Department of Energy and Power Systems was founded at the 129th Faculty Council’s Regular Session of the Technical College University of Zagreb, on Tuesday June 26, 1934. Department of Energy and Power Systems studies and innovates in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution and use of electrical energy, energy efficiency, high voltage engineering, smart grids, energy management, nuclear engineering and safety, electricity markets, and electric vehicles. Throughout the years, the Department has become the leading authority in the field of electrical power engineering in the region, maintaining long-term collaboration with the industry sector. Furthermore, it is recognized through its research activities and a large number of published scientific papers in JCR journals, as well as numerous national and international research projects. In total, the Department has 52 employees (16 Professors – 9 Full, 4 Associate and 3 Assistant) and offers substantial educational and R&D facilities, including five Research Laboratories, six department teaching halls and a department library. Through its activities, the Department has developed valuable international collaboration with many research institutions around the world. Researchers of the Department are currently involved in 3 HORIZON 2020 projects, 2 bilateral projects, 1 Erasmus+ project, 5 projects financed by the Croatian Science Foundation, as well as the principal investigators of a number of industry-funded projects.


Bernard Energy (BEA); the European Distribution System Operators’ Association for Smart Grids (EDSO for Smart Grids); the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E); the Union of the Electricity Industry - EURELECTRIC (EURELECTRIC) and the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) have the pleasure to announce the launch of the 1st Scholarship Award in Memoriam of Ana Aguado.

 

Under this joint initiative two student scholarships are offered by the above Partners for the participation in the Summer School on Regulation of Energy Utilities course organised by the FSR from 26 to 30 June 2017.

Candidatures should be sent to paola.testini@edsoforsmartgrids.eu by 20 March and include the following documents:

 

• A one-page Motivation Letter, explaining the reasons of your interest and the role this course could represent for your educational and professional life

• A one-page Paper on the question: ‘What is the biggest challenge that the European power industry and power grids will face in the coming year?’

• Your Curriculum Vitae

 

A Committee composed of representatives from the above Partners will assess all applications received and select two candidates by 12 April*. The scholarships will be also officially announced during this year’s InnoGrid2020+ conference, co-organised by EDSO and ENTSO-E in Brussels on
26-27 June 2017.

 

*Final acceptance to the course is subject to the approval of the Summer School director.

 

 

About Ana Aguado

Ana Aguado was a lawyer and a professional holding major positions in the energy sector for the last twenty years. She passed away on 7 October 2016.

 

Ana had been Secretary General at EDSO for Smart Grids from October 2014. Prior to joining EDSO she has been CEO of the Friends of the Supergrid and held positions in the European University Institute as Special Advisor to the Communications and Public Relations Unit; in ETSO, the European association of transmission system operators (predecessor of ENTSO-E) as Secretary General, in EURELECTRIC as Head of Unit for regulation and at the European Commission.

 

Ana was a passionate and enthusiastic person always in the front line for all major struggles in the energy sector. During her career, she was very attentive to students’ requests and needs, strongly believing in the importance of education for the future generations.

 
 
 
Author: Matija Zidar
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