Special Sessions

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ETRA I+D, E, ETRA Investigacion y Desarrollo, Spain

 [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Abstract:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]The special session will present most recent results from the H2020 project CROSSBOW – CROSS BOrder management of variable renewable energies and storage units enabling a transnational Wholesale market[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text 0=””]


CROSSBOW – “CROSS BOrder management of variable renewable energies and storage units enabling a transnational Wholesale market“


CROSSBOW is a TSO driven project with two interrelated and equally important strategic goals: on the one hand, it aims at the successful deployment in the market, within a 24 months horizon after project completion, of a set of technological solutions which enable increasing the shared use of resources to foster transmission networks cross-border management of variable renewable energies and storage units, making possible a higher penetration of clean energies whilst reducing network operational costs and improving economic benefits of RES and storage units.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Speakers:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]



Manuel Serrano Matoses, ETRA – “CROSSBOW: Clean Energy Across Europe ”





Christos Dikaiakos, ADMIE – “Flexibility assessment for the Greek Electricity System”





Danie Rayo Garcia, Cobra – “Hybrid RES dispatchable plants to increase renewable energy penetration”





Lola Alacreu, ETRA – “Higher flexibility through new empowered energy communities ”





Hrvoje Keko, Končar KET Ltd. – “Script-based rapid prototyping framework for SCADA environments”





Matej Krpan, University of Zagreb – “Grid frequency support from converter-connected generation”





Antun Andrić, Croatian Transmission System Operatior Ltd. – “CROSSBOW, possibilities for local demonstration/implementation”


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Filipe Soares, Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto (INESC TEC Porto), Portugal


 [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Abstract:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]The foreseen deployment of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), together with advanced building automation technologies, promises to turn passive consumers into active prosumers. These new resources include Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS), stationary storage, Electric Vehicles (EV), photovoltaic (PV) systems, etc., and they are expected to be equipped with sensors that will enable remote monitoring and control functionalities.

These technologies can render great benefits to the power systems by increasing the flexibility of the available resources. Demand flexibility in particular is widely acknowledged as a solution to increase the integration of renewable energy sources, improve the operation of transmission and distribution networks, and enhance the economic effectiveness of electricity markets.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Speakers:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]


André Madureira (INESC TEC) – “Exploiting flexibility in distribution networks reinforcement planning“



Pierluigi Mancarella (University of Melbourne / University of Manchester) – “Flexibility in multi-energy systems”



Aydogan Ozdemir (Istanbul Technical University) – “Gamification approaches to increase end users’ flexibility”



Carlos Moreira (INESC TEC) – “DER control in autonomous power systems”



Miguel Castilla (BarcelonaTech) – “Power electronic developments for future grid services”[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-user-plus” add_icon=”true” title=”Special Session – FENISG (Flexible Energy Nodes in Low Carbon Smart Grid) & WINDLIPS (WIND energy integration in Low Inertia Power System)” tab_id=”1539336020961-2715d2e7-8595″][vc_custom_heading text=”Chair:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]


Igor Kuzle, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia


 [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Abstract:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]The special session will present most recent results from the national project funded by the Croatian Science Foundation.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Projects:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]



WINDLIPS – “WIND energy integration in Low Inertia Power System“




FENISG – “ Flexible Energy Nodes In Low Carbon Smart Grid”


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Igor Kuzle, FER – “Flexible Energy Nodes In Low Carbon Smart Grid and Wind Energy Integration in Low Inertia Power System”


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Ninoslav Holjevac, FER – “Assessing operational flexibility of different multi-energy microgrid concepts”


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Matej Krpan, FER – “Grid frequency support from converter-connected generation”


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Josip Đaković, FER – “Wind Turbine Fast Frequency Response Control for Power Disturbance Mitigation”


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Tomislav Baškarad, FER – “Model of Croatian Electric Power System Appropriate for the Load-Frequency Analysis”



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Andrej Gubina, Head of Laboratory of Energy Policy, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


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With the development of our society, we are experiencing increase of electricity demand. The renewable energy sources production times dont allways match with intervals with high energy demand. Improved energy storage solutions are needed to (localy) store surpluses of energy and utilise it when its most beneficial.

Challenge, pursued in project STORY, is to demonstrate and evaluate innovative approaches for thermal and electrical energy storage systems. Affordable and reliable solutions will lead to an increased electricity self-supply and self sufficiency levels in the network. STORY is H2020 european project, which consists of eight demonstration cases, each with different local/small-scale storage concepts and technologies, covering industrial and residential environments. These demonstrations feed into a large-scale impact assessment, with the central question:

“What could be the added value of storage in the electricity distribution grid?“

The STORY team will present applied state-of-the-art storage and ICT technologies, which are demonstrated on a number of field trial sites. In the session, Assoc. Prof. dr.  Andrej Gubina and Andreas Tuerk will present the latest progress on STORY project with the focus on the results of demonstrations/pilot sites, especially the implementation of community battery storage that was installed in Slovenian pilot site.

In addition to the STORY project, Tomi Medved and dr. Robert Pašičko will present a newly founded H2020 project COMPILE with main research question:

“How can local energy communities help in resolving problems in the electricity distribution grid“

In the session an overview and the goals of the project will be presented together with presentation on current development regarding community building and local energy communities.

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Andrej Gubina, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia




Andreas Tuerk, Joanneum research, University of Graz, Austria





Robert Pašičko, Zelena Energetska Zadruga ZEZ, Croatia




Tomi Medved, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


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FLEXCoop, Demand response tools & new business models for energy cooperatives


 [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Abstract:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]FLEXCoop aims at introducing a complete automated Demand Response framework and tool suite for residential electricity consumers.

The FLEXCoop Project equips energy cooperatives with innovative tools to exploit consumers’ flexibility providing balancing and ancillary resources toward grid stability and alleviation of network constraints. FLEXCoop brings together a range of baseline technologies to build an open and interoperable Demand Response optimisation framework. This framework will enable energy cooperatives to explore demand response business models and take the role of aggregators. The pilot participants are members of two energy cooperatives located in the Netherlands and in Spain.

The research in FLEXCoop focuses on the development of an open and interoperable end-to-end automated Demand-Response (DR) optimization framework. FLEXCoop includes a fully-fledged tool suite for energy cooperatives (aggregators) and prosumers involved in the Demand Response value chain, ensuring:

⇒ End-to-end interoperability between energy networks, energy management systems and devices,

⇒ Realisation of new business models for energy cooperatives, valorizing the resources of energy consumers to complement their own resources, or to provide services to the grid,

⇒ Residential energy consumers’ empowerment and transformation into active market players of the energy transition.

FLEXCoop is a project co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 – LCE-2016-2017 – Competitive Low-Carbon Energy Programme under Grant Agreement No. 773909.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Speakers:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]


ETRA I+D, ETRA Investigacion y Desarrollo, Spain


Global Demand Manager Tool

The FLEXCoop project results will enable accurate definition of holistic and context-aware flexibility profiles of individual prosumers and elevate them at the aggregator level towards the design and deployment of highly effective demand response strategies. The Global Demand Manager (GDEM) is the suite of tools for aggregators (energy cooperatives) which will continuously analyse prosumer flexibility to enable optimized decision-making about the optimal configuration of demand-based dynamic Virtual Power Plants (VPPs). The purpose is to timely respond and provide the required flexibility to support the operational stability and resiliency of both cooperative microgrids and overlay distribution grids, enabling the transformation of cooperative microgrids into active balancing and ancillary assets. The GDEM will be responsible for dispatching appropriate fully automated control signals (Direct Load Control on the basis of standardized Service Level Agreements) to Local Demand Managers (following an agent-based approach) so as to utilize their flexibility, following a bilateral negotiation process that considers real-time contextual information along with established contractual terms.  This will establish a non-intrusive interaction framework between prosumers and aggregators and avoid any kind of (undesired) penalization for both sides, since the negotiation process will be fully transparent and will respect established contractual relationships between the two sides, while ensuring minimization of control strategies’ overriding following a prioritization process based on dynamically updated prosumer profiles, response rates and contractual clauses.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text 0=””]


HYPERTECH Energy labs, Greece


Context Driven Demand Flexibility Profiling Framework

The FLEXCoop project introduces a different route to improve load forecasting accuracy and the reliability of aggregator bids in energy markets. A better understanding of energy & comfort behaviour provides deep, context-aware and personalised information about how occupants use building amenities. In addition, a context-aware holistic demand flexibility forecasting framework fuse together the personalised behaviour/comfort profiles into an accurate forecast for the demand flexibility of the entire building to encapsulate in a holistic approach all the relevant aspects (building characteristics, occupant behaviour, seasonal & weather patterns, device operational characteristics).[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text 0=””]


KONCAR Power Plant and Electric Traction Engineering, Croatia


Standards Compliance and Standardization as a Key Building Block for the Results Viability

The standardization role in FLEXCoop is twofold: standards are relevant for the inputs to the project tools and for the exploitation of the project results. Considering the design of the tools and the tools’ input, this is ensured by enforcing the compliance with the standards utilized in the field. In order to ensure the viability of project results, a key characteristic is the replicability of the tools so these can be utilized in other contexts beyond the project living lab sites. For the standards being established such as IEC 62746, the knowledge acquired during the project is fed back towards standardization. This ensures that the project results contribute back to the future standards and ensures project results replicability. This talk will cover the FLEXCoop compliance with the existing and upcoming standards, with a specific accent on the IEC 62939 and IEC 62746, as well as upstream CIM-based standards and downstream standards such as SAREF and oneM2M.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-plus-circle” add_icon=”true” title=”Special Session – InteGRIDy – Integrated Smart GRID Cross-Functional Solutions for Optimized Synergetic Energy Distribution, Utilization Storage Technologies” tab_id=”1539336995790-94fdf178-c276″][vc_custom_heading text=”Chair:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]


inteGRIDy, Integrated Smart GRID Cross-Functional Solutions for Optimized Synergetic Energy Distribution, Utilization Storage Technologies




Sotiris Tsakanikas, TREK Development


 [/vc_column_text][vc_separator 0=””][vc_custom_heading text=”Abstract:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]InteGRIDy, integrated Smart GRID Cross-Functional Solutions for Optimized Synergetic Energy Distribution, Utilization & Storage Technologies

H2020 Grant Agreement Number: 731268

InteGRIDy aims to integrate cutting-edge technologies, solutions and mechanisms in a scalable Cross-Functional Platform of replicable solutions to connect existing energy networks with diverse stakeholders with enhanced observability of both generation and consumption profiles which will facilitate the optimal and dynamic operation of the Distribution Grid, fostering grid stability and coordinating Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) and collaborative Storage schemes within a continuously increased share of Renewable Energy (RES).

The most relevant innovations include the:

 ⇒ Integration of existing automation systems and intelligent meter reading with intelligent IoT infrastructure

 ⇒ Development of modeling mechanisms oriented to the management of network topology, the introduction of real-time response models and to perform battery recharging profiles.

 ⇒ Incorporation of predictive algorithms to manage energy generation and demand in real time

 ⇒ Powerful visual analysis applications and dynamic simulations will allow pilots to make predictions and make optimal decisions on the resources to be used.

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Lampros Zyglakis, Research Associate ITI-CERTH, Greece



Innovative user profiling framework

The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) is one of the largest research centers in Greece, founded in 2000. CERTH has important scientific and technological achievements in many areas including Power and Energy, Environment, Industry, Mechatronics, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, Health, Agro-biotechnology, Smart farming, Safety & Security, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas.

The Information Technologies Institute (CERTH/ITI) is one of CERTH’s institutes, with profound experience on pilot realization and platforms implementation, actively participates in the inteGRIDy Cross-Functional Platform implementation, as well as leads the activities envisioned related with Small Scale Demonstration.

Within inteGRIDy’s project, CERTH/ITI is developing extended Demand Response and Demand Side Management scheduling and implementation tools. CERTH/ITI handles a wide portfolio consisting of different types of users, each characterized by a personalized consumer profile. The portfolio is separated in two major sections: residential and commercial applications. In each, buildings are equipped with smart meters, environmental and motion smart sensors in order to perform accurate energy monitoring and dynamic performance optimization for consumers. Based on evolving personalised user profiles and accurate forecasting tools, CERTH/ITI toolset constructs daily a set of DR signals that provide incentives to end-users to adjust dynamically their energy demands.

Along with the aforementioned incentive-based DR scheme, CERTH/ITI has installed energy storage systems in consumer residential and commercial buildings in order to set a storage-based Demand Side Management (sDSM). Briefly, within the designed sDSM, the battery systems are fully controlled by the Aggregator in order to maximize their profit. The battery systems are designed in appropriate manner in order not to cause any disturbance to the building users. At the same time operate as a back-up energy source for the building users in case of a black out.

Finally, for commercial applications, CERTH/ITI tools enable smart direct load control of specific high energy-consuming loads during peak hours, while at the same time, user comfort and habits are respected in order to avoid discomfort. The aforementioned decision-making and optimization tool are all accompanied by user-friendly Visual Analytics software, customizable according to the needs of different end-users (e.g. Aggregator, facility manager, residential building residents etc.). These platforms (web-based or mobile) enable the end-users to monitor their energy consumption and the profits from their participation in DR schemes, while facilitate the aggregator to manage better its portfolio.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator 0=””][vc_column_text 0=””]



Sotiris Tsakanikas, MSc, Project Manager, TREK development, Greece



Innovative user profiling framework

Within the framework of InteGRIDy, TREK is developing an innovative user profiling framework which utilizes real-time energy demand data and ambient information in order to define dynamic consumer flexibility profiles and optimize the demand response potential of individual consumers and (subsequently) aggregated clusters of them. These demand flexibility models allow for the quantification, in real time, of the discomfort caused by the reduction or shifting of specific loads. This is translated into dynamic demand flexibility functions that feed demand side control and optimization strategies. By quantifying the discomfort levels of customers, we enable the identification of personalized Value of Lost Load (VLL) models, which eventually are transformed into local and global Demand Flexibility models. These models can further enable the delivery of robust short term forecasting of demand flexibility along with quantification of the cost of demand reduction or shifting, promoting that way the implementation of successful DR campaigns.

Moreover, a novel Visual Analytics framework (interface for Utilities and Aggregators) will allow for the multi-criteria clustering of the demand side, considering not only consumption information but, also, additional information (geographic, demographic, along with behavioral ones under various conditions), thus allowing for accurate and optimized segmentation of the demand side. This is a data analytics platform with enriched visualization to facilitate the business stakeholders (especially DR Aggregators) in portfolio management.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator 0=””][vc_column_text 0=””]


Sylvain Berlioz, R&D engineer, SOREA Energies & Communications, France




Improvements of grid stability

SOREA aims at improving the grid stability on the basis of technologies and knowledge shared and applied within the inteGRIDy consortium. In order to get an increasing efficiency of the electrical balance, taking also in to account the high seasonality of the consumption in the Maurienne Valley, the knowledge and experience to be generated in the context of inteGRIDy may contribute significantly in the better exploitation of the Renewable Energy Sources on the grid and the selection of innovative business models, in line with our activity. SOREA will lead the deployment of the solutions developed in the inteGRIDy project, with special focus on the specific business objectives and needs as defined at the very early beginning of the project. As a DSO, SOREA will make use of the inteGRIDy technologies to perform a suitable demonstration which will give the line to follow for future large scale developments to be implemented on the grid.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator 0=””][vc_column_text 0=””]


Vasileios Machamint, Research Associate, FOSS-UCY, Cyprus



Demonstration pilot of Cyprus

FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy is one of the constituent parts of the University of Cyprus. The main scope of the centre is to create a strong scientific research team in order to play a key role in research and technological development activities in the field of sustainable energy within Cyprus and at international level with the aim of contributing to the achievement of the relevant energy and environment objectives set out by Europe. In particular, FOSS strives to become a centre of excellence in energy that will act as a structure where world‐standard R&D work can be performed, in terms of measurable scientific production and technological innovation.

Within inteGRIDy project, FOSS is mainly involved with the demonstration pilot of Cyprus. FOSS, along with the DSO of Cyprus, will design and overlook the deployment of the infrastructure extensions and will be responsible for the collection of all necessary data for the operation of the pilot. The pilot is divided into two demo sites; the microgrid at the campus of the University of Cyprus and the case of dispersed prosumers within Cyprus.

These demo sites aim to test and integrate smart grid technologies, solutions and mechanisms in a framework of replicable tools. More specifically, within inteGRIDy framework, the trial sites will demonstrate three different tools:

  1. Monitoring and Supervision of Microgrid tool
  2. Demand Response tool
  3. Smart Management of Stored Energy tool

All three tools will be installed within the university campus microgrid, while a separate version of the DR tool will be installed by the DSO of Cyprus for the use case of dispersed prosumers within Cyprus. The pilot objectives can be summarized as follows:

– Self-consumption optimization

– Flexibility provision to the DSO

– Enhancement of the controllability of both university microgrid and dispersed prosumers within Cyprus

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Ioannis Vlachos, PhD, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece


 [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Abstract:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]The increased application of blockchains, and distributed ledger technology in general, in diverse technology sectors and market segments nowadays renders a new and very promising research and commercial field that brings the energy community closer to the target of a decentralized, digitalized, decarbonized, and democratized energy future.

The purpose of this Special Session is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the crossroads of energy and blockchains and to serve as a common place for exchanging ideas and lessons learnt from the application of blockchain technology in the energy sector. The topics of this Special Session can include, but not limited to:

  •  ⇒ energy markets,
  •  ⇒ peer-to-peer energy trading,
  •  ⇒ energy communities,
  •  ⇒ demand response,
  •  ⇒ virtual power plants, and
  •  ⇒ microgrids.

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Iasonas Kouveliotis -Lysikatos (NTUA) – “Supporting decentralized electricity markets with blockchain technology”



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Lin Herencic (FER, University of Zagreb)– “IMPACT: IMplementation of Peer-to-Peer Advanced Concept for Electricity Trading“



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Ioannis Vlachos (NTUA)– “An overview of use cases for blockchain technology in the energy sector“


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Dr. Barry Hayes (UCC, Ireland) – “EnerPort: an Irish blockchain project on peer-to-peer energy trading in distribution grids”



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Dr. Subhasis Thakur (National University of Ireland, Galway)– “Incorporating electric vehicles in peer to peer energy trade using blockchains“


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Dr. Dimosthenis Ioannidis (CERTH/ITI, Greece)– “Towards improving future DR programs for European Aggregators -The DELTA Secured Virtual Node Approach“


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[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-compress” add_icon=”true” title=”Special Session – SIREN – Smart Integration of RENewables” tab_id=”1539336997757-715b7108-0460″][vc_custom_heading text=”Abstract:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]Large-scale integration of uncertain and intermittent renewable sources, such as wind, is a major challenge for system operators. In Croatia, the transmission system operator (HOPS) is obliged to accept the entire output of renewable generators, regardless of the time and quantity of the generated electricity. This imposition presents a large stress to the operation of the Croatian transmission system: the flexibility requirements are much higher, the congestion management needs to be refined and the system planning and operation procedures need to be updated.

One part of the project is directed to updating the current and developing new strategies of HOPS’s system operation practices. Wind power plants’ characteristics, their expected output and effects of uncertainty will be examined. Both transmission system and generating units’ adequacy is assessed in order to determine the flexibility requirements at different operating states of the system.

Another part of the project investigates the benefits of energy storage units in transmission system. Besides the potential for construction of conventional storage units, i.e. pumped hydro power plants, the potential for utilization of battery energy storage and flywheels is assessed as well. The usage of these storage units for arbitrage, storing energy from wind power plants, corrective actions after a contingency, voltage support, and deferment of investments in transmission lines and generators is discussed.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Session Chair:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]



Hrvoje Pandžić, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia



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Tomislav Plavšić, Director, HOPS Ltd, Croatia



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Vladimir Valentić, HOPS Ltd, Croatia



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Zora Luburić, University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia



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Hrvoje Bašić, University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia



  •  TITLE: “Microgrids with energy storage systems and demand response for providing support to frequency regulation”
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[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-globe” add_icon=”true” title=”Special Session – THE GLOBAL GRID” tab_id=”1539336998741-8199d039-41c4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Abstract:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]Abundant renewable energy potential in remote locations and the rapid increase of worldwide electricity demand put forward the need for bulk transmission of power over long distances. This session discusses the emergence of regional supergrids and their ultimate connection to one global electricity network.

We present the results of a two-year study within the Cigré Working Group C1.35 about the Feasibility Analysis of a Global Electricity Network. Twenty international experts from industry and academia performed detailed simulations and cost-benefit analyses, considering worldwide renewable potential, annual profiles for regional electricity demand, and interconnection distances. In the same session, drawing results from European and Asian projects, speakers will discuss the plans for regional Supergrids in Europe, the Mediterannean, and Asia.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Session Chair:” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text 0=””]



Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, DTU, Department of Electrical Engineering, Denmark


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Spyros Chatzivasileiadis DTU, – “The Global Grid – the concept”


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Gerald Sanchis, RTE France – “Feasibility study of a Global electricity network”


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David Radu, University of Liege – “Regulatory challenges in a Global Grid context”


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Dr. Zhanghua Zheng (Tony) – “Super-grids and Their Influence in Facilitating the Development of Renewable Energy Globally.”



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The round table is organized by the Croatian Academy of Engineering, Department of Power Systems and will discuss the future development directions of the Croatia power and energy system.

The round table will be held in Croatian language with the following lectures:

The rond table speakers are:

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Igor Kuzle, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia


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Tomislav Plavšić, HOPS Ltd, Director, Power System Control and Market Operations, Croatia



Doc.dr.sc. Tomislav Plavšić rođen je 1971. godine u Zagrebu. Diplomirao je na Fakultetu elektrotehnike i računarstva Sveučilišta u Zagrebu 1997. godine, magistrirao 2001. te doktorirao 2008. godine, na istom fakultetu.

Od 2003. do danas radi na Hrvatskom operatoru prijenosnog sustava, u Sektoru za vođenje EES i tržište, na različitim poslovima i projektima, uključujući izračune prekograničnih prijenosnih kapaciteta, prognoze zagušenja dan unaprijed, regulaciju napona i jalove snage, dinamiku elektroenergetskog sustava, studije međusobnog povezivanja EES-a, studije priključenja vjetroelektrana, itd. Trenutno radi kao direktor Sektora za vođenje EES i tržište.

Predstavnik je HOPS-a u ENTSO-E Operativnom odboru, član Operativnog odbora sigurnosne suradnje TSO-a TSC i član ENTSO-E Plenarne skupine za interkonekciju kontinentalne Europe.
Docent je na Tehničkom fakultetu u Rijeci, gdje predaje kolegij Vođenje elektroenergetskog sustava.

Kroz svoju karijeru objavio je značajan broj radova u znanstvenim časopisima i na međunarodnim konferencijama. Član je IEEE, Senior Member, i član IEEE Power Engineering Society. Član je CIGRE-a i HRO CIGRE-a. Trenutno predsjedava studijskim odborom HRO CIGRE C2 Pogon i vođenje EES.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text 0=””]



Goran Slipac, HEP d.d, Management Board, Croatia



Rođen je 1960. godine u Novom Travniku (Republika Bosna i Hercegovina). Nakon završetka gimnazije upisao je 1978. godine studij elektrotehnike na Elektrotehničkom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, a diplomirao 1983. godine, smjer elektroenergetika, usmjerenje izgradnja i pogon elektroenergetskog sustava. U Institutu Končar zaposlio se 1985. godine, a 1988. godine prešao u Sektor za razvoj ZEOH (danas HEP d.d.).

Magistrirao je 1996. godine, a doktorirao 2013. godine. Od 2005. – 2008. direktor je Sektora za razvoj u HEP d.d. a od 2008. – 2012. direktor društva HEP Obnovljivi izvori energije d.o.o. Završio je nekoliko tečajeva iz područja planiranja razvoja elektroenergetskog i energetskog sustava održanih u SAD-u, Mađarskoj, Rumunjskoj te Crnoj Gori u organizaciji Međunarodne agencije za atomsku energiju sa sjedištem u Beču.

Član je Izvršnog odbora Znanstvenog vijeća za naftno-plinsko gospodarstvo i energetiku Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti. Glavni je urednik časopisa Journal of Energy (Energija) od 2007. godine.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text 0=””]



Slavko Krajcar, University of Zagreb, Croatia



Prof. dr. sc. Slavko Krajcar, rođen 1951. godine u Krajcar brijegu (Žminj), redoviti je profesor u trajnom zvanju na Fakultetu elektrotehnike i računarstva Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatska. Kao nastavnik radi ili je radio na predmetima: Energetska elektrotehnika, Razvod električne energije, Rasklopna postrojenja (Električna postrojenja), Elektrane, Električna rasvjeta, Niskonaponske mreže i instalacije, Razdjelne mreže i instalacije, Modeli izgradnje EES-a u liberaliziranim uvjetima, Uvod u teoriju tržišta energentima, Ekonomija u energetici, na preddiplomskim i diplomskim te Specifičnosti električna postrojenja, Planiranje razdjelnih mreža, Modeliranje odnosa na tržištu električne energije i Planiranje distribucijskih sustava na doktorskom studiju. Šire mu je znanstveno područje energetika, a uže planiranje razdjelnih mreža, ekonomija u energetici te modeliranje odnosa na tržištu električne energije.

Rezultat je rada preko sto objavljenih znanstvenih, stručnih radova i studija. Vodio je brojne razvojno-istraživačke projekte, od kojih se mnogi primjenjuju u praksi. Vodio je više međunarodnih projekata i bio je ekspert UNIDO-a u području racionalnog korištenja električne energije. Bio je voditelj i jedan je od autora bijele i zelene knjige Strategije energetskog razvitka RH. Također je jedan od autora Nacionalnog programa energetske učinkovitosti RH.

Osim nastavne, znanstvene i stručne djelatnosti, sudjelovao je i u mnogim drugim aktivnostima. Bio je predstojnik Zavoda za visoki napon i energetiku FER-a u dva mandata. Bio je dekan Fakulteta u dva mandata. Bio je član Senata Sveučilišta u četiri mandata. Bio je predsjednik ili član mnogih upravnih ili nadzornih odbora te drugih tijela u RH. Bio je član Nacionalnog vijeća za konkurentnost. Utemeljitelj je i dugogodišnji voditelj škole Diploma Study in Management te stručnog studija Training Centre for Energy Trading pri Fakultetu elektrotehnike i računarstva. Član je IEEE, CIGRE, CIRED, HATZ (trenutno član Uprave Hrvatske akademije tehničkih znanosti). Bio je i predsjednik Čakavskog sabora u dva mandata. Izdao je dvije zbirke pjesama. (Više na http://www.fer.unizg.hr/slavko.krajcar.)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text 0=””]


Ante Ćurković, CEO, Croatia


Dr. Sc. Ante Curkovic, dipl. ing. stroj. roden je 1952. u mjestu Pasic (općina Tomislavgrad). Zvanje diplomiranog inzenjera strojarstva stice 1976. godine na Fakultetu strojarstva i brodogradnje Sveucilista u Zagrebu, na istom fakultetu je magistrirao 1980 i obranio doktorski rad na temu energetike 2000. godine. Pocinje raditi u Koncaru 1976. u sektoru za proizvodnju i razvoj elektricnih generatora, a zatim postaje direktor tvornice Koncar-Samobor. Godine 1991. pocinje s radom u Ministarstvu industrije Republike Hrvatske kao savjetnik ministra za industriju. Nakon 2 godine prelazi u Hrvatsku elektroprivredu na mjesto clana uprave HEP-a za proizvodnju, iza 2000. radi kao savjetnik uprave HEP-a do 2009. Godine 2010. pocinje s radom u privatnoj tvrtci gdje se bavi razvojem i realizacijom postrojenja za koristenje obnovljivih izvora energije, modelima financiranja projekata, planiranjem investicija i planiranjem razvoja poslovanja, te je do sada vrlo uspjesno izgradeno 7 vjetroelektrana ukupne snage oko 145MW. Zvanje docenta na Fakultetu strojarstva i brodogradnje dobio je 2005. godine, trenutno sudjeluje u nastavi na Fakultetu strojarstva i brodogradnje. Kao autor iii suautor objavio je razlicite clanke i znanstvene radove na podrucju energetike i strategije za energetski razvoj Republike Hrvatske. Osim hrvatskog jezika, vjest je u citanju, pisanju i govoru engleskoga jezika.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]