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Two FULL DAY workshops will be held on October 17, 2011:

1st Int. Workshop on Smart Grid Modeling & Simulation

PDF version of the program can be found here.
Proceedings of this workshop will be published on IEEE Xplore.

October 17, 2011 - Brussels, Belgium

To meet the enormous challenge of creating the sustainable energy infrastructure of the future, driven by a 'Smart Grid', researchers and practitioners need quantitatively to investigate the complex interactions between different components of the electricity grid and evaluate the impact of new ideas and technologies, taking into consideration interdependencies between markets, power flows and information & communication networks. To help with this need for a quantitative understanding of the grid, there is an unprecedented need for (near) real-time visibility into the state of the grid and loads with volumes of data being collected from smart meters and other sensing devices being added to the grid.

The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) is organizing a one day workshop on modeling and simulation of the Smart Grid on October 17, 2011. The workshop aims at bringing together researchers from Academia, Industry, and National Labs to exchange research ideas and practical experiences in developing and using simulation and modeling software to understand the interactions of the smart grid.


09:00-10:45 : Opening + S1 - Electrical Vehicles

Chair: Chris Develder

  • Requirements for next-generation Smart Grid modeling and simulation
    Invited presentation by Craig Rodine (OpenSG Users Group, USA) on OpenSG Sims WG

  • Market-Based Coordinated Charging of Electric Vehicles on the Low-Voltage Distribution Grid
    Mattijs Ghijsen (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Reinhilde D'hulst (VITO, Belgium)

  • Exploiting V2G to Optimize Residential Energy Consumption with Electrical Vehicle (Dis)Charging
    Kevin Mets (Ghent University, Belgium); Tom Verschueren (Ghent University, Belgium); Filip De Turck (Ghent University, Belgium); Chris Develder (Ghent University - IBBT, Belgium)

  • Activity Based Models for Countrywide Electric Vehicle Power Demand Calculation
    Luk Knapen (Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium); Bruno Kochan (Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium); Tom Bellemans (Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium); Davy Janssens (Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium); Geert Wets (Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium)

  • Modeling of a Charging Network for Electric Vehicles
    Keisuke Nakano (Niigata University, Japan); Kazuyuki Miyakita (Niigata University, Japan); Masakazu Sengoku (Niigata University, Japan); Shoji Shinoda (Chuo University, Japan)

11:15-13:00 : S2 – Models for Smart Grids

Chair: Craig Rodine

  • Dynamic One Step Ahead Prediction of Electricity Loads At Suburban Level
    Jelena Milojković (University of Niš, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Serbia); Vančo Litovski (University of Niš, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Serbia)

  • A Linear Dynamic Model for Microgrid Voltages in Presence of Distributed Generation
    Saverio Bolognani (University of Padova, Italy); Guido Cavraro (University of Padova, Italy); Federico Cerruti (University of Padova, Italy); Alessandro Costabeber (University of Padova, Italy)

  • Towards Improved Scalability in Smart Grid Modeling: Simplifying Generator Dynamics Analysis Via Spectral Graph Sparsification
    Daehyun Ban (North Carolina State University, USA); George Michailidis (University of Michigan, USA); Michael Devetsikiotis (North Carolina State University, USA)

  • Traffic Generation of IEC 61850 Sampled Values
    Jakub Wojciech Konka (University of Strathclyde & Centre for Intelligent Dynamic Communications, United Kingdom); Colin Michael Arthur (Agilent Laboratories, United Kingdom); Francisco Javier Garcia (Agilent Technologies & Visiting Prof. Strathclyde University, United Kingdom); Robert Caddell Atkinson (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom)

  • Switched System Models for Coordinated Cyber-Physical Attack Construction and Simulation
    Shan Liu (Texas A&M University, USA); Xianyong Feng (Texas A&M University, USA); Deepa Kundur (Texas A&M University, USA); Takis Zourntos (Texas A&M University, USA); Karen Butler-Purry (Texas A&M University, USA)

14:00-15:45 : S3 - Simulators for Smart Grids

Chair: Amit Narayan

  • Mosaik: A Framework for Modular Simulation of Active Components in Smart Grids
    Steffen Schütte (OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, Germany); Stefan Scherfke (OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, Germany); Martin Tröschel (OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, Germany)

  • Analysis Environment for Low Voltage Networks - Analysis of LV Network Model Parameters by Smart Meter Measurements
    Matthias Stifter (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria); Benoit Bletterie (AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria); Daniel Burnier (AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria); Helfried Brunner (AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria); Andreas Abart (Energie AG OOE Netz GmbH, Austria)

  • Evaluation and Test Environment for Automation Concepts in Smart Grids Applications
    Christian Landsteiner (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria); Filip Andren (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria); Thomas Strasser (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)

  • Simulation for the Design of Smart Grid Controls
    Ferdinanda Ponci (RWTH Aachen University, Germany); Antonello Monti (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

  • Social Interaction Interface for Performance Analysis of Smart Grids
    Jerom de Haan (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands); Phuong Nguyen (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands); Wil Kling (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands); Paulo Ribeiro (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

16:15-18:00 : S4 - Demand Response

Chair: Craig Rodine

  • Simulating Integrated Volt/Var Control and Distributed Demand Response Using GridSpice
    Kyle Anderson (Stanford University, USA); Amit Narayan (Stanford University & AutoGrid Systems, USA)

  • Optimal Real-Time Price Based on a Statistical Demand Elasticity Model of Electricity
    Rongshan Yu (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore); Wenxian Yang (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore); Susanto Rahardja (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)

  • Optimization Models for Consumer Flexibility Aggregation in Smart Grids: The ADDRESS Approach
    Alessandro Agnetis (University of Pisa, Italy); Gabriella Dellino (Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy); Gianluca De Pascale (Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy); Giacomo Innocenti (Universita' degli Studi di Siena & Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Italy); Marco Pranzo (Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy); Antonio Vicino (Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy)

  • Modeling Quality of Service Vs. Peak Reduction Trade-Offs in a/c-based Demand-Side Management
    Fabrice Saffre (ETISALAT BT Innovation Centre & Khalifa University, UAE); Hanno Hildmann (Etisalat BT Innovation Centre & Khalifa University, UAE); Sebastien Nicolas (EBTIC, UAE)

  • Feasibility Study of Applying LTE to Smart Grid
    Peng Cheng (Huawei Technologies & Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Li Wang (Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., P.R. China); Bin Zhen (Huawei Technologies Co., LTD, P.R. China); Shihua Wang (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)

Workshop Chairs

Chris Develder (Ghent University - IBBT, Belgium)
Amit Narayan (Stanford University, USA)
Craig Rodine (OpenSG Users Group, USA)

Workshop on European Smart Grid projects

PDF version can be found here.

Organised by the European Commission (DG ENER, INFSO and RTD)
Monday 17 Oct. 2011, Brussels, Crowne Plaza 'Le palace'

Description and objectives:

The objective is twofold: to present and share lessons learned from key specific European Smart Grids projects and to discuss further actions needed for research, demonstration and deployment of Smart Grids.

Who should attend?

About 200 participants are expected, including participants of ongoing EU projects and interested into the industrial initiatives, electricity grid operators, energy and ICT private companies, European and national trade associations, non-governmental organisations, European institutions, national regulatory authorities and consumer associations.


9:00 - 10:45 Session I EU policy, programmes and planned calls for proposals
Chair: Manuel Sanchez, European Commission, DG ENER
    Patrick van Hove, European Commission, DG RTD
Patricia Arsene, European Commission, DG INFSO
Mario Dionisio / Matthieu Craye, European Commission, DG ENER
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break  
11:15 - 13:00 Session II Support through co-ordination, research, innovation and development
Chair: Patrick van Hove, DG RTD

Project OPEN METER for developing an open-access standard for smart multi-metering services

Nicolas Arcauz, Iberdrola Distribucion Electrica S.A.

Project ADDRESS - Active distribution networks with integration of demand and distributed energy resources

Paola Petroni, Enel Distribuzione

Project PEGASE - Advanced simulation and state estimation for the pan-European transmission grid.

Stephane Rapoport, Tractebel Engineering S.A.

Project GRID+ Networking Smart Grids demonstrator projects in Europe

Michele de Nigris, RSE SpA
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch  
14:30 - 16:15 Session III ICT solutions for Smart Grids
Chair: Patricia Arsene, European Commission, DG INFSO

Project Smart House/Smart grid to demonstrate how ICT-enabled collaborative aggregations of Smart Houses can achieve maximum energy efficiency.

David Nestle, Fraunhofer IWES

Project NOBEL - Neighbourhood Oriented Brokerage Electricity and monitoring system.

Manuel Serrano Matoses, ETRA I+D

Project OpenNode for the design and development of an Open Common Reference Architecture (hardware and software aspects) for the network of nodes.

Jose Gonzalo Moreno, Iberdrola and Joerg Heuer, Siemens

Project ICT4SMARTDG to foster and promote large-scale integration of domestic and distributed micro generation and improve energy efficiency through the implementation of innovative ICT solutions into local smart power grids.

Peter Moray, EUTC

16:15 - 18:00 Session IV Demonstration projects
Chair: Mario Dionisio / Matthieu Craye, DG ENER

Project Grid4EU,

Anh Vu, ERDF

Project EcoGrid to demonstrate the efficient operation of a distribution power system with high penetration of many and variable renewable energy resources in the EU.

Ove Grande, SINTEF

Project Twenties to demonstrate by early 2014 through real life, large scale demonstrations, the benefits and impacts of several critical technologies required to improve the pan-European transmission network, thus giving Europe a capability of responding to the increasing share of renewable in its energy mix by 2020 and beyond while keeping its present level of reliability performance.

Vicente Gonzalez Lopez, Red Eléctrica de España


Further information and contact:
Manuel Sánchez Jiménez
European Commission, DG Energy









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