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Intelligenz auf dem Land

For our German readers: A very descriptive article about the Smart Rural Grid prepared by Volker Bühner of Kisters and Thaddeus Müller of Stadtwerke Rosenheim.

Allzuoft werden in der Diskussion um intelligente Stromnetze, die als Erfolgsgarant für die Energiewende gelten, Smart Grids in Smart Cities in den Mittelpunkt gerückt. Dass dies zu kurz gesprungen ist, liegt auf der Hand.

Special print of the Energie & Management article describing the Smart Rural Grid project can be found by following thelink below or on special request.

Energie & Management: Access to article;
The Smart Rural Grid: Steps towards a greater integration of Energy Systems

The presentation of Sant Martinez and Ramon Gallart at Telco & Energy Infrastructure Efficiency, London 11-12 November, 2014

The Smart Rural Grid: Steps towards a greater integration of Energy Systems
Microxarxes elèctriques al món rural: un canvi irreversible – Evitar la Tercera Fractura Digital

Santi Martinez: Smart rural grid presented at agriculture fair in Catalonia, Spain

Microxarxes elèctriques al món rural: un canvi irreversible - Evitar la Tercera Fractura Digital
A Smart Meter at the top of the hill

Presented at the Eurpean Utility Week, November 2014

Ramon Gallart and Santi Martinez discusses technological and economic challenges for managing Smart Meters in rural areas, the operational principles for a Smart Rural Grid and opportunities of integrating distributed renewable energy sources in rural areas.

A Smart Meter at the top of the hill
Power distribution in rural areas

This is the article on the need for rethinking energy supply in rural areas by Ramon Gallart in English (turn to page 225 in downloadable version below). A very important contribution to the Smart City concept.

Power distribution in rural areas (from page 225)
La distribució energètica al món rural

Ramon Gallart
La distribució energètica al món rural

Com a resultat del ebat que envolta les accions que cal desenvolupar……..

La distribució energètica al món rural
Inverter design for four-wire micro-grids

Daniel Heredero-Peris, Marc Pagès-Giménez and Daniel Montesinos-Miracle
Centre d’Innovació Tecnològica en Convertidors Estàtics i Accionaments (CITCEA-UPC)

This paper presents a PQ plane four quadrant threephase four-wire inverter for micro-grids integration. The inverter is based in two full-bridge IGBT modules connected in a threephase configuration plus a three-phase parallelized neutral branch. This topology is galvanically isolated through a singlephase transformer bank. The converter operates as a non-ideal voltage-controlled voltage source inverter under AC droop strategy with hot-swap capability based on a dynamic virtual impedance.

Paper presented at the IEEE ISGT conference in Istanbul, October 2014