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.