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ECOS 2020, 33rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems

The proceedings of ECOS 2020, 33rd conference, were published on Monday 29th of June. The conference paper of our project partners PhD student Sonja Kallio and professor Monica Siroux from INSA Strasbourg ICube Strasbourg University was accepted to the proceedings of ECOS 2020.

The conference paper Energy and exergy analysis of a photovoltaic-thermal system under two different climate conditions can be downloaded here:

The ECOS 2020 conference was meant to take place in Osaka, Japan on 29th June – 3rd of July 2020. However, due to the situation of COVID-19, the on-site conference was cancelled.


An article of the PhD student Sonja Kallio was published on the Research Blog of INSA Strasbourg.

You can read the article here.

Sonja Kallio having a presentation “Micro-cogeneration: State-of-Art and R&D activities” in the Project Workshop at the Offenburg University of Applied Science in January.


State of Art Report

Work package 2 output: State of Art Report has been published and can be uploaded from the project website.

31.01.2020 Offenburg, Germany

Project Workshop at the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences

About 40 participants came to the first user workshop within the ACA-MODES project at the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences on Friday, 31 January 2020, to learn more about the planning and operation of decentralised energy systems.

The scientific director of the ACA-MODES project, Prof. Dr. Jens Pfafferott, was pleased about the great interest of the participants.

During the workshop, the ACA-MODES project team gave the industrial partners, energy consultants, energy service providers, municipalities, energy cooperatives and scientists insights into the practical application of advanced tools for modelling and simulation of hybrid energy systems, for model predictive control and for data analysis. In addition, experts from renowned energy system research institutions and regional partners presented case studies and gave the participants insights into sector coupling and grid integration of building energy systems, which can be flexibly adapted to the size and market structure of the local energy system. During the lunch break, the participants were also able to get an impression of the new Regional Innovation Centre for Energy Technology (RIZ), which is currently under construction.

In the end, all participants agreed that the goal of the ACA-MODES project team – to build a bridge between science and users – had been achieved.

All the presentations of the workshop can be downloaded from here.