On 20th and 21st of March, 2023, the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) hosted a delegation from the “Nikola Tesla” Institute (INT) of Electrical Engineering from Belgrade, Serbia, as part of INT cooperation with the SINERGY consortium. The Institute “Nikola Tesla” is a member of the Serbian Association of Institutes and a member of the Serbian Institute of Standardisation. The Institute actively cooperates with major international associations, such as IEC (International Electrical Commission), CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems), IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), IMEKO (International Measurement Confederation), laboratories and companies. The dominant activity of the Institute is applied research in electrical engineering, in three major fields: strategic studies (analysis and synthesis of static and dynamic states of electrical power systems and facilities, middle-term and long-term planning); testing, etalonation and diagnostics of the equipment and systems in electrical energetics (the accredited Laboratory for Testing and Etalonation); development of the modern electrical power technologies (power electronics systems, high voltage technical science, systems for protection and monitoring, automation and regulation systems, metrology and instrumentation).
On the first day, the focus was on introduction of the activities of both institutes, presenting Horizon Europe projects to INT and presenting the AIT facilities including SmartEST and Power Electronics Lab laboratories. The INT team met also representatives of the AIT management staff (Mr. Antony Zeger).
On the second day, a workshop for PV Home Storage Systems was held. There was an introductory presentation on PV Home Storage Systems by Christian Messner. Later, the operation of the "Sunny Boy" 10kVA single-phase inverter with DC sources emulating PV panels and 3kWh battery storage was also shown, where basic operations and auxiliary functions for supporting the grid were demonstrated.
INT associates attending the PV Home Storage System demo
The INT involvement in SINERGY provides an opportunity for the Institute to plan future joint activities.