SAE² 2015

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



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