Annual Reports

2018

At the end of 2018 the SmartRue team comprises 12 Senior Researchers with PhDs, 12 Researchers-PhD students, 7 researchers-non-PhD students and 6 Research Associates/ICT.

During the year it spent 1.158,5 k€ mainly for personnel, but also for travels, consumables, equipment, subscriptions in journals, books, etc., while its income was 1.204 k€. The main source of funding is again EU RDD projects.

The EES Laboratory was mainly maintained with the replacement of batteries and upgrade of the SCADA system. The very important work of the RTDS upgrade is in progress.

The team was involved in 3 undergraduate courses providing tutorials and laboratory exercises that were enriched and renewed in the last year.

1 PhD was graduated and 2 passed successfully the intermediate examination.

11 Diploma theses were completed in 2018, co-supervised by SmartRue researchers.

Research activity includes 1 EU projects completed (NOBELGRID) and 8 EU projects in progress (ERIGRID, Shar-q, WISEGRID, GRIDSOL, TESTBED, i-distributed PV, CROSSBOW, Compile). Significant effort to participate in Horizon proposals. Significant activity in nationally funded projects. Collaboration with HEDNO is increased within the agreed framework including studies, and consultancy and additional projects.

Very good activity in Rural Electrification projects and classes on environmental awareness in primary and secondary schools.

The publishing activity comprises 14 journal papers and 27 conference papers. The team has participated in many conferences, tutorials, project meetings, etc.

Members of the group participate in IEEE and EC WGs.

2018 IEEE PES Working Group Recognition Award for Technical Report.

2017

At the end of 2017 the SmartRue team comprises 10 Senior Researchers with PhDs, 11 Researchers-PhD students, 6 researchers-non-PhD students and 5 Research Associates/ICT.

During the year it spent 953,5 k€ mainly for personnel, but also for travels, consumables, equipment, subscriptions in journals, books, etc., while its income was 960,7 k€. The main source of funding is EU RDD projects.

The EES Laboratory was further enhanced with new hardware and software facilities. The team was involved in 3 undergraduate courses providing tutorials and laboratory exercises. 4 PhD were graduated and 1 passed successfully the intermediate examination.

22 Diploma theses were completed in 2017, co-supervised by SmartRue researchers.

Research activity includes 2 EU projects completed (DREAM, SMARTER EMC2), 7 EU projects in progress (NOBELGRID, ERIGRID, Shar-q, WISEGRID, GRIDSOL, TESTBED, idistributed PV). Significant effort to participate in Horizon programme. Significant activity in nationally funded projacts. Collaboration with HEDNO is increased within the agreed framework including studies, and consultancy and additional projects.

Remarkable activity in Rural Electrification projects and classes on environmental awareness in primary and secondary schools.

The publishing activity comprises 22 journal papers and 24 conference papers. The team has participated in many conferences, tutorials, project meetings, etc.
Members of the group participate in CIGRE, IEEE, EC WGs.

Nikos Hatziargyriou is included for the second successive year in the 2017 Thomson Reuters’ list of the top 1% most cited researchers in any field and discipline, as a result of SmartRue’s research work.

2016

At the end of 2016 the SmartRue team comprises 12 Senior Researchers with PhDs, 17 Researchers-PhD students, 5  researchers-non-PhD students and 5 Research Associates/ICT.

During the year it spent 747 k€ mainly for personnel, but also for travels, consumables, equipment, subscriptions in journals, books, etc., while its income was 875 k€. The main source of funding is EU RDD projects.

The team was involved in 3 undergraduate courses providing tutorials and laboratory exercises. 4  PhD candidates passed successfully the intermediate examination.
39 Diploma theses were completed in 2016, co-supervised by SmartRue researchers.

Research activity includes 3 EU projects completed (IGREENGrid, SuSTAINABLE, COTEVOS), 8 EU projects in progress (DREAM, NOBELGRID, SMARTER EMC2, ERIGRID, Shar-q, WISEGRID, GRIDSOL, TESTBED ), the 3 last just started. Collaboration with HEDNO continued within the agreed framework including studies, and consultancy. Significant effort to participate in Horizon programme.

The publishing activity comprises 20 journal papers and 24 conference papers. The team has participated in several conferences, tutorials, project meetings, etc.

Members of the group participate in CIGRE and IEEE WGs.

Nikos Hatziargyriou is included in the 2016 Thomson Reuters’ list of the top 1% most cited researchers in any field and discipline, as a result of SmartRue’s research work.

2015

At the end of 2015 the SmartRue team comprises 11 Senior Researchers with PhDs, 17 Researchers-PhD students, 5 researchers-non-PhD students and 3 Research Associates/ICT. The Microgrids laboratory has been greatly enhanced with new hardware.

The Microgrids Laboratory was significantly enhanced with an upgrade of RTDS, a new TRIPHASE, a PV simulator, EV charging station simulator and WT manufacturing infrastructure.

The team was involved in 3 undergraduate courses providing tutorials and laboratory exercises. One PhD was awarded. 37 Diploma theses were co-supervised by SmartRue researchers, while 45 are in progress.

Research activity includes 2 EU projects completed (Smartkye, FASTINCHARGE), 3 EU projects at the final stage (IGREENGrid, SuSTAINABLE, COTEVOS), 4 EU projects in progress (DREAM, NOBELGRID, SMARTER EMC2, ERIGRID). Collaboration with HEDNO continued within the agreed framework including studies, and consultancy. Significant effort to participate in Horizon programme.

The publishing activity comprises 5 book chapters, 26 journal papers and 24 conference papers. The team has organized the 11th Microgrids Symposium in Aalborg and two smartgrids workshops for HEDNO. It has participated in several conferences, tutorials, project meetings, etc.

It has organized educational activities in schools concerning climate change and renewable including specialized labs. Members of the group participate in CIGRE and IEEE WGs.

Smart Rue received several awards including the 1st Prize at the European Most Innovative SmartGrids Solutions Competition with the project “Meltemi Community Pilot Site”, the National Energy Globe Award Greece “Μικροδίκτυα με χρήση Ανανεώσιμων Πηγών Ενέργειας“, Austrian Embassy, etc.

2014

At the end of 2014 the SmartRue team comprises 10 Senior Researchers with PhDs, 15 Researchers-PhD students, 3 researchers-non-PhD students and 4 Research Associates/ICT. The Microgrids laboratory has been significantly enhanced with new hardware.

The team was involved in 3 undergraduate courses providing tutorials and laboratory exercises. One PhD was awarded, while a second one is submitted. 27 Diploma theses were co-supervised by SmartRue researchers, while 35 are in progress.

Research activity includes 2 EU projects completed (BEAMS, DERLAB), 5 EU projects in progress (Smartkye, DREAM, IGREENGrid, SuSTAINABLE, FASTINCHARGE, COTEVOS), while 2 more start in 2015 (NOBELGRID, SMARTER EMC2). Collaboration with HEDNO was continued within the agreed framework including studies, and consultancy. The most important project concerns “Generation planning for the non-interconnected islands”. Further works include a study for CERA, Cyprus concerning “RES Planning”, and smaller projects, like the Design and installation of an e-bikes sharing system at Meltemi and the FES position paper.

The publishing activity comprises 1 book, 14 journal papers and 36 conference papers. The team has organized the international Conference MedPower 2014 and Wind Empowerment in Athens and two smartgrids workshops for HEDNO. It has participated in several conferences, tutorials, project meetings, etc.

It has organized educational activities in schools concerning climate change and renewable including specialized labs. It has produced a policy paper for FLOK (Equador). Members of the group participate in CIGRE and IEEE WGs.

Members of the team have exchanged visits with AIT, Univ. of Greenwhich, Cardiff University, etc.