The EERA-European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme (JP) on Smart Grids is recruiting an assistant to support the JP Coordinator in the management of the Programme activities. The position includes responsibilities related to planning, implementing and assessing activities carried out in the framework of the Joint Programme, in the field of Smart Grids development and deployment. The role requires technical or scientific background in the field of energy, sound communication and organizational skills, ability to draft reports.
The ideal candidate is a post-doc in Engineering, self-motivated and able to multi-task, fluent in English. The initial contract is on a 2 year-term duration, with a possibility of extension based on performances and capabilities. The position is also intended for candidates who wish to start a career as Project Manager in the energy sector. The post is based in Milan (Italy).
The Management Committee of the ELECTRA Integrated Research Programme is pleased to announce the fourth call for application for Research Exchanges has been extended up to July 31, 2016.
Two parallel streams will operate under this ELECTRA REX call for applications. One stream is for applications involving an industrial host or home (sending) organisation, and the other is for those only involving research organisations; each are equally encouraged. For detailed information on call topics and application procedure click the "Mobility" Tab
Nearly 50 delegates from the CIRED 2016 workshop participated in an interactive ELECTRA side event in Helsinki on 15th June 2016. The event started with an opening explanation of the Web of Cells concept and associated real time controls. The attendees then heard an explanation of the plans, use cases, and SGAM modelling developed for laboratory validation, and participated in an interactive online feedback session. The final session included a description of the control room visualisation and decision support needs of the future decentralised power systems, and was again supported by a feedback session. The results of the online feedback sessions will be collected and reported on, however there is an opportunity for another month to continue the debate and feedback here.
Moreover all the presentations and the fact sheets which illustrate the use cases can be downloaded here.
ELECTRA IRP and ERIGrid partners join forces in producing a common view "Towards Holistic Power Distribution System Validation and Testing –An Overview and Discussion of Different Possibilities" in the format of a paper that will be presented at CIGRE Session 2016 on 22-26 August in Paris, France. Previous and ongoing research activities have mainly focused on validating certain aspects of smart grids, but until now no integrated approach for analysing and evaluating complex configurations in a cyber-physical systems manner is available. The paper tackles this issue and addresses system validation approaches for smart grids. Addressed are also different approaches for different stages in design, development, and the rollout phase of smart grid solutions and components. Future research directions are also analysed in the paper.
To strengthen further collaboration, ELECTRA IRP and ERIGrid will organise a joint session at the RTDS Technologies User's Group Meeting on 15-16 September in Glasgow, Scotland. Hosted by the University of Strathclyde, the meeting will take place in their state-of-the-art Technology and Innovation Centre and will feature a tour of the innovative Power Networks Demonstration Centre.
In the next months, ERIGrid will open the 1st Call for Transnational Access – a unique opportunity for researchers and industry involved in the development of smart grid concepts and components to use the infrastructure of Europe's top 18 research institutions from across 11 different countries. Stay tuned for detailed information on the ERIGrid website.