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Special Sessions

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Tuesday

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Thursday

EP 1 | H2020 OSMOSE

Monday 24th June | 14:20–16:00

Organizers:

  • Ilaria Losa, Nathalie Grisey | RTE
  • Stephanie Morello | DOWEL

Abstract:
The Osmose project is an Horizon 2020 research and development project co-founded by the European Union (grant773406). The 33 partners of the consortium aims to address, through a holistic approach, the identification and development of the optimal mix of flexibilities to enable the integration of renewable energy sources. The purpose is to consider the power system as a whole, embracing the necessary flexibility sources and identifying the techno-economic potential of technologies, regardless of traditional silos, in order to capture synergies and make the energy transition as affordable as possible. Osmose is contributing to this purpose:

  • by forecasting the economically optimal mix of flexibilities for the pan-European power system, taking into account these synergies, for the maximum social welfare;
  • by proposing evolutions of market designs and regulatory frameworks to enable this targeted optimal mix;
  • and by increasing the techno-economic maturity and scalability of flexibility solutions enabling “silo-breaking synergies” with the development of 4 demonstrators.

During this special session, we will present you an overview of the activities developed during the project with a special focus on some key topics and activities such as, for instance, the Osmose Italian demonstration.

Presentations:

  • “OSMOSE: finding the optimal mix of flexibilities for European electricity”, Nathalie Grisey | RTE
  • “Overview the Italian pilot: increasing flexibility through enhanced coordination of grid devices, large demand-response and RES generation”, Luca Orrù | Terna
  • “CrossBorder exchange of flexibilities near realtime”, Miran Kavrečič | HSE

EP 2 | “Challenges and solutions in future transmission networks with high penetration of power electronics – results of EU H2020 project MIGRATE”

Monday 24th June | 16:10–17:50

Organizer:

  • Jako Kilter, TalTech | Tallinn University of Technology

Abstract:
The increasing integration of power electronic generators into the power system is not only changing the dynamic system behavior but is also changing the ways how power systems of the future need to be planned, analyzed, and operated. This panel will present the latest results from EU H2020 project MIGRATE considering the aspects related to system stability, control, protection and power quality.

Presentations:

  • Mitigation approaches for power system stability under high PE penetration – preliminary results”, Sven Rüberg | Tenne
  • “Wide-Area-Controls for improved system stability – results of pilot tests in Iceland”, Birkir Heimisson | Landsnet
  • “From grid-forming definition to experimental validation with a VSC”, Thibault Prevost | RTE
  • “Protection principles and challenges in future power systems”, Jose Chavez | TU Delft
  • “Probabilistic approach for assessment of harmonic propagation in power networks”, Jovica Milanovic | The University of Manchester

SS 1 | “Microgrid for Electrification in Developing Countries”

Tuesday 25th June | 8:30–10:10

Organizers:

  • Marta Molinas | NTNU;
  • Marco Merlo | Politecnico di Milano.

Abstract:

Off-grid small scale power systems are expected to represent one of the key solutions for rural electrification. Despite a centralized electrification could be more energy efficient and cost-effective in the long term, it is accepted that bottom-up off-grid power systems represent the most viable solution in the medium-short term. The proposed Special Session aims to open a technical discussion about the design, the monitoring, and the impact evaluation of electrification process.

Presentations:

  • “Electrification pathways for sustainable development”, Claudia Pavarin | Energy Modeller, World Energy Outlook, International Energy Agency
  • “Energy for inclusive development in South Asia”, Reihana Mohideen | University of Melbourne, Australia
  • ID 390 | “Comparison among deterministic methods to design rural mini-grids: effect of operating strategies” | Fioriti, D. Poli, G. Lutzemberger, P. Cherubini | UniPI; A. Micangeli | Sapienza, P. Duenas-Martinez | MIT
  • ID 726 | “Two-stage stochastic sizing of a rural micro-grid based on stochastic load generation”, Nicolò Stevanato, Sergio Balderrama | Liège; Francesco Lombardi, Sylvain Quoilin | KU Leuven, Univ. Liège, Emanuela Colombo | Politecnico di Milano
  • ID 419 | “Pre-feasibility techno-economic comparison of rural electrification options: exploitation of PV and wind”, Fabio Scazzosi, Stefano Mandelli, Alessandro Bertani | CESI; Matteo Moncecchi, Marco Merlo | Politecnico di Milano
  • “Hybrid Microgrid, on grid, off grid”, Zingales | SAET
  • “Eritrea Mobility and Cultural Heritage: New Frontiers of the Horn of Africa”, Susanna Bortolotto | Politecnico di Milano

SS 2 | “Evolution of technologies for the integration of renewables”

Tuesday 25th June | 14:20–16:00

Organizer:

  • Michela Longo | Politecnico di Milano

Abstract:

More and more distributed generation, based on renewable sources, is being connected to our distribution grids. New technologies are developing to support this trend, including protection systems, switching devices, control algorithms and more. At the same time, technologies need to work inside an operational framework given by standards and grid codes, in order to guarantee reliable and safe operation of the power grids.

The special session will focus on the evolution of technologies recently developed to ensure smooth integration of renewable energy sources, on the evolution of grid codes describing the rules of connection for such sources, and on how these two evolution paths influence each other.

Presentations:

  • “BESS and automation for renewables grid integration”, Pietro Serra | ABB
  • “Safety related components for the integration of RES”, Ghulam Dar | SPII – Schaltbau
  • “Grid code definition to support high level of penetration of renewables”, Antonello Monti | RWTH Aachen
  • “RES integration into energy vectors. The case of P2X: from Mirroring to Coupling”, – Guido Bortoni | Past President, ARERA
  • “Battery Energy Storages for Offgrid Microgrids and novel Behind the Meter Installations”, Pietro Raboni | Engie-EPS

SS 3 | “Optimization Techniques for Renewable Energy Sources Integration with Energy Storage Devices”

Tuesday 25th June | 16:10–17:50

Sponsored by IEEE Italy Section PES Chapter
Organizers:

  • Gianfranco Chicco | Politecnico di Torino
  • Samuele Grillo | Politecnico di Milano

Abstract:

The Panel Session focuses on the challenges introduced by the optimal management of energy storage systems (ESSs) coupled with renewable energy sources (RESs) in accordance with the stochastic behaviour of RESs and taking into account the intrinsic characteristics (dynamic behavior, ageing, etc.) of ESSs.

Presentations:

  • “Optimization Applications for Microgrid Operation and Planning”, Claudio Cañizares | University of Waterloo, (CA);
  • “Techniques for the optimal planning of distributed energy storage systems”, Mario Paolone | École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne, (CH);
  • “Challenges and solutions to maintaining security in future sustainable power systems”, Florin Capitanescu | Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LU);
  • ID 487 | “Optimal DER Regulation and Storage Allocation in Distribution Networks: Volt/Var Optimization and Congestion Relief”, Federico Silvestro | University of Genova (IT);
  • “Congestion management using electrical batteries for an efficient utilization of the existing grid assets”, Patrick Panciatici | Réseau de transport d’électricité, RTE (FR)

SS 4 | “Enabling Technologies and Methodologies for Wide Area Monitoring Protection and Control Systems”

Wednesday 26th June | 8:30-10:10

Organizer:

  • Alfredo Vaccaro | SMIEEE, University of Sannio, Italy
  • Kwok Cheung | FIEEE, Director of Global Market Management Solutions, General Electric Grid Solutions, Redmond, Washington

Abstract:

Synchronized Measurement Technologies, such as Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) have resulted in the design and application of various wide area monitoring, protection and control (WAMPAC) schemes. Most provide significant reliability and financial benefits in the planning, operation and maintenance of smarter power networks at both the distribution and transmission level. This Special Section analyzes the design, operation and maintenance of synchronized measurement technology in WAMPAC applications, discussing best practices, proof of concepts and the most promising enabling technologies.

Presentations:

  • “Benefits of Synchrophasor Data and High-Bandwidth Communications in Monitoring, Protection and Control of Interconnected Power Systems”, Dan Gabel | Senior Manager, Interconnection and System Studies, Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd)
  • “Consideration of Communication Time Delays in Wide-Area Control”, Anjan Bose | Washington State University
  • “Real-Time Power System Inter-Area Oscillation Detection Using Modal Analysis”, Armando Guzmán | SMIEEE, Fellow Engineer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
  • “On advance wide area control of future low inertia power systems”, Vladimir Terzija | FIEEE, University of Manchester
  • “WAMPAC seduces SCADA in a control room”, Srdjan Skok | University North, Varazdin, Croatia, Igor Ivankovic | Croatian Transmission System Operator, Croatia

EP 3 | H2020 SmartNet – “How to get flexibility from resources connected to distribution grids? The results of the SmartNet project”

Wednesday 26th June | 8:30-10:10

Organizer:

  • Gianluigi Migliavacca | RSE

Abstract:

The session presents the results of the Horizon2020 project SmartNet, aimed at investigating the possibility for flexible resources connected to distribution grids to provide system services. Scenario studies at 2030 for Italy, Denmark and Spain, three technological pilots and a hardware-in-the loop test complete each other to provide a comprehensive analysis. Finally, project results are put in relationship to the present regulatory trends in Europe and in the three mentioned Countries and regulatory guidelines are elaborated.

Presentations:

  • “Introduction to SmartNet”, Gianluigi Migliavacca | RSE
  • “Results of the simulations at 2030 for Italy”, Denmark and Spain, Marco Rossi | RSE
  • “Results for the three project pilots”, Carlos Madina | TECNALIA
  • “Results for the hardware-in-the-loop activities”, Filip Pröstl-Andren | AIT
  • “Regulatory Guidelines”, Ivana Kockar | University of Strathclyde
  • “Project exploitation and impact”, Gianluigi Migliavacca | RSE

SS 5 | “Education and Formation of Future Power Electrical Engineers – the experience of the Scholarship Plus”

Wednesday 26th June | 14:20-16:00

Organizer:

  • Edvina Uzunovic | PES VP Education
  • Prof. Carlo Alberto Nucci | Chair of the Region 8 Scholarship Plus Committee

Abstract:

Considering the fundamental role of the power and energy sector in the sustainable growth of the economy, the function of the electrical engineer is becoming always more essential and therefore the challenge is in attracting students to the power sector. With a large number of other growing industries and manpower intensive sectors becoming the preferred choice for the best talent, the Power Sector needs to find innovative ways of attracting well qualified manpower and fresh talent.

The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides scholarships and real world experience to undergraduates who are interested in power and energy engineering careers. Power and energy engineers work with some of today’s most exciting technologies, developing solutions to problems that affect our lives and lifestyles.

Presentations:

  • “Power Education worldwide and the experience of Scholarship Plus in the USA”, Edvina Uzunovic | PES VP Education
  • “Region 8 Scholarship Plus experience”, Federica Foiadelli | Politecnico di Milano
  • Testimonials from industries and students participating in the project: results and future expectations
  • “Future of the Project”, Carlo Alberto Nucci | University of Bologna

SS 6 | “New trends in education and training for the energy transition”

Wednesday 26th June | 16:10-17:50

Organizer:

  • Nikos Hatziargyriou | National Technical University of Athens
  • Panos Kotsampopoulos | National Technical University of Athens

Abstract:

The transition to a low carbon society and in particular the crucial role of the energy sector in this transition dictate the development of new skills and expertise in different fields (e.g. electric power, ICT, economics, etc.). The role of education and training is of utmost importance to address the current and emerging skill gaps and lead the way to a new generation of professionals and innovators. To this aim, recent technological advancements can revolutionize education by providing a plethora of new tools and possibilities. At the same time, learner-centered and application-driven educational approaches are increasingly gaining interest. The presentations will address distributed generation and smart grids education focusing on, but not limited to the ongoing work of the ERIGrid project (H2020). The suggested topics include:

  • New skills and educational needs for cyber-physical energy systems.
  • New trends in laboratory education: Power Hardware in the Loop and Controller Hardware in the Loop simulation.
  • Blended learning and applications of learner-centered educational methodologies.
  • E-learning tools: interactive notebooks, virtual and remote laboratories etc.

Presentations:

  • “Power systems education: a new mix of disciplines, student engagements and laboratory capability”, Graeme Burt | University of Strathclyde
  • “Evolution of electrical power systems education offer in the last decade”, Carlo Alberto Nucci | University of Bologna
  • “New trends in laboratory education: HIL simulation and remote labs”, Panos Kotsampopoulos | National Technical University of Athens
  • “Blended-learning for power systems: the experience at RWTH Aachen University”, Antonello Monti | RWTH Aachen University
  • “Research-driven power and energy systems education and training”, Filip Pröstl Andrén, Thomas Strasser | Austrian Institute of Technology

EP 4 | “UNITED-GRID – Integrated cyber-physical solutions for intelligent distribution grids with high penetration of renewables”

Thursday 27th June | 08:30–10:10

Organizer:

  • Tuan Le | Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Abstract:

UNITED-GRID aims to secure and optimise operation of the future intelligent distribution networks by developing integrated cyber-physical solutions and efficiently exploiting the opportunities provided by the new actors and technologies. The core deliverable is the UNITED-GRID tool-box that could be “plugged in” to the existing Distribution Management System (DMS) via a cross-platform for advanced energy management based on real-time system awareness and control, short term generation and load forecasting, advanced measurement-based protection schemes and new business models. This cross-platform allows interoperability from inverter-based distributed energy resources up to the distribution grid at the low and medium voltage levels, thus going beyond the state-of-the-art to optimise operation of the grid with real-time control solutions in a high level of automation and cyber-physical security. The solutions developed by the project will be demonstrated at three demo-sites provided by project partners.

Presentations:

  • “General presentation of UNITED-GRID project”, Tuan Le | Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • “Scenarios, pathways and business innovation plan for future intelligent distribution grids”, Joni Rossi | Research Institute of Sweden AB (RISE).
  • “Secure and scalable ICT infrastructure for future intelligent distribution grids”, Tuan Tran | Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique – Institut National de l’énergie solaire (CEA-INES), France.
  • “Advanced forecasting and market-based congestion management”, David Steen | Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
  • “Safe and secure real-time monitoring, control and protection”, Phuong Nguyen | Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
  • “Tool-box and cross-platform integration, demonstrators operations and assessment”, Lucile Lemius | Atos Worldgrid, France and Mouloud Guemri – Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique – Institut National de l’énergie solaire (CEA-INES), France.

SS 7 | “Microgrid Stability Definitions, Analysis, and Modeling”

Thursday 27th June | 10:30-12:10

Organizer:

  • Claudio Canizares | University of Waterloo

Abstract:

The proposed microgrid stability definitions and classification will be first presented. The various models of the different microgrid components such as diesel generators, converters, RES, and associated controls, feeders, load models, and energy storage, will also be discussed, as well as the analysis techniques and tools used for stability studies. Finally, various examples of stability problems, controls, and modeling will be presented.

Presentations:

  • “Stability definitions and classification”, Mostafa Farrokhabadi | BluWave-ai, Ottawa, Canada
  • “Models and tools for stability studies”, Reinaldo Tonkoski | South Dakota State, SD
  • “Converter PLL impact on microgrid stability”, Mario Paolone | EPFL, Lausanne Switzerland, Marco Liserre | Kiel Univ., Kiel, Germany
  • “Alaska Power System Integration Laboratory examples”, Richard Wies | Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, US
  • “Hardware in the Loop (HIL) examples”, Nikos Hatziargyriou | NTUA, Athens, Greece

SS 8 | “Understanding System Resilience in Critical Infrastructures”

Thursday 27th June | 14:20-16:00

Organizer:

  • Pierluigi Mancarella | University of Melbourne, Australia

Abstract:

Recent widespread outages and blackouts worldwide, often caused by extreme natural events, have brought to the fore the need for making the power system more resilient to extreme events. However, there is still lack of clarity about the concept of resilience itself, and as to what operational and planning tools may be required to enhance the resilience of power systems. This special session will address a number of relevant issues, including what we actually mean by resilience and its relationship with security and reliability, its importance in future system planning, and practical transmission and distribution network applications to a number of events such as wildfires, windstorms, and earthquakes.

Presentations:

  • “Session Introduction: Planning for Resilience”, Rodrigo Moreno, University of Chile, and Pierluigi Mancarella | The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • “Definition of Power System Resilience: a Property-Oriented View”, Emanuele Ciapessoni | RSE, Italy
  • “Distribution system resilience enhancement under wildfire threat”, Nikos Hatziargyriou | NTUA, Greece
  • “Fundamental review of distribution network design standards: security versus resiliency”, Goran Strbac | Imperial College London, UK
  • “Power Systems Resilience: A Buzzword or a Matter of Survival?”, Mathaios Panteli | The University of Manchester, UK
  • “Resilience in Grid Planning: a quantitative approach”, Giacomo Donnini | Terna, Italy

SS 9 | “Validation and De-Risking of Grid Modernization Technologies with Hardware in the Loop Testing”

Thursday 27th June | 14:20-16:00

Organizer:

  • Kati Sidwall | RTDS

Abstract:

This special session will explore hardware in the loop (HIL) testing as a tool for assessing novel power systems technologies and techniques prior to commercialization or deployment. Connecting protection, automation, and/or control schemes in a closed loop with a simulated network allows engineers to understand and mitigate the uncertainties of the modern power system – interoperability between devices of multiple vendors and communication types, vulnerability of low inertia systems, and AC-DC system interactions, for example. This session will provide an overview of real time simulation technology and examples of research done in this field.

Presentations:

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SS 10 | “Integration of PMU measurements into Power System State Estimation”

Thursday 27th June | 16:10-17:50

Organizer:

  • Antonio Simoes Costa | University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Abstract:

This special session addresses diverse aspects of synchronized phasor measurement technology contributions to power system situational awareness and state estimation. The presentations cover topics ranging from new hybrid algorithms for embedding phasor measurements into state estimation, to shared experiences on currently operating PMU-based estimators of distribution networks. Other applications of PMU measurements for power system modeling are also contemplated, such as parameter identification of renewable power plants and network model parameter estimation. Finally, the session includes a contribution from PMU manufacturers concerning novel PMU applications to the secure operation of power systems.

Presentations:

  • “The impact of PMUs on network model parameter estimation and error detection”, Ali Abur | Northeastern University, Boston, USA
  • “Experimental Validation of the PMU-based Linear State Estimation of Lausanne Power Distribution Network”, Mario Paolone | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • “PMU-Based Estimation of Renewable Power Plants Parameters”, Miguel A. Gonzalez-Cagigal, Jose A. Rosendo-Macias, Antonio Gomez-Exposito; Jose A. Rosendo-Macias | University of Seville, Spain
  • ID 649 | “Correntropy-Based Fusion Strategy for Incorporating PMU Measurements into Power System State Estimation”, Larah Ascari, Antonio Simões Costa | Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; Vladimiro Miranda | University of Porto and INESC TEC
  • “Synchrophasors Redefining SCADA Systems”, Ricardo Abboud | Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (Pullman, WA, USA)