CIRED Ljubljana Workshop 2018

Workshop 2018 on microgrids and local energy communities


The CIRED workshop wil cover 3 themes : 

  1. Business models, roles, responsibilities and regulatory aspects
  2. Architecture and system development
  3. Network integration, control concepts and operations

Summary Programme:

Thursday, 7 June

08:00-09:00: Registration

09:00-09:10: Introduction by Jan Desmet (Workshop Chairman)

09:10-09:30: Keynote Speech - "Slovenia's Future Energy Transition & Challenges", Klemen Potisek, Slovenia

09:30-09:50: Keynote Speech - "Introduction of microgrids definitions and motivations", Nikos Hatziargyriou, Greece

09:50-10:10: Keynote Speech - "Governance and regulation of new energy architecture", Jorge Vasconcelos, Portugal

10:10-10:40: Coffee Break

10:40-12:10: Oral Session - Theme 1: Business models, roles, responsibilities and regulatory aspects (Chair: Dag Eirik Nordgard, Norway)

12:10-13:40: Lunch

13:40-14:00: Keynote Speech - "New roles of DSOs", Joao Torres, Portugal

14:00-15:00: Round Table - RT1: Business Models & Regulation
                      Convener: Roberto Zangrandi, Belgium
                      Panelists:- Stanislas d'Herbemont, Belgium
                                    - Antoine Jourdain, France
                                    - Luca Lo Schiavo, Italy
                                    - Kerstin Rock, USA
                                    - Ruth Van Caenegem, Belgium

15:00-15:30: Coffee Break

15:30-16:30: Poster Session focusing on themes 1 and 2 (all posters available)

16:30-18:00: Oral Session - Theme 2: Architecture and system development (Chair: Fabrizio Pilo, Italy)

18:00-19:00: Reception in the Workshop Venue


Friday, 8 June

08:00-08:30: Reception

08:30-08:50: Keynote Speech - "Distributed Generation Intergration Practices and Standardization", Wenpeng Luan, China

08:50-09:50: Round Table - RT2: Microgrids and Local Energy Communities (LEC) - architecture of operation, protection and safety
                      Convener: Ignaz Hübl, Austria
                      Panelists:- Ilo Albana, Austria
                                    - Ricardo André, Portugal
                                    - Mark Mc Granaghan, USA

09:50-10:20: Coffee Break

10:20-11:20: Poster Session focusing on theme 3 (all posters available)

11:20-11:40: Keynote Speech - "Technical challenges and innovative solutions for the operation of microgrids", Constantin Ginet, Germany

11:40-13:10: Oral Session - Theme 3: Network integration, control concepts and operations  (Chair: Ricardo Prata, Portugal)

13:10-13:15: Closing Session

13:15-14:30: Lunch

14:30-16:30: Technical Visit at Kolector Etra (Optional)


Please find the detailed programme here: 


Michèle Delville &
Céline Dizier

Event coordinators

Phone +32 (0)4 222 29 46