The electrical grid of today is largely unchanged since the beginning of the twentieth century – that is, we’re still basically working with a 100-year old system. It’s kind of an energy dinosaur. What kinds of mammals will replace it?
The following presentations will be given during the seminar. The program will also include a break with soup and sandwiches.
Prof. Jef Poortmans, imec/EnergyVille
The Return of Edison at the Building Level
Prof. Johan Driesen, KU Leuven
An Industrial Vision of DC-grids in Residential and Commercial Buildings
Dr. Marija Zima, ABB
Microgrids: Opportunities for Solid-State Power Electronics and Material Savings in Distribution Grids
How DC lost the battle against AC in the previous century, but may win the war in a liberalized, decentralized, CO2 neutral energy supply!
Prof. Rik De Doncker, Director E.ON ERC, ISEA and FEN, RWTH Aachen University
Microgrids and Decentralized Solutions for Global Energy Access
Ongoing technology development and cost reduction in PV, storage, and digital technologies are bringing historical opportunities for universal electricity access within reach, as demonstrated by our experience with hybrid and full-renewable microgrids and solar home systems in Africa
Dr. Bart Boesmans, Engie
Grid Modelling and Trend Towards HVDC Meshed Grids
Prof. Dirk Van Hertem, KU Leuven
Grid monitoring and Dynamic Line rating of Transmission Grids
Dr. Frederic Vassort, Ampacimon
Transmission Grid Development in the Interest of Society
How to make responsible decisions and be an enabler in an evolving electricity system
Dr. Jonathan Sprooten, ELIA Group