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  • 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.

  • 08/04/2019
    CoordiNet Project Meeting in Stockholm

    The 2-day project meeting was hosted by Vattenfall in Stockholm. On the first day, the focus was on the identification of the business use cases (BUCs) based on the IEC 62559 standard. For this, Gianluca Lipari and Gonca Gürses-Tran organized an interactive session to share the progress and discuss and develop the current status of the BUCs of the demos in Greece, Spain and Sweden.

  • 03/04/2019
    DEFENDER at the 4th fit4sec network meeting in Berlin

    Nikolaus Wirtz presented DEFENDER at the fit4sec network meeting in Berlin. fit4sec is a program by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and is aiming to strengthen German security research by providing support in writing proposals and building consortiums targeting EU research programs.

  • 02/04/2019
    Fein e.V. Colloquium

    On tuesday, 9th April 2019 at 14:30 (date changed!) the next FEIN e.V. Colloquium will take place in the E.ON ERC in room 00.23. Prof. Pierluigi Mancarella will be a guest speaker and talk about: "Reliability and resilience in low-carbon power systems: challenges and solutions down-under". More detail about the invitation can be found at the link.

  • 26/03/2019
    ENVELOPE Consortium Meeting

    On March 26th and 27th, the consortium meeting of the ENVELOPE project takes place, where the latest research results are being discussed.

  • 22/03/2019
    Disseration Tim Schlösser

    Tim Schlösser successfully defended his disseration "Methodology for Holistic Evaluation of Building Energy Systems Under Dynamic Boundary Conditions".

  • 20/03/2019
    SOGNO Review Meeting

    Prof. Monti, Marco Pau and Jan Dinkelbach represented ACS during the SOGNO review meeting held in Brussels. The SOGNO consortium presented the status of the activities after the first year of work as well as the main innovations proposed within the project.
    More information about the project can be found at the SOGNO website.

  • 12/03/2019
    eSafeNet Final Project Meeting in Aachen

    eSafeNet has studied how to make a secure communications architecture for distributed energy grids. At the final project meeting the work of ACS in developing a method to use locally available distributed energy generation and storage resources to autonomously and automatically recover from blackouts was demonstrated. A second demo concerned the joint work of ACS and Ericsson to develop a method to ensure that the locally available distributed energy generation and storage resources are able to communicate with LTE during the blackout (in the situation where the blackout emergency causes the mobile network operator to reduce access of subscribers to the network in order to ensure continued access of emergency services).

  • 05/03/2019
    DEFENDER Project Meeting in Bled

    Abhinav Sadu, Marija Stevic and Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in the DEFENDER project meeting in Bled (Slovenia), hosted by Jožef Stefan Institute​ and the Institute for Corporate Security Studies.

  • 05/03/2019
    Dissemination Video Released on YouTube

    The results of the H2020 ADMS project, ended in 2018 have been summarized in a YouTube video available at the link below.

  • 27/02/2019
    ENSURE Cluster 4 Workshop

    The ENSURE Cluster 4 workshop was held on 27th February at Nexans in Hannover. ACS was represented by Igor Sowa and Stefan Dähling. Besides the review of the current progress in the cluster "New Technologies", the participants also discussed the planning of the subsequent project phase

  • 25/02/2019
    DERlab General Assembly and Workshop

    The GA of the Association DERlab (in which ACS is member since 2018) was held together with a workshop on 25th and 26th of February at the Enel Green Power Innovation Hub in Catania, Italy. ACS was represented by David Raisz, who gave a short introduction to the Institute's research on 5G technology, used in RESERVE, NRG5 and SOGNO.

  • 21/02/2019
    First Release of HermiTux

    In cooperation with Systems Software Reserch Group of the Virginia Tech (USA), the first version of HermiTux was published. A corresponding paper will be presented on the 15th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments.

  • 20/02/2019
    ​SOGNO Advisory Board Meeting at ACS

    ACS hosted the Advisory Board Meeting of the SOGNO project. Prof. Monti, Marco Pau and Jan Dinkelbach represented ACS during the meeting.
    More information about the project can be found at the SOGNO website.

  • 20/02/2019
    Rust Presentation on "Parallel 2019"

    On Febuary 20th, Jens Breitbart and Stefan Lankes presented on "Parallel 2019", how task and data parallelisation can be realized using the programming language "Rust".

  • 19/02/2019
    ENSURE Cluster 3 Workshop

    The ENSURE Cluster 3 workshop was held on 19th February at EnergieCampus Nürnberg, together with WP workshops the days before. ACS was represented by David Raisz and Lukas Razik. Besides the review of the current progress in the cluster "System operation Concepts", the participants also discussed the planning of project phase 2, which aims at lab scale / pilot scale implementation.

  • 12/02/2019
    ELSA Final Review Meeting

    On 12 to 14 February, the ELSA consortium presented its final results to the EU Commission, represented by Project Officer Dana Dutianu.

  • 31/01/2019
    FISMEP Project Meeting at ACS

    Prof. Monti, Dr. Lankes, Maliheh Haghgoo and Alberto Dognini attended the FISMEP project meeting, hosted by ACS.

  • 30/01/2019
    ​Energy Intrusion Detection 2019 in Amsterdam

    Nikolaus Wirtz presented the SUCCESS and DEFENDER approaches to Security Operation Center Development and Intrusion Detection Systems at Energy Intrusion Detection 2019 in Amsterdam.

  • 28/01/2019
    Dissertation Aysar Musa

    Aysar Musa successfully defended his dissertation "Advanced Control Strategies for Stability Enhancement of Future AC/DC Networks".

  • 25/01/2019
    ​CoordiNet Project - Kickoff Meeting in Madrid

    Gianluca Lipari and Gonca Gürses-Tran represented ACS during the initial kickoff meeting that was hosted by Endesa. The project consortium consists of in total 23 partners from 10 countries with the overall objective to achieve large scale campaigns to demonstrate how TSO-DSO shall act in a coordinated manner to procure grid services in the most reliable and efficient way.

  • 25/01/2019
    ​RESERVE Advisory Board Meeting in Brussels

    Some of the comments:

    It is to be expected that the adoption of new and modified network and grid codes takes longer than the project duration. Moving target. Regulators don't want to implement something that may change in couple of years, so it takes time.

    Field trials and economical evaluation are very important. Disseminate through BRIDGE and other ways. Someone must finance the changes proposed. If you say that in 2 years plans will change again, the sponsors will not be happy. So economic evaluation must take this into account. Numbers are needed about the needed capital investment, maintenance upgrade etc.

    Even if grid codes are not yet implemented, they have aleady triggered new thinking by regulators and TSOs/DSOs which is a good thing.

  • 22/01/2019
    ​SOGNO Project Meeting in Tallinn

    Marco Pau and Jan Dinkelbach represented ACS during the SOGNO project meeting in Tallinn, Estonia. The event was hosted by Ericsson Estonia.

  • 21/01/2019
    Information Event for Third Semester

    On Thursday, January 24th at 10:30 the information event for third semester takes place in the E.ON ERC main building in the rooms 00.23/00.24. All students of the faculty of electrical engineering and information technology are invited. The event is especially aimed at third semester students, who can inform themselves about the specializations in future semesters. The event is held together by institutes ACS and PGS.

     

  • 21/01/2019
    Prof. Ponci Outstanding Reviewer

    Prof. Ponci was selected as a 2018 Outstanding Reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.

  • 10/01/2019
    ​DEFENDER Project Review in Brussels

    Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in the DEFENDER project review of the first reporting period in Brussels.

  • 07/12/2018
    Disseration Simon Pickartz

    Simon Pickartz successfully defended his disseration "Virtualization as an enabler for dynamic resource allocation in HPC".

  • 29/11/2018
    Inauguration of the Smart Grid Interoperability Laboratory in Petten

    On Thursday 29th November, Mr. Steffen Vogel participated at the ceremonial inauguration of the Smart Grid Interoperability Laboratory in Petten, Netherlands. For this event, ACS contributed in collaboration with their colleagues from Politecnico di Turino a small demonstration. Similar to the inauguration of the European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids in Ispra in the year 2015, we presented our work on geographically distributed real-time simulation by showing the interconnection of the laboratories in Ispra, Petten, Turin and Aachen. For this demonstration the in-house developed platform "VILLASframework" has been used.

  • 28/11/2018
    "The energy pulse of the city" at SG4SC 2018

    As part of the activities of the ​Forum Smart Grid for Smart City (SG4SC) in Genk, Prof. Ponci gives the presentation "The energy pulse of the city" in the Technical Session "Distributed Monitoring and Advanced Measurements in Smart Cities". The session is organized by Dr. Ana-Maria Dumitrescu (Polihnica University of Bucharest). Co-speakers with Prof. Ponci are Prof. Muscas (University of Cagliari) and Prof. Patti (Politecnico di Torino).

  • 28/11/2018
    SUCCESS open day and final review

    ​SUCCESS project held its third and final open day, hosted by ESB in Dublin. The event was addressed by ESB CEO and other ESB top executives were present, e.g. the responsible for cyber-security. ESB supported the project's approach to combatting attacks on critical infrastructures and anticipate the need to invest in this area. A highlight was the address of Kevin Foley of the Irish body which co-ordinates fighting cyber-attacks, the National Cyber Security Centre, explaining their work and that they already try to co-ordinate information sharing between actors such as critical infrastructure operators, authorities and firms. SUCCESS is proposing developing an automated system to support this information sharing, and it was the consensus that this is needed.
    The SUCCESS final review was held on 29.11, ending the project.

  • 28/11/2018
    2nd IEEE International Forum 'Smart Grids for Smart Cities' in Genk

    On 28th November, Prof. Ferdinanda Ponci and Steffen Vogel participated at the 2nd IEEE International Forum 'Smart Grids for Smart Cities' in Genk.
    They presented their current research activities in two panel sessions.
    Prof. Ponci joined the session "Distributed monitoring and advanced measurements in smart cities".
    In the session "Living Labs and Hardware test facilities", Mr. Vogel held his presentation "Virtually Interconnected Laboratories for Large Power-System Simulations" which gave an overview of current and past laboratory interconnections used for geographically distributed real-time simulation.

  • 27/11/2018
    FIWARE Global Summit in Malaga

    On November 27th, Michael Diekerhof gave the introduction presentation about the “demand for a reference architecture” at the smart energy session of the FIWARE Global Summit in Malaga. He also was part of a panel discussion lead by the European commission to discuss the future role of platforms in the smart energy sector.

  • 26/11/2018
    Dissertation Sara Khayyamim

    Sara Khayyamim successfully defended her dissertation "Centralized-decentralized Energy Management in Railway System".

     

  • 20/11/2018
    DEFENDER Project - Workshop in Rome

    The DEFENDER project organi​zed a workshop on "Personal data protection in Critical Infrastructures" in Rome on November 20th. Dr. Gianluca Lipari represented ACS at the workshop and presented the synergies with the SUCCESS project.

  • 26/10/2018
    ​Papers presented at the IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2018 Conference

    Ivelina Stoyanova, Nikolaus Wirtz, Robert Ferdinand, Sebastian Schwarz und Ting Wang successfully presented their research papers at the IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2018 Conference in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The titles of the papers can be found at the link.

  • 26/10/2018
    eSafeNet Consoritum Meeting

    ​7th eSafeNet Consortium meeting took place in Frankfurt at premises of KaCon.

  • 24/10/2018
    ACS at Linux Foundations first Energy Summit

    On Wednesday, 24th of October, ACS joined the inaugural summit of the new Linux Foundation Energy (LFE) group in Edinburgh, UK. Initiated by RTE, the transmission grid operator of France, the group aims at developing Open Source Software for accelerating innovation in automation and control of future energy systems.

  • 22/10/2018
    ​New IEEE Senior Member

    Dr. David Raisz was elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior Member.

  • 21/10/2018
    Tutorial Presentation at IEEE IECON 2018

    Prof. Ponci, Dr. Cupelli and Prof. Monti gave a tutorial presentation in cooperation with Dr. T. Strasser from AIT at IEEE IECON 2018. The tutorial covered the challenges in testing and validating modern Cyberphysical Energy Systems. The presentation is now available in IEEE TV.

  • 17/10/2018
    Invited Speaker for the Global IEC 61850 Conference Berlin

    Abhinav Sadu is invited to speak at the 5th annual IEC 61850 Global conference in Berlin. The conference is attended by prominent TSOs and DSOs of Europe, USA, Asia, Africa and Australia. The topic of the talk is how IEC 61850 could be uused in distribution grid automation and specifically for DER intergration.

  • 12/10/2018
    ​eSafeNet Project Presented to ETIP-SNET in Brussels

    The ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition (SNET) role is to guide Research, Development & Innovation (RD&I) to support Europe’s energy transition. eSafeNet was presented to Working Group 4 (Digitisation of the electricity system and Customer participation) in Brussels.

  • 09/10/2018
    ​DEFENDER Project Meeting in Lecce

    Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in the DEFENDER project meeting in Lecce (Italy), hosted by Engineering Ingegneria Informatica.

  • 09/10/2018
    FISMEP Project Meeting in Bucharest

    Alberto Dognini attended the FISMEP Project meeting, hosted by "Politehnica" University of Bucharest.

  • 08/10/2018
    Presentation about the results of ENVELOPE

    On 8 October 2018 Dr. Lankes presented the first results of the Envelope project on the HPC status conference of the Gauß-Allianz in Erlangen.

  • 07/10/2018
    Presentation of Rust

    On 17 October 2018 Dr. Lankes and Dr. Breitbart presented Rust as a secure programming language at the Heise devSec().

  • 02/10/2018
    H2020 Smart Grids and Storage Projects Clustering Workshop

    Prof. Monti and Dr. Marco Pau represented the SOGNO project at the H2020 Smart Grids and Storage projects clustering workshop, which was held in Brussels. The SOGNO project was actively involved in the working groups on Data Management and on Technologies, Tools and Models for electricity grids.

  • 01/10/2018
    ACS - Ten Year Anniversary

    Prof. Antonello Monti was sworn in on October 1st 2008 as one of the first professors during the rectorship of Ernst Schmachtenberg. As he swore in, he founded the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems. Meanwhile the Institute consists of the two chairs ACS and MOD. We celebrate the ten year anniversary on October 12th 2018.

  • 27/09/2018
    ​First German Hardware-in-the-Loop Workshop

    Anica Frehn and Robert Uhl attended the first German HiL workshop at KIT in Karlsruhe. They presented the real time simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop capabilities of the ACS laboratory as well as the Center for Wind Power Drives (CWD).

  • 24/09/2018
    ​SOGNO Project Meeting in Kilkenny

    Prof. Monti, Marco Pau, Jonas Bielemeier and Jan Dinkelbach represented ACS during the SOGNO project meeting in Kilkenny, Ireland. The project was hosted by ESB and the Waterford Institute of Technology.
    More information about the project can be found at the SOGNO website.

     

  • 24/09/2018
    ​DEFENDER Project Workshop in Ljubljana

    Abhinav Sadu and Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in a workshop in Ljubljana on vulnerability analysis of power and communcation networks with the slowenian TSO ELES.

  • 17/09/2018
    ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems Family of Projects Event 2018

    Alberto Dognini presented FISMEP project at the ERA-Net SES Family of Projects Event, from 17th to 19th September, hosted by Fraunhofer IFF in Magdeburg.

  • 13/09/2018
    Joint workshop between RWTH and ERIGrid

    In a joint technical workshop, the ERIGrid consortium invited the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems (ACS) to OFFIS in Oldenburg. In two sessions, ACS and the ERIGrid project presented their research activities in the area of laboratory interconnections and distributed co-simulation. Prof. Monti gave an introduction to the VILLAS concept, followed by Marija Stevic with applications of distributed real-time co-simulation and Steffen Vogel who presented the tools and architecture of VILLASframework. Advisory board member Prof. Monti, used the chance to provide feedback to the recent progress made in ERIGrid Joint Research Activities 2-4. In conclusion new topics for future collaboration and potential inputs for an ERIGrid-II project have been identified. We thank Thomas Strasser in his role as ERIGrid project coordinator for his invitation and are looking forward to future collaborations. Further Information can be found at the link.

  • 04/09/2018
    GridHound Event: Grid Awareness - Applied from Copper to Cloud

    At the event, solutions for network stability with the increasing utilization of renewable energies are discussed. More Information can be found at the link.

  • 20/08/2018
    PV KWK Project: Publication of a New Journal Paper

    The journal paper "Peak shaving: a planning alternative to reduce investment costs in distribution systems?" was published by Baptiste Feron in Energy System Springer in open access. The paper can be found at the link.

  • 30/07/2018
    SUCCESS Hackathon at RWTH

    On July 30th ACS organized the first hackathon of the SUCCESS project. The event was hosted by the Institute for Theoretical Information Technology of RWTH Aachen. During the hackathon students and researchers were invited to test the SUCCESS Security Solution and, specifically, the Data Centric Security solution developed by ERICSSON in the scope of the SUCCESS project.

  • 30/07/2018
    Prof. Ponci Member of the Administration Commitee at IEEE

    Prof. Ponci has been elected member of the Administrative committee election ballot 2018 of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society for the term 2019-2022.

  • 24/07/2018
    Statusworkshop of the project ENSURE in Aachen

    Dr. David Raisz represented ACS with a poster and at a roundtable discussion at the statusworkshop of the project ENSURE in Aachen.

  • 19/07/2018
    Cooperation agreement signed for the "National 5G Energy Hub" project

    The flagship project "National 5G Energy Gub" officially began with the signing of the cooperation agreement on 19th of July. RWTH Aachen University, TU Dresden and the companies Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom now start the first of three phases of the large-scale project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

  • 13/07/2018
    Dissertation Michael Diekerhof

    Michael Diekerhof successfully defended his dissertation "Distributed Optimization for the Exploitation of Multi-Energy Flexibility under Uncertainty in City Districts".

  • 11/07/2018
    NRG-5 Projektmeeting in Ipswich

    Dr. Gianluca Lipari and Manuel Pitz attended the fourth NRG5 plenary project meeting. The meeting was organized in Ipswich by British Telecommunications.

  • 09/07/2018
    Dissertation Baptiste Feron

    Baptiste Feron successfully defended his dissertation "An optimality assessment methodology for Home Energy Management System approaches based on uncertainty analysis".

  • 04/07/2018
    ENSURE Cluster2-Cluster3 Meeting

    Stefan Dähling, Lukas Razik, Igor Sowa and Dr. David Raisz represented ACS at the joint Cluster2-Cluster3 meeting of ENSURE, in Berlin, from 04. to 06. July

  • 04/07/2018
    ​Publications in eSafeNet

    Publications in the project eSafeNet:
    -P. McKeever, E. De Din, A. Sadu and A. Monti, "MAS for automated black start of multi-microgrids," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Dresden, 2017, pp. 32-37.
    -De Din, Edoardo; Lipari, Gianluca; Angioni, Andrea; Ponci, Ferdinanda; Monti, Antonello; "Effect of the reporting rate of synchrophasor measurements for distributed secondary control of AC microgrid"; [2017 IEEE International Workshop on Measurements & Networking, M&N, 2017-09-27 - 2017-09-29, Naples, Italy]
    -Edoardo De Din, Charukeshi Joglekar, Gianluca Lipari, Ferdinanda Ponci, Antonello Monti; “An Emergency Energy Management System for Microgrid Restoration after Blackout” submitted to IEEE Smart Energy Systems and Technology

  • 04/07/2018
    ​eSafeNet Project Extended

    The duration of the project has been extended by six extra months until 31.03.2019 with the existing financing.

  • 04/07/2018
    DEFENDER Project Meeting in London

    Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in the DEFENDER project meeting in London, hosted by Venaka Media.

  • 03/07/2018
    ​eSafeNet Consortium Meeting at Stadtwerke Mainz

    The 7th eSafeNet Consortium meeting took place in Mainz on 03.07.2018.

  • 01/07/2018
    Gridwatch Device for Project ADMS

    The Gridwatch device, developed by MAC, a company set in Ireland, measuring power quality indexes has been installed in RWTH premises in the context of ADMS project. Together with the ALTEA sensors, the locally developed "LOCO" PMU and the GridHound Cloud, the ADMS architecture is fully installed in the RWTH pilot site.

  • 28/06/2018
    ​SUCCESS Project Open Day in Romania

    The 2nd SUCCESS open day took place with a public event in Bucharest on 28.06 and a visit to two of the three locations of the Romanian field trial (at Stalpu and Ploesti) on 29.06.

  • 27/06/2018
    ​​ACS at PEDG 2018 conference in Charlotte, USA

    On June 27th Ting Wang, representing ACS, presented a conference paper in the IEEE 9th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation (PEDG) in Charlotte, USA.

    The presentation based on the work in P4 of Flexible Electrical Networks project described the challenges of protection of DAB converter in the MVDC netowrks and proposed a new protection method in the session on “Dual Active Bridge Based Systems”.

  • 27/06/2018
    Paper presented in IEEE PMAPS conference

    A new paper about "Probabilistic Forecasting of Household Electrical Load Using Artificial Neural Networks" presented in IEEE PMAPS conference in Boise, USA by Baptiste Feron. The paper can be found at the link.

  • 22/06/2018
    Dissertation Lin Zhu

    Lin Zhu successfully defended her disseration "Modeling, Control and Hardware in the Loop in Medium Voltage DC Shipboard Power System".

     

  • 19/06/2018
    ​ACS at EuCNC 2018 conference in Ljubljana

    On June 19th Dr. Gianluca Lipari, representing ACS, presented three of the flagship projects running at the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems. The work done in the scope of SUCCESS, RESERVE and SOGNO projects was described, highlighting how Smart Energy grids may gain benefits from 5G, during the special session on “Unlocking the 5G potential for smart energy grids”, organized by the NRG5 project, at the EuCNC 2018 conference in Ljubljana.

  • 13/06/2018
    Paper presented in IEEE PSCC conference

    ​​A new paper about "Domestic Battery and Power-to-Heat Storage for Self-Consumption and Provision of Primary Control Reserve" was presented in IEEE PSCC conference in Dublin, Ireland by Baptiste Feron. The paper can be found at the link.

  • 12/06/2018
    ​SUCCESS Project Meeting in Athens

    Dr. Gianluca Lipari and Padraic McKeever represented ACS in the SUCCESS Project meeting in Athens, hosted by Synelixis.

  • 07/06/2018
    H2020 ADMS Meeting

    Andrea Angioni took part at the periodic meeting of H2020 ADMS project in Bologna, Italy. He discussed the current status of the pilot sites and the actions needed for the last trimester of the project.

  • 04/06/2018
    H2020 Bridge Data Management Working Group Meeting

    The bridge data management working group met in Brussels for its yearly meeting in the beginning of June. Stephan Gross participated and represented the ELSA project and the E.ON ERC.

  • 04/06/2018
    EU Sustainable Energy Week

    Professor Monti and Andrea Angioni participated in the Bologna Energy Day event (Italy), as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018. Prof. Monti presented the last trends in automation in distribution system based on cloud and 5G communication, while Andrea Angioni presented the status of the RWTH monitoring system based on PMUs and cloud. Furthermore Dr. Marco Pau and Jonas Bielemeier represented ACS in the SOGNO Project meeting hosted by University of Bologna and Altea.

  • 30/05/2018
    Flagship Project National 5G Energy Hub

    The large-scale research project "National 5G Energy Hub" by BMWi began on May 1st. The research is done in cooperation with the TU Dresden and RWTH Aachen University, as well as several industry partners. ACS is also involved in this project.

  • 25/05/2018
    Workshop at IPDPS

    Dr. Lankes carries out a workshop at the conference IPDPS about runtime and operating systems.

  • 22/05/2018
    ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems in Malmö 2018

    Michael Diekerhof attended the Knowledge Community Meeting in Malmö in the scope of the ERA-Net FISMEP project. The event took place from 22nd to 24th May.

  • 17/05/2018
    Cyber-security Workshop at UtiliNet 2018

    On May 17th Prof. Monti led the workshop on “Cyber-Security for Utility Packet Telecom Networks” during the UtiliNet 2018 conference in Bruxelles. Dr. Lipari presented the security, resilience and survivability by design concepts developed at ACS in the scope of the SUCCESS project.

  • 15/05/2018
    Face-to-Face-Meeting at SC18

    Dr. Lankes will join the face-to-face-meeting of the program comitee of the supercomputing conference SC18.

     

  • 15/05/2018
    Open Access ACS Publication

    Enjoy the power of open access and read the new ACS publication "A Market-Based Optimization Approach for Domestic Thermal and Electricity Energy Management System: Formulation and Assessment". It is available at the link.

  • 08/05/2018
    ​FIWARE Global Summit in Porto 2018

    Michael Diekerhof attended the FIWARE Global summit in Porto and gave a Keynote on "Definition of a Global Architecture for Smart Grid Applications". The event took place on 8th and 9th May.

  • 03/05/2018
    FISMEP Project Meeting in Gothenburg

    Prof. Monti, Alberto Dognini and Malileh Haghgoo attended the FISMEP Project meeting in Gothenburg, hosted by Chalmers University of Technology.

  • 23/04/2018
    Outstanding reviewer award

    Dr. Marco Pau received from Elsevier the award as outstanding reviewer in 2017 for his work as reviewer of the International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems.

  • 23/04/2018
    Outstanding reviewer award

    Dr. Marco Pau was nominated by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society as one of the outstanding reviewers in 2017 for his work as reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement journal.

  • 20/04/2018
    ACDGS Best Poster Award

    Asimenia Korompili from ACS won the best poster award at ACDGS.

  • 19/04/2018
    In2Rail Project Final Event

    On 19th of April, the In2Rail final event was held in Vienna. In the final conference three workshops with the topics of "Smart Infrastructure", "Intelligent Mobility Management" and "Rail Power Supply & Energy Management" were presented. 

  • 19/04/2018
    SUCCESS trial site open day and second Advisory Board meeting

    On April 19th, the SUCCESS project opened the doors of the field trial site in Terni, Italy, displaying the solutions developed for protecting Critical Infrastructures from cyber-threats. A low-cost Phasor Measurement Unit which is being developed by ACS has been delivered to the field trial sites in Terni and Romania. At the same time in Terni, the second Project Advisory Board meeting was hosted, where the project team got feedback on its work so far and advice on how to improve for the rest of the project. The SUCCESS security solution works at several different levels: It introduces a new Smart Meter with enhanced security funcitons New security functionality is being developed at the edge of the 5G mobile communications network to detect and mitigate tampering with communications. A Security Operations Centre is being developed which can detect and mitigate cyber-attacks on a critical infrastructure. A Europe-wide information sharing and security analytics network is proposed to allow the infrastructure operators and authorities to share information and benefit from others' knowledge. ACS, represented by Dr. Gianluca Lipari, Padraic McKeever and Igor Sowa, presented the contributions given to the project and demonstrated some of the techniques developed for the cybersecurity of Critical Energy Infrastructures.

  • 17/04/2018
    Monitoring Systems of E.ON ERC Network based on PMUs

    The ACS Institute, in the framework of the H2020 projects ADMS, terminated the installation of a total of 4 Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) which are measuring the voltage, current and frequency of the E.ON ERC electrical network. The data are provided to a state estimation algorithm which provides the best estimate of the current status of the grid.

  • 16/04/2018
    Plenary Meeting: H2020 DEFENDER Project

    Malileh Haghgoo and Marija Stevic joined the plenary meeting of the H2020 DEFENDER project on 16 and 17 of April, hosted by Engineering in Rome, Italy.

  • 11/04/2018
    H2020 General Meeting in Torino

    Prof. Monti, Markus Mirz and Sriram Gurumurthy joined the General Meeting of the H2020 RESERVE project in Torino hosted by Politecnico di Torino.

  • 23/03/2018
    Collaboration with Systems Software Research Group on the Unikernel HermitCore

    Dr. Lankes visited the Systems Software Research Group at Virginia Tech in March, to strenghten the collaboration in the development of the Unikernel HermitCore.

  • 23/03/2018
    ACS is part of most influential papers in the area of Smart Grids

    IEEE released a publication that is collecting the most influential papers in the area of Smart Grids that have been produced in the last 10 years. ACS made it to the list with the paper: “Trade-offs in PMU deployment for state estimation in active distribution grids”.

  • 22/03/2018
    E.ON Innovation Days

    The E.ON Innovation Days 2018 took place from 22-23 March 2018 in Essen. Prof. Monti gave a presentation describing future scenarios for Distribution Grid Automation.

  • 20/03/2018
    Sixth meeting of the eSafeNet Consortium

    The sixth meeting of the eSafeNet Consortium took place at the premises of QSC in Cologne. 

  • 16/03/2018
    SOGNO Meeting at ACS

    The ACS Institute hosted the second meeting of the European project SOGNO. Prof. Monti, Dr. Marco Pau, Jonas Bielemeier and Gaurav Roy attended the meeting for ACS. Next meeting will be in June in Bologna, Italy.

  • 23/02/2018
    ​FLEXMETER Final Project Review

    Dr. Marco Pau represented ACS at the final review meeting for the European Project Flexmeter. ACS had a key role in the project, by designing the real-time simulation platform used to test most of the use cases and by developing several algorithms as DSO services. More information about the final achievements of the project can be found at the homepage of the project. (see above)

  • 21/02/2018
    Publication on HPC-based distribution system simulation

    ​Find our latest publication on HPC-based distribution system simulation in the journal Complexity: "Enabling the Analysis of Emergent Behavior in Future Electrical Distribution Systems Using Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation". You can find it at the link.

  • 20/02/2018
    SUCCESS Project Meeting in Bruxelles

    Prof. Monti, Dr. ​Gianluca Lipari, Padraic McKeever, Abhinav Sadu and Igor Sowa attended the SUCCESS Project meeting in Bruxelles, hosted by Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

  • 07/02/2018
    NRG-5 Project Meeting in Paris

    Dr. Gianluca Lipari, Mirko Ginocchi and Manuel Pitz attended the third NRG5 plenary project meeting. The meeting was organized by University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris.

  • 07/02/2018
    EU commissioners meet with professors from E.ON ERC

    Eleven EU commissioners meet in E.ON Energy Research Center with Prof. Rik W. De Doncker, Prof. Antonello Monti and Prof. Ferdinanda Ponci.

  • 01/02/2018
    Publication on optimization in IEEE PES General Meeting

    Baptiste Feron and Antonello Monti published their latest publication on optimization in IEEE PES General Meeting: "Integration of space heating demand flexibility in a home energy management system using a market-based multi agent system". The Publication can be found at the link.

  • 01/02/2018
    Presentation on real-time​ co-simulation at IESES 2018 in Hamilton, New Zealand

    The paper "Distributed Real-Time Co-Simulation as a Service" was presented by Bettina Schäfer at a special session "Real-Time and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Based Testing of Electric Power Apparatus and Controls".

  • 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.

  • 24/01/2018
    ACS Facebook Page

    ACS now has a facebook page, you can find it at the link.

  • 23/01/2018
    RESERVE Advisory Board Meeting

    The RESERVE Advisory Board meeting in Brussels was attended by Professor Monti, Markus Mirz, Marco Cupelli, Sriram Gurumurthy and Aysar Musa.

  • 19/01/2018
    Special Session proposals for IECON 2018

    The Special Session proposals on "DC Shipboard Power Systems for the future All Electric Ships" and "Smart Automation, Control and ICT Concepts applied to Power and Energy Systems" by Macro Cupelli were accepted for IECON 2018.

  • 16/01/2018
    SOGNO Kick-Off Meeting

    The kick-off meeting of the H2020 project SOGNO was held in Aachen. Prof. Monti, Marco Pau, Gaurav Roy, Jonas Bielemeier and Manyun Huang represented ACS at the meeting. The project deals with the use of 5G communication and cloud services for the automation of future distribution grids. ACS has the role of technical manager for the project.

  • 16/01/2018
    ENSURE CLUSTER 3-Meeting in Oldenburg

    At the ENSURE CLUSTER 3-Meeting in Oldenburg ACS was represented by Stefan Dähling (who leads the „Co-simulation" working group 3.1.2), Igor Sowa (contributes to AP.3.2 with collaborative optimization strategies in an aggregator), Lukas Razik (working in AP.3.1 „ICT related solutions") and David Raisz (responsible for milestone M3.2.1 „Concepts of System Operation and Automation" and contributing to AP 3.4 „Stability aspects"). Our results and plans for future works were appreciated by our partners.

  • 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 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.

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

    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.

  • 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
    RESERVE Project Meeting

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 Workshop 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.

  • 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.

  • 08/03/2017
    InterFlex Workshop

    Marco Cupelli organizes with Trialog and AIT the first Workshop on “Interoperability by design for Demonstrations with cyber security constraints" with Representatives of the Czech Demo of InterFlex

  • 08/03/2017
    ENSURE Cluster 4 and Cybersecurity workshop in Ladenburg

    Lukas Razik, Stefan Dähling and Igor Sowa represented ACS at the ENSURE Cluster 4 and Cybersecurity Workshop in Ladenburg .

  • 07/03/2017
    InterFlex Meeting in Prag

    Marco Cupelli represents ACS at the Technical Committee Meeting of the InterFlex Project in Prague.

  • 07/03/2017
    FIWARE Open Day

    The ACS, represented by Bettina Schäfer and Stephan Gross, joined the FIWARE Open Day to celebrate the formation of the FIWARE Foundation.

  • 09/02/2017
    ENSURE Cluster 3 meeting Erlangen

    Over 60 participants met for a two-day workshop in Erlangen to define next steps for Cluster 3 work packages. ACS was represented by Bettina Schäfer, David Raisz and Stefan Dähling.

  • 03/02/2017
    New paper on Multi-Area State Estimation

    New paper on Multi-Area State Estimation published in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement available online at the link.

  • 02/02/2017
    Consortium Meeting of EU project SUCCESS

    The Consortium Meeting of SUCCESS took place in Arnhem at premises of partner DNV-GL on February 2-3. The following deliverables have been released in January: D3.4 Information Security Management Components and Documentation, V1; D3.10 Integration and Validation Plan. Test and certification specifications, V1; D4.4 Description of available components for SW functions, infrastructure and related documentation, V1

  • 26/01/2017
    InterFlex Kickoff Meeting

    Marco Cupelli presents the work package "GWP3 - Impact and deployment analysis of the innovative solutions" at the InterFlex kickoff in Nice, France.

  • 23/01/2017
    Consortium Meeting eSafeNet

    The eSafeNet Consortium Meeting takes place at the premises of Ericsson in Herzogenrath on January 23rd. Padraic McKeever participates for ACS.

     

  • 20/12/2016
    Fellowship for Innovations in Digital Teaching and Learning at Universities 2016

    Dr. Stefan Lankes was awarded the "Fellowships for Innovations in Digital Teaching and Learning at Universities", which was donated by the Stifterverband and the Federal State of NRW.

  • 13/12/2016
    EU Project IDE4L - Final Review

    Prof. Ponci, Andrea Angioni and Gianluca Lipari participated to IDE4L Final Review in Bruxelles on December 13th.

  • 30/11/2016
    EXPONAVAL 2016 - 10th International Naval & Maritime Exhibition and Congress for Latin America

    Marco Cupelli was invited as Plenary Speaker for the ALL ELECTRIC SHIP Workshop at Exponaval. The topic of his presentation is going to be "Control and Automation for Next Generation Ship Power System: a Medium Voltage DC Approach"

  • 10/11/2016
    DC-Direkt Consortium Meeting

    Marco Cupelli participated in the DC-Direkt consortium meeting.

  • 03/11/2016
    Project Kickoff ENSURE (Kopernikus)

    The project ENSURE, one of the four BMBF-funded Kopernikus projects, was kicked off in a meeting with all partners in Karlsruhe. Bettina Schäfer attended from ACS.

  • 02/11/2016
    IEEE ESARS ITEC- Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference

    The paper "Hardware-in-the-Loop Validation of Control Parameters for MVDC Shipboard Power Systems" authored by Edoardo De Din, Gianluca Lipari, Marco Cupelli and Prof. A. Monti was presented at the conference.

  • 27/10/2016
    Kickoff of H2020 project ADMS

    The Horizon 2020 project ADMS for which Prof. Monti acts as Project Coordinator was kicked off in with all partners in a meeting at ACS. Further participants from ACS were Prof. Ponci, Bettina Schäfer and Andrea Angioni.

  • 24/10/2016
    ACS participation at IEEE IECON - Industrial Electronics Conference

    Lisette Cupelli, Robert Uhl, Marija Stevic and Marco Cupelli attended IECON 2016 (http://www.iecon2016.org) conference in Florence, Italy. Our institute presented four papers. Marija Stevic presented the paper “Virtual integration of laboratories over long distance for real-time co-simulation of power systems”. Robert Uhl presented two papers: The first paper is titled „Nodal-Reduced Modeling of Single-Phase Dual-Active Bridge Converters for EMTP-type Simulations“ and is about an efficient approach for modeling Dual-Active Bridge DC/DC-converters in transient system-level simulations. The second paper is titled „Non-linear Behavioral X-Parameters Model of Single-phase Rectifier in the Frequency Domain“ and is about applying the X-Parameters modeling approach in power electronics driven power systems. X-Parameters is a non-linear behavioral modeling approach, until now only used in microwave engineering, for steady-state simulations in the frequency domain, taking the generation of harmonics into account. Lisette Cupelli received the award for the best presentation on her paper “Ancillary services from data center HVAC systems and back-up generator sets” at the Special Session "Efficiency of Large Data Centers".

  • 18/10/2016
    Kickoff of H2020 project RESERVE

    The Horizon 2020 project RESERVE for which Prof. Monti acts as Technical Manager was kicked off in a meeting at the coordinator Ericsson in Herzogenrath. Further participants from ACS were Bettina Schäfer, Antonino Riccobono and Markus Mirz.

  • 30/09/2016
    IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems (AMPS) 2016

    Eyke Liegmann, a former master student of ACS, who was supervised by Dr. Antonino Riccobono, presented the paper "Wideband Identification of Impedance to improve Accuracy and Stability of Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulations"

  • 27/09/2016
    Workshop "Distribution networks for the Energy Transition - network structures, grid benefits, balancing capability" at TU Kaiserslautern

    On 27 September 2016, a workshop of the IEEE PES Germany Section on the topic " Distribution networks for the Energy Transition - network structures, grid benefits, balancing capability" took place at the TU Kaiserslautern. Experts from industry, grid operators and science discussed on how the network structures that have been developed over decades are still sustainable in a more decentralized generation environment. Presentations in various topic blocks, such as grid expansion requirements in the distribution grid, system services and network black start capability, as well as further development of system structures, accompanied the discussions. Tim Schlösser from the institute ACS participated in this workshop to discuss with researchers and representatives of network operators the challenges of the Energy Transition in distribution grids in order to identify solutions from different perspectives and further research requirements.

  • 22/09/2016
    SUCCESS Events in Terni

    The 1st H2020 SUCCESS Innovation Event took place in Terni, Italy on 22 September.

  • 22/09/2016
    Conference „Zukunftsfähige Stromnetze“ 2016

    The Conference "Zukunftsfähige Stromnetze" 2016 by BMBF and BMWi in cooperation with the lead partner Projektträger Jülich took place in Berlin. There have been several panel discussions with representatives from economy, politics, and science as well as a poster session and presentations of 82 research projects like SINERGIEN, SWARMGRID, etc. in which ACS is involved. All projects are supported by the BMBF / BMWi "Förderinitiative Zukunftsfähige Stromnetze" with over 140 million euros. From ACS Marco Cupelli and Lukas Razik attended the Conference.

  • 21/09/2016
    SUCCESS Events in Terni

    The 2nd H2020 SUCCESS Project Meeting took place in Terni, Italy on 20-21 September.

  • 20/09/2016
    FLEXMETER half project review

    The half project review of FLEXMETER has been successfully held in Brussels on September 20th. ACS has a main role in the project for the off-line testing of the project solutions and presented a demo on Demand Response and a software tool aimed at the random generation of residential load profiles.

  • 01/08/2016
    Sommerakademie 2016

    Abhinav Sadu will attend the  Sommerakademie 2016 (E.ON Stipendienfonds ) in the beginning of August

  • 19/07/2016
    End of 4th Semester project

    End-of project race of 4th semester project with barbeque .

  • 13/07/2016
    ES 2050 Multi-Meeting

    Multi-Meeting of the Helmholtz-funded Project ES2050 for research topic 5: Toolbox with Databases at ACS with several participants from ERC and from KIT in Karslruhe.

  • 12/07/2016
    Dissertation Xiang Wu

    Xiang Wu defends his dissertation “New Approaches to Dynamic Equivalent of Active Distribution Network for Transient Analysis“.

  • 05/07/2016
    GEYSER meeting in Brussels

    On the 5th and 6th of July, Lisette Cupelli (ACS) and Pooyan Jahangiri (EBC) presented the third year advancements of EU FP7 Project GEYSER (http://www.geyser-project.eu) to the European Commission in Brussels

  • 30/06/2016
    Dissertation Timo Isermann

    Timo Isermann defended his dissertation „A Multi-Agent-based Component Control and Energy Management System for Electric Vehicles “

  • 30/06/2016
    Matchmaking with Deutsche Bahn

    Participation to matchmaking with Deutsche Bahn: after two selection stages we were invited to participate to the matchmaking event with Deutsche Bahn where startups (in our case Gridhound) could propose their innovative solutions for the railway systems (in our case the railway Energy Management System developed during Merlin); http://fiware-business.eu/event/matchmaking-with-deutsche-bahn/

  • 28/06/2016
    From the converter to the cloud, EEC Aalborg

    “From the converter to the cloud: challenges in the automation architecture of future power systems” Dr. Cupelli presented "From the converter to the cloud: challenges in the automation architecture of future power systems" at Workshop 2: Optimization and Control for Tomorrow’s Power Systems der European Control Conference (ECC) 2016 , Aalborg, Dänemark. http://www.ecc16.eu/workshops.shtml

     

  • 27/06/2016
    COMPEL 2016 Trondheim, Energy Management System

    27.-30.06.2016: Antonino Riccobono and Markus Mirz attended COMPEL 2016 conference in Trondheim, Norway. Special Emphasis was on "Stability of power electronics dominated systems and impact of converter control strategies on system stability". Our institute presented three papers and Antonino Riccobono gave a tutorial about "Research on Modern Power Systems supported by Hardware-In-the-Loop Technology".

  • 23/06/2016
    HPC Workshop

    Presentation of the paper “Migrating LinuX Containers Using CRIU” by S. Pickartz et al. at 11th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing.

    The shop washeld in conjunction with International Supercomputing Conference - one of the two most important international HPC conferences

  • 22/06/2016
    ACS doctoral workshop

    The ACS team spent two days at Wildenhof (RWTH Rursee location) for a doctoral workshop.

  • 01/06/2016
    A Unikernel for Extreme Scale Computing

    Dr. Lankes presented the talk "HermitCore – A Unikernel for Extreme Scale Computing" at the "International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers (ROSS 2016)", Kyoto, Japan. He presented first results of the project "HermitCore".

  • 19/05/2016
    EU Horizon 2020 "SUCCESS"

    19./20. May 2016 – Kick-off Meeting EU Horizon 2020 project SUCCESS (Securing Critical Energy Infrastructures). Prof. Monti as Technical Manager of the project joins the Kick-Off Meeting with his team.

  • 16/05/2016
    IDE4L General Meeting in Brescia

    The participants of IDE4L project meet in the offices of Unareti distribution System Operator in Brescia, Italy, to discuss the demonstration phase and to discuss the status of the project with the EU officer. Prof. Ponci, presented on the 18th the architecture for smart grid at the public event named “IDE4L Symposium” with hundreds of guests from European academy and industry.

  • 12/05/2016
    Kick-off Meeting of the project "eSafeNet"

    Start of the BMWi project eSafeNet (Energieeffizientes und sicheres Kommunikationsnetz für das Internet der Energie) as part of the reseach initiative STROMNETZE promoted by the Federal Government. Bettina Schäfer and Padraic McKeever join the Kick-Off Meeting.

  • 19/02/2016
    ROME 2016

    Dr. Lankes is co-organizer of the 4th Workshop on "Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era" (ROME 2016), which will be held in conjunction with the Euro-Par 2016, Grenoble, France.

  • 30/11/2015
    New opening hours secretary

    Teh new opening hours of the secretary is here: Öffnungszeiten or on the door of room number 10.01.

  • 21/07/2015
    HPCS 2015

    Dr. Lankes presented the talk "Revisiting Co-Scheduling for Upcoming ExaScale Systems" at the "International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation" (HPCS'15), Amsterdam, Netherland.

  • 21/04/2015
    FEN Low Voltage - third industry workshop

    On May 26th and 27th or June, 18th and 19th 2015 the third workshop of the FEN-Consortium Low Voltage will take place in Aachen.

    For registrations please turn to www.fen.rwth-aachen.de.

  • 19/03/2015
  • 16/03/2015
    IDE4L Midterm Meeting – March, 16-18 2015

    The meeting is organized as follows:
    WP Workshops
    Review of Status and Progresses and of Dissemination Activities
    Implementation Committee (IC) meeting
    Steering Committee (SC) meeting
    Advisory Board meeting

  • 16/03/2015
  • 03/03/2015
    ROME 2015

    Dr. Lankes is co-organizer of the 3rd Workshop on "Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era" (ROME 2015), which will be held in conjunction with the Euro-Par 2015, Vienna, Austria.

  • 03/03/2015
    ESARS 2015

    ACS hosts the 3rd international conference ESARS 2015 on electrical systems for aircraft, railway, ship propulsion and road vehicles.

    For further information, please see www.esars2015.org/.

  • 08/12/2014
    FAST is presented at 4th HPC Status Conference of the Gauß-Allianz

    Almost one year has passed from the start of project FAST (http://www.en.fast-project.de) and yet FAST is going to be presented at 4th HPC Status Conference of the Gauß-Allianz on the 9th of December 2014 in Aachen. Professor Brinkmann is going to give the talk. The talk will cover the latest results of the project, project road map and FAST impact on the public community.

  • 26/08/2014
    Talk at the VHPC'14

    Simon Pickartz presented the talk "Migration Techniques in HPC Environments" at the 9th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC'14), which is helt in comjunction with Euro-Par 2014, Porto, Portugal 

  • 06/08/2014
    ROME 2014

    Dr. Lankes is co-organizer of the 2nd Workshop on "Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era" (ROME 2014), which will be held in conjunction with the Euro-Par 2014, August 25-29, Porto, Portugal.

  • 18/07/2014
    Teaching award

    The student award for the best participation at the exercise “Foundations of Computer Science 4” is presented to Niklas Eiling, Sebastian Peters, Kim Franken und Tobias Piwczyk.

  • 14/07/2014
    Dissertation defense Junjie Tang

    Junjie Tang defended her dissertation "Probabilistic Analysis and Stability Assessment for Power Systems with Integration of Wind Generation and Synchrophasor Measurement".

  • 07/07/2014
    VDE task force Smart City

    Prof. Monti, Ivelina Stoyanova and Michael Diekerhof participates at the VDE task force Smart City meeting in Frankfurt.

  • 24/06/2014
  • 17/06/2014
    Merlin Konferenz in Antwerpen

    Sara Khayyamin attended the Merlin Conference in Antwerpen.

  • 17/06/2014
    Visit of "Ericsson Innovation day"

    Prof. Monti, Padraic McKeever and Bettina Schäfer attended the Ericsson Innovation day, where Prof. Monti ran a creative session on smart grids.

  • 10/06/2014
    FINESCE General Meeting in Aachen

    The General Meeting of the EU FP7 project FINESCE was held in Aachen.

  • 05/06/2014
    Visit of EDF lab in Paris

    Prof. Monti, Bettina Schäfer and Marija Stevic visited from 05.06. until 06.06.2014 the EDF R&D lab close to Paris.

  • 28/05/2014
    VDE task force Smart City

    Prof. Monti, Ivelina Stoyanova and Michael Diekerhof participates at the VDE task force Smart City meeting in Frankfurt.

  • 21/05/2014
    GEYSER General Meeting

    Prof. Monti and Marco CUpelli attended on 21. and 22.05.2014 the General Meeting of EU FP7 Project GEYSER in Dublin.

  • 08/05/2014
    FEN vor-Ort-Begehung

    The Forschungscampus for Flexible Electrical Networks was visited by the reviewers from University Kassel (Prof. Braun) and TU Ilmenau (Prof. Westermann) as well as representatives from Siemens and Projektträger Jülich.

  • 06/05/2014
    EU FP7 First Year Review

    EU FP7 First Year Review in Malmö.

  • 29/04/2014
    Smart Grid Summit

    Prof. Monti attendet the Smart Grid Summit in Malaga and presented the project "FINESCE".

  • 22/04/2014
    Prof. Monti at TU Eindhoven

    Prof. Monti at TU EIndhoven as External Committee Member of a PHD Defence.

  • 09/04/2014
    Future Grids at FH Aachen in Jülich

    Prof. Monti gives a Seminar on Future Grids at FH Aachen in Jülich.

  • 02/04/2014
    ECFI in Brussels

    Prof. Monti, Padraic McKeever and Mohsen Ferdowsi attends ECFI in Brussels in support of FINESCE. Prof. Monti gives a talk in the Energy Session.

  • 02/04/2014
    E.ON ERC Annual Meeting 2014

    The yearly E.ON ERC Annual Meeting took place on 02.04. and 03.04.2014 with the focus upon "Innovation and Energy Markets".

  • 01/04/2014
    Visit of JRC in Petten (NL)

    Prof. Monti visited the Joint Research Council Facilities of the European Commission in Petten (NL).

  • 25/03/2014
    CWD Workshop

    Bettina Schäfer and Alexander Helmedag participated in the industry workshop on the Center for Wind Power Drives (CWD) held in Aachen on Campus.

  • 25/03/2014
    Grid+ Meeting in Brussels

    Prof. Monti attends the Grid+ Meeting in Brussels and presents "FINESCE".

  • 20/03/2014
    EU FP7 COOPERATE meeting

    The general meeting of EU FP7 project Cooperate was held in Manchester with ACS participation as coordinator of the project and research representatives.

  • 11/03/2014
    EU FP7 FINESCE meeting

    The general meeting of EU FP7 project FINESCE was held in Madrid with participation from ACS as Technical Management of the project and research representatives.

  • 05/03/2014
    Prof. Monti at Ecole Central de Paris

    Prof. Monti at the Ecole Central de Paris as external member of PhD Defense Committe.

  • 21/02/2014
    VDE task force Smart City

    Prof. Monti with Ivelina Stoyanova participates at the VDE task force Smart CIty meeting in Frankfurt.

  • 19/02/2014
    Merlin at the Railway Working group of DKE

    Prof. Monti and Sara Khayyamin present the project MERLIN at the Railway Working group of DKE.

  • 05/02/2014
    GEYSER FP7 meeting

    The EU FP7 project Geyser held a project meeting in Zürich with participation of Prof. Monti and Marco Cupelli.

  • 03/02/2014
    Workshop COOPERATE FP7

    A workshop for EU FP7 project COOPERATE was held in Aachen.

  • 22/01/2014
    Workshop EU FP7 MERLIN

    Prof. Monti and Sara Khayyamim participated in a workshop within the EU FP7 projekt MERLIN.

  • 17/01/2014
    5G Workshop in Brussels

    Prof. Monti and Padraic McKeever participated at the workshop on smart grid requirements on communication for 5G.

  • 20/12/2013
    Junqi Liu becomes Dr. Liu

    Junqi Liu becomes "Dr. Liu".

  • 13/12/2013
    EU Project "COOPERATE"

    Prof. Monti and Kanali Togawa in Brussels for the first annual review of the EU Project COOPERATE.

  • 09/12/2013
    MVDC Systems

    Prof. Monti in Washington for the Annual Review of the project on Robust stability of MVDC Systems in Ship applications.

  • 03/12/2013
    EU Project "FINESCE"

    Prof. Monti, Padraic Mc Keever and Michael Diekerhof joined the General Meeting of the EU project FINESCE in Malmö.

  • 28/11/2013
    EU Project "GEYSER"

    Prof. Monti and Marco Cupelli in Rome for the Kick Off of the EU Project GEYSER.

  • 21/11/2013
    Strategy Day for ACS.

    Strategy Day for ACS.

  • 20/11/2013
    Energy Meeting

    Prof. Mont makes an invited presentation of the Energy Meeting in Groningen.

  • 12/11/2013
    First review of the EU Project "FINESCE"

    Prof. Monti in Brussels for the first review of the EU Project FINESCE.

  • 24/10/2013
    Experts from ireland visit ACS.

    A group of experts from Ireland visits ACS to have a picture of the on-going research in the area of Smart Grids.

  • 17/10/2013
    VDE Task Force

    Prof. Monti and Ivelina Stoyanova for a special session of the VDE Task Force Smart City in Crystal City London.

  • 11/10/2013
    Administration Committee of the IEEE

    Prof. Ponci participates at the Administration Committee of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurements Society in Verona.

  • 08/10/2013
    IEEE ISGT 2013

    Prof. Monti, Ivelina Stoyanova and Christoph Molitor in Copenhagen to participate at IEEE ISGT 2013.

    ACS makes in total 5 presentations.

  • 01/10/2013
    FINESCE Innovation Day

    Prof. Monti in Malmö to join the FINESCE Innovation Day.

  • 24/09/2013
    Architecture Board of the Future Internet PPP

    Prof. Monti and Padraic McKeever in Brussels to join the Architecture Board of the Future Internet PPP.

  • 20/09/2013
    Steering Board Committee of the Future Internet PPP

    Prof. Monti in Paris to join the Steering Board Committee of the Future Internet PPP.

  • 17/09/2013
    General Meeting FINESCE

    Prof. Monti and Padraic McKeever in Terni for the General Meeting of FINESCE.

  • 13/09/2013
    Steering Committee of the next VDE Congress

    Prof. Monti participate to the Steering Committee of the next VDE Congress.

  • 11/09/2013
    Steering Committee Meeting of the project ProOfGrids

    Marija Stevic joins the Steering Committee Meeting of the project ProOfGrids in Trondheim.

  • 03/09/2013
    Future Internet PPP

    Prof. Monti joins the Campus Party in London as part of the Future Internet PPP.

  • 29/08/2013
    EMBIX in Paris

    Prof. Monti and Kanali Togawa visits EMBIX in Paris as part of the project COOPERATE.

  • 10/07/2013
    Workpackage 5 in the EU-Project FINESCE

    ACS hosts a Workshop as part of Workpackage 5 in the EU-Project FINESCE.

  • 09/07/2013
    The Architecture Board Meeting of the Future Internet PPP

    Padraic McKeever participates to the Architecture Board Meeting of the Future Internet PPP .

  • 05/07/2013
    VDE Task Force Smart City in Frankfurt

    Prof. Monti and Ivelina Stoyanova participates at the VDE Task Force Smart City in Frankfurt.

  • 04/07/2013
    EU-Project FINESCE at Utilinet

    Prof. Monti presents the EU-Project FINESCE at Utilinet and is voted as best presentation of the Conference.

  • 02/07/2013
    Workshop on IP Technologies for Utility In Brussels

    Prof. Monti and Marco Cupelli coordinate a Workshop on IP Technologies for Utility In Brussels as part of the Utilinet conference.

  • 27/06/2013
    Presentation FINESCE at the National Research Council in Pisa

    Prof. Monti presents FINESCE at the National Research Council in Pisa.

  • 20/06/2013
    Grid Monitoring

    Prof. Monti presents at ISNCC in Poland ACS vision on Grid Monitoring.

  • 19/06/2013
    Weilin Li becomes Dr. Li

    Weilin Li becomes Dr. Li

  • 04/06/2013
    General meeting of the EU Project FINESCE in Dublin

    Prof. Monti, Michael Diekerhof and Padraic McKeever attends the general meeting of the EU Project FINESCE in Dublin.

  • 21/05/2013
    ACS hosts the final review of the EU Project FINSENY

    ACS hosts the final review of the EU Project FINSENY. Prof. Monti and Bettina Schaefer attend the meeting.

    Mohsen Ferdowsi, Marija Stevic and Junjie Tang run the final demo under the coordination of Prof. Monti in the ACS Lab.

  • 15/05/2013
    VDE Task Force Smart Cities Meeting in Frankfurt

    VDE Task Force Smart Cities Meeting in Frankfurt.

    Prof. Monti and Ivelina Stoyanova participates to the meeting of the VDE Task Force Smart Cities in Frankfurt.

  • 10/05/2013
    SMARTGREENS (www.smartgreens.org) in Aachen

    Bettina Schäfer gives a keynote lecture with the title „ICT for Energy – a European Approach“ at the conference SMARTGREENS (www.smartgreens.org) in Aachen.

     

  • 09/05/2013
    Prof. Monti and Prof. Ponci attend IEEE I2MTC 2013 in Minneapolis

    Prof. Ponci attends the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Administration Committee as Vice President of the Society.

    Prof. Monti and Prof. Ponci attend IEEE I2MTC 2013 in Minneapolis. In that occasion they also present two papers.

  • 25/04/2013
    First General Meeting of the EU Project COOPERATE

    ACS hosts the first General Meeting of the EU Project COOPERATE.

  • 12/04/2013
    Andrea Benigni successfully defends his PhD dissertation

    Andrea Benigni successfully defends his PhD dissertation, becoming the first PhD graduate of ACS.

  • 11/04/2013
    Prof. Monti is present on the final public event of the EU Proj ect FINSENY

    Prof. Monti is present on the final public event of the EU Project FINSENY and gives also a report on the status of the laboratory experience at ACS

  • 24/03/2013
    Prof Monti fungiert als Gast Professor

    Prof Monti serves as Guest Professor at Politecnico di Milano teaching a PhD level course on Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources.

  • 19/03/2013
    Kick-off of the EU Project FINESCE

    Prof. Monti and Bettina Schaefer participate to the kick-off of the EU Project FINESCE. FINESCE is a large project with 20 participants sponsored as part of the Public Private Partnership Future Internet. Prof. Monti serves as Technical Manager

  • 18/03/2013
    VDE Task Force Smart Cities in Frankfurt

    Prof. Monti and Ivelina Stoyanova participates to the meeting of the VDE Task Force Smart Cities in Frankfurt.

  • 04/03/2013
    last Workshop of the EU COST Intellicis

    ACS hosts the last Workshop of the EU COST Intellicis.

    Prof Monti holds also a Keynote speech.

  • 04/03/2013
    International graduate school on Modeling and Simulation

    ACS hosts the international graduate school on Modeling and Simulation organized in collaboration with the EU Cost Intellicis.

    Prof. Monti holds a lecture on Real Time simulation and Hardware in the Loop.

  • 28/02/2013
    Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of City Quarters

    ACS hosts a Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of City Quarters as part of the EU FP7 project COOPERATE.

  • 21/02/2013
    Prof. Ponci attends the Officer Retreat

    Prof. Ponci attends the Officer Retreat of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurements as Vice President of the Society.

  • 18/02/2013
    New options for collaborations

    Prof. Monti and Prof. Ponci visit the University of South Carolina to explore new options for collaborations.

  • 06/02/2013
    ACS hält ein Seminar zu IEC61850

    ACS hosts a seminar on IEC61850 presented by Dipl.-Ing Karlheinz Schwarz.

  • 29/01/2013
    Smart Grid Summit in Berlin

    Prof. Monti participates to the Smart Grid Summit in Berlin. During the second day he also presents an overview of the work performed in the area of Future Energy for City Quarters.

  • 15/01/2013
    Prof. Monti and Ivelina Stoyanova attend the VDE meeting

    Prof. Monti together with Ivelina Stoyanova participates to the meeting of the Task Force of the VDE dedicated to Smart Cities. In this situation, Prof. Monti is officially selected as chair of the Task Force

  • 08/01/2013
    Forschungscampus

    Prof. Monti participates to the RWTH events celebrating officially the award of the two "Forschungscampus".

    Prof. Monti serves as co-director of the "Forschungscampus" Energie Netze der Zukunft (Future Energy Networks)

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    Second Energy Research Dialogue: Strong Impulses for the Rhine Area

    At the second energy research dialogue, representatives of research institutions and companies from North Rhine-Westphalia discussed the future of energy research in the rhine area with minister Pinkwart. For ACS, Prof. A. Monti participated at the discussion. Key topics were perspectives for the structural change in the rhine area, as well as innovations for the energy territory of the future. More Information can be found at the link.

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    ​FISMEP Project Meeting in Malmö

    Maliheh Haghgoo and Alberto Dognini represented ACS in the FISMEP project meeting in Malmö (Sweden), hosted by E.ON Sweden.

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    ​CoordiNet Meeting with EON Sweden in Malmö

    Prof. Monti, Gianluca Lipari and Gonca Gürses-Tran initiated the work on forecasting by the means of machine learning for the demo site in Malmö together with the host and project partner E.ON.

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    RESERVE/SOGNO Course on Challenges and solutions in Future Power Networks

    A 5-day course has been held at EON.ERC addressing the main challenges when it comes to building future power networks with a high share of renewable energy sources and presenting the solutions developed within the European projects RESERVE - Renewables in a Stable Electric Grid- and SOGNO-Cost-Effective Automation Services to Enable Smart Distribution Grids. These challenges include issues such as frequency and voltage control, power system monitoring, cyber security and ICT aspects as well as the need for a set of new network codes and ancillary services. The course was divided into two parts: during the first two days focus sed on the challenges of the future power network that have to be faced by the industry and ICT professionals, while in the last three days the related technical insight were analysed more in detail, giving especially the doctoral students the possibility to deepen their knowledge by participating in workshops for all the linked topics.