In the mid-May we had one of the most anticipated annual events – international scientific conference CONECT 2019, organized by RTU Institute of Energy Systems and Environment. The conference was attended by 110 participants from Latvia and 22 foreign countries. For two days, scientists presented their latest research at plenary sessions, panel sessions and poster sessions. On the third day the conference ended with a technical tour to the modern organic cosmetics factory of AS MADARA COSMETICS and a tour to Old Riga. Conference papers will be published in special issues of Journal of Environmental Management and Journal of Environmental and Climate Technologies, both indexed by Scopus and Web of Science. During the conference Best Paper Awards were given for two papers:
Best Senior Paper: Cost allocation model for net-zero energy buildings under community-based reward-penalty mechanism by Yuehong Lu, Zhijia Huang, Yang Zhang, Demin Chen, Changlong Wang, Wei Wang
Best Junior Paper: Power sector flexibility through power-to-heat and power-to-gas application – system dynamics approach by Armands Gravelsins, Dagnija Blumberga, Andra Blumberga, Gatis Bazbauers
The next CONECT 2020 conference will take place in mid-May – from May 13-15. Below are links to CONECT 2019 photos and to the CONECT website, where we will add the most important dates of the conference and the new formatting rules of articles.