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Technical Program

Introduction

Over the years, INTELEC has flourished, continually evolving to create and take advantage of numerous advancements in electronic power technology. INTELEC2011 will bring together international engineers and managers from academia, industry and telecom operators to discuss current challenges in research and practice in the use of power electronics to solve telecom as well as industrial energy problems. The conference activities will include: 

arrow_4 Internationally recognised keynote and invited speakers,
arrow_4 Presentations of papers and posters on cutting edge research results,
arrow_4 Tutorials and panel discussions from key leaders in the field,
arrow_4 Exhibition space with demonstrations of the latest solutions and tools,
arrow_4 Networking opportunities.

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Dr. Ir. Ben Klaassens
Program Chairman

 

Tutorials and a technical exhibition of products and equipment will complete the event. INTELEC serves the broad community of researchers exploring new applications for the design of power systems in the field of telecom applications and its environment. INTELEC examines and analyzes the latest developments in telecommunications energy systems and related power-processing devices and circuits. In 2011, INTELEC continues to focus on its three pillars:

arrow_4 Power electronics,
arrow_4 Energy storage,
arrow_4 Energy management,

while exploring opportunities for engineers and technology to increase the quality of life and address the energy needs of the world of telecommunication.

Technical papers present research and new developments in power electronics and telecommunications power systems, including DC power plants, powering architectures, AC systems, AC and DC converters, batteries, energy storage systems, control, prime power systems, grounding, physical and thermal design, alternative power (engines, fuel cells, etc.) and building equipment for cooling systems.

 Content
 arrow_4 Introduction
 arrow_4 Topics
 arrow_4 Special topics
 arrow_4 Theme of the congress

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 arrow_4 Papers and Presentations
 arrow_4 Speakers
 arrow_4 Special Activities
 arrow_4 Program at Glance

 

On the cutting edge we included special topics like smart grid and wireless energy transfer. Also attention is paid to other applications where storage of electrical energy is imperative.

Topics
Technical papers will present innovations, new developments and practice in Power Electronics for Telecommunications that can be deployed in wireline, wireless, cable and broadband networks.
Topics include, but are not limited to:

arrow_4 Power Conversion (e.g., AC, DC, Inverters)
arrow_4 Power Plants for Telecommunication and Data Centres
arrow_4 Telecommunications Power Systems
arrow_4 Wireless Energy Transfer
arrow_4 Power Harvesting
arrow_4 Miniature Power Supplies
arrow_4 Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS)
arrow_4 Batteries (thermal design, conditioning, monitoring, reliability)
arrow_4 Modelling and Simulation (batteries, converters, control and airflow)
arrow_4 Smart Grids
arrow_4 Energy Storage
arrow_4 Alternative Power (e.g. fuel cells, photovoltaic, engines)
arrow_4 Sustainable Energy
arrow_4 Energy Density and Efficiency
arrow_4 Balance between Sustainability, Reliability and Affordability
arrow_4 Total Energy Solutions for Power and Environment
arrow_4 Innovative Solutions to Cope with Climate Change
arrow_4 Power Quality, Reliability and Availability
arrow_4 Prime Power Systems
arrow_4 Active Power Filtering
arrow_4 Power Technology, Architectures, Monitoring & Management
arrow_4 Maintenance Solutions for Power Systems & Cooling
arrow_4 Building and Equipment Cooling Systems
arrow_4 Physical and Thermal Design
arrow_4 Grounding, EMC and EMI Protection

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Special Topics
The increased demand for sustainable energy asks for new and improved energy management systems to improve the balance between energy demand and supply. More and more the traditional power grids are being transformed to smart grids by adding digital intelligence to enable two-way communication, monitoring and control of energy use and hence improve the overall energy efficiency. At the same time there is a worldwide shift taking place from energy from fossil fuels to energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind.
Typically, energy generation from renewable sources is decentralized and spread over many large and small locations, making it even more important to manage demand and supply efficiently.
Another important consideration is the reliability of the power grid as the overall energy consumption continues to increase and new regions are being electrified.

Energy storage is of crucial importance in this new environment, not only because the renewable energy sources by their nature do not always produce energy at the moment of demand, but also because a proper energy management system will need some form of (temporary) storage to buffer energy use locally or regionally, or even as back-up for power failure.

The question remains which energy storage systems are best suited for storage in the smart grid context. Material research has brought safer materials for Li-ion batteries with improved energy densities and charge characteristics, but the batteries still remain very expensive for both for their main application in Electrical Vehicles (EV) as for application in smart grid energy storage. Interesting investigations are going on as to whether a second life for EV Li-Ion batteries is feasible in smart grid and/or UPS applications.
This would lower the costs of EV's leading to sales volume increase and as result more storage capacity for the 2nd life applications. However, it might take considerable time before sufficient 2nd life EV storage capacity becomes available, so affordable alternatives will still be needed for the short term. Fuel cells, redox-flow batteries, Zinc-air and even lead acid all have their own merits and limitations, making it worthwhile to continue research in these areas. At the Intelec2011 conference we strive for a platform where recent developments in the different storage technologies are presented and discussed in relation to the different storage applications.

The world is moving faster than ever Global Warming, Sustainability, Green Energy combined with a seemingly never ending economical crisis will definitely change the world of tomorrow.
More than ever, the energy related business is aware of the fact that fossil fuel reserves are limited and we have to search for alternative resources. There is a future for suppliers of sustainable, efficient and cost effective products and services. Optimization is not good enough; we need large innovative steps which will create a base for a long term and healthy future. To fulfill these requirements is the real challenge for this sector.
Therefore we choose the theme of the INTELEC2011 to be:

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