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Sara Jovanović
2023-09-11 at 11:52,

Participation at SEST 2023

We thank the Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi for hosting this year's SEST Conference. Besides networking, discussing potential collaborations and exploring the beautiful Muğla region, our researchers Bojana Barać, Terezija Matijašević and Tomislav Antić, presented the results of their work. The proof of excellence is an invitation to extend the presented papers and submit the new findings to a Q1 journal.
Another confirmation of high-quality work at our department is the Best Presenter Award, which our Bojana received in competition among other great presenters. After her amazing presentation, it was clear who the winner is. 🏆
Keep up the great work guys! 🙌

Sara Jovanović
2023-08-31 at 09:31,

Our alumni community has a lot to be proud of!

We're delighted to share that the 2023 IEEE Power & Energy Society Awards have been announced, and this year, we're celebrating the incredible achievements of three of our alumni: Damir Novosel, Marko Delimar, and Hrvoje Pandžić!

🌟 Damir Novosel has been awarded the prestigious IEEE PES Leadership in Power Award for promoting and mentoring electric power and energy engineers while creating bridges between the electric power industry and different stakeholders, including government, regulatory bodies, companies, universities, and industry groups.

⚡ Marko Delimar has been awarded the IEEE PES Robert Noberini Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award for contributions and leadership to IEEE and PES professional activities in support of Student Members and Public Policy.

🌐 Hrvoje Pandžić, along with his co-authors, has been recognized with the IEEE PES Prize Paper Award for their exceptional work on the article "Energy-Storage Modeling: State-of-the-Art and Future Research Directions," published in the esteemed IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

Damir Novosel currently holds the position of President at Quanta Technology, and his academic journey includes a notable M.Sc. from FER in 1987. Both Marko Delimar and Hrvoje Pandžić are professors at the Department of Energy and Power Systems at FER.

Join us in extending warm congratulations to Damir, Marko, and Hrvoje for their extraordinary accomplishments. Their unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries and driving innovation serves as an inspiration to us all. 👏👏 #IEEEPESawards #InnovatorsInEnergy #Congratulations

For a deeper dive, check out the official announcement: IEEE-PES Award Recipients 2023

Sara Jovanović
2023-08-31 at 09:26,

CGEE 2023 held

From 26-28 August 2023, Ankara, Turkey hosted the 4th International Conference of Clean and Green Energy Engineering (CGEE 2023). This hybrid event welcomed three outstanding keynote speakers (Prof. Joe Dong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Prof. Mohamed Benbouzid, University of Brest, France and Prof. Murat Fahrioglu, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus). As the IEEE PES is a technical cosponsor of the conference, all accepted papers will be published in IEEEXplore and selected papers will be published in the Journal of Energy – Energija.  The conference proceedings contained four topics: 1) Smart Grid, Grid-Connected Microgrid and Power Load Forecasting 2) Renewable Energy Power Generation and Clean Energy Applications 3) Battery, Energy Storage, and Power Supply Technology 4) Energy Consumption and Emission Characteristics of Electric Vehicles. General chair of the conference was our professor Igor Kuzle who chaired the conference online, while our assistant professor Ninoslav Holjevac was a member of the Technical Program Committee.

The next, 5th edition of this conference will be held in Izmir, Turkey from 24-26 August, 2024, while the 6th edition will be held in Zagreb, Croatia from 23-25 August, 2025.

Sara Jovanović
2023-07-10 at 13:56,

PowerTech Belgrade 2023 conference held

At the IEEE PowerTech Belgrade 2023 conference , several members of the Department actively participated. On the first day of the conference, which took place on Sunday, June 23, 2023, Professor Igor Kuzle, Tomislav Baškarad and Matej Krpan attended the Transit project tutorial under the title "Innovative Training and Education on Renewable Energy Systems: Towards the Future Resilient, Sustainable and Carbon-Neutral Power Systems" where Matej Krpan delivered the presentation „EMT modelling and simulation of grid-forming converter control“.

Professor Kuzle and Dr. Rachid Cherkaoui (EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)) co-chaired the session Frequency Control I which took place on Tuesday, June 25, 2023.

On Wednesday, June 26, 2023, prof. Kuzle presented „A brief history of higher education in power engineering in Croatia“ within the panel discussion on Power Systems in South-East Europe. 

Tomislav Baškarad attended the special session titled "TRANSIT Project: Leading Innovations and Technological Solutions for a Sustainable Future" and our researcher Tomislav Antić presented his paper "The Importance of Technical Distribution Network Limits in Dynamic Operating Envelopes" in the "Renewable Energy" poster session.


Sara Jovanović
2023-07-06 at 14:23,

New Project - SOLAR FER

📣 We are so proud to say that our team, led by Professor Tomislav Capuder participates in the new project of installing a new solar power plant of 600 kW coupled with battery storage.

📑 The project, is supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through EGP 2014.-2021. with national co-funding of Republic of Croatia through programme "Energy and Climate Change".

ℹ More about the project, SOLAR-FER, can be found here.

Sara Jovanović
2023-07-06 at 14:12,

ZVNE & Awards

An assembly of the Croatian Academy of Engineering was held at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) on June 30, 2023.

We are honored to announce that Professor Hrvoje Pandzic became an associate member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering, while Assistant Professor Mirna Gržanić received the Vera Johanides Award for young scientist for a significant scientific and professional progress in the last five years. 🏆

Congratulations to both and keep up the good work! 👏

Sara Jovanović
2023-07-04 at 10:14,

Final workshop of the IMPACT project

The final workshop of the project IMPACT was held on June 19th, 2023, at our Department of Energy and Power Systems.

The workshop presented the main activities and results of the project, as well as the activities of associates and partners related to the topic of peer-to-peer and local energy trading.

The end of the workshop was marked by a lively round table discussion with the presenters and panelists - on the perspective and challenges for the implementation of peer-to-peer and local energy trading in electrical distribution networks: Ivan Rajšl (FER), Goran Jurišić (Grid ONE), Goran Cacic (Zelena energetska zadruga (ZEZ)), Matej Cvitanović (HEP-ODS), Perica Ilak (Siemens Energy), Hrvoje Keko (KONČAR - Digital), Zlatko Zmijarevic (HERA), Lin Herenčić (FER).

Hereby IMPACT team thanks all partners and guests for their participation and contributions to the workshop.

The IMPACT project has been supported in part by Croatian Science Foundation under the project IMPACT – Implementation of Peer-to-Peer Advanced Concept for Electricity Trading (grant No. UIP-2017-05-4068).

More information can be found at the project website.

Sara Jovanović
2023-06-13 at 12:17,


The 8th edition of the leading Croatian electricity distribution conference, HO CIRED, was held in Seget Donji from June 4th to June 6th. Since we recognize the importance of distribution networks in green energy transition, five members of our department participated in the conference. Besides networking and discussing the newest developments and challenges in the market, planning and operational aspects, we played a significant role in the event. We are extremely proud of our professors Tomislav Capuder and Davor Škrlec, who received awards for their contribution to the technical development of power distribution systems. Congratulations on the great job you have been doing!

During the opening day, Professor Hrvoje Pandzic moderated the discussion “Complementarity of distributed renewable sources and battery storage”, welcoming the experts from HEP ODS, HEP d.d., Rimac Energy and Končar Inem, who presented their views and experience in the topic.

Besides receiving the award, professor Capuder presented Smart Grid research projects at our department and participated in the round table discussions that followed with a number of colleagues from the Croatian research community.

Professor Škrlec was the chair of the session SO4/SO7 as the president of the committee SO4.

Finally, our researchers Tomislav Antić and Terezija Matijašević presented the findings of three papers aimed at developing tools that improve operation of smart grids with high share of renewables and other low carbon technologies.

Sara Jovanović
2023-06-12 at 14:53,

What to do with Waste Batteries?

Our Vedran Bobanac has the answer - check out the whole interview at this link.  🔋

By the way, it is estimated that by 2030, 14 times more batteries will be used than now, and almost a fifth, 17% to be exact, in the European Union.

Sara Jovanović
2023-06-07 at 09:27,


ZVNE made a contribution to the highly successful international conference SUNNY DAYS 2023, held in Bol, Brač, organized by the Renewable Energy Sources of Croatia (OIERH) on May 25th and 26th, 2023. The conference brought together 400 participants and over 60 speakers. The value of this event was recognized by various institutions, and it was supported by the European Commission, the Government of the Republic of Croatia, SolarPower Europe, the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds, the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction and State Property, the Ministry of Agriculture, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the European Investment Bank. Representatives of European institutions, ministries, Croatian and regional energy institutions, academic community, equipment manufacturers, banking sector, local communities, and civil society organizations discussed key topics for the stronger development of solar energy projects. A lecture titled "The Role of Energy Storage in the Energy Transition" was delivered by Ninoslav Holjevac, and the presentation served as a basis and introduction to the panel on "Hybrid Systems and Energy Storage.