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DigiSect 2023

On 20-21 April 2023, experts from all over Europe gathered at Climate Lab Vienna to exchange their insights on operation, control, and digitalization in sector-coupled energy systems and sector integration, during the Expert Workshop on Design and Operation of Digitalized Sector-Coupled Energy Systems (DigiSect 2023).

Sector coupling and digitization must go hand in hand to support the energy transition as effectively as possible. Innovative digital technologies – e.g., AI, digital twins, and data spaces – will play an important role in this. The integration of these technologies at the system level, considering domain-specific constraints, will be a key factor. For this, we need more tools for validation and implementation of projects.



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Thursday, April 20th, 2023

11:30 – 12:30

Lunch and registration

12:30 – 12:40

Welcome / Introduction

12:40 – 13:40


Prof. Astrid Nieße (University of Oldenburg, Germany): Challenges in cyber-physical energy systems: Of agents and data 

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13:40 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:20

Joachim Kelz (AEE Intec): Combine district heating and wastewater treatment plants Download Slides
Alexander Dreher (Fraunhofer IEE): Unleashing Flexibility: Cornerstones to Harvesting Residential Energy Resources
Kai Strunz (TU Berlin): Object-oriented Modeling of Multi-Energy Systems: Methodology and Application to Berlin-Adlershof   Download Slides
Peter Palensky (TU Delft): Migrating from Natural Gas to Wind and Hydrogen in the Netherlands  Download Slides

15:20 – 15:45


15:45 – 17:00

Milos Cvetkovic (TU Delft): Enabling flexibility in integrated energy systems Download Slides
Qjanwen Xu (KTH): Control of renewable energyhydrogen-based energy systems for isolated and grid connected applications Download Slides
Christian Becker (TU Hamburg): Modelling and Optimal Operation of Intelligent Integrated Energy Systems Download Slides
Moiz Ahmed (DLR EV): Distribution Grid Operations Management Download Slides

17:15 – 18:15

Discussion & Brainstorming


Friday, April 21st, 2023

9:00 – 10:20

Philipp Linnartz (RWTH Aachen): Cyber Security Risks in Power System Operation

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Stephan Ferenz (University of Oldenburg): NFDI4Energy – A digital Infrastructure for Interdisciplinary Energy System Research Download Slides
Pooya Davari (Aalborg University): Power Electronics for PtX: Challenges and Opportunities Download Slides

10:20 – 10:45


10:45 – 11:45


Michael Niederkofler (act4.energy, Austria): Energy Communities as Aggregated Flexibilities – Opportunities and Challenges on the Way to Becoming Participants in Flexibility Markets

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11:45 – 12:45


12:45 – 14:00

Michael Taylor (Cardiff University): Techno-economic assessment of bi-directional low temperature district heating and cooling networks

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Vedran Peric (TU München): PHIL Architecture for Integrated Thermal-Electric Grids Download Slides
Edmund Widl (AIT): DigitalEnergyTestbed – An Open Testbed Prototype for Integrated Energy Systems Download Slides
Bastian Pfarrherr (Stromnetz Hamburg): Innovative Ansätze zur Sektorkopplung in den Hamburger Energienetzen Download Slides

14:00 - 14:30

Wrap-up and Closing



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