May 22, 2018
13 Jun 2018 @ 14:00 CEST
13 Jun 2018 @ 14:00 CEST
13 Jun 2018 @ 14:00 CEST
May 3, 2018
The Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is hosting a no-cost webinar titled, Utility Scale Storage: If, When, What Type, How Much, and Where?
The webinar is part of the GreeningTheGrid.org technical platform, which provides information and technical assistance to address the challenges related to grid modernization and the integration of variable renewable energy to the power system.
Affordable energy storage is sometimes referred to as the “holy grail” in the context of achieving high penetrations of solar and wind energy in the power system. With the costs of solar, wind and battery-based energy storage technologies declining dramatically in recent years, power sector stakeholders around the world are faced with policy and investment decisions related to the role of energy storage in a high-variable renewable energy system. Yet, the interactions between high variable renewable energy penetration and energy storage are power system-specific and in many cases are not well understood.
The webinar will provide a state-of-the-industry overview of the considerations related to cost-effective deployment of energy storage in power systems pursuing high penetrations of variable renewable energy. The webinar will explore common questions, such as:
The webinar will be presented and moderated by Paul Denholm and Jaquelin Cochran from NREL.
Paul Denholm, Ph.D., is a member of the Grid Systems Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at NREL. Dr. Denholm is a leading researcher in grid applications for energy storage and solar energy. He pioneered a variety of research methods for understanding the technical, economic and environmental benefits and impacts of the large-scale deployment of renewable electricity generation. He has delivered over 100 invited presentations to agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, and the International Energy Agency. He has co-authored over 100 articles related to renewable energy integration.
Jaquelin Cochran, Ph.D., is the group manager for the Market & Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at NREL. Dr. Cochran analyzes policies and market designs that create an enabling framework for emerging energy technologies (e.g., renewable energy, demand response, and distributed generation), with a focus on best practices for grid integration of renewable electricity. She recently co-led a renewable energy grid integration study of India. Before joining NREL, Dr. Cochran was an Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Management with KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years with the Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency (FEWE) in Krakow. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley.
The presentations will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.
March 16, 2018
Mr. A. K. Mishra from India has been appointed as a new Vice Chair to support ISGAN presidium
Mr. A. K. Mishra is General Manager and Director National Smart Grid Mission Project Management unit, responsible for operationalizing National Effort in preparing the utility and industry, under National Smart Grid Mission, for the transformation towards Smart Grid. He is working in close coordination with National Mission Innovation Team for project selection and utility perspective integration into research.
Mr. A. K. Mishra was previously involved as deputy and Addional General Manager, ICT sectoral lead and team leads for engineering for POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited. He had responsibilities for initiating national efforts on smart grid and transmission sector utility preparation for renewable integration.
At the ISGAN ExCo 15, Newcastle, Australia 2018
March 15, 2018
Synergies and interactions with MI IC#1 with ISGAN have been discussed within the ISGAN community at CSIRO, Newcastle.
The public workshop started with an overview what Mission Innovation (MI) is, how it developed and what the six mayor R&D topics they work on are.
Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 22 countries and the European Union to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation. As part of the initiative, participating countries have committed to seek to double their governments’ clean energy research and development (R&D) investments over five years, while encouraging greater levels of private sector investment in transformative clean energy technologies. These additional resources will dramatically accelerate the availability of the advanced technologies that will define a future global energy mix that is clean, affordable, and reliable. MI developed seven challenges and the topic MI IC#1 is Smart Grids
MI IC#1 was founded in autumn 2016. It is is co-led by Italy (Luciano Martini), India (Sanjay Bajpai) and China (Yibo Wang).
March 13, 2018
Newcastle City Council representatives, local entrepreneurs and ISGAN Experts came together to work and brainstorm on innovative idea for Smart City Newcastle.
Where we came from Smart City; concept of the Living Lab introduced by the City Council representatives. In the past Newcastlewas reknowned for its steel-making and the largest coal exporting port in the world.
In 1997 steel production was closing. Pathways to sustainability conference laid the future vision of Newcastle, under which the city aims to establishe itself as a world leader of in the area of Sustainable Energy Industry. Another positive development involved the CISRO chosing Newcastle as its main location. Australia’s 1st Green Power Scheme was elaborated shortly after that. In 2000 the first energy meeting took place with the contribution and from 900 community members.
Currently a 5MW Solar park is realized on a closed land fill with the plan to use the concept of virtual net metering for the council’s electricity demand.
Ideas around a living energy lab for Newcastle’s sportsground number 2 have been discussed.
March 11, 2018
We are pleased to inform you that the next ISGAN Executive Committee Meeting (ExCo15) and associated side-events (smart grid regional conference) will be held in Newcastle, Australia in the week of March 12, 2018.
The ISGAN community visited Summerhill Waste Management Facility.
The head of the facility presented it capabilities in terms of waste collection and treatment in the local context. He raised the crucial importance of education in waste management and recycling and the measures currently undertaken in Newcastle.
The two main initiatives currently considered include waste to energy, WTE, and processed engineered fuel, PEF. PEF refers to the processing of waste to produce feedstock for WTE and involves sorting, screening and shredding of waste. The process ensures that the feedstock is suitable for the WTE facility, maximizes its efficiency, reduces waste from the WTE facility and, finally help to transport fuel more efficiently.
Giving an overview of the issues in the industry is facing right now, the head of the facility mentioned fast changing regulation and the attitudes and awareness of the overall population. He pointed out the 70% recycling target established by the authorities, which is, however, currently difficult to achieve and the average recycling rate does not go beyond 45%. By way of an example, in big cities the population is not directly engaged with their environment, thus recycling activities are much more difficult to conduct compared to small communites. This creates an oportunity for a regulatory change from recycling to diversion and recovery (waste to energy).
Newcastle welcomed ISGAN Experts at the City Hall
In the afternoon CSIRO and Newcastle City Council organized Workshops and Idea Bombing on Smart City Newcastle.
From Wednesday to Friday the Executive Committee meet to discuss adminstrative issues and pogress as well as work programs within their Annexes. A new Vice Chair was elected to support ISGAN presidium: Mr. A. K. Mishra from India
March 1, 2018
ISGAN Workshop on Monday 12th, March 2018 in in Newcastle, Australia.
|08:30-08:45||Welcoming remarks,Introduction, Meeting Objectives|
|08:45-09:45||Test Protocols for Advanced Inverter Functions: current
developments and future opportunities (Jay Johnson, Sandia)
|10:00-11:00||Advanced Laboratory Testing Methods (Roland Bründlinger, AIT)|
|11:00-12:00||Role of Microgrids Research in Future Power System Research|
February 13, 2018
Webinar of the ISGAN Academy “Planning of Distribution Systems in the Era of Smart Grids”, which will took place on February 14th, 2018.
The webinar deals with distribution planning in the era of smart grids. It is based on the CIGRE WG C6.19 activity. The main topics of the webinar are:
Watch the webinar or find out more at Leonardo Energy.
February 2, 2018
The IEA Buildings, IEA EUWP (End Use Working Party) and IEA TCPs came together to discuss priority R&D topics and how TPC are dealing with building related research questions
With participation of several TCPs, IEA secretariat (John Dulac), IEA EUWP Vice Chair for Buildings (Sabine Mitter) and IEA EUWP chair (Gudrun Maass) discussed building related priority research topics.
Photo: Hannes Warmuth, Sabine Mitter, Teun Boekhoven, Gudrun Maass, Adriana Diaz, Monixa Axcell, Even Bjornstad, Robin Wiltshire, Matthias Stifter, Ralf-Roman Schmidt, Ricardo Enriquez, Takao Sawachi (from left to right) (photo: Sabine Mitter)