Georgios Boultadakis

Dr. Georgios Boultadakis holds a PhD in Radar Imaging and Signal Processing from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), and a Dipl-Ing degree from the Hellenic Air Force Academy - Engineering Department. He conducted his doctoral research in the Division of Information Transmission Systems and Material Technology of NTUA. His research concentrated on transmission technologies across the frequency spectrum including radio and microwave technologies and their applications, including theoretical and modelling work on applied electromagnetics, and was implemented within the NATO Research and Technology Organization/ Sensors and Electronics Technology panel works.

For 15 years he worked as engineering manager for the Hellenic Air Force. He joined European Dynamics in 2014 where he currently acts as the Deputy Director of the R&D Department. He is responsible for an important portfolio of research projects under the umbrella of national and EC Research programmes. His research interests include novel ICT technologies, signal processing and pattern recognition techniques and electromagnetism.

He has published a number of scientific papers/book chapters, has presented work in international scientific conferences and workshops.

Summary - Power grid digitalisation and interoperability

Calls for decarbonisation, electrification, and digitalisation are reshaping the European energy system. Innovation is key to accompany the future steps of the industry through this profound transformation. This presentation envisions to  demonstrate the lessons learnt stemming from the engagement and work of many European organizations, representing the industry, the academia, the energy value chain actors and the policy makers, in a wide portfolio of relevant research projects (i.e. H2020 ONENET, INTERRFACE, FLEXITRANSTORE, FARCROSS, BD4NRG and TWINERGY). These projects have been responsible to design, develop and validate the performance of breakthrough innovations and novel concepts, opening new opportunities for existing and new users of the system. What seems to be the common key finding from all aforementioned activity within this complex environment of operation is that the anticipated benefits envisioned by the digitalisation and innovation cannot materialise without safeguarding that the appropriate level of interoperability has been achieved.

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