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The paper submission system open till:
February 6, 2015

Author’s notification:
March 2,
March 9, 2015

April 03,
April 17, 2015

Final upload due:
April 03,
April 17, 2015


General contacts:
Ansis Avotins /
Aija Laicane

+371 6 708 9919

+371 2615 2357

+371 6 708 9941


  Welcome to the home page of the upcoming international conference POWERENG 2015!

The purpose of the POWERENG'2015 is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners from all over the world, interested in the advances of power systems (energy and electrical drives). Six simultaneous tracks will be held.

All papers accepted and presented at the conference will be submitted to IEEE Xplore database and will be cross-referred in SCOPUS.

You can download the "Call for papers" Short Form [.pdf] or Full Form [.pdf]

Technical Tracks
  1. Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution [show sub-tracks & committee]
    • Distribution System Planning and Reliability;
    • Flexible AC Transmission Systems;
    • Forecasting and Management;
    • Generation Systems;
    • Load Modelling;
    • Modelling and Simulation;
    • Power Quality and Grounding;
    • Protective Relaying;
    • Safety, Maintenance and Operation;

    Technical Committee (Track 1.)

    Latvia Anna Mutule
      (Riga Technical University, Latvia)

    Finland Lauri Kütt
      (Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering , Finland)

    Estonia Ivo Palu
      (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

    Poland Marek Jasinski
      (Warsaw University of Tehchnology, Poland)

  2. Power Electronics, Systems and Applications [show sub-tracks & committee]
    • Active Filters and Harmonics;
    • Emerging topologies;
    • EMI and over-voltage protection;
    • Matrix converters;
    • Multilevel converters;
    • Power Converters Modelling, Simulation and Control;
    • Power Electronics Components and Packaging;
    • Power Factor Correctors;
    • Power Supplies;
    • Reliability and Fault Tolerance;
    • Soft switching converters;

    Technical Committee (Track 2.)

    India Chandan Chakraborty
      (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India)

    Latvia Dmitrijs Pikuļins
      (Riga Technical University , Latvia)

    Estonia Dmitri Vinnikov
      (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

    Estonia Valery Vodovozov
      (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

  3. Smartgrid Technologies & Applications [show sub-tracks & committee]
    • Phasor measurement unit applications for smart grid;
    • Smart grid for energy management in buildings and home automation;
    • Smart grid for energy savings and financial management;
    • Smart grid for intelligent monitoring and outage management;
    • Smart grid for plug-in vehicles and low-carbon transportation alternatives;
    • Smart grid in interdependent energy infrastructures;
    • Smart grid for distributed energy resources;

    Technical Committee (Track 3.)

    Estonia Argo Rosin
      (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

    Denmark Josep Guerrero
      (Aalborg University, Denmark)

    Latvia Irina Oļeiņikova
      (Riga Technical University, Latvia)


  4. Electrical Machines and Adjustable Speed Drives [show sub-tracks & committee]
    • AC and DC Machines and Drives;
    • Electrical Vehicles;
    • EMC related phenomena;
    • Linear machines and drives;
    • Maintenance and Fault Diagnosis;
    • Permanent magnet machines and drives;
    • Piezo and electrostatic actuators;
    • Reluctance machines and drives;
    • Sensorless control;

    Technical Committee (Track 4.)

    Finland Anouar Belahcen
      (Aalto University, Finland)

    Slovenia Vanja Ambrožič
      (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

    Hungary Istvan Vajda
      (Óbuda Universrity, Hungary)


  5. Renewable Energy Sources and Technology [show sub-tracks & committee]
    • Biomass Energy and Geothermal Resources;
    • Distributed and Co-Generation Systems;
    • Energy Management;
    • Hybrid Power Systems;
    • Hydro Power Plants;
    • Hydrogen Systems and Fuel Cells;
    • Marine Renewable Energy;
    • Solar Energy Systems;
    • Wind Energy Systems;

    Technical Committee (Track 5.)

    Latvia Diāna Žalostība
      (Riga Technical University, Latvia)

    Italy Giovanni Spagnuolo
      (University of Salerno, Italy)

    Spain Enrique Romero-Cadaval
      (University of Extremadura, Spain)

    Portugal Victor Pires
      (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal)

  6. Education in Power and Electrical Engineering [show sub-tracks & committee]
    • Distance education;
    • Education methodology;
    • Education tools;
    • Simulation software;

    Technical Committee (Track 6.)

    Portugal João Martins
      (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
    Latvia Nadežda Kuņicina
      (Riga Technical University, Latvia)

    Spain Juan Jose Rodriguez Andina
      (University of Vigo, Spain)

    Australia Yousef Ibrahim
      (Monash University, Australia)

Keynote Speakers

Click here to view Abstracts of keynote topics
  • Prof. Johann W. Kolar (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland) – "Research Challenges and Future Perspectives of Solid-State Transformer Technology" (confirmed);
  • Prof. Hans-Peter Nee (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden) – ”High-Efficiency Silicon Carbide Power Electronics: Today and Tomorrow” (confirmed);
  • Prof. Qing-Chang Zhong (University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom) – „Next-Generation Smart Grids: Completely Autonomous Power Systems (CAPS)” (confirmed);
  • Dr. Luciano Martini (RSE, National Research Centre, Milan, Italy) – „Introduction to the SET-Plan and the Needed European Research on Smart Grids” (confirmed);
  • Dr. Lee Empringham (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom) - "Practical use of wide bandgap semiconductors in power module implementations"(confirmed)
  • Dr. Mladen Kezunovic (Texas A&M University, Texas, USA) - "Big Data: What, why, when and how"
  • Prof. João P. S. Catalão (University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal) - "Maximizing Renewable Energy Sources Penetration in European Islands"

General Chairs

Latvia Ilya Galkin
   (Riga Technical University, Latvia)

Estonia Dmitri Vinnikov
   (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

Honorary Chairs

Spain Leopoldo García Franquelo
   (University of Seville, Spain)

Latvia Leonīds Ribickis
   (Riga Technical University, Latvia)

Advisory Board

Armando Pires    (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal, Chairman of POWERENG 2007, 2009)


Giuseppe Buja    (University of Padova, Italy)


Ilhami Colak    (Gazi University, Turkey, Chairman of POWERENG 2013)


Jānis Kleperis    (University of Latvia, Latvia)


Jose Aguado    (Malaga University, Spain, Chairman of POWERENG 2011)


Jānis Stabulnieks    (Academical Insitute of Physical Energetics, Latvia)


Leão Rodrigues    (Ex. Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal, Chairman of POWERENG 2009)

United States 

Julia Matevosyan    (ELectric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), USA)




Kamal Al-Haddad    (Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Canada)


Alexander Ruderman    (Nazarbayev Uinversity, Kazakhstan)


Marco Liserre    (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy)


Andris Šnīders    (Latvia University of Agriculture, Latvia)


Marek Hartman    (Gdynia Maritime University, Poland)


Antans Sauļus Sauhats    (Riga Techncial University, Latvia)


Marija Zima    (ABB Schweiz AG, Switzerland)


Carlo Cecati    (University of L'Aquila, Italy)

United States 

Mladen Kezunovic    (Texas A&M University, USA)


Carlos Andrés Ramos Paja    (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)


Ryszard Strzelecki    (Gdynia Maritime University, Poland)


Carlos Couto    (University of Minho, Portugal)

United Kingdom 

Qing-Chang Zhong    (University of Sheffield, UK)


Eric Monmasson    (University of Cergy - Pontoise, France)


Saulius Gudžius    (Kaunas Technical University, Lithuania)


Fernando Silva    (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)


Virginijus Radziukynas    (Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania)


Frede Blaabjerg    (Aalborg University, Denmark)

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