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  • 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
    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.