Smart Energy Systems Week Austria 2017, 16.-19. Mai 2017, Messe Congress Graz

In addition to the main conference, SESWA 2017 also provides a platform for international working groups and project meetings. Participation in the workshops is free of charge. Registration is only possible via the workshop chair!

Monday, 15 May 2017

10:00 – 17:00

Workshop: Interoperability Project: “IES – Integrating the Energy System” of the Technology Platform Smart Grids Austria

Chair: Angela Berger, Managing Director, Technology Platform Smart Grids Austria | Contact

Venue: hotel roomz graz, Conrad-von-Hötzendorf-Straße 96, 8010 Graz, Austria

The interaction of systems in Smart Grids (interoperability) is a key factor in energy evolution. The objective of the IES project (cf. is to develop a process chain that assures interoperability in the energy system. The health system (cf. shall serve as an example of the transfer and adaptation of an established, cooperative and internationally standardized methodology. The exchange of knowledge between the heath sector and smart energy systems creates synergies. The aim of the workshop is to become familiar with the designed methodology and the procedures derived therefrom to ensure interoperability in energy systems and to discuss the practical implementation of these processes using exemplary interoperability profiles.
The target audience for the workshop comprises representatives from the energy sector and technology companies who will implement the future profile development process. The chosen use cases serve as a discussion basis but should not restrict the target group.

10:30 – 13:00

Workshop: Framework Conditions and Subsidies for Heating and Cooling Using Green Power and Buildings Which Are Flexible as Regards Energy

Chair: Michael Cerveny, Programme Head klimaaktiv erneuerbare wärme, Energy Center Wien / TINA Vienna GmbH, Austria | Contact

Venue: hotel roomz graz, Conrad-von-Hötzendorf-Straße 96, 8010 Graz, Austria

If the expansion of green power continues, in a few years phases of an “excess” of renewable power will be more and more frequent – also in winter. If P2H systems “draw” power in these phases and store it in building masses, buffer tanks/boilers and heating grids, this will make a contribution to decarbonizing the heating sector on the one hand and, on the other hand, is beneficial to networks and systems for the renewable power system of the future. In the workshop the framework conditions for consumers (housing subsidies, heat pump subsidies, etc.) that would be needed in Austria to support heating and cooling using green power (criteria?) by way of buildings which are flexible as regards energy (criteria?) will be discussed.

14:00 – 17:30

Workshop: City of Tomorrow “Urban Energy Systems”

Chair: Erika Ganglberger, Head of Division Resources & Consumption, Austrian Society for the Environment and Technology | Contact

Venue: hotel roomz graz, Conrad-von-Hötzendorf-Straße 96, 8010 Graz, Austria

Smart Grids strategies are marked by the fact that diverse components are integrated into an overall system and the persons involved and their business models are linked. The workshop uses the fact that numerous players from different sectors and regions gather at SESWA and that it serves mutual exchange at both national and international levels. During the workshop current results of projects in the programme “City of Tomorrow” on the topic of “Urban Energy Systems” will be presented. In addition to the networking of the players involved on-site, networking tools for the exchange of knowledge and access to the European Knowledge Community are fundamental aspects of the workshop.

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