Conference Programme

Tuesday, 4th December 2012


08.30 Conference Opening and Welcome Remarks
Philipp Strauss, Division Director Systems Engineering and Grid Integration Fraunhofer IWES / DERlab e. V., Kassel, Germany 

Session 1: Policies and Programs

Policies and programs implemented at the national and international levels are guiding the transformation of the electric power grid toward smart grid concepts and higher share of renewable generation. This session will provide an updated overview of significant policies and programs worldwide, which are driving research, development, demonstration and deployment activities that will be presented during the course of the conference. 

Chair:
Abraham Ellis, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA
Masaaki Yamamoto, NEDO, Kawasaki City, Japan
Philipp Strauss Fraunhofer IWES / DERlab e. V., Kassel, Germany

08.40 Transformation of the Energy System in Germany: Adapting to High Shares of Renewable Energy
Berthold Goeke, Deputy Director General, Head of Directorate KI III “Renewable Energies” German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Berlin, Germany 

09.00 The European Strategic Energy Technologies Plan: Developing and Deploying Low Carbon Technologies to Support Europe‘s Energy-Climate Policies
Rudolf W. Strohmeier, Deputy Director-General Research Programmes, Directorate General for Research & Innovation, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

09.20 Programs and Policies Promoting the Deployment of Distributed Energy Resources in the U.S.
Patricia A. Hoffman, Assistant Secretary, United States Department of Energy, Washington, USA 


09.40 Japanese Energy Policy and Grid Integration
Masaaki Yamamoto, Smart Community Department, New Energy and Industrial Technology, Development Organization (NEDO), Kawasaki City, Japan 

10.00 Discussion

10.20 Coffee Break and visit to the Exhibition

11.00 Australia’s Clean Energy Initiatives
David Green, Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council, Melbourne, Australia 

11.20 The Coordinated Research Program on Smart Grids of the ­European Energy Research Alliance
Luciano Martini, T&D Technologies Department, RSE SpAIEA-ISGAN, Milan, Italy 

11.40 Coordinating Planning and Exploitation of Research and Demonstration Projects Through the European Electricity Grids Initiative
Patrick Van Hove, European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Brussels, Belgium 

12.00 Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Programs in China
tbd. 

12.20 Discussion

12.40 Lunch and visit to the Exhibition

 

Session 2: Reporting on Results of Large Project Portfolios 

In many countries, the policy context has enhanced pilot projects that show possible solutions for a secure and sustainable energy system with a high share of renewable and distributed generation. Project teams have developed solutions, proven concepts and studied interaction of different market players. Challenges vary widely from country to country depending on the existing grid infrastructure as well as on local regulatory and market environments. Learning from each other´s experiences is key to success for this unprecedented transformation process for our energy system. Goal of this session is to learn about best practices in different regions with their specific challenges. Presentations will include the aspects of integrating wind, PV, CHP and storage mainly on distribution systems. The panelists will show results from projects that are in their final stages, and will discuss the near-term outlook of on-going projects. 

Chair:
Britta Buchholz, ABB AG, Mannheim, Germany
Thomas S. Key, Electric Power Research Institute, Knoxville, USA

14.00 Smart Country: successful integration of distributed generation in rural areas
Thorsten Hammerschmidt, RWE Deutschland AG, Essen, Germany 

14.20 U.S. SunShot Initiative and Portfolio of Solar Integration Research and Development Projects
Kevin Lynn, Solar Systems Integration, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, USA 

14.40 International Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative: Four-Year Update on Lessons Learned
Matt Wakefield, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, USA 

15.00 Japan‘s Smart Community Activities
Satoshi Morozumi, Director for Smart Community Department, NEDO, Kawasaki, Japan 

15.20 Discussion

15.40 Coffee Break and visit to the Exhibition

16.25 Smart Energy made in Germany: Results of German Smart Grid Research and Implementation Program E-Energy
Ludwig Karg, B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH, Head of E-Energy Ancillary Research, Munich, Germany 

17.05 PV in Italy and Integration Challenges for ENEL
Gianluca Gigliucci, Enel Ingegneria e Ricerca S.p.A, Pisa, Italy 

17.25 Experiences from Latin America
tbd.

17.45 Discussion

Poster Session A and Get Together 

This event features selected papers on the subject of Renewables Integration and Smart Grid. The session starts with short oral presentations or “Elevator Talks” by poster authors, followed by the poster and trade exhibition. This “Get Together” event provides an opportunity for networking. 

Chair:
René Marklein, Fraunhofer-IWES, Kassel, Germany
Reza Iravani, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Atul Shah, Suzlon Infrastucture Services Ltd., Pune, India

18.00 Elevator Talks

18.45 Visit to the Exhibition and Get Together

21.00 End of 1st Conference Day

Wednesday, 5th December 2012

Session 3: First of a Kind Achievements in Technology, Systems Integration, Modeling And Simulation

With the recent acceleration in the deployment of renewable energy generation worldwide, the large-scale integration of renewable resources in electricity grids is now supported by an increasing number of full-scale, first-of-a-kind implementation and research around the world. These achievements are formulating possible solutions to grid integration challenges posed by high share of renewable electricity. 

Chair:
Patrick Van Hove, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
David Green, Clean Energy Council, Melbourne, Australia

08.30 Large-Scale Integration of Renewable Energy
Jochen Kreusel, ABB AG, Head of Global Program Smart Grids, Mannheim, Germany 

08.50 Grid Integration of Large Scale PV Plants: A Global Challenge with Local Requirements
Jürgen Reekers, SMA Technologies AG, Niestetal, Germany 

09.10 How Renewable Energy Forecasting Make the Smart Grid Smarter: Advances in Solar and Wind Forecasting with Application to the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project
Pascal Storck, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA 

09.30 MetaPV: Building PV-Powered Smart Grids in the Real World
Achim Woyte, R&D Manager, 3E SA, Brussels, Belgium

09.50 Discussion


10.10 Coffee Break and visit to the Exhibition

10.50 Integration of Solar and Wind energy into Electricity Grids and Energy Markets by Energy Forecasts
Thomas Landgraf, Enercast GmbH, Kassel, Germany 

11.10 Solar Mobility: Two Years of Practical Experience Charging 10 Cars With Solar Energy
Jens Merten, Program Manager, CEA INES, Le Bourget Du Lac, France 

11.30 Implementation of Active Demand in the ADDRESS Project: From Concepts to Field Tests
Régine Belhomme, EDF R&D, Clamart Cedex, France 

11.50 Active Grid Management in Medium and Low Voltage Grids: Results from Austrian Demonstration Projects
Alfred Einfalt, Siemens AG Austria, Wien, Austria 

12.10 Discussion

12.30 Lunch and visit to the Exhibition

Session 4A: Learning from Island Systems Solutions

Smart grid systems with renewable generation established on islands serve as a model for the integration of high shares of clean energy into future electricity systems. Island grids provide an opportunity to investigate solutions to grid management and control, security-related matters, as well as business models. Lessons learned from these experiences will significantly contribute to the deployment of smart grid solution for mainland grids. 

Chair:
Hubert Fechner, University AS Technikum Wien, Vienna, Austria

14.00 The Millener Project: 1500 Household Installations in French Insular Electric Systems, Aggregated for Grid Support
Jean-Christian Marcel, TENESOL S.A., La Tour de Salvagny, France 

14.20 US - Japan Collaborative Smart Grid Demonstration Project on Maui Island
Rick Rocheleau, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii, Hawaii 

14.40 Smart Grid on the Greek Islands
Nikos Hatziargyriou, Public Power Corporation S.A., Athens, Greece 

15.00 Discussion

15.15 Coffee Break and visit to the Exhibition

Session 4B: Advanced Transmission and Distribution System Operations

Balancing future energy systems will require a more sophisticated interaction between the major electricity players within and across jurisdictions as supply and demand profiles become increasingly dynamic. How will system operators, utilities, generators and governments influence the transition toward managing more complex and more efficient systems? 

Chair:
Lisa Dignard-Bailey, Natural Resources Canada, Varennes, Canada
Eng Kiat Chan, Energy Market Authority, Singapore, Singapore

16.00 PowerShift Atlantic: Regional Collaboration for Wind Integration with Load Control
Michel Losier, Program Director of PowerShift Atlantic, NB Power Corporation, New Brunswick, Canada 

16.20 Supply–Demand Balance in a Changing World: The System Operator Challenge
Mark O‘Malley, Electricity Research Centre, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 

16.40 Offshore Wind Integration and Operation
Peter Børre Eriksen, Head of Systems Analysis, Energinet, Fredericia, Denmark 

17.00 TSO Best Practices: A Perspective from India
Sushil Kumar Soonee, CEO of Power system Operation Corporation of India, New Delhi, India 

17.20 Discussion

17.40 Break

Poster Session B

This event features selected papers on the subject of Renewables Integration and Smart Grid. The session starts with short oral presentations or “Elevator Talks” by poster authors, followed by the poster exhibition. 

Chair:

René Marklein, Fraunhofer-IWES, Kassel, Germany
Reza Iravani, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Atul Shah, Suzlon Infrastucture Services Ltd., Pune, India

18.00 Elevator Talks

19.00 Visit to the Exhibition

19.30 End of 2nd Conference Day

20.00 Dinner and Poster Award Ceremony

Thursday, 6th December 2012

Session 5: Harmonization of Grid Codes and Testing Standards

The large-scale deployment of Renewable and Distributed Energy Sources in the future power networks requires standardization of grid interface requirements as well as testing procedures that are used for certification and performance characterization of components and systems. This session will explore the status and evolution of grid codes and test procedures. It will also describe current efforts toward harmonization of standards. 

Chair:
Nikos Hatziargyriou, Public Power Corporation S.A., Athens, Greece
Dan Ton, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, USA

08.30 Communications Interoperability Standards and Harmonization
Dan Ton, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, USA 
Nikos Hatziargyriou, Public Power Corporation S.A., Athens, Greece

08.50 Smart Grid Testbed in Korea: Addressing Standardisation Needs
tbd. 

09.10 International Harmonization Smart Grid Testing: ISGAN-APEC Activities
Russel Conklin, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, USA 

09.30 System Approach of the European Smart Grid Coordination Group of CEN, CENELEC and ETSI: Update of the German Smart Grid Standardization Roadmap
Johannes Stein, DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 

09.50 Discussion

10.10 Coffee Break and visit to the Exhibition

Session 6: Future Scenarios with Very High Shares of Renewable Energy

Some regions and countries are planning for a majority of their energy to come from renewable sources. How will the electrical system operate under extremely high renewable penetrations? How will renewables interact with other generation sources? This session will examine what future energy systems will look like, and will discuss the potential challenges and solutions. 

Chair:
Benjamin Kroposki, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, USA
Kazuyuki Takada, NEDO, Kawasaki City, Japan

10.55 German Government’s Scenario to Supply 80% of Power ­Consumption by Renewable Energy in 2050
Kurt Rohrig, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology, Kassel, Germany 

11.15 Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan
Ken Nakahara, Ministry of Energy, Ontario, Canada 

11.35 Ancillary Services from Wind Turbines and Related Grid Codes
Eckard Quitmann, ENERCON GmbH, Bremen, Germany 

11.55 TWENTIES: Solutions for the Integration of Large Renewable Energy Resources in the Power System
Jose-Luis Mata, Red Eléctrica de España, S.A.U., Madrid, Spain 

12.15 Discussion

12.35 Lunch and visit to the Exhibition

14.00 Mobility: A Driver for Power-to-Gas Technology

Reinhard Otten, Audi AG, Ingolstadt, Germany 

14.20 Japan‘s New Energy Policy
Takanori Tomura, Director General, Smart Community Department, NEDO, Kawasaki City, Japan 

14.40 Stochastic Optimization of Power Systems Planning and Operations in Future Scenarios with High Share of Renewables
Jean-Paul Watson, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA 

15.00 US Renewable Futures Study: Achieving 80% of Electricity from Renewables
Trieu Mai, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

15.20 Discussion

Closing Session

This session will provide a summary of the conference topics and closing remarks. Session chairs will engage in a round table discussion to identify key conclusions, salient results, critical gaps, and promising future efforts. 

Chair:
Abraham Ellis, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA

15.40 Round Table: Summary of Key Outcomes of the Conference
Report from Session Chairs:

Abraham Ellis, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA
Masaaki Yamamoto, NEDO, Kawasaki City, Japan
Philipp Strauss, Division Director Systems Engineering and Grid Integration Fraunhofer IWES / DERlab e. V., Kassel, Germany
Britta Buchholz, ABB AG, Mannheim, Germany
Thomas S. Key, Electric Power Research Institute, USA
René Marklein, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology, Kassel, Germany
Reza Iravani, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Atul Shah, Suzlon Infrastucture Services Ltd., Pune, India
Hubert Fechner, University AS Technikum Wien, Vienna, Austria
David Green, Clean Energy Council, Melbourne, Australia 
Lisa Dignard-Bailey, Natural Resources Canada, Varennes, Canada
Eng Kiat Chan, Energy Market Authority, Singapore, Singapore
Benjamin Kroposki, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, USA
Kazuyuki Takada, NEDO, Kawasaki City, Japan
Nikos Hatziargyriou, Public Power Corporation S.A., Athens, Greece
Dan Ton, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, USA

16.20 Announcement of the next IRED conference in Japan and Closing Remarks
Masaaki Yamamoto, NEDO, Kawasaki City, Japan
Philipp Strauss, Fraunhofer-IWES, Kassel, Germany

16.30 End of the Conference

Sponsor:

ABB Group
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
SMA Solar Technology AG

Supporters:

Ostbayerisches Technologie-Transfer-Institut e.V. (OTTI)
DERlab European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories e.V.
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
Sandia National Laboratories
ENF
OGEMA
Fraunhofer-Institut für Windenergie und Energiesystemtechnik
U.S. Department of Energy
DER Journal
Smart Grids Austria
Bayern Innovativ
Natural Resources Canada
American Council On Renewable Energy
German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
German Center for Research and Innovation
MEW Mittelständische Energiewirtschaft Deutschland e.V.
SUN & WIND ENERGY
Clean Energy Council
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Renewable Energy Database
Energy Storage 2013
Solarpraxis
Messe Düsseldorf
Alternative Energy Africa Magazine
Berlin Partner GmbH
Berlin Adlershof - WISTA-MANAGEMENT GMBH
EPIA
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie e.V.
Solarthemen