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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 24/03/2020
    ARCS 2020 cancelled

    Due to the current situation in Germany, ARCS 2020 and all workshops unfortunately have to be cancelled. The submissions will be published as planned.

  • 20/02/2020
    ACS at "Navigating IoT Architectures and Standards Days"​

    Alberto Dognini and Edoardo De Din represented ACS at "Navigating IoT Architectures and Standards Days"​ in Brussels. As part of OPEN DEI project​, ACS supported the organization of the workshop; moreover, the achievements of CoordiNet and PlatOne projects have been presented.

  • 13/02/2020
    ​SOGNO Project Meeting in Brussels

    Dr. Marco Pau and Prof. Monti represented ACS during the SOGNO project meeting in Brussels. ACS has a leading role in the project, developing the algorithms and software platform for the field trials and directly hosting one of the pilots in the RWTH Campus grid.
    More information about the project can be found at the SOGNO website.

  • 13/02/2020
    Final Review of the Project NRG-5 in Brussels

    The NRG-5 project had its final review in Brussels on February 13th 2020. The project consortium presented the results achieved during the duration of the research and innovation project. ACS, represented by Manuel Pitz and Gianluca Lipari, demonstrated the concepts and technologies developed during the project, in particular with respect to the system integration and laboratory evaluation.
     

  • 06/02/2020
    ACS visiting University of Melbourne

    Between January 26th and February 10th, Dr. Gianluca Lipari has been visiting the University of Melbourne at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Dr. Lipari was hosted by the chair of Electrical Power Systems, led by Prof. Pierluigi Mancarella, as part of an ongoing joint cooperation within the two research groups.
    Dr. Lipari gave a talk on Next generation ICT tools for active distribution networks, presenting the results and findings from research activities carried out in ACS and within ongoing research projects.

  • 06/02/2020
    FEIN e.V. Colloquium

    FEIN e.V. invites to a talk by Dr. Tim Schlösser about "AI-based state estimation for full observability of distribution grids", as well as an ask me anything sesstion with GridHound founder Artur Löwen. The event will be on March 3rd. More details can be found at the link.

  • 04/02/2020
    PHOENIX plenary meeting in Athens

    On 4-5 February 2020, Hendrik Flamme presented the progress and challenges of the work package responsible for the situational awareness and incident mitigation modules at the PHOENIX plenary meeting in Athens.

  • 21/01/2020
    PlatOne General Assembly

    The first PlatOne General Assembly took place at the premises of ACEA, the Roman electricity Distribution System Operator.

  • 16/01/2020
    ​Guest visit from University of Melbourne for DAAD Project

    In the framework of the Exchange DAAD project "Distributed Stochastic OPF Algorithm for System-Level Control of DC Distribution Grids", Dr. Maria Vrakopoulou from the University of Melbourne visited ACS for the kick-off of the project. Dr. Maria Vrakopoulou will collaborate with Asimenia Korompili and Prof. Ponci in this two-year project for the development of distributed stochastic OPF algorithms. During her stay here, Dr. Vrakopoulou gave a lecture on "RES Uncertainty in Power System Operation".​

  • 15/01/2020
    ​DELFT DC Summit

    ​Asimenia Korompili attended the Delft DC Summit, where industry and university representatives exchange their experience on DC systems. Asimenia ​​gave a keynote speech on "Control and Automation ​for DC Distribution Grids - FEN Research Grid".

  • 15/01/2020
    CoordiNet General Assembly in Rome

    ​Dr. Gianluca Lipari attended the first CoordiNet General Assembly in Rome, where the project consortium discussed the evaluation of the work developed by the demonstrators during first year and the project plans for 2020.

  • 14/01/2020
    ​Urban Energy Lab Symposium

    The first ​Urban Energy Lab Symposium took place at E.ON Energy Research Center.
    Representatives of industry and research exchanged about future urban energy systems through presentations and discussions.

  • 13/01/2020
    ​ASSET Meeting and Training Event in Athens

    Prof. Ponci and Wilbert Tarnate participated in a lively and productive project meeting with partners, hosted by OTEAcademy in Athens. The tools, methods and materials for the education of people involved in the energy transition are coming along! The partners are looking forward to putting them to work in the upcoming months.
    The project meeting was followed by a two-day trainers workshop. It was a great opportunity for partners to take home lots of ideas for creating a great learning environment for adults.

  • 17/12/2019
    PHOENIX – Technical meeting in Terni

    Hendrik Flamme represented ACS at the technical meeting in Terni (Italy) on 17 December, which was hosted by ASM Terni SpA. The topic of the meeting was the identification of vulnerabilities and cyber security threats related to the trial sites.

  • 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".
    Dr. Angioni was the first Ph.D. candidate in the teaching and research area of monitoring and distributed control for Powersystems.

  • 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.