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  Advanced Control Team
  Department of Control and Computer Engineering
  Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  Unska 3, HR-10000, Zagreb, Croatia
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  Research visit to Končar wind farm in 2014
Research visit to Končar wind farm in 2014


ACT team researchers Robi Turnar, Marko Gulin, Nikola Hure, Tomislav Lončarek and Vinko Lešić have led students of the wind energy research area at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) to visit the wind farm "Pometeno brdo", consisted of 15 wind turbines KO-VA57/1 of 1 MW and first installed model K80 of 2,5 MWs. Both models are researched and developed almost entirely by Croatian company Končar. Visits have now become an annual event and this generation of students was able to witness the mounting of a new K80 unit with 80m hub height and 91m of rotor diameter.
Researchers were accompanied by University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FSB) and University of Rijeka, Faculty of Civil Engineering (GF-RI). Funded by European Union Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme   - Science and Innovation Investment Fund, the visit was undertaken as part of project   "CEEStructHealth - Centre of Excellence for Structural Health", which aims on extensive observing, measuring and finally reducing the structural loads of wind turbines. The project is coordinated by FSB in collaboration with FER, GF-RI and industrial parter Končar - Electrical Engineering Institute.
With the direct-drive variable speed generator, variable pitch system, complex mechanical structure, their own developed frequency converter and SCADA systems, Končar wind turbine K80 follows the world's modern trends and state of the art in wind energy.
Students and researchers had an opportunity to learn directly the experience of wind turbine functioning and observe the multidisciplinarity of the designing problems, location choosing, mounting difficulties and control aspects through an interaction with their colleagues of the mechanical and civil engineering expertise, which will undoubtedly improve their researches, seminars, projects and theses.  
We thank everyone who participated in the visit organisation, especially to Končar employees for their hospitality and professional guidance.
Few photographs are accessible by clicking on the ACT logo in the news.

  Research position open to work on the FP7 project UrbanWater
Research position open to work on the FP7 project UrbanWater

A research position is open on the ACT's FP7 project UrbanWater. The presumable start of work is November 1, 2014. The application with a short CV and motivation letter should be sent to mario.vasak@fer.hr no later than October 23, 2014.

Detailed description of the enrolment is in the sequel, in Croatian.


  Research visit to Končar wind farm
Research visit to Končar wind farm


Researchers and students of the wind energy research area at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) have visited on November 7, 2013, the wind farm "Pometeno brdo", consisted of 15 wind turbines KO-VA57/1 of 1 MW and first installed model K80 of 2,5 MWs. Both models are researched and developed almost entirely by Croatian company Končar.
 
Researchers were accompanied by University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FSB) and University of Rijeka, Faculty of Civil Engineering (GF-RI). Funded by European Union Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme  - Science and Innovation Investment Fund, the visit was undertaken as part of project "CEEStructHealth - Centre of Excellence for Structural Health", which aims on extensive observing, measuring and finally reducing the structural loads of wind turbines. The project is coordinated by FSB in collaboration with FER, GF-RI and industrial parter Končar - Electrical Engineering Institute.
 
With the rotor diameter of 92 meters, direct-drive variable speed generator, variable pitch system, complex mechanical structure, their own developed frequency converter and SCADA systems, Končar wind turbine K80 follows the world's modern trends and state of the art in wind energy.
 
Students and researchers had an opportunity to learn directly the experience of wind turbine functioning and observe the multidisciplinarity of the designing problems and control aspects through an interaction with their colleagues of the mechanical and civil engineering expertise, which will undoubtedly improve their researches, seminars, projects and theses.
 
We thank everyone who participated in the visit organisation, especially to Končar employees for their hospitality and professional guidance.

Few photographs are accessible by clicking on the ACT logo in the news.

  UrbanWater Project – Call for survey
UrbanWater Project – Call for survey


Dear Sir/Madam,

May we take this opportunity to introduce you to the "UrbanWater" Project.

The UrbanWater Project is an FP7 ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) project co-funded by the European Commission.  

The project aims to develop a software platform to manage water resources efficiently. At the heart of this is an approach that embraces innovation and takes into account current and future economic concerns.

As a part of the project, we are conducting a survey to better understand needs and requirements of all professionals associated with the water sector. We would like to include your perspective and hope you will be willing to participate in a brief survey. 

In line with relevant data protection agreements your response will remain confidential.

Please find the questionnaire here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1138902/UrbanWater1  

Should you have any questions, or would like to get more information about the UrbanWater Project, please do not hesitate to contact us at
info@urbanwater-ict.eu, or visit our website http://www.urbanwater-ict.eu.

Kind Regards,

The UrbanWater Project Team

  The 1st ACROSS Workshop on Cooperative Renewable Energy Systems
The 1st ACROSS Workshop on Cooperative Renewable Energy Systems

International workshop "The 1st ACROSS Workshop on Cooperative Renewable Energy Systems" will be held on 22 November 2012, with the beginning at 10:00, at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER), Grey Hall. Workshop is organized within FER's FP7 project ACROSS - Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems, under sponsorship of the Control Systems Chapter and Power & Energy Chapter of the IEEE Croatia Section.

Technical program contains seven invited lectures given by renowned international scientists about new research in the field of cooperative renewable energy systems. Research activities of ACROSS members in this field will also be presented. Abstracts of all the lectures can be found in ACROSS-WCRES book of abstracts.

The workshop is open for all interested researchers and PhD students, with obligatory prior notification on e-mail across@fer.hr , no later than Monday 19 November 2012 at 15:00.

Detailed technical program is available through this link.





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