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  • 30/07/2018
    SUCCESS Hackathon at RWTH

    On July 30th ACS organized the first hackathon of the SUCCESS project. The event was hosted by the Institute for Theoretical Information Technology of RWTH Aachen. During the hackathon students and researchers were invited to test the SUCCESS Security Solution and, specifically, the Data Centric Security solution developed by ERICSSON in the scope of the SUCCESS project.

  • 19/07/2018
    Cooperation agreement signed for the "National 5G Energy Hub" project

    The flagship project "National 5G Energy Gub" officially began with the signing of the cooperation agreement on 19th of July. RWTH Aachen University, TU Dresden and the companies Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom now start the first of three phases of the large-scale project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

  • 11/07/2018
    NRG-5 Projektmeeting in Ipswich

    Dr. Gianluca Lipari and Manuel Pitz attended the fourth NRG5 plenary project meeting. The meeting was organized in Ipswich by British Telecommunications.

  • 09/07/2018
    Dissertation Baptiste Feron

    Baptiste Feron successfully defended his dissertation "An optimally assessment methodology for Home Energy Management System approaches based on uncertainty analysis".

  • 04/07/2018
    ENSURE Cluster2-Cluster3 Meeting

    Stefan Dähling, Lukas Razik, Igor Sowa and Dr. David Raisz represented ACS at the joint Cluster2-Cluster3 meeting of ENSURE, in Berlin, from 04. to 06. July

  • 04/07/2018
    DEFENDER Project Meeting in London

    Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in the DEFENDER project meeting in London, hosted by Venaka Media.

  • 04/07/2018
    ​eSafeNet Project Extended

    The duration of the project has been extended by six extra months until 31.03.2019 with the existing financing.

  • 04/07/2018
    ​Publications in eSafeNet

    -P. McKeever, E. De Din, A. Sadu and A. Monti, "MAS for automated black start of multi-microgrids," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Dresden, 2017, pp. 32-37.
    -De Din, Edoardo; Lipari, Gianluca; Angioni, Andrea; Ponci, Ferdinanda; Monti, Antonello; "Effect of the reporting rate of synchrophasor measurements for distributed secondary control of AC microgrid"; [2017 IEEE International Workshop on Measurements & Networking, M&N, 2017-09-27 - 2017-09-29, Naples, Italy]
    -Edoardo De Din, Charukeshi Joglekar, Gianluca Lipari, Ferdinanda Ponci, Antonello Monti; “An Emergency Energy Management System for Microgrid Restoration after Blackout” submitted to IEEE Smart Energy Systems and Technology

  • 03/07/2018
    ​eSafeNet Consortium Meeting at Stadtwerke Mainz

    The 7th eSafeNet Consortium meeting took place in Mainz on 03.07.2018.

  • 01/07/2018
    Gridwatch Device for Project ADMS

    Das vom irischen Unternehmen MAC entwickelte Gridwatch-Gerät zur Messung der Stromqualitätsindizes wurde im Rahmen des ADMS-Projekts in den Räumen der RWTH installiert. Zusammen mit den ALTEA-Sensoren, der hier entwickelten "LOCO" PMU und der GridHound Cloud ist die ADMS-Architektur vollständig im RWTH-Pilotstandort installiert.

  • 28/06/2018
    ​SUCCESS Project Open Day in Romania

    The 2nd SUCCESS open day took place with a public event in Bucharest on 28.06 and a visit to two of the three locations of the Romanian field trial (at Stalpu and Ploesti) on 29.06.

  • 27/06/2018
    ​​ACS at PEDG 2018 conference in Charlotte, USA

    On June 27th Ting Wang, representing ACS, presented a conference paper in the IEEE 9th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation (PEDG) in Charlotte, USA.

    The presentation based on the work in P4 of Flexible Electrical Networks project described the challenges of protection of DAB converter in the MVDC netowrks and proposed a new protection method in the session on “Dual Active Bridge Based Systems”.

  • 27/06/2018
    Paper presented in IEEE PMAPS conference

    A new paper about "Probabilistic Forecasting of Household Electrical Load Using Artificial Neural Networks" presented in IEEE PMAPS conference in Boise, USA by Baptiste Feron. The paper can be found at the link.

  • 22/06/2018
    Dissertation Lin Zhu

    Lin Zhu successfully defended her disseration "Modeling, Control and Hardware in the Loop in Medium Voltage DC Shipboard Power System".

     

  • 19/06/2018
    ​ACS at EuCNC 2018 conference in Ljubljana

    On June 19th Dr. Gianluca Lipari, representing ACS, presented three of the flagship projects running at the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems.

    The work done in the scope of SUCCESS, RESERVE and SOGNO projects was described, highlighting how Smart Energy grids may gain benefits from 5G, during the special session on “Unlocking the 5G potential for smart energy grids”, organized by the NRG5 project, at the EuCNC 2018 conference in Ljubljana.

  • 13/06/2018
    Paper presented in IEEE PSCC conference

    ​​A new paper about "Domestic Battery and Power-to-Heat Storage for Self-Consumption and Provision of Primary Control Reserve" was presented in IEEE PSCC conference in Dublin, Ireland by Baptiste Feron. The paper can be found at the link.

  • 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
    EU Sustainable Energy Week

    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. Furthermore Dr. Marco Pau and Jonas Bielemeier represented ACS in the SOGNO Project meeting hosted by University of Bologna and Altea.

  • 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.