September 1, 2021


22nd ISGAN Executive Committee Meeting – Save the Date

ISGAN annouces its 22nd Executive Committee Meeting which will take place from October 12th-14th, 2021 as an online meeting.

During this meeting it is planned to discuss the future strategy of ISGAN on its way into its third period. Possible restructuring and the new legal framework will be addressed. The latest results of all nine ISGAN Annexes will be presented and discussions on the next steps for cooperation with other organisations are planned.

 

For any inquiry regarding the ISGAN and the ExCo21 meeting, please contact the ISGAN Secretariat at ISGAN[at]ait.ac.at.


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June 1, 2021


(CEM12) The 7th ISGAN Awards Ceremony

Open invitation to join the 7th ISGAN Award of Excellence Ceremony

Since 2014, ISGAN has recognised and showcased the leadership and innovation of more than 40 distinguished smart grid projects through an annual ISGAN Award of Excellence competitions each with a special focus.

The 7th ISGAN Award of Excellence recognizes exemplars in the field of smart grids with a special focus on “Future-Proofing the Grid Operation via Advanced Digitalisation and IoT”.

The ceremony of its award competition will take place at the 12th Clean Energy Ministerial on 2 June 2021.

Auditorium, 19:25-19:55 CEST, Wednesday 2 June 2021

*After being broadcast in the Auditorium, the recorded ceremony will be accessible through the On-Demand section. 

 

 


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May 25, 2021


Webinar – Regulatory Sandboxes for Smart Energy Systems – What innovators and researchers should know about it?

10 June 2021 14:00 CEST - The webinar will provide information about what Smart Energy Systems innovators and researchers should know about Regulatory Sandboxes and other Regulatory Experimenting as measures for accelerating the transition to a global clean energy economy.

Participants will get first hand information about

  • related activities in Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Finland, and
  • policy messages to the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM).

In the second part experts and practitioners will discuss

  • how new projects on Smart Energy Systems can learn from this and
  • how the insights can help to upscale their projects in regulatory sandboxes; and
  • which insights are there and what do they mean to all the (new) actors in the SES world?

Building on the first initiative on Experimental Sandboxes (in 2019), ISGAN has organized a series of interactive knowledge transfer workshops and accompanying activities on maximizing learning from and by Regulatory Sandboxes and other Regulatory Experimenting programs for Smart Energy Systems.
This is based the policy messages sent to the Clean Energy Ministerial conference taking place in Chile from 31 May to 6 June 2021.

CEM being the high-level global forum of energy ministers of 28 countries (plus European Union) to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy.

 

Join the webinar: 2021-06-10 at h 14:00 CEST (UTC+2)


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May 18, 2021


Webinar – Optimising participation of renewables generation in multiple electricity markets: Smart4RES vision, opportunities and role of forecasting

09 June 2021 13:00 CEST - In electricity markets, errors associated to RES production forecasting lead to imbalance penalties when actual delivered production deviates from bids. Optimisation strategies, requiring multiple predictions, have been proposed to minimize these penalties. However, having so many predictions represents a cost for operators and can be source of inefficiency by cumulating forecasting errors. In this context, Smart4RES proposes optimisation methods for trading tools, considering multiple market opportunities, high resolution forecast and prescriptive analytics.

Intended audience

  • International decision-makers from the energy sector and the power system industry
  • RES producers, aggregators, grid operators, and traders
  • Academia
  • Regulatory bodies

 

Join the webinar: 2021-06-09 at h 13:00 CEST (UTC+2)


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May 12, 2021


Webinar: Electricity market designs for flexibility: from zonal to nodal architectures, findings from first market simulations

27 May 2021 14:00 CEST - Which are the most suitable market designs to capture the value of flexibility in power systems? The European project OSMOSE has developed different models from nodal to zonal market architectures to assess the economic value of different flexibility mixes (load, generation and power flows) in future power system scenarios. The webinar will introduce the zonal and nodal market designs modelled in OSMOSE, present the first simulation results, and discuss the preliminary findings of this ongoing work.

Intended audience

Senior Engineers and researchers in power systems

Energy economics & regulation experts

 

Join the webinar: 2021-05-27 at h 14:00 CEST (UTC+2)


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April 13, 2021


Webinar – IEC61850 standard: what for, which benefits, what pending challenges? How is the Osmose project contributing?

3 May 2021 15:00 CEST - This webinar introduces the IEC61850 standard on communication protocols for intelligent electronic devices at electrical substations, and its benefits. The interoperability needs and issues are presented, as well as the IEC61850 scope and structure, its applications fields, and complementarity with other standards. It concludes on the ongoing developments within the OSMOSE project for the standard’s implementation (subject of a second webinar).

Intended audience

Non experts but potential users of the standard, from TSO, DSO, DER project developers, to components manufacturers.

 

Key messages

  • The IEC61850 is an international standard defining rules and guidelines for substation protection and automation system communication, configuration and testing, supported by a data model and a configuration language.
  • The IEC61850 standard provides an engineering process to allow efficient device configuration.
  • Osmose provides and demonstrates the required extensions for engineering process extensions to support an efficient top-down end-to-end engineering process from concept and specification to configuration.
  • Osmose provides recommendations for IEC61850 WG10 in order to integrate the projects developments into a future release of the standard.

Questions

  • Have you ever heard of the IEC61850 standard?
  • Are you applying it in your substations?
  • How do you go from specification to IED configuration? Do you consider this as an efficient process?
  • Where do you believe improvements on engineering processes can be made?
  • Where do you believe improvements on the IEC61850 standard can be made?

Join the webinar: 2021-05-03 at h 15:00 CEST (UTC+2)


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April 13, 2021


Webinar – Advanced weather forecasting for RES applications: multi-source observations to improve solar forecasting within the Smart4RES project

29 Apr. 2021 13:00 CEST - ISGAN and Smart4RES invite you to the 2nd part of its webinar series on Advanced Weather Forecasting. This webinar will present solar irradiance forecasting methods based on a network of ground-based sky cameras, radiometers and ceilometers as well as satellite data. Furthermore, new designs to data assimilation are presented that combine the best of the observations with the best of numerical weather prediction models to produce optimized weather forecast for RES applications.

Intended audience

Academy members from the power systems and meteorological areas, forecasting services providers, renewable plant operators and market traders, and widely TSOs, DSOs and regulators.

 

Key messages

  • A huge amount of observations (radiometers, ceilometers, sky images, satellites as well as solar plants) are used to derive solar nowcasts as well as the initial state of the atmosphere used by improved numerical weather models. The evolution of which is then predicted by NWP and LES.
  • For solar power prediction, both observations from the ground and from satellite are used, mostly to identify clouds and predict the displacement over time and space as well as their impact on solar radiation.
  • Smart4RES develops complementary methods to blend information from multiple source of data and to propose novel approaches towards a seamless view of RES forecasting at various temporal and spatial granularity levels.
  • As an example, Smart4RES new approach to data assimilation combines the best of the observations with the best of the physical models to produce optimized temporal and spatial irradiance maps and forecasts. Such detail can be useful for the optimized operation of solar power plants and grids with significant solar power penetration.

Join the webinar: 2021-04-29 at h 13:00 CEST (UTC+2)

Speakers

Bijan Nouri Annette Hammer

 

 


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February 21, 2021


Webinar- Advanced weather forecasting for RES applications: Smart4RES developments towards high-resolution and Numerical Weather Prediction solutions to improve RES forecasting models

23 Mar. 2021 12:30 CET This 3rd Smart4RES webinar will address technological and market challenges in RES prediction and will introduce the Smart4RES strategy to improve weather forecasting models with high resolution. Through wind and solar applications, Innovative Numerical Weather Prediction and Large-Eddy Simulation approaches will be presented.

Intended audience

Academy members from the power systems and meteorological areas, forecasting services providers, renewable plant operators and market traders, and widely TSOs, DSOs and regulators.

 

Key messages

  • RES are sensitive to high-frequency and very localized variations of the atmospheric flow (wind guts, cloud shadows, fog occcurrence etc.)
  • Refining parameterizations used in NWP models is the first step to improve RES prediction
  • Getting rid of these parameterizations, for instance using Large-Eddy Simulations (LES), is a promising venue because it allows to resolve most of these small-scale fluctuations
  • The spectacular growth in computing power using GPUs now enable LES based weather prediction below 100m resolution. This is fine enough to resolve the effects of wind turbines, low clouds and turbulence.
  • Using ensemble simulations translates atmospheric state inherent unpredictability into a probabilistic view
  • The spectacular growth in computing power using GPUs now enable LES based weather prediction below 100m resolution. This is fine enough to resolve the effects of wind turbines, low clouds and turbulence.
  • A fourth webinar scheduled in April will complete this webinar on Advanced weather forecasting for RES applications and present how observations data can be used, together with measurements from RES plants, as input to dedicated RES forecasting models to predict the power output of these plants.

Matthias Lange                              Remco Verzijlbergh         Quentin Libois


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February 20, 2021


Webinar- Innovative solutions for increased regional cross-border cooperation in the transmission grid: the FARCROSS project

1 Mar. 2021 12:30 CET- The webinar will provide insight into the FARCROSS Horizon 2020 EU research project. Driven by recent development in EU internal market for electricity regulation, increased cooperation is key element for improving the interconnectors’ utilization and market harmonization. FARCROSS project looks into these challenges and promotes integrated hardware and software solutions in 5 pilot demonstrators across 8 European countries.

Intended audience:

  • Transmission System Operators (TSOs)  
  • Regional Security Coordinators (RSCs) 
  • Market operators  
  • Energy producers, traders and energy market actors 
  • Policy makers and regulation bodies 
  • Transmission and Distribution (T&D) equipment and services industry 
  • Academia and engineering communities 

Anastasis Tzoumpas                Katerina Drivakou                    Thanasis Bachoumis


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January 26, 2021


The 21st Meeting of the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN)

The 21st Meeting of the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) will take place March 16th-18th, 2021 as a virtual meeting.

As ISGAN enters its second decade, this meeting represents an important milestone for this Clean Energy Ministerial initiative and IEA Technology Collaboration Programme. The ExCo will consider ISGAN’s updated strategic plan as its prepares to submit the formal request for a third term (2022-2027).  The FY2021 Programmes of Work of all eight active ISGAN Annexes will be presented.  The results from the tendering process for a new Secretariat will be presented and the corresponding selection taken.  Breakout sessions will allow for more detailed discussions on core ISGAN themes and their definitions and on the next steps for cooperation with outside organisations. Lastly, the ExCo will discuss known and potential deliverables to the 12th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM12, June 2021) and other major events.

For any inquiry regarding the ISGAN and the ExCo21 meeting, please contact the ISGAN Secretariat at ISGAN@ait.ac.at.

 


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Save the Date! The twelfth Clean Energy Ministerial hosted by the Government of Chile will be held in the week commencing 31 May 2021.

It will be a virtual event and will provide opportunities for the global CEM community to organize insightful, impactful clean energy events throughout the week.

Further details to follow in 2021.

 


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