UNESCO sponsored conference


June 4-8 2007, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Roundtable on Wind Penetration into the power system
How far can we go?

Chaired by Professor Henrik Lund, Aalborg University in Denmark

Around the world international organizations and governments plans for more renewable energy, and wind power is often one of the key resources. But how far can we go in the integration of such fluctuating resources into the power system?

The 4th Dubrovnik conference has managed to gather a panel of world leading experts within this field for a round table discussion. Professor Henrik Lund from Aalborg University in Denmark will make a short introduction and chair the session.

Professor Henrik Lund, Aalborg University, Denmark

Henrik Lund is professor in Energy Planning at the Department of Development and Planning at Aalborg University and was head of department from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Lund holds a PhD in “implementation of sustainable energy systems” (1990). His area of expertise has for more than 20 years been energy system analysis, energy planning and energy economics. The International Energy Foundation (IEF) gave him a gold medal for ”Best Research Paper Award” within the area “Energy Policies &Economics” in 1998. He has been involved in a number of research projects and committee works in Danish energy planning, and in the implementation of various local energy projects in Denmark as well as in many other countries. In 2001 he was member of an expert group analysing “management of fluctuations in electricity production from renewable energy and CHP” conducted by the Danish Energy Agency for the Danish Parliament
Professor Ingo Stadler, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Ingo Stadler is professor for Renewable Energies and Energy Economics at Cologne University of Applied Sciences since 2006. After studying electrical engineering at Karlsruhe University and short research activities in Sicily and Sweden he worked as scientific employee at Kassel University in the field of renewable energies and economic use of energy. From 1997 to 2004 he had been expert for photovoltaic stand-alone systems of the International Energy Agency IEA. In 2000 he founded the company BySyS and was member of the executive board until 2006. From 2003 until 2005 he was visiting lecturer at University of Céara, Brazil. In 2005 he was appointed to a professorship at Zwickau University of Applied Sciences and habilitated in the field of grid integration of renewable energies.
Prof.dr.sc. Ranko Goic, University of Split, Croatia

Ranko Goic received B.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Split, where he also working from 1992. Professor Goic is Head of Power System Department on the same Faculty from 2004. The main research interests of professor Goic are the power system network analysis, power system planning, optimization and economy as well as the renewable generation and energy efficiency. Currently, professor Goic works on scientific project “Power system expansion and operation with large scale integration of wind power” and numerous research and engineering studies for power system utilities and industry. He is member of IEEE and Croatian Committee of CIGRE.
Dr. Ebbe Münster, PlanEnergi, Denmark

Ebbe Münster holds a Ph D in the field of automation and control engineering. In 1983 he became a founding member of the independent consultancy company PlanEnergi. He has worked with research, development, planning and implementation of a broad range of renewable and energy saving technologies: Wind power, large scale solar heating, seasonal storage, biogas, accelerated composting, combined heat and power, stirling engines. He has worked with sustainable energy planning and power balancing in a number of EU countries and in Eastern Europe. Lately he has worked with scenario analysis of electrical grids incorporating large shares of wind power and CHP in the EU project, DESIRE. He is a member of the board in a wind turbine shareholding company.
Dipl.-Ing. Joachim Lehner, Stuttgart University, Germany

From 1998 Joachim Lehner studied mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and the University of Seville, Spain and graduated with a Diploma in mechanical engineering in 2005. Since graduation he is a researcher at the department “Power Generation and Automatic Control” at the “Institute of Process Engineering and Power Plant Technology” (IVD) at the University of Stuttgart pursuing the PhD. His area of expertise is electric power system modelling and simulation with focus on its dynamic behaviour. He has been involved in several research projects, concerning power system stability issues of the European Interconnected Network (UCTE-power-system), as well as the integration of renewable and decentralised power generation into the grid on regional as well as on pan-European level.

Roundtable on Thermodynamics and the Destruction of Resources

Chaired by Prof. Dusan P. Sekulic, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
Co-Chaired by Prof. Timothy G. Gutowski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

The round table discussion will focus on the use of thermodynamics and other mathematical techniques to bring insight into basic sustainability phenomena. The related studies are, as a rule, highly interdisciplinary. Not only semantics of one discipline, but also adequate analogies and interpretations must always rigorously be implemented.

Invited Panelists:
Prof. Noam Lior, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Prof. Dusan Sekulic, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
Prof. Timothy Gutowski, MIT, Cambridge, USA
Prof. George Tsatsaronis, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Prof. Stefan Goessling-Reisemann, University Bremen, Germany

Prof. Dusan Sekulic, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA

Dusan P. Sekulic is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is the Director of Graduate Studies for the MSE Graduate Program and the Director of the Laboratory for Brazing and Heat Exchanger Design. Dr. Sekulic is a Consulting Professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. He is a Fellow of ASME. His current area of research is thermodynamics and transport phenomena for materials processing in sustainable manufacturing and design theory of heat exchangers. His projects are focused on manufacturing process modeling and development of new technologies involving light metal joining including brazing and lead-free soldering. He has over 150 technical publications including a dozen extended book chapters, and a book on Heat Exchanger Design written jointly with R. Shah of the Rochester Institute of Technology and published by Wiley. Currently, he is working a new book: Thermodynamics and the Destruction of Resources, with Bhavik Bakshi of Ohio State University and Thimoty Gutowski from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to be published by the Cambridge University Press.
Prof. Timothy Gutowski, MIT, Cambridge, USA

Timothy G. Gutowski is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2001 until 2005 he was the Associate Department Head for Mechanical Engineering, and from 1994 until 2004 he was the Director of MIT’s Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity. His current area of research is Environmentally Benign Manufacturing, with projects directed toward a better understanding of how products, and manufacturing processes and systems, interact with the environment and contribute to, or take away from, our sustainability. Previously he had worked in the area of advanced composite materials for aero-structures. Those projects focused on manufacturing process development and modeling. He has over 100 technical publications, a book on Advance Composites Manufacturing and 7 patents. Currently he is working a new book: Thermodynamics and the Destruction of Resources, with Bhavik Bakshi of Ohio State and Dusan Sekulic from U. Kentucky.
Prof. Noam Lior, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Since his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, he is intensively and internationally involved in energy education, research and consulting for about 34 years. His research in energy, partially in collaboration with scholars from Asia and Europe, includes solar, fossil fuel and nuclear, as well as their ecological impacts. He has more than 200 publications in the fields of energy, heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics, is a frequent invited keynote speaker about the world energy technology and situation at international energy conferences, and is the Editor-in-Chief of ENERGY - The International Journal, Regional Editor for North America and Europe of the Energy Conversion and Management Journal, and is a member of the board of editors of several other journals
George Tsatsaronis, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

George Tsatsaronis is the Vattenfall Professor of Energy Engineering and Protection of the Environment at the Technische Universität Berlin. He holds a Ph. D. degree and a Dr. Habilitatus degree from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany, and a Doctoris Honoris Causa from the Technical University of Bucharest, Romania. In the last thirty years he has been responsible for research projects and programs related to combustion, exergoeconomics, exergoenvironmental analysis as well as development, simulation, analysis and optimization of various energy conversion processes with emphasis on power plants, cogeneration systems and hydrogen producing systems. He has about 200 publications including the book "Thermal Design and Optimization", co-authored with A. Bejan and M. Moran. He is a Fellow of ASME, and received the E.F.Obert Best Paper Award and the James Harry Potter Gold Medal for his work in exergoeconomics. He currently serves as an associate editor of four international journals.
Dr. Stefan Gößling-Reisemann, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Dr. Stefan Gößling-Reisemann is an assistant professor at the University of Bremen (Germany), Department of Production Engineering, Division of Technological Design and Development. He received a Dipl.-Phys. (MS) and a Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in physics from the University of Hamburg. His research and his publications focus on thermodynamic assessment of resource consumption and recycling and the advancement of the methodology of life-cycle assessment, especially in the metals sector. Dr. Gößling-Reisemann is further interested in the newly developing field of industrial ecology with a focus on material flows, dynamic modelling and sustainable consumption. He has collaborated in a research project on sustainable metals management and is currently heading a BMBF funded project on modelling copper life-cycles and their environmental impacts in Germany. Dr. Gößling-Reisemann gives lectures on life-cycle assessment, modelling and simulation, and future energy scenarios. He has co-advised several master theses and student projects.