Kythnos 2008 Symposium on Microgrids

The Kythnos 2008 Symposium on Microgrids took place on 2nd June 2008 on Kythnos Island, Greece (Kythnos Bay Hotel Lobby Conference Room)

Here’s the final agenda, program and attendee list in pdf files.

Morning Sessions

9:00 – 9:10 Chris Marnay (Berkeley Lab)
The Microgrid Symposium Tradition
U.S. Session Chair: Ben Kroposki (National Renewable Energy Lab)
9:10 – 9:30 Merrill Smith (U.S. Dept. of Energy)
Overview of Microgrid R&D in U.S.
9:30 – 9:50 Robert H Lasseter (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
CERTS Microgrid
9:50 – 10:10 Steve Fredette (UTC Power, United Technologies Group)
Microgrid Opportunities for UTC Power
10:10 – 10:30 discussion
10:30 – 11:00 coffee break sponsored by CRES
Japan Session Chair: Toshifumi Ise (Osaka University)
11:00 – 11:20 Hirofumi Nakama (NEDO)
Grid-Connection Projects by NEDO: Results from Fiscal Year 2007
11:20 – 11:40 Keiichi Hirose (NTT Facilities)
Update on the Sendai Demonstration of a Multiple Power Quality Supply System
Movie: Sendai Project (19.3MB)
11:40 – 12:00 Ryoichi Hara (Hokkaido University) &
Toshihisa Funabashi (Meidensha Corp.)
Demonstration Project of a 5MW PV Generator System at Wakkanai
12:00 – 12:20 discussion
12:20 – 12:40 Remote Application:
Xavier Vallve (Trama TecnoAbiente)
PV-Hybrid Microgrids for Rural Electrification: Field Experience
12:40 – 12:50 Specail Remote Report:
Ioannis Margaris (Nat. Tech. U. of Athens)
Electrification in Isolated Regions of Mexico
12:50 – 13:00 discussion
13:00 – 14:30 buffett lunch sponsored by CRES

 

Afternoon Sessions

E.U. Session Chair: Johan Driesen (K.U. Leuven)
14:30 – 14:50 Nikos Hatziargyriou (National Tech. U. of Athens)
Overview of Microgrid R&D in Europe
14:50 – 15:10 Sjef Cobben (Continuon, The Netherlands)
Bronsbergen: First Microgrid in The Netherlands
15:10 – 15:30 João Peças Lopes (U. of Porto)
Operational Control of Microgrids and Multi-Microgrids
15:30 – 15:50 discussion
15:50 – 16:10 coffee break sponsored by CRES
Canada & Other
countries session
Chair: Geza Joos (McGill University)
16:10 – 16:30 Konrad Mauch (K.M. Technical Services)
Overview of Microgrid R&D in Canada
16:30 – 16:50 Reza Iravani
Supervisory Control of a Grid Interative Wind-Battery System
16:50 – 17:00 Special Report:
Byung Han (Myongji University)
Overview of Microgrid R&D Plans for Korea
17:00 – 17:10 Special Report:
Alex Chong (A*STAR, Singapore)
Overview of Microgrid R&D Plans
17:10 – 17:30 discussion
17:30 – 17:50 open discussion on challenges of microgrid research and deployment
17:50 – 18:00 Nikos Hatziargyriou (National Tech. U. of Athens)
Symposium Wrap-up

dinner sponsored by NTUA at Detzis Taverna, Hora