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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 12/10/2017
    SUCCESS Consortium Meeting

    The next SUCCESS consortium meeting will take place in Cork, Ireland, on 12th-13th October. The hosts will be the ESB, the Irish electrical utility operator.

  • 10/10/2017
    DEFENDER plenary meeting in Terni

    ACS, represented by Nikolaus Wirtz attended the DEFENDER plenary meeting in Terni, hosted by ASM Terni S.p.A.

  • 10/10/2017
    Additional 5GPPP NRG5 Project Meeting in Athen

    The 4th consortium meeting of RESERVE will be hosted in Cork, Ireland on the 10th and 11th October 2017. ACS will be represented by Marco Cupelli, Markus Mirz, Sriram Gurumurthy, Aysar Musa and Antonello Monti.

  • 10/10/2017
    More Grid Stability thanks to international cooperation

    Researchers link ten simulators for a transatlantic realtime simulation. The demo took place in the Idaho National Lab, USA on 29.09.2017. Steffen Vogel from ACS visited the demo and Prof. Antonello Monti headed a related live-workshop at ISGT.

  • 10/10/2017
    RWTH Start-Up grant

    Dr. Marco Pau received the RWTH Start-Up grant for the project "SMART PLUS - SMART PLacement of MeasUrementS in distribution grids"; the grant funds post-docs and Junior professors for the development of innovative research projects and is aimed to support their scientific independency.

  • 05/10/2017
    D-A-CH+ Energieinformatik 2017 Conference

    Lukas Razik participated at the D-A-CH+ Energieinformatik 2017 Conference (October 5-6 2017) in Lugano, Switzerland and presented the paper: Automated deserializer generation from CIM ontologies: CIM++—an easy-to-use and automated adaptable open-source library for object deserialization in C++ from documents based on user-specified UML models following the Common Information Model (CIM) standards for the energy sector

  • 03/10/2017
    SUCCESS at European Utility Week

    SUCCESS will have a booth at the European Utility Week in Amsterdam, 3rd-5th October.

  • 27/09/2017
    H2020 project ADMS meeting

    On the days 27-28 September, Prof. Monti, Prof. Ponci and other ACS research assistants participated to the meeting of the H2020 project ADMS. During this meeting some demontrations on the use of low cost PMU and cloud based monitoring system were held.

  • 27/09/2017
    Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe 2017 Conference

    At ISGT Europe 2017 Conference in Torino, Italy, three ACS papers were presented: Sonja Kolen presented the publication "Swarm Behavior for Distribution Grid Control", Aysar Musa presented the publication "Modeling and Design of Hybrid Distribution Network: Operational and Technical Features", and the student Erdem Gümrükcü presented the publication "Modular Modeling Concept and Multi-Domain Simulation for Smart Cities".

  • 26/09/2017
    FLEXMETER at ISGT

    Flexmeter activities were presented in Turin during the IEEE Internation Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Europe). Marco Pau represented ACS at the Workshop.

  • 20/09/2017
    Final Colloquium for Photovoltaics in Berlin

    Baptiste Feron and Hassan Harb attended the final colloquium for photovolotaics in Berlin, in the frame of the Project PV CHP.

  • 20/09/2017
    5GPPP second NRG5 Project Meeting in Athens

    ACS, represented by Gianluca Lipari and Manuel Pitz, attended the second NRG5 project meeting in Athens, hosted by TEISTE - Technological Education Institute of Sterea Ellada.

  • 20/09/2017
    IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems

    On the days 20-22 September, Andrea Angioni from ACS participated to the IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems. He presented a paper on a “Low Cost PMU to monitor distribution grids”. The workshop was a good opportunity for idea exchange and updates in the world of electrical measurements.

  • 19/09/2017
    ELSA - Aachen trial site

    After a second on-site check with the project partner Bouygues, 5 of 6 batteries at the Aachen trial site are operational and are tested in order to provide flexibility to the office building district at the EON ERC.

  • 19/09/2017
     LV-Seed-Fund Project "LVDC Protection"

    8th LV steering committee meeting is is held in FEN office, Aachen.

  • 18/09/2017
    Central Region Workshop

    On September 18th and 19th ACS hosted the ETIP SNET Region Workshop. https://www.etip-snet.eu/

     

  • 13/09/2017
    Publication on Virtual Power Plant approach

    Antonello Monti und Baptiste Feron vom ACS haben das Paper "An agent based approach for Virtual Power Plant valuing thermal flexibility in energy markets" veröffentlicht. Weitere Informationen sind unter dem Link zu finden.

  • 12/09/2017
    ELSA Board Meeting in Brussels

    Prof. Monti, Michael Diekerhof and Nikolaus Wirtz attended the ELSA Board meeting in Brussels.

  • 26/07/2017
    ENSURE Cluster3 Meeting

    E.ON ERC hosted the Cluster 3 joint meeting from 26 to 27 July. Shortly before this, ACS hosted two preliminary workshops (for contributors in work packages 3.1 and 3.4 respectively). ACS was represented by Stefan Dähling, David Raisz and Igor Sowa.