Presentations: Room INF211 (Click here for a map) |

14:00 | Andreas Kettner "Real-Time Assessment of Static Voltage Stability in Active Distribution Networks in the Presence of Polynomial Type Nodal Equivalents" |

14:15 | Maaz Mohiuddin "Quick Agreement among Grid Agent Replicas" |

14:30 | Wajeb Saab "Pacing a Cycle in CommelecV2" |

14:45 | Eleni Stai "Dispatching Stochastic Heterogeneous Resources Accounting for Grid Losses and Non-Ideal Batteries" |

15:00 | Luca Fabietti "Achieving Dispatchability through Flexible Demand and Electrical Storage Systems" |

15:15 | Coffee Break |

15:30 | Jagdish Prasad Achara "uGS/E: A Simulator/emulator for the Micro Grid" |

15:45 | Yan-Kim Tran "A Study about Zero-Voltage-Switching Operation for Multiport Medium-Frequency-Transformers" |

16:00 | Enrica Scolari "Photovoltaic Modelling and Forecasting" |

16:15 | Coffee Break |

16:30 | Roman Rudnik & Lorenzo Reyes "Handling Large Power Steps in Real-Time Microgrid Control via Explicit Power Setpoints" |

16:45 | Lorenzo Reyes "Handling Single-Slack Transitions in Inertia-less Islanded Microgrids" |

17:00 | Paul Stadler "Future Infrastructure for COMMELEC : the DSM Perspective" |

17:15 | Discussion + Planning of Next Meeting |

Presentations: Room BC229 (Click here for a map) |

14:00 | Enrica Scolari (PI: Mario Paolone) |

14:15 | Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone) |

14:30 | Wang Cong (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec) |

14:45 | Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones) |

15:00 | Coffee Break |

15:15 | Eleni Stai |

15:30 | Wajeb Saab, Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec) |

15:45 | Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal) |

16:00 | Coffee Break |

16:15 | Roman Rudnik (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec) |

16:30 | Lorenzo Reyes |

16:45 | Yan-Kim Tran (PI: Drazen Dujic) |

17:00 | Discussion + Planning of Next Meeting |

Lunch: BC Restaurant (Click here for a map) |

Presentations: Room INF211 (Click here for a map) |

11:45 | Lunch in BC restaurant |

13:00 | Wajeb Saab (PI: Joseph Sifakis) |

13:15 | Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec) |

13:30 | Drazen Dujic |

13:45 | Enrica Scolari (PI: Alexandre Oudalov) |

14:00 | Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone) |

14:15 | Coffee Break |

14:30 | Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal) |

14:45 | Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones) |

15:00 | Roman Rudnik |

15:15 | Benoit Cathiard |

15:30 | Lorenzo Reyes |

15:45 | Jean-Yves Le Boudec / Colin Jones / Niek Bouman: Status of NRP70 Activity Report |

16:00 | Discussion + Planning of Next Meeting |

15:00 | Welcome |

15:10 | Opening by Hans Schalcher |

15:15 | Jean-Yves Le Boudec: Introduction |

15:30 | Demo of Commelec version 1 in the DESL microgrid laboratory |

16:00 | Jean-Yves Le Boudec: Umbrella project and Subproject A: Control of Power Flows |

16:30 | Colin Jones: Subproject B: Demand Response |

17:00 | Q/A lead by Goran Andersson |

17:40 | Stefan Husi |

17:45 | Theres Paulsen |

17:50 | Closing remarks by Hans Schalcher |

Lunch: BC Restaurant (Click here for a map) |

Presentations: Room INF211 (Click here for a map) |

Demo: Room ELL038 (Click here for a map) |

11:45 | Lunch in BC restaurant |

13:00 | Yan-Kim Tran (PI: Drazen Dujic) |

13:15 | Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal) |

13:30 | Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones) |

13:45 | Wajeb Saab (PI: Joseph Sifakis) |

14:00 | Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec) |

14:15 | Enrica Scolari (PI: Alexandre Oudalov) |

14:30 | Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone) |

14:45 | Coffee Break |

15:00 | Jean-Yves Le Boudec: presentation for SNF visit - Umbrella & Subproject I |

15:30 | Colin Jones: presentation for SNF visit - Subproject II |

15:50 | Discussion + Planning of Next Meeting |

16:10 | Demo of Commelec in Microgrid (ELL Building) |

Presentations: Room BC229 (Click here for a map) |

Lunch: BC Restaurant (Click here for a map) |

Batiment BC, EPFL |

Station 14 |

CH-1015 Lausanne |

9:00 | Niek Bouman - COMMELEC high-level API |

9:20 | Andrey Bernstein - Theoretical performance bounds for COMMELEC resource agents |

9:40 | Lorenzo Reyes - Microgrid Status |

10:00 | Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone) |

10:20 | Enrica Scolari (PI: Alexandre Oudalov) |

10:40 | Coffee Break |

11:00 | Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec) |

11:20 | Wajeb Saab (PI: Joseph Sifakis) |

11:40 | Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones) |

12:00 | Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal) |

12:20 | Yan-Kim Tran (PI: Drazen Dujic) |

12:40 | Planning of Next Meeting |

12:45 | Lunch in BC restaurant |

Presentations: Room BC129 (Click here for a map) |

Lunch: BC Restaurant (Click here for a map) |

Batiment BC, EPFL |

Station 14 |

CH-1015 Lausanne |

9:00 | Start of the Meeting (room BC129): Welcome (by Niek Bouman) |

9:00 | Wajeb Saab: BIP Grid Agent |

9:20 | Cong Wang: Solving load flow |

9:40 | Andreas Kettner: sequential Discrete Kalman Filter state estimator and its implementation |

10:00 | Enrica Scolari: PV agent development |

10:20 | Coffee Break |

10:40 | Niek Bouman: Serialisation/Deserialisation and Interpretation of Advertisements |

11:00 | Maaz Mohiuddin: Reliability of the runtime environment |

11:20 | Andrey Bernstein: Islanding with Commelec |

11:40 | Lorenzo Reyes: Supercap agent, overall status of the microgrid setup |

12:00 | Fabrizio Sossan: Shadow agent and its implementation |

12:20 | Outlook on next formal project workshop (June '15) |

12:30 | Lunch in the Restaurant of BC building (4th floor) |

New: Click on the name of the presenter in the programme to download the presentation. Alternatively, click here for a zip-file containing all the presentations in PDF format [20 MB].

Lunch: BC Restaurant (Click here for a map) |

Presentations: Room BC229 (Click here for a map) |

Batiment BC, EPFL |

Station 14 |

CH-1015 Lausanne |

11:30 | Early Lunch in the Restaurant of BC building (4th floor) |

13:00 | Start of the Workshop (room BC229): Welcome |

by Niek Bouman | |

13:05 | Presentation: The Vision of COMMELEC |

by Andrey Bernstein & Lorenzo Reyes | |

13:30 | Presentation of the Advisory Board |

13:30 | Arnoud Bifrare (Romande Energie) |

13:45 | Sandro Dinser (AXPO) [canceled] |

14:00 | Ali Khatir (Swissgrid) |

14:15 | Project Introduction: Real-Time Control of Power Flows |

by Niek Bouman | |

14:20 | Work-plan presentations by PhD student of each principal investigator (PI) |

14:20 | Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec) |

14:30 | Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone) |

14:40 | Wajeb Saab (PI: Joseph Sifakis) |

14:50 | Enrica Scolari (PI: Alexandre Oudalov (ABB) |

15:00 | Discussion of presentations by Advisory Board and PIs |

15:10 | Break |

15:40 | Project Introduction: Storage and Demand Response |

by Colin Jones | |

15:45 | Work-plan presentations by PhD student of each principal investigator (PI) |

15:45 | Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones) |

15:55 | Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal) |

16:05 | Yan-Kim Tran (PI: Drazen Dujic) |

16:15 | Discussion of presentations by Advisory Board and PIs |

16:30 | General discussion and planning of next formal project workshop (June '15) and intermediate meeting |

17:00 | End of meeting |

A massive penetration of distributed energy sources (solar photovoltaic in summer, cogener- ation in winter, small scale wind farms in all seasons) is expected to be one element of solution to the electricity gap problem. However, this poses several problems such as quality of service of the distribution network and the requirement to provide voltage and frequency support to the Swiss and European grids. The classic solutions to these problems imply to (1) upgrade the electrical distribution networks and/or (2) deploy additional generators for compensation, mostly fuel based and/or (3) curtail renewables when their volatility poses problems. All of these solutions are expensive or environmentally non-desirable. An alternative is to use modest local electrical and thermal storage (such as batteries, super- caps, heating and cooling systems, water reservoirs, hydrogen, flywheels or compressed air tanks), but this is difficult to deploy using the classical control means based on frequency. PRN70 COMMELEC will investigate a radically different approach whereby power systems directly communicate with each other in order to define explicit realtime setpoints for active/reactive power absorptions or injections. This will allow a distribution network with local generation to make efficient use of modest amounts of storage and demand response in order to (1) operate safely without curtailing renewables and (2) act as a virtual power plant that participates in the overall grid quality of service. The problems we want to tackle are:

- How can such a control method be made robust and scalable (i.e. able to reliably and economically be deployed in a large number of distribution grids)?
- How can the method interface with storage and demand response technologies?

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Control of a Battery Energy Storage System Accounting for the Charge Redistribution Effect to Dispatch the Operation of a Medium Voltage Feeder. 2015 IEEE PES Eindhoven PowerTech, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2015.

. Real-Time Control of Microgrids with Explicit Power Setpoints: Unintentional Islanding. 2015 IEEE PES PowerTech, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2015.

. Experimental Implementation of Frequency Regulation Service Using Commercial Buildings, 2015.

A composable method for real-time control of active distribution networks with explicit power set points. Part II: Implementation and validation, in Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 125, num. August, p. 265-280, 2015.

A composable method for real-time control of active distribution networks with explicit power set points. Part I: Framework, in Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 125, num. August, p. 254-264, 2015.

iPRP: Parallel Redundancy Protocol for IP Networks. 11th IEEE World Conference on Factory Communication Systems, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2015.

. Enhanced electrical model of Lithium-based batteries accounting the charge redistribution effect. 18th Power Systems Computation Conference, Wrocław, Poland, 2014.

. Electric Space Heating Scheduling for Real-time Explicit Power Control in Active Distribution Networks. IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014.

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