March 21, 2020


Webinar. Assessment of smart grid initiatives: the ISGAN smartgrideval toolkit

Smart grid initiatives have grown the complexity of planning activities, the related wide-range impacts require broad approaches for being properly accounted. The webinar analyses current practices and use cases of the assessment approaches. The advantages of combining Cost-Benefit and Multi-Criteria analyses are presented. A tutorial on the smartgrideval software developed as a part of ISGAN activities is provided.

Apr 23, 2020 02:00 PM in Brussels

Duration: 1h

Smart grid initiatives generate wide range impacts which are not captured by the traditional monetary analysis.

Broader and more general assessment tools are required for estimating the actual smart grid potential.

The use of an approach which combines the Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for the monetary impacts and the Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) for non-monetary impacts is promising to increase the accuracy of the assessment of smart grid initiatives.

As a part of ISGAN activities, the smartgrideval software is proposed a as decision support tool in the context of smart grid assessment.

photo of Fabrizio Pilo photo of Matteo Troncia

Fabrizio Pilo                 Matteo Troncia


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March 11, 2020


POSTPONED => ISGAN Executive Committee Meeting (ExCo19) in 2020 / Berlin

In reference to the latest developments of the Coronavirus risk assessment and outbreaks across the world ISGAN Presidium would like to inform on the situation regarding the ExCo19 meeting in Berlin.

Unfortunately ISGAN had to cancel the 19th ExCo meeting in March on very short-notice due to the tense situation caused by the Sars-CoV-2 virus. However, ISGAN was able to find a solution and a web meeting on March 24th for urgent matters will be organised. The 19th ExCo meeting itself will be postponed to May. ISGAN Presidium and Secretariat hope that this new date will suit as many delegates as possible.

ISGAN invites to the 19th ISGAN Executive Committee of the International Smart Grid Action Network in Berlin on 20 – 22 May 2020.


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February 6, 2020


Webinar: The need to model coupled energy networks to transition to a decarbonized future

The coordination between planners and operators of coupled energy systems will allow the further integration of renewable energy sources in the electricity network by storing energy in fuel form over long periods of time using power-to-gas, the recovery and more efficient use of heat, and the decarbonization of industrial processes and transportation modes that can’t be electrified. Energy networks, such as electricity grids and natural gas pipeline networks, have traditionally been planned and operated independently. In order to enhance the integration and coordination of different energy networks, they must be planned and operated in coupled ways. Different energy networks have historically been and are still modelled by different tools.

27 Feb 2020 @ 14:00 CET

Duration: 1h

In this webinar it will discuss the need to model coupled energy systems in a single framework and we will introduce encoord’s Scenario Analysis Interface for Energy Systems (SAInt), a software application to model, plan, and operate coupled energy networks.

 

Dr. Carlo Brancucci                Dr. Kwabena Pambour


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