Special sessions

Nordic Early Warning Early Prevention System

Time: TBD

This panel will present final results of the Norwegian-Swedish research project NEWEPS – Nordic Early Warning Early Prevention System. The research conducted in the NEWEPS project are intended to provide the Transmission System Operators (TSOs) with increased insights into functional and non-functional requirements on Wide-Area-Monitoring-Protection-and-Control (WAMS / WAMPAC) systems. The main focus of the work has been on increased situational awareness for operators, development of novel Energy Monitoring System (EMS) solutions and evaluation of visualization techniques. Towards the end of the NEWEPS project, a road map will be created with the intention to support the development and future implementation of WAMS and WAMPAC systems at the Swedish and Norwegian TSOs.
The main messages of this panel relate to the lessons learned, main conclusions and results, and the proposed way towards implementation. At the panel, the following issues to be addressed:

  • Background and needs of a Wide-Area monitoring control and protection system
  • Research and development of Voltage stability indicators
  • Research and development of identification and classification of Natural and Forced oscillations
  • Research and development of Wide-Area-Control concepts
  • Research and demonstration of Advanced vizualisation concepts
  • Research and demonstration of a Platform for monitoring applications and operator interaction

Moderated by: Robert Eriksson, Professor & Power system specialist, Uppsala University & Svenska kraftnät, Sweden

Panelists:

  1. Kjell Petter Myhren, Senior Advisor R&D in System and Market Operation, Statnett, Norway
    email: kjell.myhren@statnett.no 
  2. Henrik Ekestam, Power system specialist, Svenska kraftnät, Sweden
    email: Henrik.Ekestam@svk.se
  3. Valéria Monteiro de Souza, PhD candidate, NTNU, Norway
    email: valeria.m.de.souza@ntnu.no
  4. David Bergman, PhD candidate, KTH, Sweden
    email: dabergm@kth.se
  5. Salvatore D’Arco, Chief Scientist, SINTEF, Norway
    email: salvatore.darco@sintef.no
  6. Erik Weihs, Research engineer, RISE, Sweden
    email: erik.weihs@ri.se

TRANSIT project – TRANSITion to sustainable future through training and education

Time: TBD

This Special Technical Session examines the crucial role of education and skill development in navigating the pathway to a global energy transition. It will include some results of project TRANSIT funded by the European Union, under the program Horizon Europe, and UKRI. TRANSIT (which stands for TRANSITion to sustainable future through training and education) aims to provide sustainable training and re-skilling programmes for current and future generations on a multidisciplinary approach in renewable energy.

The results shown in the session will focus on innovative educational strategies that empower professionals and students to understand, embrace, and lead the energy transition. It includes an exploration of curricula, training programs, and collaborative initiatives aimed at upskilling and reskilling a workforce capable of steering the world towards a more sustainable and resilient energy future.

Moderated by: TBD

Panelists:

  1. TBD
  2. TBD
  3. TBD
  4. TBD

Digitalization in Power Systems – a Key Enabler of the Energy Transition

Time: TBD

Along with Decarbonization and Decentralization, Digitalization is one of the pillars of successful energy transition. It is enabled by an ever-growing proliferation of monitoring devices and supported by data aggregators and powerful data processors to enhance observability of the energy system, help us understand its response to new operating conditions driven by domination of renewable sources, and extend the lifetime of its assets.

This special session will shed light on the main opportunities and challenges associated with digitalization in the power system, spanning from power system stability assessment and control, and the role of machine learning in facilitating these, to the detection of cyber attacks in cyber-physical smart grids. An important part of the session will be dedicated to education for the digitalization of power systems, identifying the skill gaps and sharing some good practices in postgraduate courses on digitalization of energy.

Moderated by: TBD

Panelists:

Name: Dr Ambra Sannino
Title: Vice President, Research and Development
Affiliation: Vattenfall
Country: Sweden
E-mail: ambra.sannino@vattenfall.com
Name: Dr Charalambos (Harrys) Konstantinou
Title: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Country: Saudi Arabia
E-mail: charalambos.konstantinou@kaust.edu.sa
Name: Dr Panagiotis Papadopoulos
Title: Reader (Associate Professor)
Affiliation: The University of Manchester
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: panagiotis.papadopoulos@manchester.ac.uk
Name: Dr Aleksandra Lekić
Title: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: TU Delft
Country: Netherlands
E-mail: A.Lekic@tudelft.nl
Name: Dr Panos Kotsampopoulos
Title: Principal Researche
Affiliation: National Technical University of Athens
Country: Greece
E-mail: kotsa@power.ece.ntua.gr

Effective dissemination of research results: Discussion with the Editor-in-Chiefs

Time: TBD

The objective of the Pane/Round table is to present the main Power Engineering journals and discuss the challenges and opportunities of publication of original, theoretical and applied research results with prospective authors. In addition to brief introduction about individual journals, the focus of the round table will be on practices and approaches to presentation of research results and the advantages of effective communication of those to wider audience.

Moderated by: TBD

Panelists:

  1. Prof Jovica V Milanovic, FIEEE, IEEE PES Vice President, Publications & immediate past Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, The University of Manchester, UK
  2. Prof Claudio Cañizares, FIEEE, Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, University of Waterloo, Canada
  3. Prof Gianfranco Chicco, FIEEE, Editor in Chief of ELSEVIER’S International Journal of Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  4. Emeritus Prof Nikolaos Hatziargyriou, FIEEE, Editor in Chief at Large, IEEE PES, & former Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  5. Prof Bikash Pal, FIEEE, immediate past IEEE PES Vice President, Publications, & former Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Imperial College London, UK
  6. Prof Vladimir Terzija, FIEEE, Editor in Chief of ELSEVIER’S International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, University of Newcastle, UK

IEEE PES Women in Power “Challenges in advanced power system planning and operation”

Time: TBD

Anyone interested in participating in this special session, please contact: mirna.grzanic@fer.hr via email.

Moderated by: TBD

Panelists: TBD