RTD focus of organization
Research aim is to increase availability and reliability of Croatian electric power system and energy sector and resarch of energy markets.
Description of RTD activities
Research aim is to increase availability and reliability of Croatian electric power system, which belongs to medium-developed system group. Further aim is to improve design and production methods of certain power system elements as well as analysis of the power system operation. Application of new information techniques (artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, geographic information system-GIS, etc.) will greatly improve the process of planning, development, exploitation and control of our power system. GIS technology will be used in analyses and planning of electric distribution networks in Croatian power system. One of our goals is to apply the patent-intelligent device, based on ultra-fast microprocessor, in automatic switching of general and internal electric energy consumption in power plants.
Development, production and application of appropriate computer aided programme packages will help improve maintenance of power system elements and subsystems.
Our research includes the following topics: sustainable power system planning;
environmental impacts of electricity generation; electricity market liberalization;
renewable energy sources.
General objective of the research Nuclear Power Engineering
is to develop data bases and methodologies for reliable assessment of operational safety of nuclear power plants and for quantitative assessment of the environmental impact of applicable energy technologies, as a base for estimating optimal long-term development strategy of the Croatian energy system.
The analyses and calculations of transients and consequences of potential accidents in Krško NPP (e.g. loss of coolant accident, reactivity transients, loss of feedwater, loss of primary pressure) have recently been extended to plant severe accidents, using the computer programs MELCOR and MAAP.
Experiences in international Programmes
Classification of European biomass potential for bioenergy using terrestrial and earth observations. FP7
Virtual Balkan Power Centre for Advance of Renewable Energy Sources in Western Balkans. FP6
Post graduate studies in energy efficiency and environment at the University of Zagreb, Croatia
Primary to Secondary Leakage Accident Uncertainty Analysis .
Supporting the Introduction of the First Nuclear Power (IAEA)
Project Emission of Fuel Cycles from Resource Extraction to Waste Disposal of Different Electricity Generating Chains - IAEAč
Coordinated Research Project: Case Study For Croatian Electrical Energy System on Comparing Sustainable Energy Mixes For Electricity Generation¸ FER Zagreb, Research Contract No. 9526/RO Fund;- IAEA
Coordinated Research Project Case studies to asses and compare the potential role of nuclear power and other options in reducing the emissions and residuals from electricity generation: Country study Croatia” IAEA.
Organisation is/was involved in projects funded by the following RTD programmes
Inserted / Updated
2010-12-27 / 2011-01-10