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  • 12/06/2018
    ​SUCCESS Project Meeting in Athens

    Dr. Gianluca Lipari and Padraic McKeever represented ACS in the SUCCESS Project meeting in Athens, hosted by Synelixis.

  • 07/06/2018
    H2020 ADMS Meeting

    Andrea Angioni took part at the periodic meeting of H2020 ADMS project in Bologna, Italy. He discussed the current status of the pilot sites and the actions needed for the last trimester of the project.

  • 04/06/2018
    Bologna Energy Day

    Professor Monti and Andrea Angioni participated in the Bologna Energy Day event (Italy), as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018. Prof. Monti presented the last trends in automation in distribution system based on cloud and 5G communication, while Andrea Angioni presented the status of the RWTH monitoring system based on PMUs and cloud.

  • 04/06/2018
    [H2020 Bridge] Data Management Working Group

    The bridge data management working group met in Brussels for its yearly meeting in the beginning of June. Stephan Gross participated and represented the ELSA project and the E.ON ERC.

  • 30/05/2018
    Flagship Project National 5G Energy Hub

    The large-scale research project "National 5G Energy Hub" by BMWi began on May 1st. The research is done in cooperation with the TU Dresden and RWTH Aachen University, as well as several industry partners. ACS is also involved in this project. Further Information can be found at the link.

  • 25/05/2018
    Workshop at IPDPS

    Dr. Lankes carries out a workshop at the conference IPDPS about runtime and operating systems.

  • 22/05/2018
    ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems in Malmö 2018

    Michael Diekerhof attended the Knowledge Community Meeting in Malmö in the scope of the ERA-Net FISMEP project. The event took place from 22nd to 24th May.

  • 17/05/2018
    Cyber-security Workshop at UtiliNet 2018

    On May 17th Prof. Monti led the workshop on “Cyber-Security for Utility Packet Telecom Networks” during the UtiliNet 2018 conference in Bruxelles. Dr. Lipari presented the security, resilience and survivability by design concepts developed at ACS in the scope of the SUCCESS project.

  • 15/05/2018
    Face-to-Face-Meeting at SC18

    Dr. Lankes will join the face-to-face-meeting of the program comitee of the supercomputing conference SC18.

     

  • 15/05/2018
    Open Access ACS Publication

    Enjoy the power of open access and read the new ACS publication "A Market-Based Optimization Approach for Domestic Thermal and Electricity Energy Management System: Formulation and Assessment". It is available at the link.

  • 08/05/2018
    ​FIWARE Global Summit in Porto 2018

    Michael Diekerhof attended the FIWARE Global summit in Porto and gave a Keynote on "Definition of a Global Architecture for Smart Grid Applications". The event took place on 8th and 9th May.

  • 03/05/2018
    FISMEP Project Meeting in Gothenburg

    Prof. Monti, Alberto Dognini and Malileh Haghgoo attended the FISMEP Project meeting in Gothenburg, hosted by Chalmers University of Technology.

  • 26/04/2018
    Girl's Day

    On girl's day at ACS Stefan Dähling and Baptiste Feron explained the grid challenges due to the increased amount of renewable energies.

  • 23/04/2018
    Outstanding reviewer award

    Dr. Marco Pau was nominated by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society as one of the outstanding reviewers in 2017 for his work as reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement journal.

  • 20/04/2018
    ACDGS Best Poster Award

    Asimenia Korompili from ACS won the best poster award at ACDGS.

  • 19/04/2018
    SUCCESS trial site open day and second Advisory Board meeting

    On April 19th, the SUCCESS project opened the doors of the field trial site in Terni, Italy, displaying the solutions developed for protecting Critical Infrastructures from cyber-threats. A low-cost Phasor Measurement Unit which is being developed by ACS has been delivered to the field trial sites in Terni and Romania. At the same time in Terni, the second Project Advisory Board meeting was hosted, where the project team got feedback on its work so far and advice on how to improve for the rest of the project. The SUCCESS security solution works at several different levels: It introduces a new Smart Meter with enhanced security funcitons New security functionality is being developed at the edge of the 5G mobile communications network to detect and mitigate tampering with communications. A Security Operations Centre is being developed which can detect and mitigate cyber-attacks on a critical infrastructure. A Europe-wide information sharing and security analytics network is proposed to allow the infrastructure operators and authorities to share information and benefit from others' knowledge. ACS, represented by Dr. Gianluca Lipari, Padraic McKeever and Igor Sowa, presented the contributions given to the project and demonstrated some of the techniques developed for the cybersecurity of Critical Energy Infrastructures.

  • 19/04/2018
    In2Rail Project Final Event

    On 19th of April, the In2Rail final event was held in Vienna. In the final conference three workshops with the topics of "Smart Infrastructure", "Intelligent Mobility Management" and "Rail Power Supply & Energy Management" were presented. 

  • 17/04/2018
    Monitoring Systems of E.ON ERC Network based on PMUs

    The ACS Institute, in the framework of the H2020 projects ADMS, terminated the installation of a total of 4 Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) which are measuring the voltage, current and frequency of the E.ON ERC electrical network. The data are provided to a state estimation algorithm which provides the best estimate of the current status of the grid.

  • 16/04/2018
    Plenary Meeting: H2020 DEFENDER Project

    Malileh Haghgoo and Marija Stevic joined the plenary meeting of the H2020 DEFENDER project on 16 and 17 of April, hosted by Engineering in Rome, Italy.

  • 11/04/2018
    H2020 General Meeting in Torino

    Prof. Monti, Markus Mirz and Sriram Gurumurthy joined the General Meeting of the H2020 RESERVE project in Torino hosted by Politecnico di Torino.

  • 23/03/2018
    Collaboration with Systems Software Research Group on the Unikernel HermitCore

    Dr. Lankes visited the Systems Software Research Group at Virginia Tech in March, to strenghten the collaboration in the development of the Unikernel HermitCore.

  • 23/03/2018
    ACS is part of most influential papers in the area of Smart Grids

    IEEE released a publication that is collecting the most influential papers in the area of Smart Grids that have been produced in the last 10 years. ACS made it to the list with the paper: “Trade-offs in PMU deployment for state estimation in active distribution grids”.

  • 22/03/2018
    E.ON Innovation Days

    The E.ON Innovation Days 2018 took place from 22-23 March 2018 in Essen. Prof. Monti gave a presentation describing future scenarios for Distribution Grid Automation.

  • 20/03/2018
    Sixth meeting of the eSafeNet Consortium

    The sixth meeting of the eSafeNet Consortium took place at the premises of QSC in Cologne. 

  • 16/03/2018
    SOGNO Meeting at ACS

    The ACS Institute hosted the second meeting of the European project SOGNO. Prof. Monti, Dr. Marco Pau, Jonas Bielemeier and Gaurav Roy attended the meeting for ACS. Next meeting will be in June in Bologna, Italy.

  • 23/02/2018
    ​FLEXMETER Final Project Review

    Dr. Marco Pau represented ACS at the final review meeting for the European Project Flexmeter. ACS had a key role in the project, by designing the real-time simulation platform used to test most of the use cases and by developing several algorithms as DSO services. More information about the final achievements of the project can be found at the link.

  • 21/02/2018
    Publication on HPC-based distribution system simulation

    ​Find our latest publication on HPC-based distribution system simulation in the journal Complexity: "Enabling the Analysis of Emergent Behavior in Future Electrical Distribution Systems Using Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation". You can find it at the link.

  • 20/02/2018
    SUCCESS Project Meeting in Bruxelles

    Prof. Monti, Dr. ​Gianluca Lipari, Padraic McKeever, Abhinav Sadu and Igor Sowa attended the SUCCESS Project meeting in Bruxelles, hosted by Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

  • 07/02/2018
    NRG-5 Project Meeting in Paris

    Dr. Gianluca Lipari, Mirko Ginocchi and Manuel Pitz attended the third NRG5 plenary project meeting. The meeting was organized by University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris.

  • 07/02/2018
    EU commissioners meet with professors from E.ON ERC

    Eleven EU commissioners meet in E.ON Energy Research Center with Prof. Rik W. De Doncker, Prof. Antonello Monti and Prof. Ferdinanda Ponci.

  • 01/02/2018
    Publication on optimization in IEEE PES General Meeting

    Baptiste Feron and Antonello Monti published their latest publication on optimization in IEEE PES General Meeting: "Integration of space heating demand flexibility in a home energy management system using a market-based multi agent system". The Publication can be found at the link.

  • 01/02/2018
    Presentation on real-time​ co-simulation at IESES 2018 in Hamilton, New Zealand

    The paper "Distributed Real-Time Co-Simulation as a Service" was presented by Bettina Schäfer at a special session "Real-Time and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Based Testing of Electric Power Apparatus and Controls".

  • 26/01/2018
    FEIN e.V. Colloquium

    The association "Verein Förderer der Energie- und Informationstechnik für zukunftsfähige Netze Aachen e.V." (FEIN Aachen e.V.) would like to invite you to a presentation with follow-up discussion. Dr.-Ing. Xiang Wu, from GEIRI Europe GmbH, will give a presentation on the subject "The development of HVDC Technology and Systems in State Grid Corporation of China" on Friday 26th January 2018, at 17:00, in room 00.24, at the E.ON Energy Research Center, Mathieustraße 10. After the presentation, there will be an informal get-together in the foyer. Further information about the event and the registration is published at the link.

  • 24/01/2018
    ACS Facebook Page

    ACS now has a facebook page, you can find it at the link.

  • 24/01/2018
    RESERVE Project Meeting

    The RESERVE project meeting in Brussels was attended by Professor Monti, Markus Mirz, Marco Cupelli, Sriram Gurumurthy and Aysar Musa.

  • 23/01/2018
    RESERVE Advisory Board Meeting

    The RESERVE Advisory Board meeting was attended by Professor Monti, Markus Mirz, Marco Cupelli, Sriram Gurumurthy and Aysar Musa.

  • 19/01/2018
    Special Session proposals for IECON 2018

    The Special Session proposals on "DC Shipboard Power Systems for the future All Electric Ships" and "Smart Automation, Control and ICT Concepts applied to Power and Energy Systems" by Macro Cupelli were accepted for IECON 2018.

  • 16/01/2018
    SOGNO Kick-Off Meeting

    The kick-off meeting of the H2020 project SOGNO was held in Aachen. Prof. Monti, Marco Pau, Gaurav Roy, Jonas Bielemeier and Manyun Huang represented ACS at the meeting. The project deals with the use of 5G communication and cloud services for the automation of future distribution grids. ACS has the role of technical manager for the project.

  • 16/01/2018
    ENSURE CLUSTER 3-Meeting in Oldenburg

    ACS was represented by Stefan Dähling (who leads the „Co-simulation" working group 3.1.2), Igor Sowa (contributes to AP.3.2 with collaborative optimization strategies in an aggregator), Lukas Razik (working in AP.3.1 „ICT related solutions") and David Raisz (responsible for milestone M3.2.1 „Concepts of System Operation and Automation" and contributing to AP 3.4 „Stability aspects"). Our results and plans for future works were appreciated by our partners. Further information is published at the link.

  • 15/12/2017
    Information Event for Third Semester

    On December 15th at 16:00 the information event for third semester students of the faculty for electrical engineering and information technology takes place in the seminar room 00.24. This information event helps to decide on a specialization.

  • 08/12/2017
    Day of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and prize awarding

    On December 8th, the Day of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology takes place. There, Dr.-Ing. Mohsen Ferdowsi (Alumni of ACS) is awarded with the STAWAG Disserations Prize 2017. Further information is published at the link.

  • 05/12/2017
    ​Installation and test of six Low Cost PMU developped by ACS in Enel distribution Grid

    At the beginning of January, in the context of the ADMS H2020 EU project, we will start to install and test six Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) developed during 2017 by ACS Institute. The PMU will be connected to the Medium Voltage current and voltage sensors developed by ALTEA company and will continuously send measurements to a cloud monitoring system developed by GridHound.

  • 01/12/2017
    FISMEP Project Launch

    The EU project "FISMEP - FIWARE for Smart Energy Platform" has started. It draws on the results of the EU project FINESCE and will further advance its platform concept by designing and adding new services to increase the flexibility of energy systems. Under the coordination of RWTH Aachen University, a total of seven research an industrial partners from Germany, Sweden and Romania are jointly working on the project. The Field Test Germany will be led by the ACS, in close collaboration with Flexible Electrical Networks FEN Research Campus. Further information is published at the link.

  • 28/11/2017
    FIWARE Tech Summit

    Stephan Groß and Maliheh Haghgoo participated at FIWARE Tech Summit 2017 which was held in Málaga on the 28th and 29th of November. It is an event specifically dedicated to technological and business development and gathering leading developers, startups, corporates and entrepreneurs from the worlds of Open Source, Smart Cities, Smart Industry, Smart Agrifood, and Internet of Things, to share experiences, discover new business opportunities, and to co-create the future. Further information is published at the link.

  • 27/11/2017
    Workshop Protection Concepts LVDC

    Workshop Protection Concepts LVDC will be held at 10 o'clock on 27. November in the office of Forschungscampus FEN, Aachen. Wilbert Tarnate and Ting Wang from ACS will present about the topic LVDC protection.

  • 20/11/2017
    H2020 Bridge Data Management Working Group meeting

    The INTERFLEX project represented by Marco Cupelli and the ELSA project represented by Stephan Gross participated in the H2020 Bridge Data Management Working Group meeting in Brussels. The group worked on the topic characterization of flexibility services and data handling restrictions. Further information is published at the link.

  • 07/11/2017
    Power Failure - Security of supply in stand-alone grid operation with decentralized feed-in

    There is a lot of interest and activity in the area of using distributed renewable energy sources to support recovery from blackouts and island operation of microgrids. The event "Stromausfall - Versorgungssicherheit im Inselnetzbetrieb mit dezentraler Einspeisung" (Power Failure - Security of supply in stand-alone grid operation with decentralized feed-in) organised by Bayern Innovativ was attended by ACS. Further information is published at the link.

  • 24/10/2017
    ROME 2018 Workshop

    At May 25, 2018, the 6th ROME workshop on runtime and operating systems for the many-core era takes place in Vancouver, Canada. Stefan Lankes (ACS) is organizer of the workshop. Further information is published at the link.

  • 23/10/2017
    IEEE SmartGridComm

    The IEEE SmartGridComm takes place in Dresden from October 23 to October 26 2017. On October 24, Padraic Mckeever, Edoardo De Din, Abhinav Sadu and Antonello Monti from ACS present the paper: "MAS for Automated Black Start of Multi-Microgrids". It relates to two research projects at ACS. It describes the general approach taken in the ACS field trial, as well as first results showing simultaneous reconnection of several inverters to a de-energised grid, where the inverters simultaneously perform operater in grid forming mode to re-energise the microgrid and feed the loads. Further information is published at the link.

  • 17/10/2017
    eSafeNet Consortium Meeting

    The 5th eSafeNet Consortium Meeting was hosted at ACS on October 17th. eSafeNet is studying dedicated communications for Smart Grids. ACS demonstrated the current state of the work being carried out for recovery from blackout using novel inverter control and a multi-agent system to add intelligence.