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Programme Groningen Energy Summer School 2014

Groningen Energy Summer School 2014. 18-29 August 2014


The summer school will be held in the Van Swinderen Huys, located in the heart of the historic centre of the city of Groningen. Oude Boteringestraat 19, 9712 GC.


Besides several speakers who will share their knowledge at the Summer School 2014, excursions to the Hoogkerk Powermatching City and to the Maastvlakte 3 will be part of the programme.

A special event will take place during the Summer School on August 21st:

Debate - Smart Grids: towards a joint innovation agenda for energy and ICT?

Special session for alumni and partners of the Energy Academy Europe

Date: 21 August 2014
The debate starts at 15.30 and will be followed by a reception, starting at 17.00.
Location: Van Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, 9712 GC Groningen

Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to M.A.Halbersma .

Special evening in the Groninger Forum: Power & Energy: resources, conflicts and geo-politics

Date: 21 August 2014
Time: 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.
Location: Groninger Forum, Hereplein 73, 9711 GD Groningen
Power & Energy: resources, conflicts and geo-politics (Groninger Forum)

Tickets are available at the door for €5.

Entrance is free of charge for the participants registered in the summer school.


Over 20 experts will share their knowledge at the summer school. Among them are the following:

Topic Speakers at the Summer School

How to achieve the 2050 targets? Perspectives from natural sciences

Prof. Harro Meijer (RUG)

The control problem in smart micro grids

Prof. Jacquelien Scherpen (RUG)

PowerWeb and new energy infrastructures

Prof. Zofia Lukszo (Delft University of Technology)

What are smart grids? Epistemology, interdisciplinarity and getting things done

Dr Anne Beaulieu (RUG)

Charging electric vehicles in the smart grid

Prof. Chris Develder (University of Ghent and Columbia University)

Introduction to Powermatching city

Frits Bliek (Energy Academy Europe, DNV-GL)

End user research in PowerMatching City II

Dr. Carina Wiekens (Hanze University of Applied Sciences)

Validation Platform for Mitigation Strategies of Cyber-attacks against Smart Grid infrastructure

Prof. Hassan Farhanghi (British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University)

Smart and Intelligent Cities and Builidings

Dr Lucienne Krosse (TNO)

Renewable energy technologies and the modeling of energy systems

Prof.dr. A. Faaij (RUG)

Smart grid pilot projects and implementations in the field

Petra De Boer (DNV-GL)

Energy efficiency in a mobile world

Dr  Mikkel Baun Kjaergaard (University of Southern Demark),

Economic regulation of the energy market

Prof.Dr. Machiel Mulder (RUG)

Control of distributed energy systems

Prof. Claudio De Persis (RUG)

Behavioural aspects of smart grids

Prof. Linda Steg (RUG)

Smart grids and smart users? Involving users in developing a low carbon electricity economy

Prof. Geert Verbong, (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Next generation energy network

Marija D. Ilic (Delft University of Technology)

How energy distribution will change: an ICT perspective

Prof. Marco Aiello (RUG),

Ports, Connectivity and Geopolitics

Prof.dr. Luis Lobo-Guerrero (RUG)

Energy transition and energy landscapes

Dr. Christian Zuidema (RUG)

Energy price determinants: The role of regulations and macroeconomic dynamics

Ramazan Sari (Middle East Technical University)

Privacy and Smart Grids Cyber Security: a legal perspective

Jeanne Mifsud Bonnici (RUG)

Energy and Law in the smart grid paradigm

Hans Vedder (RUG)

Energy transition from a World Society perspective

Prof. Jaap de Wilde (RUG)


The summer school will run from the morning of 18 August until the afternoon of 29 August 2014. The programme includes lectures, presentations, excursions and group work. All sessions will involve active participation and interaction with presenters and participants.

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