12. (Hybrid) Symposium Communications for Energy Systems

Program (on-site and online) 2023

Will be announced soon.

Programm ComForEn 2021

Monday, 22. November 2021


9:30 - 10:35


Keynote: Learnings from C/Sells
Ole Langniß, Energie & Analyse

Session 1
Session Chair: Friederich Kupzog

10:35 -12:15

Overview of the legal framework for energy communities in different EU member states
Marie-Theres Holzleitner, Energieinstitut Linz

Approaches for data management in energy communites
Stephan Cejka, Siemens AG Österreich

Intregration of sustainable energy solutions in energy communities
Lorena Skiljan, Nobile Group

ICT Design for Community-empowered Sustainable Multi-Vector Energy Islands
Sonja Klingert, University of Mannheim & Hermann De Meer, Universität Passau

SYSPEQ Holistic planning concepts for positive energy districts
Bernadette Fina, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Lunch 12:15 - 13:15

Session 2
How to Energy Communtiy?
Session Chair: Mark Stefan

13:15 - 14:35

Energy Communities in practice: from setup to operation in Austria
Michael Niederkofler, Act4.Energy

Plan4.Energy - A planning tool for energy communities
Branislav Iglar, AIT

A platform for energy management in communities
Norbert Dorfinger, Salzburg AG und Michael Zellinger, BEST Research

Solution PowerQuartier in the context of renewable energy communities according to the Austrian EAG regulation
Liliane Ableitner, Exnaton AG

Coffeebreak 14:35 - 15:05

Session 3
ICT Solutions for Energy Communities across Europe
Session Chair: Stefan Wilker

15:05 - 17:00

Introduction - International efforts on solutions for Energy Communities
Ludwig Karg, BAUM

Using Flexibility Offered by End User Owned Energy Assets (ERA-Net Project SONDER)
Gerald Franzl, Technische Universität Wien

Austrian pilot community in Gasen, Styria (ERA-NET Project CLUE)
Gregor Taljan, Energienetze Steiermark, Peter Stern, Siemens AG Österreich and Martin Auer, Gemeinde Gasen (AT)

Energy demand analysis to support decision-making processes (ERA-NET Project REDAP)
Niall Conway, Spatial Outlook Ltd.

Multi Energy Virtual Power Plant (MEVPP) of the H2020 Project LocalRES
Evelyn Heylen, Centrica Business Solution

EV-based flexibility for grid operators, H2020 Project SENDER
Olivier Genest, Marjolaine Farre, Trialog

Get-together 17:00 - 20:00

Tuesday, 23. November 2021

Session 1
Reduction of the complexity of ICT systems
Session Chair: Friederich Kupzog

09:00 - 10:40

Learnings from the Healthcare Industry for the energy sector
Stefan Sauermann, FH Technikum Wien

ICT interoperability and architectures for energy communities
Ioulia Papaioannou, EC Joint Research Center

State of energy system digitalisation in Germany - Results of the SINTEG program
Mathias Uslar, OFFIS

Project ECOSINT - Developing a well-rounded LEC architecture that integrates well into the grid
Oliver Langthaler, FH Salzburg

Solutions for Energy payment and trading in communities
Thomas Zeinzinger, Lab10 Collective e.G.

ComForEn Self-Optimization Challenge 2021
Session Chair: Mark Stefan & Jawad Kazmi

10:40 - 11:00

Closing 11:00 - 11:15
Session Chair: Mark Stefan

Lunch 11:15 - 13:00



13:00 - 15:00

BIFROST - A narrative simulation tool for Smart Energy scenarios - Tutorial and hands-on
Franz Zeilinger, Siemens AG Österreich
Daniel Hauer, Siemens AG Österreich / TU Wien


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