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AIT Smart Grid Converter,  photo: Nick Waldhör

Smart grid innovations from Austria
New components and storage facilities for tomorrow‘s energy supply system

As our society moves on from fossil to renewable sources of energy, the classical supply structures will be transformed. Alongside a large number of local providers (photovoltaic, ..... Read full article
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Innovations for sustainable energy supply systems
National and international activities

The energy transition will involve major changes to energy infrastructure. As renewable sources of energy are increasingly integrated into the system, energy consumers are coming to play ..... Read full article
Digital showcase with Smart Breaker @ Ars Electronica Festival 2016, photo: Ars Electronica Solutions / Garamantis

iniGrid
Smart components for active distribution networks in industry and small-scale manufacturing

To integrate renewable sources of energy into our power grids, we need smart, flexible components for efficient network management. In the iniGrid project (Integration of innovative Distribution ..... Read full article
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LEAFS
Integrating local storage systems and variable loading into low-voltage networks

With renewables‘ share of power generation steadily increasing, major challenges result, affecting not only high-voltage and medium-voltage networks but also low-voltage networks. This is due to the ..... Read full article
Photo: Wiener Netze GmbH

FACDS
Network services by means of local storage systems

The FACDS (Flexible AC Distribution Systems) research project, headed by Wiener Netze GmbH, is investigating how network storage systems can be utilized to improve distribution networks. For ..... Read full article
SmartEST laboratory, photo: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

AIT SmartEST Labor
Technical infrastructure for smart power systems

Implementing smart grids necessarily brings up the question of how new components and control strategies will affect the networks. Safety considerations preclude testing different scenarios in actual ..... Read full article

EXPERT INTERVIEW
Wolfgang Hribernik, Head of Competence Unit Electric Energy Systems, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

DI Dr. Wolfgang Hribernik, Head of Competence Unit Electric Energy Systems, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology(Video in german: Waldhör KG) AIT‘s SmartEST laboratory is a front-runner worldwide ..... Read full article

INFORMATION
on issue 2/2018

Here you will find the contact persons and contact details for the articles in this issue.