19th International Symposium POWER ELECTRONICS Ee2017


October 19th - 21th, 2017



  Power Electronics Society, Novi Sad

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Panel Session 1:

“Power Quality: Recent findings and future needs”


Panel organizer:

Jan Meyer, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany






Fundamental changes can be presently observed in the distribution networks. The number of equipment with power electronic interfaces is growing continuously, while the amount of linear loads decreases. Photovoltaic inverters, electric vehicle chargers and LED lamps are just a few examples. As a consequence of this development, some changes in the importance of individual Power Quality phenomena can be observed. In particular the frequency range 2 – 150 kHz (supraharmonics) got an increasing attention during the last years. Furthermore modern power electronic equipment usually exhibit power-dependent changes in waveform distortion, which is typically correlated with changes in equipment performance (e.g. efficiency). The number of equipment capable to measure Power Quality (e.g. smart meters with Power Quality functionality) and consequently the amount of available measurement data grows vastly. This requires novel approaches for automatic analysis and efficient presentation of Power Quality data. An increasing observability also enables a continuous assessment of the contribution of a customer installation to the Power Quality in the network. Compared to relying only on emission limits calculated in the planning stage this can improve the utilization of networks with respect to Power Quality and avoid unnecessary conservative limitations of customer emission. The panel discusses recent finding and ongoing research activities on the above mentioned aspects and provides a comprehensive overview of the major Power Quality challenges in future electricity networks.




      2 hours

      15 minutes per presentation with 30 minutes for discussion at the end


      Confirmed Panelists



      Jako Kilter

     “Range of Issues of Power Quality in Current Transmission Networks (results from Horizon2020 project „MIGRATE“)”


      Aleksandar Nikolic

     “Power Quality Measurements at Connection Points of Renewable Sources“


     Jovica Milanovic

     “Novel methods and indices for efficient Power Quality assessment in presence of large data”


     Igor Papic

     “Methods for continuous assessment of harmonic contribution of customer installations (CIGRE C4.42)”


     Sasa Djokic

     “Waveform distortion and efficiency of modern power electronic equipment”


     Jan Meyer

     “New challenges in the frequency range 2-150 kHz - Supraharmonics”



     Confirmed Panelists

Dr.-Ing. Jan Meyer

Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany

E-mail: jan.meyer@tu-dresden.de


Jan Meyer was born in Dresden, Germany, in 1969. He received the Dipl.-Ing. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical power engineering from Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, in 1994 and 2004, respectively. He is currently a Senior Academic Assistant and Team Leader of the Power Quality Research Group with Technische Universität Dresden. Dr. Meyer is a member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society. His research interests include network disturbances and their assessment, especially for harmonics below and above 2 kHz, Power Quality measurement methods and accuracy, statistical methods to assess and rate power quality in distribution networks as well as all aspects of designing large measurement campaigns.


Prof. Jako Kilter,

Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

E-mail: jako.kilter@ttu.ee


Jako Kilter received B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Power Engineering from the Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, in 2003, 2005, and 2009, respectively. Currently he is an Associate Professor and Head of Power Systems Research Group at the Tallinn University of Technology, and technical advisor of Estonian TSO, Elering. He is a Senior Member of IEEE Power and Energy Society, Chartered Engineer, Chairman of Estonian Centre for Standardization Committee of High Voltage Engineering, and actively involved in the work of different ENTSO-E (Grid Code development) and CIGRE (B4, C4) working groups. His research interests include power quality in transmission networks, power system monitoring and control, wide-area monitoring and control applications, load modelling, and HVDC and FACTS.


Aleksandar Nikolic,

Electrical Engineering Institute Nikola Tesla,
University of Belgrade, Serbia

E-mail: aleksandar.nikolic@ieent.org


Aleksandar Nikolic received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 1991, 1999 and 2009, respectively, from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He worked 10 years in industry and since 2005 he is with Electrical Engineering Institute “Nikola Tesla”, Belgrade, Serbia, as a Principal Technical Associate. In 2013 he was elected President of Institute’s Scientific Council. His special fields of interest include power quality and energy efficiency, control of induction motor drives and industrial automation. He has published over 120 papers and is reviewer of several international Journals. Presently he is IEEE Senior Member, member of Board of the Serbian Power Electronics Society and President of CIGRE-Serbia committee B4 (HVDC and Power Electronics).


Prof. Jovica Milanovic

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,

The University of Manchester, UK

Email: jovica.milanovic@manchester.ac.uk


Jovica V Milanovic received Dipl.Ing. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Ph.D. degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia, and D.Sc. degree from The University of Manchester, UK. Prior to joining The University of Manchester, UK, in 1998, he worked with “Energoproject”, Engineering and Consulting Co. and the University of Belgrade in Yugoslavia, and the Universities of Newcastle and Tasmania in Australia.

Currently, he is a Professor of Electrical Power Engineering, Deputy Head of School and Director of External Affairs and Business Engagement in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester, UK , Visiting Professor at the University of Novi Sad and the University of Belgrade, Serbia and Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Professor Milanovic published about 450 research papers and reports, and presented over 130 courses/tutorials and lectures to industry and academia around the world. He is a Chartered Engineer in the UK, Foreign member of the Serbian Academy of Engineering Sciences, Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the IEEE, Distinguished IEEE PES Lecturer and currently serves on IEEE PES Governing Board as Regional Representative for Europe, Middle East and Africa and on IEEE PES Fellows Committee.


Prof. Igor Papic,

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

E-mail: igor.papic@fe.uni-lj.si


Igor Papiè is a Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1992, 1995 and 1998, respectively. Currently, he is the dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, and head of the Laboratory of Electricity Networks and Devices. He is an IEEE Senior Member, and the Convenor of CIGRE Joint Working Group C4.42/CIRED Continuous assessment of low-order harmonic emissions from customer installations.


Dr Sasa Djokic

School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, UK

E-mail: sasa.djokic@ed.ac.uk


Sasa Djokic (M'05–SM'11) received Dipl. Ing. and M. Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Nis, Nis, Serbia, in 1992 and 2001, and Ph.D. degree in the same area from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Manchester, United Kingdom, in 2004. Currently, he is a Reader in Electrical Power Systems at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society. His research interests include: Reliability and Power Quality Analysis of Power Systems, Modelling and Representation of Renewable-based Distributed Generation and Storage Systems, “Smart Grids”, Load Modelling, Load Profiling and Demand Side Management.