13th Summit of Innovators in Energetics
The 13th Summit of Innovators in Energetics where the employees of our laboratory also participated, was held on October 7, 2021 in Ljubljana, in a hybrid version. Participants listened to the speeches live or online, while more than 20 interesting speakers were introducing their topics. You can read more about the same event at the following links: https://prosperia.si/2021/10/08/za-nami-je-inovacija-energetike-21/.
Summer internship within the SMAGRINET project
Students Jovica Perevski, Matevž Lavtar and Karin Marin participated in a summer internship in Estonia as part of the SMAGRINET project. First of all, we can say that the students were praised by the project partners and performed excellently, thus contributing to maintaining the reputation of our faculty around the world. The following is a short record of the experiences that Jovica and Karin gained during the internship. We wish you a pleasant reading!
Jovica Perevski: “The SMAGRINET program has been a very high quality student activity for me from the very beginning. Initial lectures, which deal with modern topics in the field of electroenergetics such as smart grids, electrical vehicles and renewable electricity, give the student a very good sense of the direction in which (or it is important that it goes) the development of the energy sector. It seems to me that summer practice in Estonia perfectly complements these lectures. I did an internship with the largest distribution network operator in Estonia – Elektrileva. The area of my research was the integration of electrical vehicles into distribution networks. The main goal was to analyze the impact of electric chargers on the distribution network. Several different scenarios and locations were analyzed, with different degrees of integration of electricak vehicles. In addition to the internship, I had the opportunity to experience the pulse of the capital of Estonia – Tallinn. The old town, the beaches of the Baltic Sea and a large number of museums are just one small part of the city worth visiting. I also met a lot of friends with whom I had a great time and we hang out even after the internship. Finally, I would like to mention that the organization of the program itself was carried out very correctly, and everyone involved in the program (from lecturers to colleagues in practice) was extremely friendly and professional. I highly recommend participating in the SMAGRINET program for anyone who wants to experience a rewarding and amazing experience.”
Karin Marin: “During the winter exam period, I participated in the extracurricular activity Smart Distribution Networks and prepared a seminar paper on the topic “Quality of electrical energy”. As part of my extracurricular activities, I did an internship in August in Tallinn, Estonia, at Eesti Energie, which covers renewable energy sources in Estonia and other countries. It mainly covers wind and solar energy. They also own a thermal power plant that uses waste as its fuel. Since I worked mainly in the solar sector, I visited two solar power plants, Ira and Paldiski. There we tried to establish inverter communication. We also took a look at the Ira thermal power plant and took a closer look at one of the wind turbines. My work involved collecting data on solar energy and new technologies. I also researched security solutions and obtained pricing offers for electricity storage. For the purpose of presenting the data, I corrected the incorrect data generated by the electrical energy of various solar parks. I also prepared an analysis of the fuel mixture of the thermal power plant. I compared different types of waste and the impact of their share on price, calorific value and generated electrical energy. The internship was extremely interesting, instructive and I was additionally impressed by the renewable energy sources. In addition to the valuable experience, I had plenty of time to see the city and the country.”
Defense of Jure Lokar’s master’s thesis
On September 7, 2021, in the diploma room of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, a defense of the master’s thesis entitled Analysis of harmonic resonance phenomena in electric power networks using modal analysis was held, the author of which is our colleague Jure Lokar, and his mentor was prof. dr. Boštjan Blažič. The work is already available in the online repository of the University of Ljubljana (link to the website where the work is published). Congratulations!
As part of the European project SMAGRINET, the Laboratory for Electrical Networks and Devices led and prepared a workshop “Train-the-Trainers”, the purpose of which was to prepare experts in the field of smart grids to teach learning content prepared within the project at local universities. The workshop was attended by more than 70 experts working in eighteen different institutions across Europe, and the contents of the workshop are available on the official website of the SMAGRINET project (link to the website). You can read a brief overview of the work within the project in the attached article (in English).
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us from September 20 on short-term online trainings in the field of smart grids. Three trainings have been prepared, each for a different target audience – the general public, researchers and employees in the electricity sector. All information regarding the application for free education will be published on our website shortly. We start on September 20th!
For more detailed information please contact us via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Camp of Innovative Technologies 2021
As part of the summer camp of innovative technologies 2021, we organized a workshop PING PONG CYCLOTRON, where participants first learned the basics of the electric field and met the inventor Robert J. Van de Graaff. They learned essential information about his life and work. Next, they focused on the Van de Graaff generator and cyclotron and learned about the mode of operation and the manufacturing process of both devices. During the workshop, a Van de Graaff low-power generator was manufactured, which was also retained by the participants at the end of the workshops. The week was also enriched by a visit to the high-voltage laboratory at the EIMV Institute and a visit to the Silent Room at the FE. In addition to the above, they saw some other interesting experiments in our laboratory. They had a competition by measuring the voltage generated by the generator with the help of a ball spark. Many interesting memories and photos were taken during the workshops. At the link you can see snapshots of the remaining workshops of the Summer Camp of Innovative Technologies 2021.