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Sara Jovanović
2023-01-31 at 10:58,

Young Women in Energy

Dear all,

We cordially invite you to participate in the Young Women in Energy #workshop, organized as a part of the Connected Stationary Battery Energy Storage - USBSE project, scheduled to take place on Monday, February 6, 2023. This event aims to promote EU principles with a specific focus on gender equality and non-discrimination in the field of energetics. The workshop will feature five accomplished young energy experts, Petra Sagrestano Štambuk, Martina VajdićAndreja Lončarek RajšlPetra Mesarić, PhD and Sonja Ravlić Begić, who will engage in a panel discussion about empowering young women in energy careers. The workshop will take place at the FER - University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Gray Hall (D-033 on the ground floor), from 11:00 to 13:00 and will be open to everyone free of charge.

We are looking forward to seeing you there! 💪🏼

Sara Jovanović
2023-01-31 at 09:49,

PhD Thesis - defended! 👊🏼

We are happy to announce that our dear colleague Tomislav Baškarad successfully defended his PhD thesis on January 27th, 2023. The thesis title is 'Assessment of photovoltaic power plants power reserve in power system frequency control', supervised by mentor Professor Igor Kuzle.

Congratulations and best of luck in further improvement! 👏🏼👏🏼

Sara Jovanović
2023-01-30 at 12:47,

8th Conference on Energy Efficient Lighting, Smart Homes, Buildings and Cities held

On January 26, 2023, our Professor Hrvoje Pandzic gave a talk at the 8th Conference on Energy Efficient Lighting, Smart Homes, Buildings and Cities organized by Energetika Marketing. In his talk on active participation of households in electricity markets he presented some of the results of the project ANIMATION funded by the Croatian Science Foundation.

Sara Jovanović
2023-01-25 at 09:27,

The fourteenth Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies held

Our assistant Ivana Damjanović participated in The fourteenth Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, North America (IEEE ISGT NA 2023), sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), held in Washington, D.C, from January 16 – 19, 2023. The theme of the conference is “Moving to a Self-Driving Grid.” She presented the paper titled “High Performance Computing Reinforcement Learning Framework for Power System Control”, coauthored by Ivica Pavić, Mario Brcic and Roko Jerčić.

Sara Jovanović
2023-01-16 at 10:04,

IEEE 2022 23rd International Middle East Power Systems Conference held

Our researcher Lin Herenčić participated in the IEEE 2022 23rd International Middle East Power Systems Conference (MEPCON'2022) held on December 13-15, 2022 in Cairo, Egypt. He presented the paper titled “Integration of DSO’s inputs in auction-based local energy markets”, coauthored with Tomislav Capuder and Ivan Rajšl.

The paper presents a framework for the active participation of distribution system operators (DSOs) in auction-based local energy markets, the work is supported in part by the Croatian Science Foundation under the project IMPACT – Implementation of Peer-to-Peer Advanced Concept for Electricity Trading.

Sara Jovanović
2022-12-21 at 14:06,

Another sweepstake for World Soccer Championships held ⚽ 🥉 🥳

On December 19, 2022, another traditional event took place at Department that makes us recognizable within FER and beyond. Since 1982, the members and friends of our Department organized a sweepstake for European and World Soccer Championships, making such events even more interesting and fun. After the championship, at the traditional party, the envelopes with predictions are open and points are awarded upon a scheme designed by our doyens such as prof. Hrvoje Požar. The sweepstake did not take place only during the war years 1992 and 1994. After this 19th edition, our retired senior laboratory technician M.Sc. Radoslav Zelić still leads the eternal list, while the best predictor this year was prof. Ivan Rajšl. This year, 14 participants guessed the world champion (one of the questions), and as the employees of our Department have a big heart, the winnings were donated to a charity.

Sara Jovanović
2022-12-20 at 10:58,


Our researcher Mirna Gržanić was selected in the initiative YoungWomen4OR among participants from 17 different countries. In order to support, empower and encourage the participation of all genders in Operational Research within EURO, The WISDOM Forum will promote 12 young women working in academia and industry publishing their work through EURO channels and invite them to EURO-k Conference in the YoungWomen4OR Stream to present their work and research proposals.

Sara Jovanović
2022-12-12 at 10:35,

Kids on a Christmas mission 🎅🏼

Looks like we have a tradition! 🥳🥰

On Saturday, after enjoying the Saint Nicolas theatrical show at FER, our little magicians came decorate the Christmas tree. It's safe to say that, once again, we have the most beautiful one! 🎄

Thanks kids. You're amazing! 🤍

Sara Jovanović
2022-12-01 at 14:58,

Final conference of the Interreg Danube STRIDE project

We participated in the Final conference and partner meeting of the Interreg Danube STRIDE project in Budapest on 21st and 22nd November. The conference was held as a part of the 5th International IEEE Conference and Workshop in Óbuda on Electrical and Power Engineering in Budapest, Hungary.

Our Department and FER were represented by Professor Nenad Debrecin, Professor Zeljko Tomsic, Sara Raos, Sinisa Tomic, Vlatka Paunović and Lin Herenčić, while the Croatian associated strategic partner, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, was represented by Vjekoslav Jukić.

The goal of the STRIDE project is to improve energy planning through the integration of smartgrid concepts in the Danube Region.

Participants were invited to learn more about how the STRIDE Methodology for Regional Analysis, Guidebook, and the STRIDE Smart Energy digital platform can be applied throughout the entire Danube region and beyond.

Sara Jovanović
2022-11-30 at 10:34,

ICECCME 2022 held

Mirna Gržanić, our senior researcher, participated in The International Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering (ICECCME 2022) held in Male, Maldives from 15th to 18th of November 2022 with the paper entitled "Review of Different Optimization Techniques for Charging and Market Participation of Electric Vehicles" coauthored by Tomislav Capuder, Alen Hrga and Hrvoje Pandzic