SAE²

 

Based on the success of the previous four Summer Academies, we proudly announce the organization of this years SAE Summer Academy on Energy.

The SAE Summer Academy on Energy will be held in the summer of 2021, in Budapest, Hungary.

The main topic is the challenge of the energy markets.

 

 

Who can apply?

All university and college students can apply from all over the world, including BSc, MSc and PhD students. We warmly welcome students from fields engineering, IT, economics, science and management.

Application

For application:

  • Fill in the application form which you can find here.
  • To complete your application, please send the following documents via e-mail to application@eszk.org. The deadline of sending the enclosements is 3 days after filling in the application form, but no later than...
    • Passport photocopy
    • Resume/CV
    • Cover letter
    • Recommendation from a professor of your university

 

DEADLINES:

Application deadline:

Early-bird payment deadline: 

Final payment deadline:

 

Fees:

Early-bird registration fee: 380 €

Full price registration fee: 430 €

One optional day fee: 50 €

Both optional days fee: 70 €

The registration fee includes the cost of accommodation, breakfast, one hot meal a day, welcome reception, social programs, gala dinner, travelling during the programs of the Summer Academy from ... 2021. 

One optional day fee includes accommodation for one more night, breakfast and one hot meal for the optional day 1 (... 2021), travelling to the site visit. 

Both optional day fee includes accommodation for two more nights, breakfast and one hot meal for the optional day 1 (... 2021), travelling to the site visit, and breakfast for optional day 2 (... 2021). The costs of meals and social programs of optional day 2 are are not included in the fee.

 

Program, topics include:

Lectures:

  1. Basics of Energy Markets
  2. Types of Energy Markets
  3. What kind of Technologies are Used in the Energy Sector
  4. The Economic Aspects of Energy Markets: Calculation of Costs
  5. Portfolio Management
  6. The Aspects of the Transmission System Operator: Regulation and Scheduling
  7. Specific Operation of Day-ahead and Intraday Markets
  8. One Day of a Trader

 

Site visit: 

Hungarian Transmission System Operator

 

Task:

As at each academy, the participants take part in a project work related to the main topic. This year, the task will introduce the main operation of energy markets in practice, where the teams are the market participants who have to trade their production or cover their demands.

 

Social Programmes:

Besides the professional programs, we organize social programs to offer an opportunity to the participants to get to know each other and make informal interactions. Besides the welcome reception and the gala dinner, we also intend to show our guests the beautiful sights of Budapest.

 

Optional day 1

A site visit is planned to  the Paks Nuclear Power Plant, the biggest power plant of Hungary providing half of the electricity production of the country, and some extra social events.

Optional day 2

Those who wish to stay for this extra day may join us on a trip to one of the beautiful locations of the Hungarian countryside. 

 

The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program.

 


Sponsors, partners:


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Contacts for the members of the Organizing Committee:

 

 
Anna MIHÓKDávid BOHUNKAIlona SCHLOSSER
János GIANONEDávid PÁL
mihok.anna@eszk.org bohunka.david@eszk.orgschlosser.ilona@eszk.orggianone.janos@eszk.org pal.david@eszk.org

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Academy venue, Accommodation

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)

The Summer Academy is organised by the Hungarian Student Association of Energy (SAE) at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, which is one of the oldest technical universities in Europe. The venue of the academy (air-conditioned lecture rooms, computer labs) is provided by two departments of the BME:

Department of Electric Power Engineering

Department of Energy Engineering

If you want to read more about the BME, click HERE for a short description or please visit the webpage of the university.

Kármán Campus Hostel

The participants of the Summer Academy will be accommodated in the Kármán Campus Hostel, just a few steps away from the venue of the professional programmes, in the middle of the university district.

For more information and pictures about the Kármán Campus Hostel please click HERE.

 

Practical issues

Passport and visa

To enter Hungary for visa and passport requirements please refer the Hungarian consulate of your country or check THIS website.

For more information please click HERE.

 

Bank, Currency, Credit Cards

The unit of currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF), denoted as “Ft” by the Hungarians. International credit cards (EC/MC, Visa) are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. AMEX is rarely accepted by retailers. ATMs are available at the Airport and all over the city. (1 EUR is equivalent to approx. 340 HUF). Banking hours are usually from 9:00 until 17:00 from Monday to Thursday, on Fridays banks tend to close earlier, usually 15:00 or 16:00.

 

Insurance

The Organizers of the Summer Academy do not provide insurance and do not take responsibility for any loss, accident or illness that might occur during the Summer Academy or in the course of travel to or from the meeting site. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the participants to check their coverage with their insurance provider.

 

First aid, emergency and insurance

As with other EU member states, all emergency services can be reached by dialling 112. Hungary also maintains its internal numbers:

  • Police (Rendőrség) - 107
  • Ambulance (Mentők) - 104 (In Budapest, dial +36-1-311-1666 for English speaking service)
  • Fire service (Tűzoltóság) - 105

To obtain the international operator (for placing collect calls etc.), dial 199. The Hungarian operator is available on 197.

 

Voltage

The electricity supply in Hungary is 230 V AC (50 Hz). Type F plug is used in Hungary.

Location - Budapest

The Summer Academy is organized in Budapest, which is the largest city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union. It serves as the political, cultural, commercial, industrial and transportation centre of the country in a same time.

Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Its World Heritage Sites include the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, and the Millennium Underground Railway, the first undergorund railway on the European continent.

If you want to read more about Budapest, please click HERE.

 

Security

Budapest is one of the safest capitals for tourists. However, in some areas (especially close to railway stations) you should pay attention to your values. 

 

The weather of Budapest

Like most Central and Western European cities, the weather of Budapest in winter (December to February) is accompanied with heavy snow and very cold temperatures. The city is blanketed with snow across several weeks each year. Summer months (June to August) can bring about mild to high temperatures of around 27°C (80°F); however, it is not all that uncommon for summer days to edge over 30°C (86°F). Budapest, the capital of Hungary, experiences a temperate and transitional climate.

Summer

During summer, from April until August, Budapest remains hot. The average maximums climb to 20 ºC (68°F) while the low stands at mid-teens. July with more than 27 ºC and 276 hours of sunshine is considered as the hottest and sunniest month of the year. June, on the other hand, is the wettest month when Budapest receives more than 70mm of precipitation. Although temperature seems somewhat unpleasant, it is one of the best seasons to visit Budapest.

 

Tap water quality

The drinking water quality in Hungary is excellent and safe to drink.

 

Travel information

Reach the venue

You can arrive to Budapest in many different ways (by plane, by train, by coach). HERE some information about how to reach the venue of the Summer Academy.

 

Public Transportation system

The public transportation system in Budapest is a favorite internal travel option for a number of Budapest visitors. The system is efficient, inexpensive and runs throughout all of the major tourist areas of Budapest. The system consists of a combination of the bus, trolley-bus, tram, metro, and train lines and is streamlined so that tickets for all of them can generally be purchased at the same locations. Public transportation in Budapest is provided by the Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK), one of the largest transportation authorities in Europe. BKK operates 4 metro lines – including the historic Line 1, the oldest underground railway in continental Europe –, 5 suburban railway lines, 33 tram lines, 15 trolleybus lines, 264 bus lines (including 40 night routes), 4 boat services and BuBi, a smart bicycle sharing network. On an average weekday, BKK lines transports 3.9 million riders. You can find more information about the public transportation of Budapest HERE.

 

Taxi

Taxis in Budapest are marked with the word "Taxi", often accompanied by a company name/logo such as "City Taxi". All taxi vehicles must be painted to yellow.All taxameters are equipped with a receipt-printing function, displaying the fares charged and the identification of the driver. Prices The fare is composed of 3 parts:

  •  Basic fee (700 HUF)
  • Per kilometre charge (300 HUF/km) Waiting fee (70 HUF/min.)
  • Waiting fee (70 HUF/min.)

 

 


 

The fourth edition of the SAE Summer Academy on Energy was held from 12th to 19th August 2018, in Budapest, Hungary. The main goal of the summer academy is come to know the possible ways of implementation energy storage technologies from user level to transmission system applications.

The Academy included 10 professional lectures, 2 site visits and a 4-day-long task about planning a solution to a particular group of problem by using different storage technologies, in addition to certain premisses, justifying technical correction and economic competitiveness, where the participants worked in groups. You can find the program here

Besides the professional programs, we organized social programs to make the desired informal interaction between the participants possible and also gave a little overview of Budapest.

On the 4th SAE Summer Academy on energy we could welcome 32 students from 14 different countries. The participants arrived from very different part of the field: there were students from the field of chemical engineering, power engineering, electrical engineering such as students from the field of energy or sustainability management.

 

Lectures:

Basics of electricity storage – Dr. Bálint HARTMANN (BUTE)

Regulation of energy storage – Dr. Gábor SZÖRÉNYI (ERRA) and Péter TILESCH (Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority)

Large-scale energy storage – Péter LUCZAY (Alteo Ltd.)

Integration of intermittent renewables with energy storage – Dr. István VOKONY (BUTE)

Demand side and energy storage – István TÁCZI (E.ON)

Energy storage for industrial consumers – Róbert RESPERGER (E.ON)

Electric cars and renewable energy sources – Dr. Ing Péter MAGYAR (IEEE IAS CMD)

Battery storage technologies and their potential applications in the power systems – Wei-Jen LEE (IEEE IAS Vice President)

 

 

Sponsors, partners:

          IAS Chapters and Membership Department

The third edition of the SAE Summer Academy on Energy was held from 14th to 19th August, 2016, in Budapest, Hungary. The main goal of the summer academy was to make a medium term energy strategy for a fictional country and to modify this plan on the go according to a major crisis that affects the whole energy production.

The Academy included 9 professional lectures, 2 site visits and a 4-day-long task about making a medium term energy strategy for a fictional country, where the participants worked in groups. You can find the program HERE.

Besides the professional programs, we organized social programs to make the desired informal interaction between the participants possible and also gave a little overview of Budapest.

On the 3nd SAE Summer Academy on energy we could welcome 25 students from 10 different countries. The participants arrived from very different part of the field: There were student from the field of business engineering, international development nuclear engineering, power engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering such as student form the field of energy or sustainability management.

 

Pictures from the Academy

 

 

 

Lectures

Introduction Energy Strategies - Norbert Péter, Former president of SAE

Medium-term Energy Strategies I. - Krisztina Hegedűs (Strategy Referent, Ministry of National Development)

Medium-term Energy Strategies I. - Gábor Hajszik (Strategy Referent, Ministry of National Development)

Role of the Regulatory Authority - Tamás Tóth (Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority)

Basic Economic Calculations - Ágnes Gerse (Resource Analysis Advisor, MAVIR Zrt.)

Nuclear Safety - Ildikó Boros (Assistant Professor, BUTE Institute of Nuclear Techniques), Béla Balczó (Head of Department, Atomic Energy Department, Ministry of National Development)

Lighting Protection - István Berta, Ph.D. (Professor, BUTE Department of Electric Power Engineering)
Power Blackout - József Zerényi (Expert)
Automotive Electrification - Tomy Sebastian (IEEE IAS President elect.)

 

Sponsors, Partners

  

  

Organizing Comittee

Gergely BOGUSZLAVSZKIJ

boguszlavszkij.gergely@eszk.org 

Zsófia TÓTH

toth.zsofia@eszk.org 

László PINTÉR

pinter.laszlo@eszk.org

Boglárka ERDŐS

erdos.boglarka@eszk.org

The second edition of the SAE Summer Academy on Energy was held from 23rd to 28th August, 2015, in Budapest, Hungary. The main goal of the summer academy was to plan the basics of a sustainable electric power system for a fictional country, to establish a reliable power grid with different kind of power plants, in accordance with the geological conditions, industrial and residential consumer demands as well as with the environmental and economic considerations for the available power plants.


The Academy included 7 professional lectures, 3 site visits and a 3-day-long task about planning a fictional countrys sustainable electric power system, where the participants worked in groups. You can find the program HERE.

Besides the professional programs, we organized social programs to make the desired informal interaction between the participants possible and also gave a little overview of Budapest.

On the 2nd SAE Summer Academy on energy we could welcome 28 students from 14 different countries. The participants arrived from very different part of the field: There were student from the field of chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, power engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering such as student form the field of energy or sustainability management.

Pictures from the Academy

Lectures

 

Introduction to Conventional Power Plants - Csaba Kiss, Ph.D.(Managing Director, ALSTOM Hungária ZRt.)

Introduction to Renewable Energy Resources - Levente Tasnádi-Tulogdi (Technical Director,
ALTEO Energiaszolgáltató Nyrt.)

Basics of Power Grids, Energy Supply and Demand and the Transmission Network - Péter Kovács (Source Analysis Manager, MAVIR ZRt.)

Energy Storage Technologies - István Vokony, Ph.D. (Assistant Lecturer, BME-VET)

Basics of Power Plant Economics - András Lengyel (Manager; Advisory, Energy & Utilities Practice, PwC Magyarország Kft.)

Simplified Economic Calculations of Power Plant Investment - Zoltán Korényi, Ph.D. (Honorary Associate Professor, BME-EGR)

Environmental Protection concerning Power Plant Design and Economics - György Kottner (Head of Mechanical Technology and Planning Department, MVM ERBE Energetika Mérnökiroda Zrt.)

Sponsors, Partners

 

Organizing Comittee

Boglárka ERDŐS

erdos.boglarka@eszk.org

Tamás PINTÉR

pinter.tamas@eszk.org

From 24th to 28th August, 2014 the Student Association of Energy (SAE) organized the first edition of the SAE Summer Academy on Energy at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, in Budapest, Hungary. The main goal was to provide an opportunity to undergraduate, MSc, and PhD students from all over the world to get acquainted with the recent visions and developments of sustainable technologies in the field of future fuels (e-mobility, biofuels, fuel cells and CNG/LPG/LNG) and sustainable urban transportation, while making contacts and friendships for their future in a pleasant atmosphere.

The Academy included 10 professional lectures, 2 site visits and a 3-day-long life-cycle assessment task, where the participants worked in groups, with the main goal to facilitate the interest about the field of future fuels, and encourage the participants to work in international environment. You can find the program HERE.


Besides the professional programs, we organized social programs to make the desired informal interaction between the participants possible and also gave a little overview of Budapest.

On the 1st SAE Summer Academy on energy we could welcome 28 students from 13 different countries. The participats arrived from very different part of the field: There were student from the field of civil engineering, chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, power engineering, electrical engineering such as student form the field of energy or sustainability management.

Lectures

  • Introduction to LCA & The use of LCA in practice - Tímea SIPOSNÉ MOLNÁR (Research Fellow, Department of Environmental Management and Logistics, Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research Institute for Logistics and Production Engineering (BAY-LOGI))
     
  • Global fuel consumption in light duty vechicle transportation - Péter GYENES (Manager Strategic, organisational, operational and management consulting services for Energy sector, PwC)
     
  • Future of transportation and fuels - András HOLLÓ (Product Knowledge Center Manager Downstream Development, MOL Group)
     
  • Alternative gaseous fuels - Henrik DOMANOVSZKY (Transportation Engineer Expert, President of Hungarian Gas Transport Cluster Association (MGKKE))
     
  • Past, present and future of the E-mobility - Tamás JÁSZAY (Head of Corporate Development ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ Group and RWE Hungaria)
  • EV Charging infrastructure, Intelligent charging solutions - Attila BALOGH (Senior Sales Engineer, Motors and Drives, E-mobility/Solar Inverter, ABB Ltd.)
     
  • Hydrogen as a new fuel. Innovation & Experience - Zoltán NAGY PhD(Energy Manager, Eastern Europe & Middle East, Central Procurement, Linde Group)
     
  • Way Forward to Zero Emission in Public Transportation - István WAHL (Executive Director of MABI-BUS, member of the Evopro Group)
     
  • Long range Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Budapest - László Sándor KERÉNYI (Head of Transport Strategy at the Division of Strategy, Development and Investment of BKK Centre for Budapest Transport)

Sponsors, Partners

    

 

 

 

Organizing Comittee

Dániel PINTÁCSI

pintacsi.daniel@eszk.org

Balázs Károly GYÖRGY

gyorgy.balazs@eszk.org

Boglárka ERDŐS

erdos.boglarka@eszk.org

Tamás PINTÉR

pinter.tamas@eszk.org