8:30 - 9:00

Introduction to MEDPOWER 2018 in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Parallel sessions: SES-01: Monday 01 - Power system dynamics;
SES-02: Monday 02 - Power Flows;
SES-03: Monday 03 - Voltage stability;
SES-04: Monday 04 - Wind power generators;
SES-05: Monday 05 - Power Electronics;

The smart grid is generally considered as the key enabler for the implementation of the concept of smart city. This invited keynote is aimed at illustrating the appropriateness of such a concept along with the necessary clarifications. The keynote will first provide a brief survey of the power systems evolution in the last decades, from the traditional structure standing on centralized generation and control to supply customers through AC transmission networks and distribution feeders with unidirectional energy flow, to the new structure in which more renewable generation is deployed – also at the distribution level by prosumers – through DC/AC converters, thus making it necessary more ICT and intelligence than with the traditional structure, inherently more stable. The expected diffusion of electrical mobility, which represents a further challenge especially for distribution networks is another factor that calls for more smartness of the grid of the future: the smart grid. An example of a three co-simulation platform (traffic, communication network and power distribution grid) realized to study the planning and the deployment of a recharging infrastructure that offers services while meeting users requirements, and preserving (or improving) at the same time the grid power quality will be presented. The keynote will eventually cover the smart city definition and requirements, in terms of key technologies and modeling tools that are expected to be applied in future smart cities, and will illustrate some examples of smart grid-smart city projects in which researchers of the University if Bologna are involved.

Carlo Alberto Nucci


SES-06: Monday 06 - Energy Storage;
SES-07: Monday 07 - Power Markets;
SES-08: Monday 08 - Transmission lines;
SES-09: Monday 09 - Reactive Power;
SES-10: Monday 10 - Integrated aspects ICT and energy systems;

Conference opening ceremony, welcome reception and welcoming speech

9:00 - 10:30
Parallel session: SES-06 - SES-10

SES-11: Tuesday 01 - Microgrid Modelling;
SES-12: Tuesday 02 - Distributed resources;
SES-13: Tuesday 03 - Integrated Energy Systems;
SES-14: Tuesday 04 - Flexibility;
SES-15: Tuesday 05 - Power Electronics;

Countries around the world set aggressive goal for the very high share of renewables in future power systems. However, uncertainty and variability of the very high penetration renewables need more flexibility to balance the generation and load. This presentation will introduce some novel approaches to provide flexibility for power systems including concentrating solar power (CSP), cloud energy storage (CES), and multiple energy systems (MES). CSP is an emerging controllable renewable generation technique to accommodate the uncontrollable renewable energy. CES presents a new business model to share both centralized and distributed storages to explore their flexibility potential. MES exploits the synergy of electricity, gas, and heat systems to provide flexibility. In addition, data analytics on the demand side and renewable energy are proposed to have a better understanding of electricity consumption behaviors and renewable energy output stochastic characteristics and further contribute the accommodation of renewable energy. Finally, the presentation will provide some practice experiences from the provincial power systems with high penetration of renewable energy in China.

Chongqing Kang



Conference gala dinner

9:00 - 10:30
Parallel session SES-16 - SES-20

SES-16: Wednesday 01 - Power System Dynamics;
SES-17: Wednesday 02- Concepts and ICT solutions;
SES-18: Wednesday 03- ICT-driven intelligent solutions and Smart Metering;
SES-19: Wednesday 04 - Power System Protection;
SES-20: Wednesday 05- Data-driven modelling

Proliferation of ubiquitous distributed energy resources and smart grid sensing, monitoring, communication and control technologies has paved the way to re-considering nearly century-long business practices within electric power distribution systems. As a result, electric power distribution is gradually evolving from a utility-centric to an agent-centric paradigm, where the role of traditional distribution utilities changes from distribution itself to pro-active management of utility-owned, private resources, and third-party aggregators in a consensus, mutually beneficial manner. This presentation will describe recent advances in business models, data analytics, and decision analysis that make it possible to fully leverage the full range of techno-economic benefits of these changes and enhance the overall efficiency of power delivery.

Yury Dvorkin

Tourist trip Dubrovnik

9:00 - 10:30
Parallel session SES-21 - SES-25

SES-16: Wednesday 01 - Power System Dynamics;
SES-17: Wednesday 02- Concepts and ICT solutions;
SES-18: Wednesday 03- ICT-driven intelligent solutions and Smart Metering;
SES-19: Wednesday 04 - Power System Protection;
SES-20: Wednesday 05- Data-driven modelling

PS-01: Poster Session

Conference closing and Best paper award