'Power to the people: a distributed energy system to serve you' by Ronnie Belmans from EnergyVille

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Students, Employees, Alumni, Press, Business
05-07-2019 from 11:30 to 13:00
iGent, Technologiepark Zwijnaarde 126, 9052
Kamal Kaur
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11:30-11:35     Introduction by Roel Baets

11:35-12:25     Seminar by Ronnie Belmans (iGent AUD)

12:25-12:35    Discussion

12:35-13:05    Sandwich Lunch in Foyer 1.1 on first floor of iGent Tower



The present centralized electricity system is fading away. Due to the developments both in renewable energy resources and the massive capabilities of control via the Internet of Things, a totally different electricity system will emerge. This system will balance supply from small, intermittent resources with controlled demand with grids and storage in the middle. The system will be characterized by a high level of technical complexity, while being totally transparent to the user. Energy services will be at the center: all applications, household, industry, transport, will interact within the same environment. The backbone will be different, the demand efficient and flexible. Energy will no longer be a quantity as such but far more a service enabling a comfortable life in a sustainable environment.  


Bio-sketch of speaker

M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 1979 from the KULeuven, Belgium; Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1984 from the KULeuven, Belgium; Special Doctorate in 1989 from the KULeuven; Habilitierung in 1993 both from the RWTH, Aachen, GermanyFull professor with the K.U.Leuven, teaching electric power and energy systems, technical, economic and regulatory aspects. Guest professor at the EUI (European University Institute), the FSR (Florence School of Regulation) and at Imperial colleague in London, UK.CEO of the research centre EnergyVille, a joint venture (VITO, KULeuven, imec, UHasselt) research centre in Genk dealing with sustainable energy systems.