IEEE IES/PES/CSS Virtual Seminar on “Control Platforms, Tools & Innovations for the Energy Transition”


Dear Switzerland members,

The IEEE Industrial Electronics Society - IEEE Power Systems Society - IEEE Control Systems Society

are pleased to announce and invite you to a Virtual Seminar co-hosted by the three Swiss Chapters

on Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 2021, 2PM to 5 PM

The title of the seminar is : Control Platforms, Tools & Innovations for the Energy Transition

At the heart of the the 17 Suistainable Development Goals of United Nation.

The program is lined up as follows:

14:00 to 14:15

Welcome and Introduction:    

Dr. Luca Dalessandro , ETIX GmbH, Chairman IES Chapter, Vice-Chair IEEE Switzerland

Dr Silvia Bardi, Vice-Chairperson, PES Chapter

Prof. Giancarlo Ferrari Trecate , EPFL, Chairman CSS Chapter

14:15 - 15:00

IES1: “Hoping for a miracle is not strategy: Some facts about the climate crises and what we can still do about it”.

Prof. Henrik Nordborg, OST

IES2 : “Research Platforms for the Energy Transition at ETH Zurich: ReMaP, Nexus-e, PATHFNDR

Dr. Christian Schaffner,  Energy Science Center ETH Zurich

IES3: “Electric Vehicle performance and range estimation: how system simulation supports innovation”

Mr. Lionel Broglia, Siemens Digital Industries Software

15:00 to 15:45

PES1“Bringing AI to the edge – a federated machine learning simulation environment for load curve prediction on smart meters”.

Dr. Severin Nowak, HSLU

PES2: “Accelerating the energy transition using digital twin and hardware-in-the-loop”

Dr. Nikola Fischer Celanovic, Typhoon-HIL GmbH

PES3: “Digital twin and application of AI in distribution grids”

Prof. Bozorg Mokhtar

15:45 to 16:30

CSS1: “Benchmarking control developments in energy and buildings with NEST, an open district size living lab

Mr. Philipp Heer,  EMPA 

CSS2: Vision of a Swiss innovation platform for automatic control in the energy transition

Mr. Benjamin Sawicki, NCCR Automation, ETH Zurich

CSS3: "Innovation to reduce the environmental impact of HV transmission lines:  high-efficiency pressurized air cable technology"

Dr. Walter Holaus, Hivoduct AG

 16:30 to 17:00

 Panel discussion with Speakers – Moderator: Dr. Luca Dalessandro

Save the date and join us on Zoom,

Best regards,

Dr. Luca Dalessandro , ETIX GmbH, Chairman IES Chapter, Vice-Chair IEEE Switzerland, Innosuisse Expert

Mr. Ben Bowler, HSLU, Chairman PES Chapter

Prof. Giancarlo Ferrari Trecate , EPFL, Chairman CSS Chapter


  Date and Time




  • Date: 15 Dec 2021
  • Time: 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Bern
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Zoom Link

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    Passcode: 416517

  • Bern, Switzerland
  • Switzerland

  • Starts 02 December 2021 05:30 PM
  • Ends 14 December 2021 11:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Bern
  • No Admission Charge


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