Topic: Participation of the end-user to the implementation of the smart grid: technical possibilities
Abstract: The implementation of the smart grid is not necessarily a top-down process, but could also be (partly) bottom-up. This panel discusses technical possibilities, challenges and opportunities for the contribution of individual or collective small consumers to the implementation of the smart grid. Results from academic research, pilot projects and technology developers will be discussed. Topics will include:
- Sizing and combination of distributed energy resources with respect to balancing, PQ,…
- Impact of balancing renewables on 3phase systems
- Invertor topologies and control strategies in low power smart grids
- Impact of network topology on PQ in case of renewable injection
- Impact of grid impedance with respect to power line communication
- Stability of grid coupled invertors on voltage/frequency grid variations
- Lessons learnt from pilot projects
- Smart metering in Europe
- Technology for demand side management and VPP
- Testing facilities
- Jan Desmet – Panel Chair Download Presentation
- Diana Craciun, DERlab e.V. Download Presentation
- Sasa Djokic, University of Edinburgh, UK Download Presentation
- Petr Kadurek, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Johanna Myrzik, Dortmund University of Technology, Germany Download Presentation
- Tine Vandoorn, Ghent University, Belgium Download Presentation
Affiliation:HOWEST – Department GKG | Professor
Biography: Jan Desmet received the Polytechnical Engineer degree from the polytechnic academy in Kortrijk, the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the V.U.Brussels and in his Ph.D. degree at the K.U.Leuven, Belgium.
Currently he is full professor at the Technical University Howest teaching power quality, renewables and industrial electric measurement techniques. His research interests include energy efficiency, renewable, power quality and their mutual interactions.
Besides his job as professor and researcher, he also is member of several expert colleges and both reviewer and topic chairman for international scientific conferences. He is also IASTED and IEEE member, member of SC77A (IEC) and TC210 (CENELEC). His international scientific recognition is validated by invited speeches on international conferences and more than 60 scientific publications. His research activities include both energy related and renewable related subjects. His research lab is the only one over Europe with a free programmable artificial grid of 240kVA.