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.
A group of one day workshops was held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK on May 8th 2014. The event constituted the opportunity for research and industrial participants to contribute short presentations and join in technical discussions with European smart grid specialists.
For further information, please have a look at the flyer of the event and at the material available in the "Technical Workshops" of the "Dissemination" section of the website.
During the EERA JP Smart Grids Steering Committee (SC) meeting organized by LABORELEC on March 11-13th in Brussels, a dedicated ELECTRA IRP session took place.
All 21 ELECTRA IRP partners attended this session that provided to SC members and to the EC Project Officer an update about the latest achievements. During the ELECTRA IRP session the SC discussed several issues and also approved the first documents and formats to be circulated and disseminated outside the consortium.