A competition for an Additional Admission to the Doctoral studies 2022

The Lithuanian Energy Institute announces a competition for Additional Admission to a limited number of state-funded full-time doctoral studies in the field of Environmental Engineering.

Applicants have to submit the documents via e-mail studijos@lei.lt or submit to Breslaujos st. 3, LT-44403 Kaunas, Lithuania, room AK-233. The paper version of documents will be asked when signing a study agreement.

Important dates and deadlines:
Submission of applications:
10 – 18 (till 3 p. m.) Noverber, 2022

Motivational interviews:
23-25 Noverber, 2022

You will find all the information and Doctoral research topics for candidates to doctoral studies admission 2022 here:
https://www.lei.lt/en/additional-admission-to-phd-studies-2022/


Career opportunities at the Lithuanian Energy Institute

Contact person

Studies Administrator Jolanta Kazakevičienė
Address Breslaujos str. 3 – 233, LT-44403 Kaunas
Phone +370 37 401809
E-mail studijos@lei.lt

Lithuanian Energy Institute to use PLEXOS software to support Baltic energy transition

The Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) today announced a three-year agreement with Energy Exemplar to use their PLEXOS simulation modelling software to aid energy market research in Lithuania and the rest of the Baltic countries.

The software will allow the LEI to model the short-term dynamics of electricity and other energy markets and analyse regional energy pricing to help inform policy decisions.

The LEI is an internationally recognised research and development institute based in Kaunas, Lithuania. Among other research areas, it models the development and operation of energy systems and conducts research into planning, energy security and the future of renewables.

As the energy crisis continues to impact the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, day-ahead power prices recently hit the price ceiling of €4,000/MWh per peak hour as demand outstripped supply. This should be seen in light of the Baltics’ wider energy goals, which include greater energy independence, the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) for integrating regional gas and electricity markets with the EU, and the Baltics’ 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets, with Lithuania’s being a 55% GHG reduction in line with the EU’s.

With the Latvian, Lithuanian, and Estonian Transmission System Operators already using PLEXOS, the move will aid in collaborating with other Baltic states to align with the rest of the European power market by 2025. Additionally, the LEI was seeking a modelling solution capable of handling the increasing complexity of energy markets and modelling various energy sources including electricity and gas within one platform by means of sector coupling and Power2X.

Vidas Lekavičius, Chief Research Associate at LEI, said: “The Lithuanian Energy Institute researchers have extensive experience modelling energy development, especially in long-term energy planning. However, reflecting short-term issues in existing models has been difficult, even with the development of specific methods to overcome the limitations of modelling tools.

The PLEXOS tool will become essential to our existing modelling toolbox. We are particularly interested in PLEXOS’s ability to model the short-term dynamics of electricity markets. This is an area of particular research interest in Lithuania, not only due to the increase in electricity prices but also due to the future trends in which energy markets are becoming increasingly volatile with the increasing share of variable renewable energy sources.”

Michael Schneider, Senior Vice President and Head of EMEA at Energy Exemplar, said: “This deal marks a crucial moment in Lithuania’s energy industry because the LEI is one of the region’s most respected and innovative research and development centres. It is hugely significant that they have chosen PLEXOS to help them model, optimise and plan for the future of their energy system as this platform is widely used across the Baltics.”

 

About the Lithuanian Energy Institute:

The Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) is an internationally recognized energy-related research, development and innovation (R&D&I) centre. It deals with research into the mathematical modelling of energy systems; energy economics; renewable energy; security of supply; fuel cells and hydrogen; thermal physics and fluid mechanics; nuclear safety; and the simulation of complex energy systems. It has approximately 240 employees, half of whom are PhD holders.

About Energy Exemplar:

Headquartered in Adelaide, Australia – with offices in the US, Europe, North and South America, and Asia – Energy Exemplar helps 400+ customers, comprising a large share of the world’s top energy market stakeholders across over 68 countries, to analyse scenarios for the most accurate outcomes while supporting their organisational and digital transformation.

Energy Exemplar supplies energy solutions across the electric, gas and renewable markets and supports infrastructure projects worldwide. Energy Exemplar supports PLEXOS, the market-leading integrated energy simulation software. Along with electric power, water and gas datasets, users can digitally replicate real-world energy markets to deliver crucial forecasting. PLEXOS helps to inform trading, generation scheduling, capacity expansion and market analysis across multiple industry sectors.

LEI participated in the 4th Italian-Lithuanian Business Forum

The vibrant economic relations between Italy and Lithuania – with more than 2,5 bn € of bilateral trade a year and many new investment projects in both countries – needs to face the double challenge of fully recovering from Covid- 19 pandemic and the severe global consequences of the brutal aggression war that Russia is waging in Ukraine since last February. The Business community of the two countries, private as well as public, is called to react and adapt to an increasing inflation, serious risk of European recession and the necessity to continue the implementation of the Green deal and the innovation processes of renewable energy paths defined and largely financed by the European Commission. In such framework, the IV edition of the Italian Lithuanian Business Forum intends to put light on these new challenges and discuss ways to face them successfully, identifying and developing new cooperation projects.

The event was attended by the deputy director of LEI, dr. Rolandas Urbonas and the head of the LEI Center for Hydrogen Energy Technologies dr. Darius Milčius, who presented the Institute and the Center for Hydrogen Energy Technologies at the forum.

GREEN DEAL-TURKLIT (GEH): Study visit in Vilnius Program

On October 4-8, the delegation of Istanbul municipality visited Vilnius in the frame of Vilnius and Istanbul municipality project GREEN DEAL-TURKLIT (GEH) “Platform concept developing green and smart solutions via long-term exchange of experts and ideas between Lithuania and Türkiye“.

During the visit, the Vilnius Municipality, the Vilnius Cogeneration Power Plant, and “Užstato sistemos administratorius” (Deposit System Administrator) were visited. Meetings were also held with the representatives of the “Atnaujinkime miestą” (Renew the City), Intelligent Energy Lab and Lithuanian District Heating Association.

During this visit, Deputy Director of Lithuanian Energy Institute Rolandas Urbonas presented possibilities of joint projects funded by international programmes and held a discussion on the topic “Smart tools”.

A competition for an Additional Admission to the Doctoral studies 2022

The Lithuanian Energy Institute announces a competition for Additional Admission to a limited number of state-funded full-time doctoral studies in the fields of Energetics and Power Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Economics.

Applicants have to submit the documents via e-mail studijos@lei.lt or submit to Breslaujos st. 3, LT-44403 Kaunas, Lithuania, room AK-233. The paper version of documents will be asked when signing a study agreement.

Important dates and deadlines:
Submission of applications:
5 – 18 (till 3 p. m.) October, 2022

Motivational interviews:
24-26 October, 2022

You will find all the information and Doctoral research topics for candidates to doctoral studies admission 2022 here:
https://www.lei.lt/en/additional-admission-to-phd-studies-2022/


Career opportunities at the Lithuanian Energy Institute

Contact person

Studies Administrator Jolanta Kazakevičienė
Address Breslaujos str. 3 – 233, LT-44403 Kaunas
Phone +370 37 401809
E-mail studijos@lei.lt

New experiments for fusion energy record breaker JET

A new wave of fusion energy experiments on UK Atomic Energy Authority’s record-breaking Joint European Torus (JET) started this month.
EUROfusion researchers are using the famous JET machine to conduct a series of tests using helium to help inform future operations at ITER, the fusion mega-project under construction in Southern France.
ITER is expected to start operations using helium and hydrogen test plasmas before commencing experiments with deuterium and tritium, the more efficient fuel used by JET to break the world record for sustained fusion energy at the end of 2021.

EUROfusion researchers will study the behaviour of the plasmas as well as test the impact of helium on JET’s tungsten and beryllium wall to help ITER efficiently build up to full power operations. The new experiments at Culham Science Centre, Oxford, started this month and will run for up to 16 weeks.

Dr Tim Luce, ITER’s Head of Science and Operation, said:
“An essential element of the ITER Research Plan is to explore control of the plasma interaction with the wall at high fusion temperatures. This needs to be addressed in the initial research phases before deuterium and tritium are used to produce fusion power in ITER.

“We have great expectations for how these experiments can help us optimise our plan to move as efficiently as possible into deuterium-tritium operation.”
JET is unique in its capabilities not only for deuterium-tritium operation, but also for operating in the required high confinement mode with pure helium and with the ITER wall materials.

Fernanda Rimini, JET Senior Manager, said:
“The ground-breaking research and innovation being done in the UK, in the framework of the EUROfusion consortium and with our partners across the globe, is all geared towards making fusion energy a reality.

“JET is one of the most important machines in the history of fusion. After breaking the record for sustained energy last year, these important new experiments will prove more science and provide crucial data for the ITER team as they prepare for operations, ultimately saving time and money on our roadmap to delivering fusion power to the grid.”

Record JET results announced in February were the clearest demonstration worldwide of the potential for fusion energy, which is based on the same processes that power the sun and stars, to deliver safe and sustainable low carbon energy in the future.

The record fifty-nine megajoules of sustained fusion energy was produced at JET by researchers from the EUROfusion consortium of experts, students and staff from across Europe, co-funded by the European Commission.

The final conference of the TRANSWAT project was held

On 2022 September 6th the researchers of the LEI Hydrology laboratory participated in the final conference of the TRANSWAT project, during which the results of the project were presented and the participants discussed the use of the project conclusions in improving the legal documents of Lithuania and Latvia.

More about the project: https://www.lei.lt/en/transwat
Project is financed by: Interreg V-A Latvian–Lithuanian cross-border cooperation Programme 2014–2020. http://www.latlit.eu/


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2nd CERN Baltic Conference (CBC 2022) October 10-12, 2022

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The 2nd CERN Baltic Conference (CBC 2022) to be held in National Centre of Physical and Technological Sciences (FTMC) in Vilnius, Lithuania on October 10-12, 2022. It is an annual conference organised by the CERN Baltic Group (CBG), where location is rotated within CBG member countries and hosting institutions.
Lithuanian Energy Institute also takes part in CERN Baltic Group’s activities. On our behalf we invite researchers, engineers, students (of all levels), and industrial representatives as well as stakeholders of the Baltic states to participate in the event.

Goals and Objectives

In the spirit of CBG principles (transparency, honesty, sharing and collaboration), the Conference has set the following objectives:

The Conference aims to gather the Baltic scientists and research institutions, and to help organizing activities towards the long-term mission, such as that of CERN and related collaborations/experiments.

The Scope and Topics

The scientific and technical CERN Baltic Conference covers the full spectrum of CERN and related activities (e.g. research, engineering, computing, industrial, and policy).

Topics are related, but not limited to: Accelerator, Detector and other Advanced Technologies, High Energy Physics, Data Science and Computing, Nuclear Medicine. From physics to engineering, from fundamental science to industry. Topics will be logically linked to the CBG activities within the CERN collaborations, experiments and studies: such as CMS, CLIC, FCC, MEDICIS, AEGIS, CLOUD, and others.

Target Audience and Participants

CERN-related researchers, engineers, students (of all levels), and industrial representatives (incl. CERN Industrial Liaison Officers of EE, LT, and LV) as well as stakeholders of the Baltic states.

Expert speakers form CERN and CBG Member institutions will be invited to participate and to contribute to the each of the topics.

 
Important deadlines
Registration and Event Page: https://indico.cern.ch/e/cbc2022
Abstract submission closes: September 15th
Conference starts: October 10th. 9:00.
Conference ends: October 12th 19:00.

Preliminary conference fee:
120 Euro

Contact us at:
cbc-2022@cern.ch

Venue:
National Centre of Physical and Technological Sciences
Saulėtekio av. 3. LT-10257 Vilnius
Lithuania

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Additional admission to PhD studies at LEI will be held on September

Lithuanian Energy Institute offers promising studies in European Green Deal topics.

Lithuanian Energy Institute invites active students who have obtained a master’s degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, energy, thermal engineering, materials engineering, electrical engineering, mechanics, environmental engineering, natural sciences, economics to contribute to the goals of the European Green Deal and apply to doctoral studies in the fields of ▶️ Energetics and Power Engineering, ▶️ Environmental Engineering ▶️ and Economics.

Additional admission will be announced on September, 2022. Follow updates on our website.

Doctoral studies at LEI: www.lei.lt/en/phd-studies/
Admission information for the year 2022: www.lei.lt/en/phd-studies/admission-to-phd-studies/


Career opportunities at the Lithuanian Energy Institute

Horizon EUROfusion: the start of conceptual design activities for Europe’s first demonstration fusion power plant DEMO

At a livestreamed event in Brussels on 5 July 2022, 10:00 CEST, EUROfusion will celebrate the start of conceptual design activities for Europe’s first demonstration fusion power plant DEMO. This first-of-a-kind fusion device would demonstrate the net production of 300 to 500 megawatts of clean and safe fusion energy to the grid by the middle of the century.

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