PACE/LUCS research workshop

In the beginning of this week the projects PACE and LUCS held a research workshop on smart-grids and energy informatics.

– We had hoped to have an in-person workshop in Tromsø, but had to settle with a virtual workshop this year, says David Hayes, postdoctoral fellow at SimulaMet and LUCS project manager. 

The digital workshop brought together around 30 participants from the partners: University of Lille, France, University of Oslo, University of Stavanger, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, GT-ARC, Germany, and Technical University of Munich, Germany. 

During the workshop, students from the different partner institutions presented their recent research on smart-grids and energy informatics. They were joined by guest speakers Umit Cali from NTNU, associate professor of Energy Informatics Electricity Markets and Energy Systems Planning Group, and Jan Bråten, Special Advisor at Statnett.

– The main objective for this workshop was to bring together all partners of the two projects and provide students with a platform to present their research and build collaborations, says Hayes. 

LUCS (Learning to Understand and Control nation-wide Smart grids of energy prosumers) is a collaborative project between SimulaMet, University of Oslo, the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of TU Berlin, and the German Turkish Advanced Research Centre for ICT Berlin. The project is funded by INTPART and aims to provide knowledge and experience that will assist masters and early doctoral students with experiment design and performance analyses of smart grid systems.

PACE (Partnership for joint Curriculum Development and Research in Energy Informatics) is a collaborative project between research groups at University of Stavanger, University of Oslo, Technical University of Munich, and University of Lille. The project is funded by INTPART and aims to strengthen the research and educational activity on energy informatics at the partner institutions.

The partners will also run a summer school hosted by the University of Lille, France in September 2021. The focus of the summer school will be «Green Computing meets Green energy», and it will be open for early-stage Ph.D. students and MSc students in the related degree programs of any European institution. Applications open in June.

See Green Computing meets Green Energy for more information.