Welcome to the Hybrid Power Systems Workshop

The next edition of the International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop will be held on 23 – 24 May 2023.

Find more information on the next Workshop here: Call for Papers 2023

Short review of the 2022 Workshop:

Welcome to Madeira!

We welcome you to the 6th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop which will take place in Madeira, Portugal from 26 – 27 April 2022.

As an island grid with a large share of renewable energy, Madeira is perfectly suited to grant a unique insight into the operation of an isolated power system, which makes Madeira the ideal host for the 2022 International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop.

The main objective of the 6th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop is to discuss the challenges that arise with the integration of high shares of renewables (wind, solar, hydro) into isolated/island power systems/micro-grids in combination with batteries/flywheels and conventional power generators. Finding viable combinations of conventional and up to 100% renewable based energy is one key solution for the efficient and sustainable running of these types of power systems. International experts will convene for the 6th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop to share their project experiences and to detect areas in need of improvement.

Focus of the Workshop

One challenge of island grids and micro-grids is to maintain the balance between production and consumption. Diesel generators are still frequently used for this task. Due to the unavoidable dependence on fuel price and delivery options, and the environmental impact, alternatives are being sought. Wind and solar power are independent of imported fuels and environmentally friendly, and therefore the logical choice for island and micro-grids. However, these renewable energies are dependent on variable resource availability; hence their maximum production capacity is subject to natural fluctuations. It is therefore important to develop strategies for how to align production and consumption in the best possible way and to find the perfect combination of conventional and renewable energy.

The 6th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop offers a prime opportunity to discuss the future of hybrid power systems. Participants will look at applications in a variety of locations and operating environments with a focus on system design, operating experience, business models, economics, and implementation issues.

The contributions at the Workshop are mainly based on a Call for Papers, supported by invited presentations. The official Call for Papers has been closed as of 16 January 2022. If you wish to submit a late abstract, just contact us per email.