Nottingham Trent University (NTU) hosted the International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF) 2019, a multi-disciplinary conference focused on academic research, industrial applications, and energy innovations, where our colleagues from TU (Joao Patacas) and CERTH (Napoleon Bezas) presented two conference papers.
In recent years, the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), colloquially known as drones, is becoming increasingly more widespread, both by the industry, as well as by individual professional pilots and enthusiasts alike.
Between the 2nd and 4th of July, Servelect attended the ICCEP 2019 conference (7th International Conference on CLEAN ELECTRICAL POWER Renewable Energy Resources Impact), in Otranto, Puglia– Italy, presenting eDREAM project and also the other H2020 projects within we are partners.
The energy grid is moving to a new era, shifting from centralized broadcast-like energy systems to decentralized smart energy systems by incorporating a large number of small-scale Distributed Energy Prosumers (DEP). The advent of intermittent decentralized renewable energy sources is completely changing the way in which electricity grids are managed, supporting the shift to more decentralized smart energy systems. Variations in energy production, either surplus or deficit, may threaten the security of supply, leading to energy distribution systems’ overload, and culminating in power outages or service disruptions, forcing the DEPs to shed or shift their energy demand to deal with peak load periods.
The end of November saw the coming together of two Horizon 2020 funded projects to present their ideas, innovations and progress. DELTA and eDREAM were joined by over 40 interested stakeholders on November 26th in the Museum of London for a workshop where knowledge transfer and discussion were top of the agenda. Grid operators, local authorities, DSOs and power companies were among the attendees there to gain an insight into both projects.