Birmingham, 24th - 25th November 2016
On 24th and 25th November 2016 the first EERA scientific conference was held in Birmingham (UK). The conference, organised in a plenary and parallel sections was a great opportunity to catch a cross-view of the main research topics that are going on inside the Joint Programs (JP). (find more here)
Niagara Falls, Canada, October 24th-28th, 2016
ELECTRA actively contributed to the 7th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED 2016) as partnering organization. On October 24th a side event workshop "Testing and Research Infrastructure for Future Power Grids" was organized in cooperation with SIRFN - ISGAN. Moreover in the next days, ELECTRA people provided import contributions to Session 3 "Market & Regulatory Framework" and Session 5 "Standard and Evolution of Grid Codes for the Integration of Renewables and Distributed Resources." (read more and download presentations here).
The Research Infrastructure Database, supported by ELECTRA and maintained by DERlab, received a complete revision of its structure and functionalities and also comes in a new design.
The database focuses on research infrastructure in the DER and smart grid field and presents laboratories, testing facilities and similar competencies, clustering all relevant information and the labs' profiles systematically. In total, more than 200 facilities from over 45 institutes – mainly from Europe and the US – can be found in the database. The extensive search options now also allow a full-text keyword search, ensuring you to find relevant entries efficiently.
To find a lab or testing facility and to explore the new functions, visit the renewed Research Infrastructure Database on http://infrastructure.der-lab.net/.
Ljubljana, 10th October 2016
On 10th October, a special session about " ELECTRA IRP Researchers Exchange (REX)" has been organized at the ISGT Europe 2016. Five researchers who were successful in REX Call 2 and 3 presented their results and shared their experience of exchange working in leading smart grid organisations. The workshop was also the occasion to officially announce the opening of the fifth REX call in which applications from both industrial organisations and research organisations are welcome (find more here).