25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Holger Ruf
Research Coordinator

Holger Ruf holds a Master of Engineering from Ulm University of Applied Sciences. He is researcher at the Institute for Energy and Drive Technologies (IEA) at Ulm University of Applied Sciences since four years.

Earth Observations and Smart Grids

The research at IEA deals with decentralized energy systems, process data management and electric drives. In close cooperation with the local utility SWU two test areas and one project house in Ulm were defined for the research of smart grid technologies as well as grid planning and operation issues with high shares of photovoltaic systems. He works in different research projects aims the integration of satellite based solar power grid forecasts in the grid control of a distribution system operator. Furthermore he is involved to the realization of the “Smart Grid Ulm” project. In this research project a grid simulation for the behavior of the distribution grids with increasing penetration of photovoltaic systems based on the results of a roof potential analysis and the measurement results of test sites will be done.