SAE²

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

The SAE Summer Academy on Energy will be held from 12th to 17th August (+2 Post Academy days), 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.

Application

For application, please download and complete the APPLICATION FORM, then send back to application@eszk.org with the following enclosements:

  • Passport photocopy 
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Recommendation from a professor of your university

 

DEADLINES:

Application deadline: 20th April 2018

Application deposit Payment deadline: 6th May 2018

Early-bird Payment deadline: 8th June 2018

Final Payment deadline: 6th July 2018

 

Fees

Will be announced soon!

 


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.

Program, topics include:

The whole week Academy contains not only lectures but site visits and exciting team task in the topic of energy storage. After the technical programs social events are open for the participants where they have the opportunity to discover the terasures of Budapest.

Topics include:

  • Basics of energy storage, introduction of the different technologies
  • Questions of the regulation, energy storage in the context of the Winter Package
  • Integration of renewable energy on the grid
  • Case studies
  • Legal implications
  • Implementation issues

The main task of the summer academy is to plan a solution to a particular group of problem by using different storage technologies, in addition to certain premisses, justifying technical correction and economic competitiveness.

Beyond the professional development, this event wants to provide an opportunity for students, working on different fields of engineering, to make international contacts with other talented students.

Academy language: English

 

Sponsors, partners:

        

Contact for the Organizing Committee:

application@eszk.org 

Contacts for members of the Organizing Committee:

Anna SOMORAI

somorai.anna@eszk.org 

Gergely BOGUSZLAVSZKIJ

boguszlavszkij.gergely@eszk.org

Adriana ROMERO

romero.adriana@eszk.org 

Levente RÁCZ

racz.levente@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

Climate

Hungary has a continental climate, with cold, cloudy, humid winters and warm to hot summers. Average annual temperature is 9.7 °C. Temperature extremes are about 42 °C in the summer and −29 °C in the winter. Average temperature in the summer is 27 to 35 °C, and in the winter it is 0 to −15 °C. The average yearly rainfall is approximately 600 millimetres. The weather in the period of the summer academy is usually nice and warm. Daily temperature ranges from 20°C to 25°C and the relative humidity is below 40%.

Bank, currency, credit

Although Hungary had joined EU and has been a member since 2004, the official currency is still the Hungarian Forint (HUF). Banking in Hungary is up to the standards of western countries. There are a number of foreign-owned banks with offices in Hungary. The most popular are Citibank, Unicredit Bank, Budapest Bank, MKB Bank, Deutsche Bank, CIB Bank, OTP Bank, Erste Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, etc. Banking hours are usually from 9am until 5pm from Monday to Thursday, on Fridays banks tend to close earlier, usually 3pm or 4pm. ATM machines and currency exchange offices are available throughout the country. Debit and credit cards (AMEX, Diners Club, EnRoute, Euro/Mastercard, JCB, VISA) can be used in most shops.

Passport and visa

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

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.

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. You can find more information about the public transportation of Budapest HERE.

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