A joint workshop Electra/EvolvDSO will be held in Brussel on April 15th - 10.00-16.30.
This is a very important opportunity to truly engage with industry stakeholders (esp. DSOs) to explain in more detail Electra proposed web-of-cells concept, the rationale behind it, and the technical control challenges as well as a preliminary view on the Electra solutions. Moreover the DSOs point of view on requirements of future control rooms will be discussed and gathered by means of a questionnaire.
Such industry feedback can be a crucial input to further steer and prioritize the Electra activities, and is strongly recommended by Electra Project Officer and by the project reviewers. Next to being of extreme value for Electra, it is of high interest for the EvolvDSO project partners as well, to serve as input for their discussions related to ‘the future role of DSOs’.
An ELECTRA IRP - GRID4EU Joint Workshop is organised in Brussels on 30th March 2015.
This joint technical workshop between the two EU projects address short/medium term solutions as well as long term solutions related to a more active grid management, especially at medium and low voltage level, necessitated by the rapidly increasing level of renewable energy generation.
The new control concepts proposed by ELECTRA and the experiences from GRID4EU demos are discussed and the DSOs point of view on requirements of future control rooms gathered by means of a questionnaire.
The event demonstrates the good cooperation between the projects, bridging short/medium term deployable solutions to long term radically new solutions. It as well illustrates the collaboration between the scientific community and the utilities in Europe and fosters the sharing of experience and knowledge between these two types of Smart Grids stakeholders.
An ELECTRA IRP - ETP Working Group 1 “Network operation and assets” Joint Workshop was organised at Van Maerlant Building (VMA) in Brussels on 17th December. The Workshop, entitled “Network Operation for 2030+”, was subdivided into three sections and gave an insight on the latest research activities on “Inertia and grid stability with high penetration of DG and storage”, “Operational flexibility and ancillary services” and “Observability and system integration”.
The workshop material is publicly available and can be found here.
A side event named “ELECTRA IRP/EERA Smart Grids Workshop and the Aim towards International Cooperation” was organised at the international conference IRED2014 on integration of renewables and distributed energy resources on 17th November. The workshop gives participants the opportunity to hear about the latest results emerging from the EERA JP on Smart Grids and ELECTRA IRP research programmes, discuss concepts key to the emergence of radical integrative voltage and frequency control solutions, and attend the global launch of the ELECTRA Researcher Exchange Programme.
For further information on the event, please visit the conference website.