 09/09/2019
    ACS at SEST 2019

    Dr. Pau presented two papers on "Impact of Network Parameters Uncertainties on Distribution Grid Power Flow" and on "A Compressive Sensing Approach for Fault Location in Distribution Grid Branches" at the 2nd International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST), held in Porto, Portugal.

  • 02/09/2019
    Blockchain Real Laboratory in the Rhineland Territory - Kickoff Meeting

    The kickoff meeting of the project "Blockchain Real Laboratory in the Rhineland Territory" was held today. Representatives of RWTH Aachen University met Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitisation and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, in Düsseldorf.

  • 29/08/2019
    Completed Vocational Trainings

    The trainees Philipp Dreßen and Intan Purnamasari both successfully completed their vocational training to MATSE at the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems. We congratulate them and wish them success for the future.

  • 21/08/2019
    ​N5GEH Workshop

    On August 21 and 22, the project consortium of the N5GEH project met at the E.ON ERC in Aachen to advance the joint platform development. During the two days performance tests were analyzed and the joint software development was homogenized.

  • 16/07/2019
    H2020 project iELECTRIX - Official Kick-off Meeting in Essen

    Diala Nouti, Gaurav Roy and Sebastian Schwarz represented ACS during the official iELECTRIX kick-off meeting that was hosted by the techical project director E.ON at their premises in Essen. The consortium includes 15 European partners from 9 European Union member states and Tata Power from India with the overall objective of increasing the role of Local Energy Communities (LECs) in speeding up Renewable Energy Sources (RES) integration in power grids.
    iELECTRIX is part of the EU's largest research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. The project will run for three and a half years.

  • 15/07/2019
    ​AGENT Kickoff Sprint

    Stefan Dähling participated in the 5-days kickoff sprint of the project AGENT hosted by Bosch at their research campus in Renningen. The project partners discussed goals, methods and interfaces for their cooperation. An initial architecture for the agent-based building automation system was developed. Moreover, a detailed work plan for the next six month was compiled.

  • 12/07/2019
    Dissertation Andrea Angioni

    Andrea Angioni successfully defended his dissertation "Uncertainty modeling for analysis and design of monitoring systems for dynamic electrical distribution grids".

  • 09/07/2019
    Best Diploma Thesis Award 2019 of the IEEE PES German Chapter

    With his master thesis "Parallel Optimization in Demand Response Architectures - Challenges, Requirements, Applications" Sebastian Schwarz won the Best Diploma Thesis Award 2019. The price was awarded on the Power Engineering Student Summit in Magdeburg.

  • 03/07/2019
    eSafeNet in Annual Report "Innovation durch Forschung"

    The project eSafeNet is featured in the annual report "Innovation durch Forschung" 2018 by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Projects funded by the ministry, that are contributing to the energy transition, are featured in this brochure. It is available as download or print media at the link.

  • 02/07/2019
    ​ACS at ICCEP 2019

    Dr. Pau presented the software tool developed in ACS for the generation of realistic PV profiles for distribution grid simulations at the 7th International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP), held in Otranto, Italy. The software tool is freely downloadable at the link.

  • 26/06/2019
    ​DEFENDER Project Meeting in Brétigny-sur-Orge

    Chijioke Eze, Abhinav Sadu, Marija Stevic and Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in the DEFENDER project meeting in Brétigny-sur-Orge (France), hosted by Engie SA. In addition to the meeting, several DEFENDER components and the DEFENDER security platform have been demonstrated and evaluated in a local testing area.

  • 26/06/2019
    Faculty Football Tournament

    ACS participates at the faculty football tournament, which will take place on 12.07. from 10:00 to 15:00.

  • 25/06/2019
    ​SOGNO Project Meeting in Craiova

    Marco Pau represented ACS during the SOGNO project meeting in Craiova, Romania. The meeting was hosted by CEZ Romania, one of the DSOs hosting a field trial for the project. More information about the project can be found at the SOGNO website.

  • 25/06/2019
    IEEE Europe Public Policy Committee

    Prof. Antonello Monti has been selected by the IEEE Global Public Policy Committee to be part of this committee. It prepares reports and position papers to directly advise the European Parliament in the development of legislation related to Energy.

  • 25/06/2019
    ​ACS at CoordiNet - Work Package Meeting in Milan

    Dr. Gianluca Lipari and Gonca Gürses-Tran joined the meeting for WP1 and WP2 task leaders in Milan. They presented the draft for the finalization of CoordiNet Task 1.5 on business use cases of the demonstration campaigns in Greece, Spain and Sweden.

  • 18/06/2019
    Dissertation Robert Ferdinand

    Robert Ferdinand successfully defended his dissertation "Grid Operation of HVDC-Connected Offshore Wind Farms: Power Quality and Switching Strategies".

  • 04/06/2019
    ​ACS at Conference PEDG 2019 in China

    Ting Wang has given an oral presentation about his research work in FEN research Project about the protection of DC distribution grids on 04.06 in the conference PEDG 2019 in Xi'an, China.

  • 03/06/2019
    ​ACS at CIRED Conference 2019 in Madrid

    Dr. Marco Cupelli, Henning Wilms and Gonca Gürses-Tran each presented a poster on their research activities covering advanced control schemes and forecasting techniques with reference to the H2020 INTERFLEX project.

  • 28/05/2019
    ​Workshop on Prospects associated with the Structural Transformation in the Rhenish Lignite Mining Area

    Gonca Gürses-Tran and Hendrik Flamme represented ACS at the IHK Aachen workshop on challenges and opportunities associated with the imminent structural transformation in the Rhenish lignite mining area. In this context, future scenarios were developed and it was discussed how regional research facilities could contribute to realize those scenarios. In particular, the focus of the event was on digitalization and artificial intelligence.

  • 28/05/2019
    ​ACS at SyNERGYMED 2019

    Dr. Pau presented the tool developed in the SOGNO project for the optimal placement of switches in distribution grids at the 1st International Conference on Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Area (SyNERGYMED), held in Cagliari (Italy).

  • 27/05/2019
    ​Kick off of H2020 project ASSET

    Prof. Ferdinanda Ponci and Wilbert Tarnate represented ACS in ASSET's kickoff meeting. ATOS, the project coordinator, hosted the meeting from May 27 to May 28, 2019, in Madrid, Spain. Around 30 participants from academic and industry partners from 6 European countries are present in the meeting. ASSET aims to establish a sustainable ecosystem for energy transition and education stakeholders. In ASSET, ACS will lead the preparation of learning contents for university programs and MOOCs.​

  • 27/05/2019
    ​​Workshop on System Identification

    Robert Uhl attends the biennial workshop on system identification at the ELEC department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium, from 27.5. until 21.6.2019. More information on the workshop can be found at the link.

  • 24/05/2019
    H2020 Project iELECTRIX - Coordination Kick-off Meeting in Paris

    Bettina Schäfer and Diala Nouti represented ACS during the coordination kick-off meeting that was hosted by the project coordinator Enedis at their premises in Paris. The consortium includes 15 European partners from 9 European Union member states and Tata Power from India with the overall objective of increasing the role of Local Energy Communities (LECs) for speeding up Renewable Energy Sources (RES) integration in power grids. ​​​

  • 24/05/2019
    ​IEEE Instrum​entation and Measurement Society Administration Committee Meetings

    Prof. Ponci participates to the Administration Committee meetings of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society in Auckland, New Zealand. An intense week culminating in the full day AdCom meeting, to serve the IMS members at best.

  • 23/05/2019
    AGENT Kickoff in Renningen​

    The kickoff meeting of the new BMWi project AGENT was held on 23rd May at the Bosch Research Campus in Renningen. ACS was represented by Igor Sowa and Stefan Dähling. AGENT deals with agent-based energy management systems in nonresidential buildings. Project partners are Robert Bosch GmbH, FAU Erlangen and RWTH Aachen University with the two institutes EBC and ACS.

  • 21/05/2019
    ​ACS at the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference

    Prof. Ponci presents the new OS-based low cost PMU and a contactless sensor for domestic power measurement in Auckland, New Zealand at I2MTC 2019, the flagship conference of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society.

  • 15/05/2019
    ​RESERVE Open Day and Project Meeting in Dublin

    The RESERVE Open Day was held at ESB Networks in Dublin, Ireland on 15.05.2019. ESB is running 7 field trials of the voltage control techniques developed in RESERVE to support 100% renewable energy source penetration.  Pictures from the Open Day are at the link. Also, a project meeting was held at UCD in Dublin.

  • 14/05/2019
    ​SOGNO and RESERVE at InnoGrid

    Dr. Pau and Prof. Monti presented the SOGNO and RESERVE project at the InnoGrid conference in Brussels. InnoGrid is a EU event on innovation in electricity networks organised by the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) and the European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO), which showcases the most innovative projects at European level in the field of electrical transmission and distribution grids.

  • 09/05/2019
    ​Follow-up CoordiNet Meeting with EON Sweden in Malmö

    Prof. Monti, Gianluca Lipari and Gonca Gürses-Tran followed up on the work for load forecasting in the Malmö area. The forecasts will be implented on the future TSO-DSO platform for the project demo in Sweden. 

  • 08/05/2019
    Member of executive/technical committee of the "Gesellschaft für Informatik"

    Since April, Dr. Stefan Lankes is member of the executive committee of the section PARS and the technical committee ARCS of the "Gesellschaft für Informatik".

  • 14/04/2019
    Best Paper Award for HermiTux

    Together with the colleagues from Systems Software Research Group at Virginia Tech, we develop the unikernel HermiTux, which is binary compatible to Linux and able to run native Linux executables. For a detailed description please read the Hermitux paper, which was presented at 15th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE’19) and won the best paper award.

  • 08/04/2019
    Visit from the University of Melbourne

    A delegation from the University of Melbourne visited the E.ON ERC on 8.4. and toured the laboratories in the main building. In the following Prof. Monti and Prof. Mancarella (UoM) discussed via teleconference with a group of colleagues in Australia about possible future cooperation. In the afternoon of the same day Prof. Mancarella gave a very interesting seminar about the current situation of the energy system in Australia and the challenges related to power systems dynamics with high penetration of renewables.