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ELECTRA Papers

EL 60 - Viktorija Bobinaite, Artjoms Obushevs, Irina Oleinikova, Andrei Morch, Economically Efficient Design of Market for System Services under the Web-of-Cells Architecture, Energies 2018, 11(4), 729
DOI: 10.3390/en11040729 Open access !

EL 59 - Junjie Hu , Tian Lan , Kai Heussen, Mattia Marinelli, Alexander Prostejovsky, Xianzhang Lei. Robust Allocation of Reserve Policies for a Multiple-Cell Based Power System. Energies 2018, 11 (2), 381
DOI: 10.3390/en11020381 Open access !

EL 58 - Syed, M. H. and Guillo-Sansano, E. and Blair, S. M. and Roscoe, A. J. and Burt, G. M. (2018), A novel decentralized responsibilizing primary frequency control. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 33 (3). pp. 3199-3201. ISSN 0885-8950
Accepted author manuscript: https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/62979/
DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2799483

EL 57 - Prostejovsky, A., Marinelli, M., Rezkalla, M. M. N., Syed, M. H., & Guillo Sansano, E. (2017), Tuningless Load Frequency Control Through Active Engagement of Distributed Resources. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 33(3), 2929 - 2939. 
Accepted author manuscript: http://orbit.dtu.dk/files/137097439/08038831.pdf
DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2752962

EL 56 - Elefherios O. Kontis , Grigoris K. Papagiannis , Mazheruddin H. Syed , Efren Guillo-Sansano , Graeme M. Burt , Theofilos A. Papadopoulos , Andreas I. Chrysochos, Development of measurement-based load models for the dynamic simulation of distribution grids, Proceedings of 2017 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, Torino, Italy, 26- 29 Sep.t 2017
DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2017.8260251

EL 55 – Antonio Del Giudice , Adrian Wills , Andrew Mears, Development of a planning tool for network ancillary services using customer-owned solar and battery storage , Proceedings of 2017 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, Torino, Italy, 26- 29 Sep.t 2017
DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2017.8260252

EL 54 - Evangelos Rikos , Mattia Cabiati , Carlo Tornelli, Adaptive frequency containment and balance restoration controls in a distribution network, Proceedings of 2017 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, Torino, Italy, 26- 29 Sep.t 2017
DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2017.8260269

EL 53 – Diego Issicaba , Mauro A. Rosa , Alexander M. Prostejovsky , Henrik W. Bindner, Experimental validation of BDI agents for distributed control of electric power grids, Proceedings of 2017 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, Torino, Italy, 26- 29 Sep.t 2017
DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2017.8260273

EL 52 – Maria Valov , Julia Merino, A case study of an adaptive protection scheme for the web-of-cells concept, Proceedings of 2017 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, Torino, Italy, 26- 29 Sep.t 2017
DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2017.8260284

EL- 51 -P. MacDougall , B. Ran , G.B. Huitema , G. Deconinck, Multi-goal optimization of competing aggregators using a web-of-cells approach, Proceedings of 2017 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, Torino, Italy, 26- 29 Sep.t 2017
DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2017.8260335

EL 50 - L. Martini, H. Brunner, E. Rodriguez, C. Caerts, T. Strasser, G. M. Burt, Grid of the future and the need for a decentralized control architecture: the ELECTRA Web-of-Cells concept, 24th Int. Conf. on Electricity Distribution CIRED, Glasgow, 12-15 June 2017
DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.0484 Open access !

EL 49 - M. Marinelli, K. Heussen, A. Prostejovsky, H. W. Bindner, V. M. Catterson, J. Merino, C. Tornelli, Scenario-based approach adopted in the ELECTRA project for deriving innovative control room functionality, 24th Int. Conf. on Electricity Distribution CIRED, Glasgow, 12-15 June 2017
DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.0613 Open access !

EL 48 - M. Rezkalla, S. Martinenas,M. Marinelli, A. Zecchino,E. Rikos,Implementation and validation of synthetic inertia support employing series produced electric vehicles, 24th Int. Conf. on Electricity Distribution CIRED, Glasgow, 12-15 June 2017
DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.0686 Open access !

EL 47 - J. Merino, E. Rodríguez-Seco, I. García-Villalba, A. Temiz,C. Caerts, R. Schwalbe, T. Strasser,ELECTRA IRP voltage control strategy for enhancing power system stability in future grid architectures, 24th Int. Conf. on Electricity Distribution CIRED, Glasgow, 12-15 June 2017
DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.0749 Open access !

EL 46 - C. Tornelli, R. Zuelli, M.Marinelli, A. Morch, L. Cornez,Requirements for future control room and visualization features in the Web-of-Cells framework defined in the ELECTRA project, 24th Int. Conf. on Electricity Distribution CIRED, Glasgow, 12-15 June 2017
DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.0772 Open access !

EL 45 - E. Rikos, M. Syed, C. Caerts,M. Rezkalla, M. Marinelli, G. M. Burt,Implementation of fuzzy logic for mitigating conflicts of frequency containment control, 24th Int. Conf. on Electricity Distribution CIRED, Glasgow, 12-15 June 2017
DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.0788 Open access !

EL 44 - M. H. Syed, E. Guillo-Sansano,S. M. Blair, G. M. Burt, T. Strasser, H. Brunner, O.Gehrke, E. Rodriguez-Seco,Laboratory infrastructure driven key performance indicator development using the smart grid architecture model, 24th Int. Conf. on Electricity Distribution CIRED, Glasgow, 12-15 June 2017
DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.1051 Open access !

EL 43 - M. Chen, V. M. Catterson, M. Syed, S. D. J. McArthur, G. M. Burt, M. Marinelli, A. Prostejovsky, K. Heussen,Supporting control room operators in highly automated future power networks, 24th Int. Conf. on Electricity Distribution CIRED, Glasgow, 12-15 June 2017
DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.1107 Open access !

EL 42 - P. Dambrauskas, M.H. Syed, S.M. Blair, J.M. Irvine, I.F. Abdulhadi, G. M. Burt,D.E.M. Bondy,Impact of realistic communications for fast-acting demand side management, 24th Int. Conf. on Electricity Distribution CIRED, Glasgow, 12-15 June 2017
DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.1162 Open access !

EL 41 - K. Johnstone, M. H. Syed, S. M. Blair, A. Emhemed, G. M. Burt, E. Rikos, R. Schwalbe, T. Strasser, Co-simulation approach using PowerFactory and Matlab/Simulink to enable validation of distributed control concepts within future power systems, 24th Int. Conf. on Electricity Distribution CIRED, Glasgow, 12-15 June 2017
DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.1175 Open access !

EL 40 - G. Kariniotakis, L.Martini, C. Caerts, H. Brunner, N. Retiere,Challenges, innovative architectures and control strategies for future networks: the Web-of-Cells, fractal grids and other concepts, 24th Int. Conf. on Electricity Distribution CIRED, Glasgow, 12-15 June 2017
DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.1287 Open access !

EL 39 - M. Cabiati, S. Canevese, A. Gatti, M. Rossi,Mitigating power system inertia reduction within a Web-of-Cells control framework: a preliminary analysis, 24th Int. Conf. on Electricity Distribution CIRED, Glasgow, 12-15 June 2017
DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.1363 Open access !

EL 38 - Rezkalla M., Zecchino A., Martinenas S., Prostejovsky A. M., Marinelli M.,Comparison between Synthetic Inertia and Fast Frequency Containment Control on Single Phase EVs in a Microgrid, Applied Energy, 210 (2018), 764-775
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.06.051

EL 37 - Pertl M., Weckesser T., Rezkalla M., Marinelli M.,Transient stability improvement: A review and comparison of conventional and renewable based techniques for preventive and emergency control, Springer Electrical Engineering, 2017
DOI: 10.1007/s00202-017-0648-6

EL 36 – Pertl M., Douglass P. J., Heussen K., Koka K.,Validation of a robust neural real-time voltage estimator for active distribution grids on field data, Electric Power Systems Research 154 (2018) 182–192
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2017.08.016

EL35 - Blair S.M., Burt G., Lof A., Hanninen S., Kedra B., Kosmecki M.,Merino J., Belloni F.R., Pala D.,Valov M., Luers B., Temiz A., Minimising the Impact of Disturbances in Future Highly-Distributed Power Systems,
CIGRE B5 Colloquium Auckland, New Zealand, 11-15 September, 2017
Accepted author manuscript: https://pure.strath.ac.uk/portal/files/67208620/Blair_etal_Cigre_2017_Minimising_the_..._systems.pdf

EL34 - Evangelos Rikos, Chris Caerts , Mattia Cabiati, Mazheruddin Syed and Graeme Burt, Adaptive Fuzzy Control for Power-Frequency Characteristic Regulation in High-RES Power Systems, Energies 2017, 10(7), 982;
DOI:10.3390/en10070982 Open access !

EL33 - Sæmundsson V. T., Rezkalla M., Zecchino A., Marinelli M., "Aggregation of Single-phase Electric Vehicles for Frequency Control Provision Based on Unidirectional Charging", Proceedings of the 52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), Heraklion, 29 Aug. – 1st Sep. 2017
Accepted author manuscript: http://orbit.dtu.dk/files/134008561/Aggregation_of_single_phase_electric_vehicles_full_paper_Final.pdf

EL32 - Prostejovsky A. M., Marinelli M., "Comparison between AGC and a Tuning-less LFC Approach Based on Direct Observation of DERs,", Proceedings of the 52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), Heraklion, 29 Aug. – 1st Sep. 2017. 
Accepted author manuscript: http://orbit.dtu.dk/files/133983743/UPEC_2017_full_paper_comparison_between_AGC_and_DLFC.pdf

EL31 - Mavrogenou K., Degefa M. Z., Morch A., D'Arco S., Hatziargyriou N. and Merino J., "Post-Primary Voltage Control using Optimal Power Flow for Loss Minimization within Web-of-Cells", Proceedings of the 52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), Heraklion, 29 Aug. – 1st Sep. 2017.
Abstract

EL30 - Brunner H., Martini L, (2017). An European Integrated Research Program on Smart Grids and the ELECTRA Web-Of-Cells Concept, Indian Smart Grid Week Conference, New Delhi, India, 7- 10 March 2017).
Abstract

EL29 - Jankowski R.,Kosmecki M.,Kubanek A., (2017)Novel voltage stability assessment method based on reactive power reserve measurements. Proceeding of  the 11th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, (pp. 65-70)
DOI: 10.1109/CPE.2017.7915146

EL28 - Pertl M., Weckesser T., Rezkalla M. M. N., Heussen, K., Marinelli M., (2017). A Decision Support Tool for Transient Stability Preventive Control. Electric Power Systems Research, 147, 88–96.
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2017.02.020
Accepted author manuscript: http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/bitstream/2268/207894/1/A_Decision_Support_Tool_for_Transient_Stability_Preventive_Control.pdf

EL27 - Pertl M., Rezkalla M. M. N., Marinelli M., A Novel Grid-Wide Transient Stability Assessment and Visualization Method for Increasing Situation Awareness of Control Room Operators. Proceedings of  2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Asia (pp. 87-92). IEEE.
DOI: 10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2016.7796366
Accepted author manuscript: http://orbit.dtu.dk/files/125507455/final_A_novel_grid_wide_transient_stability_visualization_method_for_increased_situational_awareness_of_control_room_operators.pdf

EL26 - MacDougall P., Ran B., Huitema G. B., Deconinck G., Predictive Control for Multi-Market Trade of Aggregated Demand Response using a Black Box Approach", Proceedings of 2016 6th IEEE PES International Conference and Exibition, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9-12 October 2016. 
DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2016.7856308
Abstract

EL25 -  Guillo-Sansano E., Syed M. H., Roscoe A. J., Burt G., Stanovich M., Schoder K., Controller HIL Testing of Real-Time Distributed Frequency Control for Future Power Systems. Proceedings of 2016 6th IEEE PES International Conference and    Exibition, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9-12 October 2016.
Accepted author manuscript: https://pure.strath.ac.uk/portal/files/53752020/Guillo_Sansano_etal_ISGT2016_Controller_HIL_testing_of_real_time_distributed_frequency_control.pdf
DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2016.7856309

EL24 - Hu J., Heussen K., Claessens B., Sunx L., D’Hulst R., Toward Coordinated Robust Allocation of Reserve Policies for a Cell-based Power System. Proceedings of 2016 6th IEEE PES International Conference and  Exibition, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9-12 October 2016.
DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2016.7856307
Abstract

EL23 - Khokhlov M. V., Obushevs A., Oleinikova I., Mutule A., Optimal PMU Placement for Topological Observability of Power System: Robust Measurement Design in the Space of Phasor Variables. Proceedings of 2016 6th IEEE PES International Conference and Exibition, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9-12 October 2016.
DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2016.7856306
Abstract

EL22 - Uslar M., Heussen  K., Towards modeling future energy infrastructures – the ELECTRA system engineering approach. Proceedings of 2016 6th IEEE PES International Conference and Exibition, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9-12 October 2016.
DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2016.7856305
Abstract

EL21 - Zaher A. S., Catterson V. M., Syed M. H., McArthur S. D., Burt G. M., Marinelli M., Prostejovsky  A., Enhanced Situational Awareness and Decision Support for Operators of Future Distributed Power Network Architectures. Proceedings of 2016 6th IEEE PES International Conference and Exibition, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9-12 October 2016.
Accepted author manuscript: https://pure.strath.ac.uk/portal/files/53419858/Zaher_etal_IEEE_ISGT_2016_Enhanced_situational_awareness_and_decision_support_for_operators.pdf
DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2016.7856198

EL20 - Prostejovsky A., Gehrke O., Marinelli M., Uslar M., Reduction of Topological Connectivity Information in Electric Power Grids. . Proceedings of the 51st International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), Coimbra, 6-9 Sept. 2016.
Abstract 
DOI: 10.1109/UPEC.2016.8114117

EL19 - Marinelli M., Pertl M., Rezkalla M., Kosmecki M., Canevese S., Obushevs A., Morch A.,  The Pan-European Reference Grid Developed in ELECTRA for Deriving Innovative Observability Concepts in the Web-of-Cells Framework. Proceedings of the 51st International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), Coimbra, 6-9 Sept. 2016.
Accepted author manuscript: http://orbit.dtu.dk/files/125312985/UPEC_2016_Pan_European_ELECTRA_full_Ult.pdf
DOI: 10.1109/UPEC.2016.8114088

EL18 - Rezkalla M., Zecchino A., Pertl M., Marinelli M., Grid Frequency Support by Single-Phase Electric Vehicles Employing an Innovative Virtual Inertia Controller. Proceedings of the 51st International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), Coimbra, 6-9 Sept. 2016.
Accepted author manuscript: http://orbit.dtu.dk/files/125363907/Grid_Frequency_Support_by_Single_Phase_Electric_Vehicles_Employing_an_Innovative_Virtual_Inertia_Controller_Michel_Rezkalla.pdf
DOI: 10.1109/UPEC.2016.8113980

EL17 Strasser, T., Pröstl Andrén, F., Lauss, G. et al. “Towards Holistic Power Distribution System Validation and Testing – An Overview and Discussion of Different Possibilities, e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Springer 2016.
DOI: 10.1007%2Fs00502-016-0453-3 Open access

EL16  - Syed M. H., Burt G. M., D'Hulst R., Verbeeck J., Experimental Validation of Flexibility Provision by Highly Distributed Demand Portfolio. CIRED Workshop, Helsinki, Finland, 14-15 June 2016, paper 0297.
Full paper: http://www.cired.net/publications/workshop2016/pdfs/CIRED2016_0297_final.pdf

EL15 -  Guillo-Sansano E., Syed M. H., Dambrauskas P., Chen M., Burt G. M., McArthur S., Strasser  T., Transitioning from centralised to distributed control: Using SGAM to support a collaborative development of web of cells architecture for real time control. CIRED Workshop, Helsinki, Finland, 14- 15 June 2016, paper 0359.
Full paper: http://www.cired.net/publications/workshop2016/pdfs/CIRED2016_0359_final.pdf

EL14 - Frascella A., Swiderski J., Proserpio G., Rikos E., Temiz A., Babs A., Uslar M., Branchetti S., Graditi  G., Looking for the unified classification and evaluation approach of SG interface standards for the purposes of ELECTRA IRP. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies (EDST) 2015, Wien.
DOI: 10.1109/SEDST.2015.7315228

EL13 - D’hulst R., Verbeeck J., Caerts C., Syed M. H., Zaher A., Burt  G. M., Frequency Restoration Reserves: Provision and Activation Using a Multi-Agent Demand Control System. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies (EDST) 2015, Wien.
DOI: 10.1109/SEDST.2015.7315278 
Accepted author manuscript:  https://pure.strath.ac.uk/portal/files/44593332/Verbeeck_etal_IEEE_EDST_2015_Frequency_restoration_reserves_provision_and_activation_using_a_multi_agent.pdf

EL12 -  Prostejovsky A., Gehrke O., Kosek A. M., Coffele F., Zaher  A., Distributed Framework for Prototyping of Observability Concepts in Smart Grids. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies (EDST) 2015, Wien.
DOI: 10.1109/SEDST.2015.7315277

EL11 - Heussen K., Uslar M., Tornelli C.,  A Use Case Methodology to Handle Conflicting Controller Requirements for Future Power Systems. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies (EDST) 2015, Wien.
DOI:10.1109/SEDST.2015.7315275
Accepted author manuscript: http://orbit.dtu.dk/files/116924837/electra_rex_edst_final_revisedlook.pdf

EL10 – Mentesidi K., Garde R., Aguado M., Rikos E., Implementation of a Fuzzy Logic Controller for Virtual Inertia Emulation. EDST 2015, . Proceedings of the International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies (EDST) 2015, Wien.
DOI: 10.1109/SEDST.2015.7315279

EL09 - Syed M. H., Burt G. M., Kok J. K., Ancillary Service Provision by Demand Side Management: A Real-Time Power Hardware-in-the loop Co-simulation Demonstration. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies (EDST) 2015, Wien.
DOI: 10.1109/SEDST.2015.7315276

EL08 - Von Appen J., Braslavsky J. H.,Ward J. K., Braun  M., Sizing and grid impact of PV battery systems - a comparative analysis for Australia and Germany. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies (EDST) 2015, Wien.
DOI: 10.1109/SEDST.2015.7315280

EL07 - D’hulst R., Merino Fernandez J., Rikos E., Kolodziej D., Heussen K., Geibelk D., Temiz A., Caerts C., Voltage and Frequency Control for Future Power Systems: the ELECTRA IRP Proposal. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies (EDST) 2015, Wien.
DOI: 10.1109/SEDST.2015.7315215
Accepted author manuscript::  http://orbit.dtu.dk/files/113381466/ElectraWP3_EDST_submitted2.pdf

EL06 - Visscher K., Marinelli M., Morch A.Z., Jakobsson  S.H., Identification of observables for future grids - the framework developed in the ELECTRA project.  Proceedings of PowerTech 2015, IEEE Eindhoven.
DOI: 10.1109/PTC.2015.7232705

EL05 -  Martini L.,  Radaelli L., Brunner H., Caerts C., Morch A., Hanninen S., Tornelli C., ELECTRA IRP Approach to Voltage and Frequency Control for Future Power Systems with High DER Penetration”, Paper 1357, 23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2015.
Full paper:  http://cired.net/publications/cired2015/papers/CIRED2015_1357_final.pdf

EL04 . Merino J., Rodriguez E., Caerts C., Visscher K., D’hulst R., Rikos E., Temiz A., Scenarios and requirements for the operation of the 2030+ electricity network. Paper 1329, 23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2015.
Full paper:  http://cired.net/publications/cired2015/papers/CIRED2015_1329_final.pdf

EL03 – Oleinikova I., Obushevs A.,Market Design for Electricity Ensuring Operational Flexibility. Proceedings of the IEEE 5th International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives (POWERENG) 2015, pp. 239 – 243.
DOI: 10.1109/PowerEng.2015.7266326

EL02 - Morch A.Z., Jakobsen S.H., Visscher K.,  Marinelli M.,Future control architecture and emerging observability needs. . Proceedings of the IEEE 5th International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives (POWERENG) 2015, pp. 234-238.
DOI:10.1109/PowerEng.2015.7266325.
Accepted author manuscript: http://orbit.dtu.dk/files/114410036/Future_control_architecture_and_emerging_observability_needs_Powereng_2015.pdf

EL01 - Martini L., Smart Grids Development and European Research Coordination. Proceedings of the IEEE 5thInternational Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives (POWERENG) 2015, pp. 23-30.
DOI: 10.1109/PowerEng.2015.7266291

Researchers Exchange - REX – Abstracts

REX Call 1

J. von Appen* "GRID IMPACT AND SIZING OF PV STORAGE SYSTEMS - A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS FOR AUSTRALIA AND GERMANY", *Fraunhofer IWES

 Kai Heussen*, Mathias Uslar**, and Carlo Tornelli§, "A USE CASE METHODOLOGY TO HANDLE CONFLICTING CONTROLLER REQUIREMENTS FOR FUTURE POWER SYSTEMS", * Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, ** OFFIS - Institute for Information Systems Oldenburg, § RSE SpA Milano

M. H. Syed*, G. M. Burt* and J. K. Kok** , "DEMAND SIDE PARTICIPATION FOR FREQUENCY CONTAINMENT IN THE WEB OF CELLS ARCHITECTURE", *Institute for Energy and Environment, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, (Scotland), **TNO, The Hague, (The Netherlands).

K. Mentesidi*, E. Rikos**," SMS-VIR (STUDY, MODELING & SIMULATION OF VIRTUAL INERTIAL RESPONSE)", *Renewable Energies Grid Integration Department CENER, National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (Navarra, Spain) **Department of Photovoltaics and Distributed Generation CRES, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (Athens, Greece)

A. Prostejovsky*, O. Gehrke* , A. M. Kosek*, F. Coffele** , A. S. A. E. Zaher***,"DISTRIBUTED FRAMEWORK FOR PROTOTYPING OF OBSERVABILITY CONCEPTS IN SMART GRIDS",*Center for Electric Power and Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. **Power Networks Demonstration Centre, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. ***Department of Electronic And Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.

R. D'hulst*, M. Syed**, A. Zaher**, G. Burt**,J. Verbeeck* and C. Caerts*,"INTEGRATING SMART OBJECTIVE AGENTS IN THE POWERMATCHER FRAMEWORK FOR BALANCE RESTORATION CONTROL", *VITO, Boeretang 200, Mol, (Belgium), **University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, (UK)

REX Call 2

A. Junjie Hu*, B. Bert Claessen2**, C. Kai Heussen3*, and D. Reinhilde D' Hulst*,"LINEAR DECISION RULES FOR POWER SYSTEM BALANCING CONSIDERING DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES",*Technical University of Denmark (Denmark), **VITO (Belgium)

A. Obushevs*, I. Oleinikova*, M. H. Syed**, A. Zaher** and G. M. Burt**,"FUTURE ELECTRICITY MARKET STRUCTURE TO ENSURE LARGE VOLUME OF RES", * Smart Grid Research Centre, Institute of Physical Energetics, Riga, (Latvia) ** Institute for Energy and Environment, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, (United Kingdom)

K. Mavrogenou*, M.Z. Degefa**, A. Morch**, J.Merino***, N. Hatziargyriou*,"A NOVEL APPROACH FOR VOLTAGE CONTROL USING OPTIMAL POWER FLOW WITHIN WEB-OF-CELLS CONCEPT", *National Technical University of Athens, (Greece) **Sintef Energi AS, (Norway) ***Tecnalia, (Spain)

P. MacDougall*, A. Kosek**, and H. Bindner**,"APPLYING MACHINE LEARNING TECHNIQUES FOR FORECASTING FLEXIBILITY OF VIRTUAL POWER PLANTS", *TNO, Den Haag, (Netherlands) **DTU, Risø, (Denmark)

M . Uslar*,"HOLISTIC MODELING OF WEB OF CELLS USING SGAM AND USE CASES", *OFFIS, Oldenburg, Germany

REX Call 3

Diego Issicaba*, Alexander M. Prostejovsky** and Henrik W. Bindner**, "WOC LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS USING BDI AGENTS AND CARTAGO ENVIRONMENT",* INESC P&D Brasil, Rua José Caballero, Santos, São Paulo (Brazil),**Center for Electric Power and Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Risø (Denmark)

A. Del Giudice*, A. Wills**, and A. Mears,"DEVELOPMENT OF A PLANNING TOOL FOR NETWORK ANCILLARY SERVICES USING CUSTOMER OWNED SOLAR AND BATTERY STORAGE", * This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ENEA, Portici, (Italy); ** Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW (Australia) 

 E.C. Kara*, O. Gehrke**, D.E.M. Bondy**, and K. Heussen**. "EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE OF A NOVEL MARKET CLEARING MECHANISM FOR ANCILLARY SERVICES". *SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Sand Hill Rd. Menlo Park,CA,(USA), **Technical University of Denmark, Roskilde, (Denmark).

E. Guillo-Sansano*, G. M. Burt*, M. Steurer** and K. Schoder**. "HARDWARE IN THE LOOP TESTING OF ELECTRA WEB OF CELLS ARCHITECTURE WITH DISTRIBUTED CONTROL UNDER A FREQUENCY EVENT". * Institute for Energy and Environment, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, (Scotland) **Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA.

M. Khokhlov*, A. Obushevs**, I. Oleinikova**, and A. Mutule**. "OPTIMAL PMU PLACEMENT IN SMART GRID FOR FULL SYSTEM OBSERVABILITY". * Power System Laboratory, ISE&EPN Komi SC Ural Br. of the RAS, Syktyvkar, (Russia), ** Smart Grid Research Centre, Fizikalas Energetikas Institute, Riga, (Latvia).

A. M. R. Pinto*, M. Rosa*, P. Niewczas**. "FIBER OPTIC SENSORS FOR ENERGY TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS CONTROL". *INESC P&D Brasil, Rua José Caballero, Santos, São Paulo (Brazil), **Institute for Energy and Environment, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering,
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (Scotland).

REX Call 4

M. Stifter*, R. Arghandeh**, and J. Cordova**."PROBABILISTIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM STATE ESTIMATION (DSSE)". *AIT Austrian Institute of Technology,Vienna (Austria) ** Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, (USA)

 E. Rikos*, M. Cabiati**, and C. Tornelli**."MODELLING AND ANALYSIS OF THE EXTERNAL BEHAVIOUR OF A CELL IMPLEMENTING THE ELECTRA PROPOSED CONTROL". *CRES, Pikermi, (Greece), **RSE, Milano, (Italy)

 E. O. Kontis*, T. A. Papadopoulos**, G. M. Burt*** and G. K. Papagiannis*. "MODELING OF ACTIVE NETWORKS AND SMART GRIDS -MANAGE". * Power Systems Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, ** Power Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece, *** Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Institute for Energy and Environment, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

M. Valov. "DETERMINATION AND VALIDATION OF A PROTECTION SCHEME WITH DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR THE WEB-OF-CELLS". Fraunhofer IWES, Kassel, (Germany).

REX Call Information

 

Fourth Call for Applications

 

Call opens: 23rd May 2016

Deadline: 31st July 2016

For exchanges starting from September 2016

Online application form starts with a click here 

The Exchange Programme Management Committee of the ELECTRA Integrated Research Programme is pleased to announce the fourth call for applications for smart grid researcher exchanges. Two parallel streams will operate under this ELECTRA REX call for applications. One stream is for applications involving an industrial host or home (sending) organization, and the other is for those only involving research organisations; each are equally encouraged .

The ELECTRA Researcher Exchange (REX) Programme provides funding for travel and subsistence costs to the successful researcher applicants to support an exchange to another country which supports the aims and objectives of the overall ELECTRA Integrated Research Programme (IRP). These aims and objectives encompass two aspects: ELECTRA's research goals for advanced real time control in smart grids, and its ambition for establishing working relationships with leading international research organisations.

This Call is open to applicants from research or industrial organisations, according to eligibility criteria reported below. Applications are particularly welcome at this time in relation to one of the following priority, though not exclusive, topics:

  1. Cyber security assessment using SGAM and NIST IR
  2. SGAM, reference test networks and use cases for controller conflict modeling
  3. Modelling and analysis of inter-cell coordination strategies in Web of Cells (WoC)
  4. Information exchange protocols for WoC distributed control
  5. Analysing communications system performance for WoC distributed control
  6. Cost benefit analysis for the WoC concept
  7. Integration and simulation of adaptive protection, PMUs and WoC distributed control
  8. Market mechanisms for the optimal control of flexibility resources
  9. From simulation-based proof-of-concept to laboratory experiments for distributed control validation
  10. KPIs and requirements for validating distributed control concepts to TRL3-6
  11. Self-defined topic 

It is important to note that the proposed exchange must be agreed with the Host Organisation in advance of submission. By working together, the proposed Host Organisation and Home Organisation should demonstrate that they are supporting the threefold objectives of the ELECTRA REX Programme:

  1. The proposed work is relevant to the goals of creating and demonstrating advanced voltage and frequency control as described by the ELECTRA IRP.
  2. The Exchange Researcher will be capable of completing a quality body of work from the exchange and will gain useful personal development from it.
  3. The value of the exchange is such that the host organization and key individuals are willing and able to commit to producing valuable outcome

Full rules and procedures are available within deliverable D9.1 under the Dissemination Tab, but the following provides some key clarifications.

 

1. Eligibility criteria

The Call is open to researchers within research organisations and industry as well. Either the Home or Host Organization must be an ELECTRA IRP Partner or an EERA JPSG participant/associate. Exchanges with extra EU organization are also welcome.

As a general rule, the Home (sending) organization will receive the funding from the REX Coordinator to provide support to the Exchange Researcher.

The application must be made using the REX on-line form, available here  on the ELECTRA IRP website upon registration.

 

2. Financial rules

Funding is available to pay for the Exchange Researcher’s accommodation and travel. A laboratory bench fee for the Host may be payable under certain circumstances. For longer exchanges a financial contribution from the Host may be required. This funding will not cover the salary of the Exchange Researcher.

2.1 Grant funding available

Table 1 Maximum daily support for researcher exchanges
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Table 2 Maximum travel support for different types of exchanges

Tabella2 - new

*Travel to/from host should be on the most economical transport available, for flights only economy class flights will be reimbursed.

2.2 Grants available per year and per type

Table 3 Total number of individual grants and number of man-months allocated to the mobility programme within the 4 year duration of ELECTRA IRP
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Table 4 Number of individual grants per annum
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3. Evaluation of the applications

Each application will be reviewed by the Exchange Programme Management Committee (EPMC). The EPMC is composed of representatives of each of the research work packages, along with the REX Coordinator (who is also the WP9 lead), REX Deputy Coordinator, and the IRP Coordinator. The EPMC is chaired by the REX Coordinator, and assesses each application against the fixed scoring criteria. A score is applied to each application, and the best applications thus identified for approval. Scores encompass main criteria (70%) and additional criteria (30%) as follows:

Main evaluation criteria refers to relevance, quality and value.

a. The proposed work is relevant to the goals of creating and demonstrating advanced voltage and frequency control as described by the ELECTRA IRP.
b. The Exchange Researcher will be capable of completing a quality body of work from the exchange and will gain useful personal development from it.
c. The value of the exchange is such that the host organization and key individuals are willing and able to commit to producing valuable outcomes. 

Additional criteria take into consideration balance and targets.

a. The balance of intra-ELECTRA, European and Global exchanges.
b. 
Alignment with targeted partnerships as guided by the ELECTRA IRP Steering Committee, Advisory Board and International Coordination Board. Whether the researcher is female and whether the researcher is an ‘early career researcher’.
c. The IRP encourages female researchers to apply to the call for the benefit of gender equality.

The results of the evaluations will be made known to the applicants within 6 weeks of the closing date for applications.

 

4. Application form

The application form for funding an ELECTRA researcher exchange is split into three parts, in accordance with the threefold REX objectives:

a. The proposed work is relevant to the goals of creating and demonstrating advanced voltage and frequency control as described by the ELECTRA IRP.

    i. Details of the applicant
    ii. Proposed host
    iii. Type of project
    iv. Description of the work to be performed during the exchange
    v. Which ELECTRA Work Packages/Tasks does the work specifically contribute to
    vi. Details of how this piece of work links to the ELECTRA IRP
    vii. Duration of the Exchange (from 2 weeks to 3 months)
    viii. Planned start date
    ix. Plan for exploitation and dissemination: papers/ conferences/ workshops etc.
    x. Proposed budget for REX grant period (flights, accommodation, subsistence)

If neither the host nor the home institution in a proposed exchange are ELECTRA Partners, then the EERA JP Partner or Associate Partner who is involved should formally request a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) from the Project Coordinator and proceed to have this officially signed by the proposal's parties. This will then provide access to the Description of Work (DoW) of ELECTRA that will support the preparation of a strong proposal, particularly in relation to items v and vi above.

b. The Exchange Researcher will be capable of completing a quality body of work from the exchange and will gain useful personal development from it.

    i. Attach an up-to-date academic style CV including work experience, projects, papers etc.
    ii. 
Describe/highlight relevant experience to show technical capabilities, e.g. projects worked on, significant papers, technical skills
    iii. 
 
Personal ambition for the exchange in terms of a development opportunity

c. The value of the exchange is such that the Home and Host organizations and key individuals are willing and able to commit to producing valuable outcomes.

    i.  Describe the research facilities, training and development, opportunities to engage with wider Host Organisation, and anything further that the Host will arrange for the Exchange Researcher
    ii. List the key individuals involved in the Exchange and their roles
    iii.   Two letters of intent (one each from the Home and Host Organisations)
    iv. Plan for exploitation and impact
    v.   Training and development opportunities during the Researcher's visit
    vi. Agreed principles on which Intellectual Property (IP) will be managed

 

 

5. Procedure after the completion of the grant

A final abstract in the standard format will be due from the Exchange Researcher not later than twice the grant period with a maximum of three months from the completion of the REX.

This timescale may be extended where a reverse exchange (usally self-funded) is scheduled.

The report must be completed and submitted online.

A questionnaire evaluating the completed exchange must be completed online by the Exchange Researcher, Host Organisation, and Home Organisation.

The final report and questionnaire statistics will be used to review and approve the completed exchange by the EPMC.

 Exchange Researchers are expected to remain engaged with the on-line network of researchers beyond completion of their respective exchanges to support the successive development of best practice.

 6. Final report template

The final Report must be submitted online on the ELECTRA IRP website.

 

For further information, please contact the Exchange Programme Management Committee at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

REX Call Information

 

Seventh Call for Applications

 

Call opens: 22nd September 2017

Extended Deadline: 22nd October 2017

For exchanges starting from November/December 2017

Online application form starts with a click here 

 The Exchange Programme Management Committee of the ELECTRA Integrated Research Programme is pleased to announce the seventh call for applications for Smart Grid researcher exchanges. Three parallel streams will operate under this ELECTRA REX call for applications:

• International cooperation stream – this supports Global Exchange applications involving collaboration between an organisation from outside Europe and an ELECTRA/EERA partner
• Industry cooperation stream – this supports European or Global Exchange applications between an industry partner (as host or sending organisation) and an ELECTRA/EERA partner. Collaborations involving experimental validation are particularly welcomed

• Intra-ELECTRA or European-ELECTRA cooperation stream - this supports exchange applications between European research organisations

The ELECTRA Researcher Exchange (REX) Programme provides funding for travel and subsistence costs to the successful researcher applicants to support an exchange to another country in keeping with the aims and objectives of the overall ELECTRA Integrated Research Programme (IRP). These aims and objectives encompass two aspects: ELECTRA's research goals for advanced real time control in smart grids, and its ambition for establishing working relationships with leading international research organisations.

rex scheme

This Call is open to applicants from research or industrial organisations, according to eligibility criteria reported below. Applications are particularly welcome at this time in relation to one of the following priority, though not exclusive, topics:

  1. Cyber security assessment using SGAM and NIST IR
  2. SGAM, reference test networks and use cases for controller conflict modeling
  3. Supervision and inter-cell coordination strategies in the Web of Cells (WoC) concept
  4. Information exchange protocols for WoC distributed control
  5. Analysing communications system performance for WoC distributed control
  6. Future DSO/TSO control room concepts and functionality
  7. Cost benefit analysis for the WoC concept
  8. Integration and simulation of adaptive protection, PMUs and WoC distributed control
  9. Market mechanisms for the optimal control of flexibility resources
  10. From simulation-based proof-of-concept to laboratory experiments for distributed control validation
  11. KPIs and requirements for validating distributed control concepts to TRL3-6
  12. Self-defined topic 

 

It is important to note that the proposed exchange must be agreed with the Host Organisation in advance of submission. While a prospective applicant may start discussions with more than one possible host, they should advise them that they are considering a number of alternatives. By working together, the proposed Host Organisation and Home Organisation should demonstrate that:

• The proposed work is relevant to the goals of creating and demonstrating advanced voltage and frequency control as described by the ELECTRA IRP.
• The Exchange Researcher will be capable of completing a quality body of work from the exchange and will gain useful personal development from it.
• The value of the exchange is such that the host organization and key individuals are willing and able to commit to producing valuable outcome

Full rules and procedures are available within deliverable D9.1 under the Dissemination Tab, but the following provides some key clarifications.

The results from previous calls are summarized here

 

1. Eligibility criteria

The Call is open to researchers within research organisations and industry as well. Either the Home or Host Organization must be an ELECTRA IRP Partner or an EERA JPSG participant/associate. Exchanges with extra EU organization are also welcome.

As a general rule, the Home (sending) organization will receive the funding from the REX Coordinator to provide support to the Exchange Researcher.

The application must be made using the REX on-line form, available here  on the ELECTRA IRP website upon registration.

 

2. Financial rules

Funding is available to pay for the Exchange Researcher’s accommodation and travel. A laboratory bench fee for the Host may be payable under certain circumstances. For longer exchanges a financial contribution from the Host may be required. This funding will not cover the salary of the Exchange Researcher.

2.1 Grant funding available

Table 1 Maximum daily support for researcher exchanges
Tabella1 - new 
Table 2 Maximum travel support for different types of exchanges

Tabella2 - new

*Travel to/from host should be on the most economical transport available, for flights only economy class flights will be reimbursed.

2.2 Grants available per year and per type

Table 3 Total number of individual grants and number of man-months allocated to the mobility programme within the 4 year duration of ELECTRA IRP
Tabella3 - new2
Table 4 Number of individual grants per annum
Tabella4 - new2

 

3. Evaluation of the applications

Each application will be reviewed by the Exchange Programme Management Committee (EPMC). The EPMC is composed of representatives of each of the research work packages, along with the REX Coordinator (who is also the WP9 lead), REX Deputy Coordinator, and the IRP Coordinator. The EPMC is chaired by the REX Coordinator, and assesses each application against the fixed scoring criteria. A score is applied to each application, and the best applications thus identified for approval. Scores encompass main criteria (70%) and additional criteria (30%) as follows:

Main evaluation criteria refers to relevance, quality and value.

a. The proposed work is relevant to the goals of creating and demonstrating advanced voltage and frequency control as described by the ELECTRA IRP.
b. The Exchange Researcher will be capable of completing a quality body of work from the exchange and will gain useful personal development from it.
c. The value of the exchange is such that the host organization and key individuals are willing and able to commit to producing valuable outcomes. 

Additional criteria take into consideration balance and targets.

a. The balance of intra-ELECTRA, European and Global exchanges.
b. 
Alignment with targeted partnerships as guided by the ELECTRA IRP Steering Committee, Advisory Board and International Coordination Board. Whether the researcher is female and whether the researcher is an ‘early career researcher’.
c. The IRP encourages female researchers to apply to the call for the benefit of gender equality.

The results of the evaluations will be made known to the applicants within 6 weeks of the closing date for applications.

 

4. Application form

The application form for funding an ELECTRA researcher exchange is split into three parts, in accordance with the threefold REX objectives:

a. The proposed work is relevant to the goals of creating and demonstrating advanced voltage and frequency control as described by the ELECTRA IRP.

    i. Details of the applicant
    ii. Proposed host
    iii. Type of project
    iv. Description of the work to be performed during the exchange
    v. Which ELECTRA Work Packages/Tasks does the work specifically contribute to
    vi. Details of how this piece of work links to the ELECTRA IRP
    vii. Duration of the Exchange (from 2 weeks to 3 months)
    viii. Planned start date
    ix. Plan for exploitation and dissemination: papers/ conferences/ workshops etc.
    x. Proposed budget for REX grant period (flights, accommodation, subsistence)

If neither the host nor the home institution in a proposed exchange are ELECTRA Partners, then the EERA JP Partner or Associate Partner who is involved should formally request a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) from the Project Coordinator and proceed to have this officially signed by the proposal's parties. This will then provide access to the Description of Work (DoW) of ELECTRA that will support the preparation of a strong proposal, particularly in relation to items v and vi above.

b. The Exchange Researcher will be capable of completing a quality body of work from the exchange and will gain useful personal development from it.

    i. Attach an up-to-date academic style CV including work experience, projects, papers etc.
    ii. 
Describe/highlight relevant experience to show technical capabilities, e.g. projects worked on, significant papers, technical skills
    iii. 
 
Personal ambition for the exchange in terms of a development opportunity

c. The value of the exchange is such that the Home and Host organizations and key individuals are willing and able to commit to producing valuable outcomes.

    i.  Describe the research facilities, training and development, opportunities to engage with wider Host Organisation, and anything further that the Host will arrange for the Exchange Researcher
    ii. List the key individuals involved in the Exchange and their roles
    iii.   Two letters of intent (one each from the Home and Host Organisations)
    iv. Plan for exploitation and impact
    v.   Training and development opportunities during the Researcher's visit
    vi. Agreed principles on which Intellectual Property (IP) will be managed

 

 

5. Procedure after the completion of the grant

A final abstract in the standard format will be due from the Exchange Researcher not later than twice the grant period with a maximum of three months from the completion of the REX.

This timescale may be extended where a reverse exchange (usally self-funded) is scheduled.

The report must be completed and submitted online.

A questionnaire evaluating the completed exchange must be completed online by the Exchange Researcher, Host Organisation, and Home Organisation.

The final report and questionnaire statistics will be used to review and approve the completed exchange by the EPMC.

 Exchange Researchers are expected to remain engaged with the on-line network of researchers beyond completion of their respective exchanges to support the successive development of best practice.

 6. Final report template

The final Report must be submitted online on the ELECTRA IRP website.

 

For further information, please contact the Exchange Programme Management Committee at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Mobility

Mobility

The ELECTRA REX programme (WP9) offers mobility opportunities to smart grid researchers to conduct research in a prestigious international laboratory. The scheme is now in its final call and is designed in accordance with the following objectives:

1. The training and personal development of researchers, and especially early career researchers;
2.
The establishment of a deeper culture of awareness and cooperation amongst European global smart grids researchers and across the global smart grids community;
3.
The strengthening of research understanding in smart grid controls between international partners, building on the engagements fostered through the EERA Joint Programme in Smart Grids.

Select "Call for application" or "FAQ Call for application" from the mobility tab for more information.