Seminar on DC Smart Distribution Grids

TU Delft, 25th March 2019

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What is the future of the distribution grids? What are the advantages of DC over AC?

Development of a smart DC distribution grid requires not only technology development. To be competitive, DC smart grid requires novel market solutions and adequate stakeholder adoption.

To understand how these layers are interconnected, join the symposium on DC distribution smart grids where experts discuss opportunities and obstacles for the DC distribution grids.


9.15 – 9.30Opening
Prof. Pavol Bauer
9:30 – 10:00The progress of DC: Standardization and use-cases
Keynote 1, Ing. Harry Stokman, DCBV
10:00 – 10:30Roadmap for DC
Keynote 2, Prof. Pavol Bauer, TU Delft
10.30 – 11.00Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30Presentation Session 1
11:00 – 11:30Modular power electronic devices for LVDC grids
Pavel Purgat, TU Delft
11:30 – 12:00Universal DC Distribution Grids: Modelling, Stability and
Nils van der Blij, TU Delft
12:00 – 12:30Bipolar regional and local DC grids – balancing converter,
power management and safety requirements
Matthias Shultz, Fraunhofer
12.30 – 13.30Lunch
13:30 – 14:30Presentation Session 2
13:30 – 14:00 The spatial dimension of energy consumption
Bardia Mashhoodi, TU Delft
14:00 – 14:30Electricity Markets for DC distribution systems
Longjian Piao, TU Delft
14:30 – 15:00Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter for
Interfacing Local Storage in Two-Phase DC Grids
Keynote 3, Dr. Gabriel Tibola, TU Eindhoven
15:00 – 15:30Power Electronics as a key element between future
public and local DC grids
Keynote 4, Dr. Bernd Wunder, Fraunhofer IISB
15:30 – 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:30Poster session
16:30 – 17:00DC distribution grid: Opportunity or Adversity
Panel Discussion,
Moderator: Ing. Marko Kruithof
(Dutch Power)
17:00 – 17:15Closing
17:15 – 18:15Drinks


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