Future power network course at RWTH Aachen!

Future power network course at RWTH Aachen!

The topics covered during the RESERVE/SOGNO course at RWTH University will address the main challenges when it comes to building future power networks with a high share of renewable energy sources and will present the solutions developed within the European projects RESERVE – Renewables in a Stable Electric Grid- and SOGNO-Cost-Effective Automation Services to Enable Smart Distribution Grids. These challenges include issues such as frequency and voltage control, power system monitoring, cyber security and ICT aspects as well as the need for a set of new network codes and ancillary services. The 5-day course will be divided into two parts: during the first two days it will focus on the challenges of the future power network that have to be faced by the industry and ICT professionals, while in the last three days the related technical insight will be analysed more in detail, giving especially the doctoral students the possibility to deepen their knowledge by participating in workshops for all the linked topics.

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Call for papers – ISGT Europe 2019

Call for papers - ISGT Europe 2019

The 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe) is sponsored by IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania. It will be held at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania from September 29 to October 2, 2019. The full paper submission deadline is 07-Apr-2019.

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Nikolaos Savvopoulos

Nikolaos Savvopoulos


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Nikolaos Savvopoulos received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), Greece, in 2014 and the MSc degree in Electrical Power Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2018. He was an Associate Scientist with the Automation Department of the ABB Corporate Research Center, Switzerland from 2016 to 2018. Since September 2018, he is a researcher with the Smart RUE research group of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). His main research focuses on planning and operation of active distribution grids, optimization under uncertainty and electricity markets. He has served as a peer reviewer for IET journals (Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Renewable Power Generation) and IEEE PES conferences. He is an active member of IEEE and CIGRE. In April 2020, he was elected as treasurer and board member of IEEE Greece Young Professionals for the years 2020 - 2021.


  • N. Savvopoulos, T. Konstantinou and N. Hatziargyriou, "TSO-DSO Coordination in Decentralized Ancillary Services Markets," 2019 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST), Porto, Portugal, 2019.
  • T. Konstantinou, N. Savvopoulos and N. Hatziargyriou, "Probabilistic Ampacity Forecasting for Overhead Transmission Lines," 2019 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST), Porto, Portugal, 2019.
  • N. Savvopoulos, C. Y. Evrenosoglu, A. Marinakis, A. Oudalov and N. Hatziargyriou, "A Long-term Reactive Power Planning Framework for Transmission Grids with High Shares of Variable Renewable Generation," 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, Milan, Italy, 2019.
  • C. Evrenosoglu, N. Savvopoulos, A. Marinakis, M. Zima-Bockarjova, A. Oudalov, "Voltage Support Solutions in Networks with High Levels of Variable Renewable Generation," X IREP Symposium Bulk Power Systems Dynamics and Control - The Power System of the Future: Global Dynamics arising from Distributed Actions, Espinho, Portugal.
  • V. C. Nikolaidis, N. Savvopoulos, A. S. Safigianni and C. D. Vournas, "Adjusting third zone distance protection to avoid voltage collapse," 2014 Power Systems Computation Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, 2014.