CALL FOR PAPERS: SEERC Vienna 2020

From 16th – 19th June 2020 the 3rd CIGRE SEERC (South East European Regional Council) conference will take place in Vienna. Its purpose is to share knowledge on development of power systems in the region of southeast Europe. The conference will be attedned by experts from more than 16 countries members of SEERC region.

If you are interested in participating in the conference procedures, we kindly invite you to submit your abstract.

 

Important deadlines:

  • Deadline for synopses reception: 30.11.2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 29.12.2019
  • Deadline for paper reception: 28.02.2019
  • Notification of final acceptance: 30.04.2020

Submission procedure:

  • For synopses submission authors must use official SEERC template: Synopses template SEERC 2020 [DOCX]
  • The synopses must be uploaded to SEERC web portal here (you have to register upon submission).

 

Preliminary conference programme:

The conference will take place in Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotelu, Vienna.

On the last day of the conference, attendees will be able to go on optional technical visit of run of river hydro power plant Greifenstein on Danube river, which is located 15 km outside the city of Vienna.

More information about the conference is available at: http://cigrevienna2020.at

 

Conference brochures:

General info and important deadlines [PDF]

Possibility of sponsorship (for companies) [PDF]

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: ARE YOU READY FOR NEW CHALLENGES IN POWER SYSTEMS

INVITATION

Do you want to leverage your expert analysis and business decisions? Are you collecting data but you’re not sure how to properly use it? Have you ever wondered how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will effect the power sector in the upcoming years?

The answers to these questions will be addressed on one day workshop event Artificial Intelligence: Are you ready for new challenges in power systems where we want to present the new methods of AI to power system experts.

Although the AI has been around for a while, it still has not in found it’s way into every day repertoire of power engineers. Events like this are crucial to present new tools, methods and experiences that help users in every day operation, cost reduction and better business decisions.

 

The workshop is meant for those who want to get a closer look into what AI is and its possibilities as well as for those who already use AI in every day operations and want to deepen their knowledge.

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

In the first part the presenters will describe us methodologies that have shown to be useful in practice.

The second part will cover presentation of data driven solutions that are implemented and used in generation, transmission, distribution and energy market of electric power systems.

The third part will have presentations from experts that provide and implement different data and AI solutions in the industry.

The workshop will be concluded with round table of experts, who will present their views and opinions on AI in power systems and discuss the future trends of the technology.

 

The event will take place at 6th November 2019 in presentation halls in Tehnološki park 19, building B.
During the event there will be coffee and refreshments available. Event attendees will also get a free lunch during main break.

The event will be moderated by: Tadej Šinkovec (LinkedIn) from Elektro Ljubljana
Round table will be lead by: Andrej Souvent (LinkedIn) from Milan Vidmar Power Research Institute

 08.00 – 08.30 Registration
 08.30 – 08.40 Grand opening
Part I – AI AND ITS USAGE
 08.40 – 09.00  Trends and challenges with AI transitioning to industry  Zoran Bosnić – FRI
 09.00 – 09.20  Modern approaches to visualizing energy data  Leon Maruša – EIMV
 09.20 – 09.40  AI in power sector  Miha Grabner – EIMV
 09.40 – 10.00 Coffee break
Part II – USER APPLICATIONS
 10.00 – 10.20  DNO networks: Data driven network operating  Miran Rošer – Elektro Celje
 10.20 – 10.40  Prescriptive grid management with measurement data  Maja Savinek – Elektro Ljubljana
 10.40 – 11.00  Evolution of data models for AI usage in DNOs  Gregor Skrt – Elektro Primorska
 11.00 – 11.20  Usage of deep neural networks for simulation of Hydro power plant operations  Dalibor Kranjčič – DEM
 11.20 – 11.40  Usage of advanced analytics for trading of energy products  Lev Prislan – GEN-I
 11.40 – 12.00  Usage of advanced visualization tools for diagnostic-analytic center ELES  Uroš Kerin – ELES
 12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
Part III – INDUSTRY VIEWS
 13.00 – 13.30  Usage of AI in advanced analytics for optimization of power system assets  Troia d.o.o.
 13.30 – 13.50  Optimization of LV network with smart meter data  LandisGyr d.o.o.
 13.50 – 14.10  Detection of cyber-threats in IT and OT of power systems with AI  SmartCom d.o.o.
 14.10 – 14.30  Proper software environment for data scientists manipulating BigData  Add d.o.o.
  Coffee during lectures
 14.30 – 15.30  Round table
 15.30 – 15.35  Conclusions

 

Looking forward to see you on 6th of November!

 


We would like to thank our sponsors who make this event possible!

Main sponsor:

Troia is a company with more than 20 years of experience in providing quality solutions in the field of asset management for companies. With solutions, that can help minimize company costs, optimize work process, decrease mistakes and much more, the company is now present in more than 6. European countries and has recieved an award for it’s own product in the USA.

Grand sponsors:

           

 

 

 

Contributing sponsors:

         

 

         

NEW ISSUE OF MESSAGES NU. 40 WITH INVITATION TO 14th CONFERENCE OF SLOVENIAN ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERS

The new issue of Messages nu. 40 are out in Slovene. Take a look of conference program and preferential topics for 14th Conference of Slovenian Electric Power Engineers in Laško, reports from 47th CIGRE Pairs 2018, report from SEERC 2018 Kiev and much more.

Messages nu.40 can be found here (in Slovene language).

14th Conference of Slovenian Electric Power Engineers CIGRE-CIRED

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION AT THE SLOVENIAN CIGRE-CIRED ELECTRIC ENERGY CONFERENCE!

 

All conference materials (papers, presentations etc.) you are available to the participants on this link.


Awards to electric power engineers

Recipients of the awards at the 14th conference are:

  • Maks Babuder for his lifetime work
  • Theodor Connor “plaketa CIRED”
  • Drago Bokal “plaketa CIRED”
  • Igor Papič “plaketa CIGRE”
  • Janko Kosmač “plaketa CIGRE”
  • Borut Hočevar for journalistic work in the field of electricity
  • ELES and the consortium of the FutureFlow Project received the LIPA award

 

Congratulation!

 

Photo Gallery of the Award Ceremony:


Conference – 1th day


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Conference – 3th day


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Energy sector and Law: The event for law in field of energy sector in Slovenia

Join us at the event organized by company Prosperia d.o.o.: Energy sector and Law: The event for law in field of energy sector in Slovenia

Registration at the event is possible until 16th November 2018 at discount price.

Detail information about the event can be found here or at the event’s web page: http://www.prosperia.si/aktualno/

 

48. AWARDS OF PROF. BEDJANIČ WERE GIVEN TO THE WINNING STUDENTS

The award ceremony took place on Faculty of electrical engineering computer science in Maribor on  14. 12. 2018 

 

The award for best PhD work was given to dr. Primož Sukič for his work titled PV SYSTEMS AS CONTROLLED ACTIVE ELEMENTS OF DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS from Faculty of electrical enginerring and computer science, University of Maribor under mentorship of full prof. dr. Gorazda Štumbergerja.

The awards for best master works were given to :

Gašper Habjan, M. Sc. EE. for his work titled NONHOMOGENEOUS DISTRIBUTION OF MAGNETIC FLUX INSIDE THE CORE OF A RESISTANCE SPOT WELDING TRANSFORMER  from Faculty of electrical enginerring and computer science, University of Maribor under mentorship of doc. dr. Martina Petruna.

Martin Rožej, mag. inž. el. for his work titled SINGLE-PHASE SERIES ACTIVE POWER FILTER  from Faculty of electrical enginerring and computer science, University of Maribor under mentorship of doc. dr. Mitje Nemca.

We congratulate all the winning sutdents!


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48th AWARDS OF PROF. DR. VRATISLAVA BEDJANIČA

are granted to PhD Desertations and Master Theses in fields of: devices, automation, control systems, relay protection and research in electrical power systems.

The awards are given to doctors and masters of electrical engineering who defended their work in period from 1st October 2017 to 1st October 2018 at electrical engineering faculties in Slovenia.

The awards given:

  • one award for the best PhD desertation in amount of 1000
  • up to two awwards for the best Master Thesis in amount of 500

The nominations for the awards are proposed by electrical enginnering technical faculties for the candidates which have defended their work in the required time period in accordance with the tender. The PhD desertation or Master Thesis with short summary must be sent as an attachment in physical and electronic form.

The award comitee will take proposals for nominations until 30th October 2018.

The proposal needs to include candidate’s name and surname, home address, e-mail, the names and surnames of the candidate’s mentor and co-mentor and for which award field do you propose the nominee. The awarded theses are not returned by the comitee, only the unawarded theses are returned.

The awards will be give in December 2018. The host of the event will be Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor.

Applications with attachments should be addressed to:

Dr. Zvonko Toroš

Predsednik komisije za nagrade prof. dr. Vratislava Bedjaniča

Slovensko združenje elektroenergetikov CIGRÉ-CIRED

Tehnološki park 20

1000 Ljubljana

Awards of prof. dr. Vratislav Bedjanič

 

The awards for extraordinary academic works in fileds of automation and electrical power engineering are beeing granted since 1970. In nearly five decades the Awards has gained its recognition linked to institutions such as Iskra, University of Ljubljana and University of Maribor. In year 2009 the sponsorship of the Awards was taken over by National Comitee CIGRE-CIRED Slovenia in cooperation with both Electircal Engineering Faculties.

About prof. Vratislav Bedjanič

During technical experts these awards represent a memorial to prof. Vratislav Bedjanič – the founder and first CEO of Iskra’s Tel factory in Ljubljana. Prof. Bedjanič has received his bachelor degree in 1929 from Technical faculty of Ljubljana and was nominated for assistant profesor in 1940 at University of Ljubljana. As a leading expert he has cooperated at foundation and development of slovenian electrical industry in 1945. These includes also companies such as: Iskra Kranj, Elma Črnuče and Elektrokovina Maribor. Based on industry needs and his own knowledge about importance of power system automation equipment manufacturing control he has personally lead the foundation of TELA (Electrical machines factory) in Ljubljana. Since its foundation in 29th June 1949 he was CEO and CTO of TELA for entire decade until his premature death in 15th December 1959. As a great slovenian expert in his field of work, a statue of his figure was build and revealed in his honor on 15th December 1999 (40-years from his death) at 29th Awards event.

The importance and prestige on the Award

With the purpose of conserving the figure of university profesor and successful businessman, which also encouraged his students to research the field of automatization, company Iskra has founded the Award granting and the fund for the Award on the proposal of one of the Bedjanič’s close co-workers, prof. dr. Anton Ogorelc in 1970. During the years the Award’s identity was not developed only by awarded students, but also by the Award comitee and its president (up to 2012) prof. dr. Anton Ogorelec. The comitee has kept its thight and selective criterias with the goal that all the awarded works do show pratical usage in today’s electircal power industry. From the year 2013 the comitee is run by the president dr. Zvonko Toroš. So far the comitee has given 291 awards (up to y. 2017) from that 165 awards went to students from University of Ljubljana, 62 awards went to students from University of Maribor and 64 awards went to students from other universities. The awards were given to 55 PhD, 90 master and 146 bachelor nominees. Most of the award winners are today’s respected researchers, university professors, bussinessmen or experts with international reputation in european and global expert societies. These kind of reputation are a guarantees, which open new perspective careers to award winners, especially in time of global changes where the key advantage is fast solution devlopment and global market appearance.

5th International Colloquium “Transformer Research and Asset Management” in Opatija, Croatia

National Comitee CIGRE Croatia is organizing 5th international colloquium “Transformer Research and Asset Management”, which will took place in 9.10.2019 and 12.10.2019 at Opatija, Croatia.

 

For more info please visit website http://www.hro-cigre.hr/5ct. Deadline for abstracts submission is 1.4.2019.

4th SLOVENIAN CONFERENCE ON MAINTENANCE IN ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY

THE EVENT HAS FINISHED


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CIGRE Distinguished Member

The CIGRE Distinguished Member Award was received by Prof.Dr. Jože Pihler.

 

Papers and presentations

All abstracts, papers and presentations which were presented at the conference can be found in our Archive of Papers here.

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The conclusions of the conference are available in the following links:

SK 1 – TECHNICAL REGULATIONS, STANDARDS, EFFECTS ON ELECTRIC ENERGY QUALITY

SK 2 – MAINTENANCE – THEORY, OPTIMIZATION AND TERMINOLOGY

SK 3 – MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION DEVICES

SK 4 – MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICES

SK 5 – MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION DEVICES


The 4th Slovenian Conference on Maintenance in Electric Power Industry has taken place on 15th November 2018 in Hotel Perla in Nova Gorica.

Experts from electrical energy sector have presented modern practices and new approchaes through technical papers in fields of power transmission, power distribution and power generation.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Presentations on the conference have took place in five sections:

SC-1 – TECHNICAL REGULATIONS, STANDARDS, EFFECTS ON ELECTRIC ENERGY QUALITY

  • critical overview of existing legislation;
  • terminology in technical regulations and legislation;
  • use cases and improvements of existing legislation;
  • legislation and regulations on maintenance (health & safety at work);

SC-2 – MAINTENANCE – THEORY, OPTIMIZATION AND TERMINOLOGY

  • theory of maintenance development (RCM, diagnostic, events statistics, etc.);
  • information technologies as support to maintenance;
  • optimization;

SC-3 – MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION DEVICES

  • additions to Regulations for Maintenance in field of Electric Power Generation;
  • diagnostics of electric power generation devices;
  • maintenance of electric power generation devices;

SC-4 – MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICES

  • events statistics, maintenance data and its representation;
  • diagnostics of electric power transmission devices and support to maintenance applications with data acquisition;
  • maintenance and restoration of  electric power transmission devices and own use devices;
  • elimination of natural events consequences on electric power transmission objects;

SC-5 – MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION DEVICES

  • information technologies as support to maintenance;
  • usage of modern technologies in inspection of overhead lines;
  • maintenance of electric power distribution devices;

 

EVENT TIMETABLE

Time    Section
8:30 – 9:00    Registration and morning coffee
9:00 – 9:10    Opening ceremony
9:10 – 9:40    Introductory lecture
9:40 – 10:25    Presentations of the papers in SC-1
10:25 – 10:40    Guest speaker Ivan Leban “Power systems building with new regulation”
10:40 – 11:00    Morning break
11:00 – 12:00    Presentations of the papers in SC-5
12:00 – 13:00    Presentations of the papers in SC-2
13:00 – 14:30    Lunch
14:30 – 15:30    Presentations of the papers in SC-3
15:30 – 16:30    Presentations of the papers in SC-4
16:30 – 17:00    Conclusion

 

Event fee (included tax):
–          For CIGRE-CIRED members and students: brezplačna
–          For non-members: 100 EUR

The fee includes:
–          Interesting technical program
–          Catering during breaks and lunch
–          Promotion material of the sponsors

 

Used samples of the conference paper and presentation on the links below:

Sample paper (SI) – 4. conf on maintenance 2018

Sample presentation (SI) – 4. conf on maintenance 2018

 

We would like to thank the event’s sponsors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPERT CONSULTATION “CYBER SECURITY IN ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING”

The workshop “Cybersecurity in Electric Power Utilities” was held on October 17th in Tehnološki park, Ljubljana.

NC CIGRE Slovenia has organized the workshop with selected topics and presentations on Cybersecurity issues in Electric Power Utilities (EPU). Cybersecurity became one of the crucial segments of modern ICT networks and systems in EPU’s, with the goal to protect critical assets and services in EPU’s from the growing cybersecurity threats and risks. A number of examples in recent years show the exposure of the EPUs towards cybersecurity issues. On the other side the development of technology, services and processes give a lot of possibilities to develop cybersecurity strategies in EPUs. The goal of the initiative from Slovenian NC CIGRE is to raise awareness to Cybersecurity topics among different expert public, not only ICT, as the topic became relevant for different departments inside EPUs, including the top management.

The structure of the workshop was divided into three sections and the round table held at the end of the workshop. Each section contained three presentations. After the introductory speech, held by Mr. Marko Hrast, chairman of the Slovenian NC CIGRE the following presentations were carried out by following presenters:

1. A look at cyber security in electricity from the perspective of government institutions; Gorazd Božič, SI-CERT

2. Model for evaluation of cybersecurity; dr. Janez Stergar, The Energy Agency in the Slovenian energy market

3. Cyber Security in Power Systems in the CIGRE WG Working Group D2.46 (Cybersecurity: future threats and impact on Electric Power Utility organizations and operations); Janko Kersnik, Smart Com

4. Concepts of providing cyber security in OT systems; Andrej Matko, ELES

5. Security challenges in IT/OT convergence; dr. Alenka Kolar, Elektro Ljubljana

6. Access to the IT resources using Role-based access control (RBAC) and identity management; Janez Bartol and Andrej Souvent, Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute

7. Specifics of cyber security in energy companies; dr. Ciril Kafol – Informatika d.d., Marko Zavadlav – UnistarPro, Uroš Majcen – S&T Slovenia

8. Nokia’s view on cyber security in power utilities; Dominique Verhulst, Nokia

9. The Security Operations Center – lessons learned; Metod Platiše, Telekom Slovenije

The workshop summaries presented by Peter Ceferin, chairman of Slovenian CIGRE D2 SC, are the following:

1. The field of cyber security has become an inseparable part or a segment that needs to be taken into account in the development of the information and communication infrastructure in the electric power utilities with the introduction of new technologies, solutions and services based on ICT.

2. Examples in recent years, analyzes of the electric power segment exposure to cybersecurity risks and the development of technology require a systematic approach in the electricity sector, taking into account the regulatory frameworks, guidelines they provide and standards by the regulatory and standardization bodies.

3. The legislation on cyber security (the Law on Information Security) also affects the area that relates to the EPUs, so it will be necessary in the future to follow and introduce the necessary solutions and measures that will follow the defined requirements.

4. For the successful further development of information security in EPUs, it is not enough only technological progress, but also awareness of all stakeholders on the need for deployment and the implementation of cyber security measures in both IT and OT environments. The introduction of new organizational approaches is needed and introductory of the rules to ensure protection of critical electrical energy infrastructure against cybersecurity risks and threats.

5. The Slovenian electricity system is interconnected at the Slovenian national level and integrated into the regional and European electricity network. We must be aware that even potential incursions into smaller systems, such as the Slovene in the future, can lead to incidents of wider dimensions, so cooperation in this environment will also be of crucial importance.

6. The security operational centers (SOC) are essential for the systematic management of information security, and it is necessary to enable the further development of these mechanisms and structures to be introduced into implementations inside EPUS.

7. Particular attention in the future must be directed towards the development of professional personnel in the field of cyber security, for this purpose efforts should be made in EPUS, at both Slovenian universities and industry.

8. The role of the Slovenian NC CIGRE is to promote professional discussion, active cooperation within the international CIGRE, and transfer knowledge and orientations to the Slovenian electricity environment. We encourage ICT and cyber security experts to cooperate with new ideas and approaches that would contribute to development and improvement in this field. The next major event will be the 14th conference of Slovenian CIGRE-CIRED Association, May 2019 in Laško. The field of cybersecurity is a priority topic in D2 SC, and authors of articles from this area are invited to participate.

 

Detailed conclusions were also publiched in ELECTRA newsletter from CIGRE Paris. 

 

INVITATION

to the Expert Consultation on

“Cyber Security in Electric Power Engineering”

October 17th 2018

8:30 am – 16:00 pm

Tehnoloski park 19, building B, ground floor, lecture room

The security of information systems and related elements in the energy sector is becoming an increasingly important topic every day. The interest in this topic was particularly heightened after the events of December 2015, when cyber-attacks in SCADA systems of Ukrainian electricity distributors occurred. In order to protect themselves from unwanted intrusions, experts are looking for new solutions and approaches every day, not only in the world, but also in Slovenia. At the expert consultation on “Cyber Security in Electric Power Engineering” we will present to the participants of the consultation the daily threats faced by electricity companies, new technologies in this field, user practices, the establishment of elements of cyber security and much more.

Consulation will be presented in 3 main topics:

  • Lectures from Slovenian companies working on cyber security
  • Lectures from the perspective of electric Power Companies in relation to the cyber security and smart grids
  • Lectures from companies, that develop and offer solutions on cyber security

Participation for the members of the Slovenian NC CIGRE-CIRED is free of charge!
Parking is available around the building B and C at Tehnoloski park and across the street on the pebble parking area.

Registration available here.

HONORARY MEMBER AWARD FOR KREŠIMIR BAKIČ

Our member, Mr. Krešimir Bakič, received a high Honorary Member award in Paris, awarded by the International CIGRE Association.

The award was handed to him by President CIGRE, Mr. Rob Stephen.

Our congratulations to Honorary Member of the Slovenian CIGRE-CIRED Association.

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