November 23, 2020


Webinar- Extracting value from data sharing for RES forecasting: Privacy aspects & data monetization

17 Dec 2020 @ 14:00 CET Duration: 1h Recent works in renewable energy sources (RES) forecasting, have shown the interest of using spatially distributed time series and assumed that data could be gathered centrally and used, either at the RES power plant level, or at the level of a system operator. However, data is distributed in terms of ownership, limitation in data transfer capabilities and with agents being reluctant to share their data anyway. The goal of this presentation is to rethink those learning problems by reformulating them as distributed learning problems and exploring two paradigms: privacy-preserving analytics and data markets. It will start by presenting the paradigm of collaborative RES forecasting and the challenges to implement a privacy layer for data from multiple owners. Then, the different algorithmic solutions for that data markets are discussed together with its applicability to RES forecasting. In this context, agents will be incentivized to collaborate, either through monetization of data or a privacy protocol for data exchange.

Intended audience

  • Decision-makers from the energy sector and the power system industry (operators of power systems, energy producers, market regulators, energy traders, etc.)
  • Senior engineers with experience in renewable energy or statistics / data science
  • Data providers, data science companies, grid operators
  • RES traders
  • Academia, Regulation bodies

Liyang Han                               Ricardo Bessa


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November 20, 2020


Webinar: Demonstrating the technical and economical viability of grid-forming converters: first lessons learnt from Osmose demonstrators

From a newly installed 1MVA energy storage system demonstrator in the French Network, Rte will present how a grid-forming converter can operate robustly in grid-connected situation, how it can interface multiple DC storage devices, and how we can measure its effectiveness from the point of coupling.

14 Dec 2020 @ 14:00 CET

Duration: 1h

Intended audience:

Senior Engineers in power systems, from academics to TSO & DSO entities, RES generators and equipment manufacturers.

 

Key messages:

  • Suitable grid-forming algorithm can be implemented on commercial converters for transmission grid interface, provided minimal DC energy storage upgrade.
  • Multiple DC storage operator can be interfaced behind the same grid-forming converter mutualized for multi-services.
  • High resolution measurement must be used to validate the grid-forming behaviour from point of coupling.

Carmen Cardozo                          Guillaume Denis


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October 24, 2020


Webinar: Local flexibility solutions leveraged by RD&I projects as system stability solutions

The presentation will shortly provide an introduction to flexibility solutions, focused on DSO and demand side innovative service enabling solutions This introduction is followed by the presentation of ATTEST and INTERRFACE as example of RD&I projects where these flexibility solutions are being developed at an European level.

10th Nov 2020 @ 14:00 CEST

Duration: 1 hour

The targeted audience of the webinar is:

The intended audience from in this webinar includes: academy members from the power systems area and industry players also from power systems including TSOs, DSOs, policy makers, regulators, research centers and associations focused in grid management and grid planning.

Key messages:

Flexibility plays a key-role in the decarbonisation of power systems and in increasing the involvement of end-users through the creation of innovative demand-side services.

INTERPRETER will develop an open-source interoperable grid management solution consisting of a set of 10 software applications for an optimal design, planning, operation and maintenance of the electricity grid, with a special focus on the distribution network.

ATTEST aims to develop a secure ICT platform that integrates a set of optimization tools for operating, planning and managing assets of power systems.

INTERRFACE aims to create a common architecture that connects market platforms to establish a seamless pan-European electricity exchange linking wholesale and retail markets and allows all electricity market players to trade and procure energy services in a transparent, non-discriminatory way.

André Guimarães                                                George Boultadakis             Hans Bludszuweit


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October 18, 2020


Webinar: INTERPRETER – Flexibility needs at system level

Introduction to flexibility solutions, which can be used to increase efficiency in power systems. The solutions considered for the webinar are network level solutions. This introduction is followed by the presentation of FlexPlan and CoordiNet as example of RD&I projects where flexibility solutions are being developed to change the power system landscape.

6th Nov 2020 @ 14:00 CEST

Duration: 1 hour

The targeted audience of the webinar is:

Academy members, from the power systems area and industry players also from power systems including TSOs, DSOs, policy makers, regulators, research centers and associations focused in grid management and grid planning.  

 

Key messages:

Flexibility plays a key-role in the decarbonisation of power systems (e.g. by promoting the integration of DER or enabling new TSO/DSO coordination strategies) and RD&I projects contribute to the European leadership in the power system industry by developing related solutions. 

INTERPRETER will develop an open-source interoperable grid management solution consisting of a set of 10 software applications for an optimal design, planning, operation and maintenance of the electricity grid, with a special focus on the distribution network. 

FlexPlan aims at establishing a new grid planning methodology considering the opportunity to introduce new storage and flexibility resources in electricity transmission and distribution grids as an alternative to building new grid elements. 

CoordiNet aims to demonstrate how DSOs and TSOs by acting in a coordinated manner can provide favourable cooperation conditions to all actors while removing barriers to participation for customers and small market players connected to distribution networks 

 

Nuno Amaro                                Gianluigi Migliavacca                                  José Pablo Chaves


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On behalf of the CEM11 pre-event organizers (ISGAN and PSF), we invite you to the ISGAN-PSF joint workshop “A holistic approach to low emission energy systems through the sector integration” on Wednesday 16 September, 14:30 – 16:00 CET (15:30 -17:00 Riyadh).

Clean Energy Ministerial 11 (CEM11) hosted this year by Saudi Arabia, will be entirely virtual and open to all via live webcast.

This workshop will bring together ongoing and upcoming CEM work from various perspectives, looking at power system integration enabled by digitalization and new technologies for power system flexibility – such as electric mobility and distributed storage. The focus of the discussion will be on key policy support, including market design, multi-stakeholder coordination, cross-sectoral approaches. From CEM, this includes the Power System Flexibility Campaign, the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and the work of the Horizontal Accelerator for EV Integration. Also, during the event, the winning projects of the Sixth ISGAN Award of Excellence will be announced. (Please find more details in the attached PDF file.)


* How to join the event:

Please visit the CEM11-MI5 event website and register www.cem-mi-saudi2020.sa. You will be sent an access code the platform which will let you log in to the virtual conference, select your avatar to wander around the virtual venue, go to the chat room to network, and go to your side event room.

The session will be broadcast live through this link also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS6IyRgUutY&feature=youtu.be 

 


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September 8, 2020


Online workshop “Testing Methods and Certification Protocols”

IEA-ISGAN invites you to the online seminar on "Testing Methods and Certification Protocols", which will take place on October 15th, 2020. The “Smart Grid International Research Facility Network - SIRFN” is a sub-programme of the “International Smart Grid Action Network - ISGAN” and will present its advanced work on testing and validation of Smart Grid systems. The online seminar will include automated testing of distributed generators, holistic validation considerations of energy systems, validations procedures of Microgrid functions and modern laboratory testing technologies.

Online workshop “Testing Methods and Certification Protocols”

Will take place on 15 October 2020.

SIRFN will present its advanced work on testing and validation of smart grid systems. The following topics will be covered:

  • automated testing of distributed generators
  • holistic validation considerations of energy systems
  • validations procedures of microgrid functions
  • modern laboratory testing technologies.

Further information about the event will be distributed to the registered persons shortly before the event.
For all enquiries regarding the event, please contact sirfn[at]der-lab.net.


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May 11, 2020


Webinar: Smart4RES – Data science for renewable energy prediction

The prediction of Renewable Energy Source (RES) production is a worldwide challenge for Smart Grids. In this webinar, you will learn next-generation solutions proposed by the European Project Smart4RES: • Future power system applications based on RES forecasting, • Innovative weather and RES forecasting products to increase performance by 10-20%.

5 jun 2020 @ 14:00 CEST

Duration: 1 hour

The targeted audience of the webinar is:

  • decision-makers from the energy sector and and the power system industry (operators of power systems, energy producers, market regulators, energy traders, etc.)
  • senior engineers with experience in renewable energy or statistics / data science.

Key messages of webinar:

  • Collaborative forecasts enable the distributed optimization of energy transactions by multiple actors of power systems, yielding value through data markets while preserving data privacy.
  • High-resolution forecasts give tailored information on the uncertainty of RES production sites, thanks to advanced weather predictions and cutting-edge data science.
  • Artificial Intelligence teams up with human expertise to exploit the big data available on RES production and power systems to optimize decision-making for market applications and grid management.
  • Synergies between RES and storage systems are optimized and validated in practice on various contexts, from a large RES power plant to an entire isolated power system.

George Kariniotakis                 Pierre Pinson


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April 24, 2020


Webinar: New business models for distribution grid stakeholders under high penetration of DER

In a context with high penetration of distributed energy resources, the smartening and digitalization of distribution grids enable unlocking the potential of distributed flexibilities. However, new business models are necessary to make this a reality. This webinar will explore some of these new business models, with a focus on four main agents, namely DSOs, aggregators, end-users, and data service providers. The challenges and opportunities for these stakeholders are discussed, with an emphasis on perspective of the DSO as neutral market facilitator and distribution system optimizer. The work presented in this webinar is part of the European H2020 project Integrid (https://integrid-h2020.eu/).

May 19, 2020 02:00 PM in Brussels

Duration: 1h

The webinar mainly targets DSOs, and potential flexibility providers (VPPs, aggregators, flexible consumers), but it is also relevant to all other stakeholders with an interest in the topics of smart distribution grids, local flexibility services and aggregation. These includes, but is not limited to: regulators, academics and researchers on these topics, retailers, or software and data service providers.

Key messages:
• New business models and solutions are necessary to unlock the full potential of distributed flexibilities and metering data.
• These business models open both new challenges and opportunities for several stakeholders such as DSOs, end-users, aggregators or data service providers.
• The DSO in particular will have a central role as market facilititator and system optimizer.

Presenters:

Ricardo Prata                             Rafael Cossent                          Ricardo Bessa


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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 3, 2020


India Smart Utility Week (ISUW 2020)

International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Grids and Smart Cities

India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) has been organising its flagship annual event, India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) since 2015 and it is considered as one of the top five international events on Smart Grids and Smart Cities. With launching of 100 smart city projects by the Government of India, water and city gas distribution utilities will also need to equip themselves with latest technologies for improved operational efficiency and successful integration into the smart city systems. However, lack of effective policy and regulations both at the central and state level along with inadequate safety guidelines, standards, business models act as barriers for its growth. In order to address all the challenges and to discuss future technologies and opportunities, we have transformed the India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) to India Smart Utility Week (ISUW) in 2019. From the overwhelming feedbacks we received, ISUW 2019 was an astounding success, attended by over 1800 + delegates and 288 speakers from 41 countries.

ISUW 2020 will be organised as an International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Energy and smart mobility for Smarter Cities. ISUW 2020 will bring together India’s leading Electricity, Gas and Water Utilities, Policy Makers, Regulators, Investors and world’s top-notch Smart Energy Experts and Researchers to discuss trends, share best practices and showcase next generation technologies and products in smart energy and smart cities domains. ISUW 2020 will include plenaries, keynotes, interactive workshops, high level roundtables and technical sessions on variety of topics.

 

ISGW 2019 Post Event Report can be viewed at link: http://indiasmartgrid.org/reports/…

 

ISUW 2020 is planned from 03 – 07 March 2020 in New Delhi – see also: http://www.isuw.in/

 


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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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