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4th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop
May 22 - May 23
In partnership with Energynautics, we’re excited to announce the 4th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop to be held in Crete, Greece – May 22-23, 2019.
The main objective of the 4th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop is to discuss the challenges that arise with the integration of high shares of renewables (wind, solar, hydro) into isolated/island power systems/micro-grids in combination with batteries/flywheels and conventional power generators. Finding viable combinations of conventional and renewable energy is one key solution for the efficient and sustainable running of these types of power systems. International experts will convene for the 4th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop to share their project experiences and to detect areas in need of improvement.
As an island grid with a large share of renewable energy, Crete is perfectly suited to grant a unique insight into the operation of an isolated power system, which makes Crete the ideal host for the 4th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop.
One challenge of island grids and micro-grids is to maintain the balance between production and consumption. Diesel generators are still frequently used for this task. Due to the unavoidable dependence on fuel price and delivery options, and the environmental impact, alternatives are being sought. Wind and solar power are independent of imported fuels and environmentally friendly, and therefore the logical choice for island and micro-grids. However, these renewable energies are dependent on variable resource availability; hence their maximum production capacity is subject to natural fluctuations. It is therefore important to develop strategies for how to align production and consumption in the best possible way and to find the perfect combination of conventional and renewable energy.
For additional information on the event, including accommodations and how to register, visit http://hybridpowersystems.org/.