PREFERENTIAL TOPICS

GROUP A1 – ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINES
  1. Development, production and revitalization of large generators and motors
  2. Experiences in operation and maintenance of generators and electromotor drives
  3. Monitoring and diagnostics of electrical machine states in operational conditions
  4. Application of new knowledge, materials and technologies in production and exploatition of electrical machines and electronic converters for renewable power sources
  5. Synchronous machines excitation systems
GROUP A2 – POWER TRANSFORMERS AND REACTORS
  1. Operational experiences
  2. Transformers repair, refurbishment, diagnostics and monitoring
  3. Novelties in development and new testing methods and tools
  4. Transformers and environment
GROUP A3 – TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENT
  1. Reliability and maintenance of transmission & distribution equipment
  2. Special service conditions in transmission & distribution equipment
  3. Latest development trends in transmission & distribution equipment
  4. Test methods, test and standards
GROUP B1 – INSULATED CABLES
  1. Trends and experiences in the maintenance of power cable lines
  2. Standards and administrative problems of power cable lines
  3. The construction of new and reconstruction of existing power cable lines
GROUP B2 – OVERHEAD LINES
  1. Overhead lines and information technology
  2. Operational experience as an opportunity to improve OHL and network reliability and availability
  3. Environmental aspects of OHL
  4. New Technologies in OHL planning, design, construction and maintenance
  5. Acts, regulations and tandards, quality control
GROUP B3 – SUBSTATIONS AND ELECTRICAL INSTALATIONS
  1. Advances in substation technology and design
  2. Existing substations: maintenance and reconstruction
  3. Safety, environmental and quality assurance considerations in substations
GROUP B4 – DC SYSTEMS AND POWER ELECTRONICS
  1. HV DC systems and applications
  2. MV DC and LV DC systems, power electronics for distribution systems
  3. Flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS)
GROUP B5 – PROTECTION AND AUTOMATION
  1. Protection and automation in the light of global trends in the electricity sector
  2. Protection and automation at increased implementation of renewable energy sources and use of power electronic in electric power system
  3. Protection, automation and metering on the interfaces of the transmission network, distribution network and user installations
  4. Computer-based model and software for the designing and analysis of the relay protection, control and supervision systems
  5. Relay protection and automation systems and associated IT and communication environment
  6. Revitalization, maintenance and management of the systems for relay protection, automation, supervision and metering
GROUP C1 – POWER SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMICS
  1. Power sector in Croatian Energy Strategy till 2030/2050
  2. Expanding role of transparency and uncertainty as well as social and environmental factors in power system development
  3. Impact of distributed generation on system development and coordination between transmission and distribution system operation
  4. New criteria on grid modernization (monitoring, Big Data, asset analytics, cyber security etc.)
  5. Impact of energy transition at structure and elements of  electricity price
GROUP C2 – POWER SYSTEM OPERATION AND CONTROL
  1. Implementation of EU regulation considering system operation, emergency and restoration
  2. Power system control emphasizing DSO/TSO interaction and coordination
  3. Power system flexibility, resiliency, reliability
  4. Power system protection systems, decision supporting systems and wide area monitoring systems for increasing of power system operation security
  5. Modern power system control centers requirements
  6. Use of international standards for power system operation and related business processes
GROUP C3 – POWER SYSTEM ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
  1. Low carbon power sector – goals for 2030 and 2050
  2. Impact of the Directive on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from combustion plants
  3. The implementation of the objectives of circular economy
  4. Revision of the Emission Trading Scheme Directive and their impact on the power system
  5. Implementation of energy efficiency measures in power system
  6. The impact and contribution of renewable energy sources to environmental protection
  7. Environmental management systems, the benefits for the electricity sector
  8. Protection of nature and the power system
  9. The impact of energy facilities on the environment and local community
  10. The impact of the new power facilities on the environment
GROUP C4 – POWER SYSTEM TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE
  1. Lightning protection systems, surge protection, insulation coordination of lines, switchgears and dispersed power sources, insulation in contaminated environment
  2. Power quality
  3. Electromagnetic compatibility
  4. Lightning location systems and real-time lightning monitoring
  5. Electric power system stability, system safety, use of dispersed power sources as wind power plants, solar plants and cogeneration plants
  6. Analysis of temporary, switching and lightning overvoltages, surge arresters
  7. Advanced  tools for the analysis of power system performance
GROUP C5 – ELECTRICITY MARKETS AND REGULATIONS
  1. The EU electricity network codes market organization and landscape of the Croatian electricity market
  2. Ancillary services in the electricity market
  3. Energy strategy of the Republic of Croatia and its impact on regulation and the electricity market
  4. The effects of renewables on short term trading and Intraday electricity markets
  5. Market organization and landscape of the Croatian electricity market
  6. Smart meters as a precondition for development of new market models and service
  7. Decentralization and digitalization of the electricity market
GROUP C6 – ACTIVE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES
  1. Integrated planning and operation for upgrading distribution networks
  2. Energy infrastructure for urban networks
  3. Microgrids and off-grid hybrid systems
GROUP D1 – MATERIALS AND EMERGING TEST TECHNIQUES
  1. New and existing electrotechnical materials and their influence on the environment
  2. Diagnostic methods and basis for their understanding
  3. Existing and emerging technologies and testing techniques and their influence on systems
GROUP D2 – INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  1. New ICT solutions for power system operation and control (modern solutions for control center architecture)
  2. Information security in control centers and power system facilities
  3. Telecommunication networks, services and technologies
  4. ICT platforms and systems for acquisition, processing and exchange of power metering and billing data
  5. Communication architecture for IP-based applications in power system facilities
  6. Smart grids (new technologies and solutions)
  7. Existing technical systems  ̶  revitalization, maintenance and experiences