Project leader Santi Martinez and Dr. Volker Bühner presents SRG concept in Germany

Project leader Santi Martinez of EYPESA and Dr. Volker Bühner who works for KISTERS presents SRG concept in Germany at IKEM event in September. Title of speach is “Lösungen für Smart Grids – Vorstellung einer europäischen Studie zu Smart Grids”

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Symposium on “SMART RURAL GRIDS” in Barcelona June 9, 2015

On behalf of the European project Smart Rural Grid, KIC InnoenergyMSc. SENSE and MSc. Smart Cities and CITCEA-UPC, we are pleased to invite you to the “Smart Rural Grids” Workshop. The evolution from the current rural distribution networks to smart rural grids will be examined, together with the latest developments in the technologies that will enable this transition (telecommunications, converters, storage). The possibilities of the new markets and business models rising with smart grids will also be covered. All these issues will be addressed from different perspectives, including the vision of industry and academia experts. Download program below. Time and place: Barcelona, Tuesday 9th June 2015, ETSEIB Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC BarcelonaTech, Avda. Diagonal 647, Barcelona


 Here you can find videos from the symposium. 

Symposium program - click here
ETG – Fachtagung: Von smart grids zu smart markets

Volker Bühner of KISTERS presents his paper:Querverbund und Virtuelle Kraftwerke – Betriebsoptimierung von Strom, Wärme, Gas, E-Mobilität unter Einbeziehung der
Speicher und Märkte in Kassel, Germany on March 26 .

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Joint Conference – The Future is distributed: a DSO Perspective, Brussels Feb 19

CEDEC, EURELECTRIC, EDSO and GEODE host a joint conference on distributed energy.  Mr. Reinhard Brehmer , GEODE’s Chairman , will holde a presentation titled: “Innovative! Data Management, Innovation Incentive Regulation, relations with other stakeholders.”. He will use examples from Smart Rural Grid.  GEODE is a supporter of the project and a member of our Technical Advisory Group and Network of Interest. For detailed conference programme click here.

Solar Day 2015, INTPOW, February 12

Bernt Bremdal presents the Smart Rural Grid concept and its future implications for PV producers at INTPOW’s Solar Day in Oslo on February 12.

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GEODE AUTUMN SEMINAR, Efficient Energy Markets – The Role of Local Energy Companies

In Barcelona: Efficient Energy Markets – The Role of Local Energy Companies, November 27, 2014. Santi Martinez is there as speaker together with utilities from Norway and Sweden. See program for more details.

GEODE Autumn Seminar
The IDPR will be presented at IEEE ISGT Europe 2014 in Istanbul, October 12-15.

The IDPR concept that we are working on will be presented soon. The UPC team in the project has written a paper titled “Experimental Validation of a Single Phase Intelligent Power Router” for the IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies in Istanbul, October 12-15.  Seek the authors out when you go there.

The project has filed its first conference paper

The project has filed its first scientific paper with leading author Fernando Castro of ZIV Communications.  The paper with title “IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE SMART GRIDS EN ENTORNOS
RURALES” has been submitted for the CIDEL Conference 2014 to be held in Buenos Aires September 22-24.  The preliminary program for the conference can be found here.

Informa: Telco and Energy & Infrastructure Efficiency, London the 11-12 of November, UK

Are you in telco and communications? The project will be presented at Telco and Energy Infrastructure Efficiency organized by Informa. The event will take place in London during 11-12 of November. Project leader Santi Martinez and Ramon Gallart Fernández, of Estabanell Energia will speak about the project. The presentation entitled, The Smart Rural Grid: Steps Towards Greater Integration of Energy Systems”, will cover the following topics. • Assesing challenges to create a performant Smart Rural Grid: There is no Smart City without Smart Rural • Accommodating telecommunications to develop a robust communication network in rural environment • Improving control and storage technologies and other systems and devices required to achieve high integration level and flexibility • Creating a data and energy control system that manages local micro-production units and different Intelligent Distribution Power Routers (IDPRs) sharing LV & MV networks • How to integrate all the novel features into single platform – what technologies are needed to facilitate data transfer and internal communication?

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European Utility Week, 4-6 November in Amsterdam, Holland

To have speakers from the project at major utility events in Europe is a defined objective. European Utility Week, 4-6 November in Amsterdam is a major event. Our status there is still pending, but you are likely to see and hear us if you attend.