June 8, 2022


Webinar – Recommendations to pave the way for harmonised European flexibilities markets

05 July 2022 - 13:00 CEST - ISGAN Virtual Learning invites you to this webinar on the European R&I projects: INTERRFACE and CoordiNet findings

ISGAN Virtual Learning invites to this webinar on the findings of three and a half years experience on European R&I projects: INTERRFACE and CoordiNet. These projects have been investigating the best ways for TSO-DSO coordination with regards to flexibility procurement. The project will provide recommendations to developing flexibility markets in Europe based on the experience from the different large-scale demonstrations across Europe.

Join the webinar: 2022-07-05 at h 13:00 CEST

Intended audience

Students and researchers interested in power networks, policy makers working on electricity markets, utilities, regulators, industries and consumers with the potential to provide flexibility.

Key messages

Flexibility can be an important tool for system operators to optimise the use of the grid while ensuring security of supply and accelerating the penetration of renewables in the electricty network. Improved coordination among energy stakeholders incuding TSOs, DSOs, FSPs (BSPs/BRPs) and consumers plays a fundamental role in achieving the uptake of market-based flexibility solutions as part of the energy transition. Through their extensive collaboration, the INTERRFACE and CoordiNet projects have defined a set of tools necessary to overcome the challenges faced by market stakeholders, and will present their joint recommendations for paving the way towards harmonised flexibility markets in Europe.

Further information

CoordiNet deliverables:

https://coordinet.netlify.app/publications/deliverables

INTERRFACE deliverables:

http://www.interrface.eu/public-deliverables

 

 

 

 

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May 19, 2022


Webinar – Open exchange on TSO-DSO coordination activities, approaches, and solutions

13 June 2022 - 14:00 CEST - ISGAN Virtual Learning invites you to this debate on the TSO-DSO coordination activities, approaches, and solutions

ISGAN Academy invites to to this webinar that addresses the question of an optimal design of a cross-voltage level network operation, which takes into account an efficient use of flexibility resources.
We invite experts from the international projects DA/RE, OneNet, Redispatch 3.0 and CoordiNet, to shed light and discuss the topic TSO-DSO-Consumer coordination in today’s power system operation.

Join the webinar: 2022-06-13 at h 14:00 CEST

Intended audience

Academia, researchers, distribution system operators, transmission system operators, engineers, flexibility providers, ISGAN working groups 3, 6 and 9.

Key messages

The presentation serves to introduce current projects on the topic of TSO-DSO coordination. To show various ways of looking at the described topic different needs for coordination will be shown and various designs of coordination are discussed.  Possible results from this are the identification of differences or similarities regarding the level at which optimization takes place as well as different assumptions on market design, access to the coordinated resources and data management.

Further information

Dare Plattform

OneNet Project

Redispatch 3.0

Coordinet Project

 

 

 

 

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April 26, 2022


Webinar – Sustainable Peak Load Transformers

07 June 2022 - 14:30 CEST - ISGAN Virtual Learning invites you to this panel debate on the evolution of peak load transformers.

Energy Transition and Circular Economy-related regulations are popping up around the world. Both energy efficiency and material efficiency are to be optimised. In electrical applications it is not always apparent how a trade-off between these goals can be avoided. The sustainable peak load concept for public distribution transformers does exactly that: it is beneficial to transformer energy efficiency as well as material efficiency, with no need for compromise.

This webinar will present the concept, several case studies, a thorough transformer loading survey carried out in US and a modelling exercise for the EU.

 

Speakers

Angelo Baggini

  • Aggregate professor of electrical engineering at the University of Bergamo
  • Chairman of Cenelec TC14
  • Chairman of CEI TC97
  • Over 200 technical and scientific papers
  • Author of PQ Handbook (2008) and Electrical Energy Efficiency (2012), both published by Wiley and Sons
Angelo Baggini
Alberto Cracco

  • Managing and Sales Director, Westrafo Srl.
  • Graduated as a management engineer at the University of Padua
  • MBA
  • 16 years of experience in the transformer industry
Bruno De Wachter

  • Free-lance engineer-copywriter and consultant with focus on the energy sector
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Ghent)
  • A post-master’s in European Languages and their Literature (University of Antwerp).
  • In-house consultant and copywriter for the European Copper Institute since 2011
Phil Hopkinson

  • President and CEO of Hvolt Inc.
  • Life Fellow IEEE
  • Long-time member of IEEE Transformer Committee
  • Holder of 15 US patents
  • Technical Adviser to the USNC for Power Transformers, IEC TC 14
  • 56 years of experience in the transformer industry (design, engineering and management)
Fernando Nuño

  • Clean Energy Transition Programme Manager at the European Copper Institute
  • Leads multiple publicly funded EU Horizon projects.
  • Energy Engineer (Bilbao)
  • ENSPM school (France)
  • Experience at the French Energy Regulatory Commission and in the automotive sector
Alan Sbravati

  • Global Customers Application Manager, Cargill
  • 20 years of experience in the US transformer industry
  • Dozens of publications on transformers
  • Active member of IEEE Transformer Committee

Intended audience

Policy makers, distribution system operators, utilities, electricity market regulators, academia, consultants, transformer manufacturers, transformer value chain.

Key messages

  • The total annual energy losses of a sustainable peak load unit are similar to those of a conventional unit. This is due to the fact that the average loading in public distribution networks is low, resulting in a higher relative importance of no-load losses compared to load losses.
  • The material savings potential of sustainable peak load transformers is substantial, with reductions in total weight of 11 – 15%.
  • The purchase cost of a sustainable peak load transformer is comparable to that of a conventional transformer if all other parameters are kept the same.

Further information

https://help.leonardo-energy.org/hc/en-us/articles/4409606711570–Cu0277-Maximizing-distribution-transformer-resource-efficiency-Potential-contribution-to-EU-Green-Deal-objectives

https://www.powertransformernews.com/2021/12/13/the-sustainable-peak-load-concept-and-public-distribution-transformers/

https://ee-ip.org/en/article/integrating-energy-and-material-efficiency-in-public-distribution-transformers-6317


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CEM-ISGAN & MI-GPFM Joint workshop will take place on 6th April 2022, at the Ashok Hotel in New Delhi, India.

This event will be held as a hybrid side-event during the CEM Senior Official’s Meeting for the CEM13.

ISGAN and GPFM will explore opportunities for joint activities on strategic topics of mutual interest in the field of Smart Grids as flexibility, resilience, and a consumer-centric vision for end users’ empowerment and digitalized services.

We are looking forward to welcoming virtual participation from those unable to travel.

Please join us using the link below to dial into the session.

<CEM-ISGAN & MI GPFM Joint Workshop>
“Advancing Clean Power Systems: Concrete Opportunities for Near-term Collaboration and Deliverables for the CEM/MI Ministerial in Pittsburgh”

– 6th April 2022, 16:00-17:00 IST (12:30-13:30 CEST)

– Webex link: https://bit.ly/Ruby-292

– Password for access: 12345


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March 11, 2022


Webinar – Demonstration of close-to-real-time cross border flexibility market

21 April 2022 - 13:00 CEST - ISGAN Virtual Learning and the OSMOSE project invite you to this webinar concerning the experience on real-life demonstration activities.

The demonstration led by ELES in the OSMOSE project demonstrated the possibility of cross-border flexibility activation near-to-real time while comlying with grid limitations.

The near real-time potential of flexibility of hydro producers was explored: new tools were developed and live demonstrated to estimate their remaining flexibility 15 min before delivery time.

The processes implemented resulted in a real cross-border activation thanks to a selection of bids every 5 minutes and an activation signal sent every 10 seconds.

Join the webinar: 2022-04-21 at h 13:00 CEST (UTC+2)

Intended audience

Junior engineers; students; researchers; utilities; regulators; policymakers;

Further information

https://www.osmose-h2020.eu/ 


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March 11, 2022


Webinar – Smart management of the grid: exploiting line temperature and load forecasts

07 April 2022 - 13:00 CEST - ISGAN Virtual Learning and the OSMOSE project invite you to this webinar concerning the experience of the Italian demo of OSMOSE project.

The Italian demo of OSMOSE project tested different kinds of flexibility solutions in a 9 month long experimentation on a real HV grid portion: one of this is the flexibility from the grid itself! By exploiting accurate load and generation forecasts and cost effective Dynamic Thermal Rating solutions, a new Energy Management System was developed in order to detect and solve efficiently congestions in a 3 hours ahead horizon.

Join the webinar: 2022-04-07 at h 13:00 CEST (UTC+1)

Key messages

Capital-light investments and prediction algorhitm can enhance existing assets exploitation, becoming an efficient add-on to standard infrastructural planning of the grid.

Intended audience

TSOs, academy, industry

Further information

https://www.osmose-h2020.eu/ 


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March 11, 2022


Webinar – Demonstration of grid forming capabilities and synchronisation services

05 April 2022 - 13:00 CEST - ISGAN Virtual Learning and the OSMOSE project invite you to this webinar concerning off-the-shelf inverters interfacing energy storage systems.

The speakers will lead you towards two demonstration activities part of the OSMOSE project concerning off-the-shelf inverters interfacing energy storage systems with the power grid that can be turned into grid-forming units through suitable control upgrades in order to provide several services to the power system when it hosts massive amount of inverter-based renewable/stochastic generation. This is achieved thanks to the provision of synchronisation services superposed to classic regulation ones.

 

Join the webinar: 2022-04-05 at h 13:00 CEST (UTC+1)

Key messages

Within the context of service provision to future power systems hosting massive amount of inverter-based renewable/stochastic generation, 2 demonstrators have shown that grid forming capability can be provided from off-the-shelf equipment. One demonstration is based on a existing MW-class BESS connected to the medium voltage grid of the EPFL campus, while the other was built for the OSMOSE project by Ingeteam and connecter to the RTE network.

  • Both demos proved that grid forming capability can be provided without hardware oversizing, drawing out the most of existing equipment and therefore limiting the cost.
  • A hybrid system showed that supercapacitors installed on the DC side can handled all fast transients induced by grid forming control, therefore smoothing the battery output power.
  • The controls have been improved to behave properly in different grid conditions including harmonics and unbalanced conditions.
  • Multiservices provision can be done including grid forming capability taking into account the unit’s operational constraints.
  • Accurate distribution-class PMUs can be used to assess the performance of grid forming vs grid following units.

Intended audience

This webinar is mainly suitable for transmission system operators (TSO), energy providers, converter manufacturers and researchers in the field of power electronics and/or power systems stability and control. The content of the webinar is also comprehensible for students and engineers with some background in the power systems dynamics.

Further information

https://www.osmose-h2020.eu/ 

 


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Register now for the 8th edition of ISUW22 !

ISUW 2022 has been scheduled from 01 – 05 March 2022, an International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Energy and Mobility for Smarter Cities.

The Exhibition Booths at ISUW 2022 will offer never before experience to exhibitors and visitors. ISUW 2022 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 2022 will include plenaries, interactive workshops, keynotes, technical sessions and technical paper presentations. Bi-lateral Smart Grid workshop with EU, USA, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Canada are also expected to be a part of the upcoming edition.

For more details about ISUW 2022, please visit www.isuw.in.

 


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January 5, 2022


Webinar – Contribution of the Osmose project to the enhancement of the IEC61850 standard: Improvement of the engineering process and storage data modeling

28 January 2022 - 13:00 - ISGAN Academy Webinars invites you to discover the contribution of the Osmose project to the enhancement of the IEC61850 standard: Improvement of the engineering process and storage data modeling

IEC standards are essential to ensure a successful industrial uptake of innovative smart grid solutions, however further research and innovation are requested in order to develop standardized descriptions of innovative components.

This webinar introduces the activities performed in the OSMOSE project regarding the engineering process and the functional tests performed on a dedicated demonstrator, based on the international standard IEC 61850.  It addresses in particular the following questions aspects:

  • Engineering process: configuration of the system, having devices from different manufacturers
  • Results of functional tests: validation of the system configuration.

Join the webinar: 2022-01-28 at h 13:00 CET (UTC+1)

Key messages

IEC standards are essential to ensure a successful industrial uptake of innovative smart grid solutions, however further research and innovation actions are requested in order to to develop standardized descriptions of innovative components.

The proposed webinar describe the activities performed by OSMOSE partners during the engineering process and functional tests performed in WP7.1 and the contributions that these activities had provided to the development of IEC 61850 standards.

Intended audience

Very large audience from TSO, to DSO, DER project developers, components manufacturers and selected and invited external stakeholders (e.g.: ENTSO-E; T&D Europe, etc.)

 


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