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LF Energy Members to Present at Open Source Summit Europe 2022

By September 7, 2022Blog

Open Source Summit Europe takes place September 12-16, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. This is the premier event for open source developers, technologists, and community leaders to collaborate, share information, solve problems and gain knowledge, furthering open source innovation and ensuring a sustainable open source ecosystem. It is the gathering place for open source code and community contributors.

Two founding strategic member organizations of LF Energy will present sessions focused on how open source is making the energy transition faster and more efficient:

How Open Source Helps a Grid Operator with the Challenges of the Energy Transition – Wednesday, September 14 • 15:15 – 15:55

Jonas van den Bogaard & Nico Rikken, Alliander N.V.

The energy transition poses new challenges to all parties in the energy sector. For grid operators, the rise in renewable energy and the electrification of energy consumption drives the grid to its limits. By using open source, participating in Open Source projects, Open Sourcing internal projects like OpenSTEF and Power Grid model, and being a member of LF Energy, the Dutch Grid Operator Alliander aims to unleash the power of open source collaboration to further the energy transition. OpenSTEF provides a complete software stack that forecasts the load on the electricity grid for the next hours to days. Given a time series of measured load or generation, a fully automated machine learning pipeline is executed which delivers a probabilistic forecast of future load. Power-grid-model is a Python library for steady-state distribution power system analysis. Currently, it supports the following calculations: 1) Symmetric and asymmetric power flow calculation with Newton-Raphson method and linear method, and 2) Symmetric and asymmetric state estimation with an iterative linear method. In this talk, we will tell you more about the OpenSTEF project and Power Grid Model project, and how these projects support the adoption of renewable energy in the Netherlands.

Open Source Enabled Power Grid Management Architecture – Friday, September 16 • 13:55 – 14:35

Lucian Balea & Benoît Jeanson, RTE

Since the launch of the Linux Foundation Energy, an ecosystem of industrial projects has been growing. From isolated projects held by isolated companies, a set of connected solutions is now emerging for some fields. In particular for the grid management, it is now possible to draw a fully connected net of open source tools from the inner of the power grid substation to the control room, from the configuration of real time devices to operational decision making supports. We will show a journey through this architecture of real industrial-grade projects that is currently being implemented at RTE, the power transmission system operator in France, to enable the adaptation of core-business operational processes to the energy transition. We will also present how open source communities in other domains (edge, cloud-native, virtualization, embedded and real-time Linux) allowed the stunning rise of this wide range of solutions in only a few years. This journey is also an evidence of how open source could be leveraged within a specific industry vertical to boost innovation.

Those not already registered to attend Open Source Summit Europe may do so here. Both in person and virtual registration options are available.