Program Day 2 2018-04-10T16:22:28+00:00

Program Day 2

Program Day 1

Start and Welcome Coffee


Univ.-Prof. Dr. ir. Dr. h.c. Rik W. De Doncker
(Director of FEN Research Campus)


Aldo Danelli
(Project Manager, CESI)

You can choose between Session 3 or Session 4.

Session 3: “Components – Converters, Switches, Cables”

11:00 – 11:20
Univ.-Prof. Dr. ir. h.c. Rik W. De Doncker, Director of FEN Research Campus, Director of ISEA and PGS at RWTH Aachen University

11:20 – 11:40
DC as accelerator for energy transition”
Harry Stokman, Direct Current BV

11:40 – 12:00
Protection Challenges in Future DC Homes”
Dr.-Ing. Torsten Hager, Hager Group

12:00 – 12:20
BlueDrive PlusC – DC Power Grid for Marine & Offshore”
Wolfgang Voss, Siemens AS

12:20 – 12:40
DC Technology in Wind Farms”
Dr. Philip Kjær, Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Session 4: “Business Models, Innovations and Social Aspects “

11:00 – 11:10
Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Eva-Maria Jakobs, Director of TLTK & Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. soc. oec. Reinhard Madlener,  Director of FCN

11:10 – 11:30
Economics of Diffusion of Innovative Electric Network Technologies”
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. soc. oec. Reinhard Madlener, Director of FCN

11:30 – 11:50
Economic evaluation of MV-DC Potential in NRW – public preferences and regional conditions”
Dr. Christian A. Oberst, IW German Economic Institute / INFER International Network for Economic Research

11:50 – 12:10
Replacing 110kV powerlines with MVDC cables in german citiesAdvantages, challenges and perspectives”
Dipl.-Ing. Benjamin Casper, ISL at RWTH Aachen University

12:10 – 12:40
Round Table Discussion 

Lunch Break

Session 3: “Components – Converters, Switches, Cables”

14:00 – 14:20
DC System and Components from Low Voltage to High Voltage”
Dr. Takushi Jimichi, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

14:20 – 14:40
New DC Grids – Opportunities and Challenges for SME”
Dr. Jochen von Bloh, AixControl GmbH

14:40 – 15:00
Galvanically Isolated High Power Converters for MVDC Applications”
Prof. Drazen Dujic, Ph.D., EPFL Lausanne

15:00 – 15:20
How direct will the future electricity be?”
Prof. Pavol Bauer, Ph.D., Delft University of Technology

Lunch Break

Session 4: “Business Models, Innovations and Social Aspects “

14:00 – 14:20
The EU energy governance and its impact on the German energy transition”
Prof. Michèle Knodt, TU Darmstadt

14:20 – 14:40
Why perception and acceptance matter. Evaluation of local energy supply systems in a supra-regional comparative study”
Agnes Grabietz, Christine Mauelshagen, Prof. Eva-Maria Jakobs, TLTK at RWTH Aachen University

14:40 – 15:00
High voltage drive or challenge? How social and organisational factors influence the e-taxi business”
Prof. Rüdiger Goldschmidt, ZIRIUS at University of Stuttgart

15:00 – 15:20
Round Table Discussion 

Conclusion & Outlook incl. Best Poster Award 

End of Day 2

Optional Excursion to FEN Research Campus & RWTH Aachen Campus (1.5 hrs)