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  • EDT CEST AWST Monday, June 28 Tuesday, June 29 Wednesday, June 30 Thursday, July 1 Friday, July 2
    02:30 - 04:00 08:30 - 10:00 14:30 - 16:00 TS01 - TS05 TS13 - TS17 TS24 - TS28 TS35 - TS39 Tutorial (TT01 - TT05)
    04:00 - 04:30 10:00 - 10:30 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee
    04:30 - 06:00 10:30 - 12:00 16:30 - 18:00 EP01 & TS06 - TS09 EP2 & SS10 & TS18 - TS20 EP3 & SS4 & TS29 - TS31 SS5 & SS6 & TS40 - TS42 Tutorial (TT01 - TT05)
    06:00 - 07:00 12:00 - 13:00 18:00 - 19:00 Lunch
    07:30 - 09:00 13:30 - 15:00 19:30 - 21:00 Opening ceremony (OC) Plennary Session (PL01) Plennary Session (PL02) Plennary Session (PL03)
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    09:00 - 09:30 15:00 - 15:30 21:00 - 21:30 Tea
    09:30 - 11:00 15:30 - 17:00 21:30 - 23:00 EP4 & SS3 & TS10 - TS12 SS1 & SS8 & TS21 - TS23 SS2 & SS7 & TS32 - TS34 SS9 & TS43 - TS46
    11:00 - 12:30 17:00 - 18:30 23:00 - 01:30 Poster (PS01 - PS05) Poster (PS06 - PS10) Poster (PS11 - PS15) Poster (PS16-PS20)

    TS = Technical Sessions
    EP = European Projects
    SS = Special Sessions
    PS = Video-Poster Sessions
    TT = Tutorials

    EDT = Eastern Daylight Time
    CEST = Central European Summer Time
    AWST = Australian Western Standard Time

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  • EDT CEST AWST Aula Magna Sala Goya Sala Picasso
    Sala Velázquez Sala El Greco Sala Sorolla
    02:30 - 04:00 08:30 - 10:00 14:30 - 16:00 -- TS01 TS02 TS03 TS04 TS05
    04:00 - 04:30 10:00 - 10:30 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee
    04:30 - 06:00 10:30 - 12:00 16:30 - 18:00 -- EP01
    Innovative solutions for transmission and distribution planning: results of the FlexPlan and INTERPLAN

    TS06 TS07 TS08 TS09
    06:00 - 07:00 12:00 - 13:00 18:00 - 19:00 Lunch
    07:30 - 09:00 13:30 - 15:00 19:30 - 21:00 OC -- -- -- -- --
    09:00 - 09:30 15:00 - 15:30 21:00 - 21:30 Tea
    09:30 - 11:00 15:30 - 17:00 21:30 - 23:00 -- EP04
    International cooperation to address Smart Grids challenges

    SS03
    Long-Term energy scenarios

    TS10 TS11 TS12
    11:00 - 12:30 17:00 - 18:30 23:00 - 01:30 -- PS01 PS02 PS03 'PS04 PS05

    TS = Technical Sessions
    EP = European Projects
    SS = Special Sessions
    PS = Video-Poster Sessions
    TT = Tutorials

    EDT = Eastern Daylight Time
    CEST = Central European Summer Time
    AWST = Australian Western Standard Time

    EP01 | Innovative solutions for transmission and distribution planning: results of the FlexPlan and INTERPLAN projects

    DAY 1 JUN 28 SALA  GOYA | 10:30 - 12:00

    Chair: Gianluigi Migliavacca RSE S.p.A.

    Add to calendar2021-06-28 10:30 2021-06-28 12:00 Europe/Madrid EP01 | Innovative solutions for transmission and distribution planning: results of the FlexPlan and INTERPLAN projects Chair: Gianluigi Migliavacca RSE S.p.A.POWERTECH 2021

    ABSTRACT

    The increasing penetration of RES in Europe calls for a new approach for planning which includes storage and DSM as an alternative to traditional grid expansion. The new methodology proposed by the project FlexPlan consists of a set of tools for medium to long term planning of the Pan-European network by addressing a significant number of challenges of the current and the future 2030+ EU power grid, from the perspective of the transmission system, the distribution system, and with a particular focus on the transmission-distribution interface. In this sense, the main goal of the tool is to achieve the planning of an integrated grid from the perspective of a Transmission System Operator (TSO) or a Distribution System Operator (DSO) through handling efficiently and effectively intermittent Renewable Energy Sources (RES) as well as the emerging technologies such as storage, demand response and electric vehicles. In fact, the FlexPlan methodology supports utilizing flexibility potential coming from RES, demand side management (DSM), storage and electric mobility to support grid de-bottlenecking. The methodology is applied to six regional cases which will allow to cast a view to the potential for storage and DSM to support grid planning in Europe till 2050 and will bring to formulate regulatory guidelines. The presentation is going to include a description of the methodology as well as an in-depth description of the regional cases. The approach of two European Project will be presented: FlexPlan and Interplan.

    CHAIR Gianluigi Migliavacca RSE S.p.A.
    • Flexplan project
      Gianluigi Migliavacca – RSE S.p.A. Overall description of goals and activities of the FlexPlan project
      Hakan Ergun – KULeuven/Energyville – FlexPlan modelling framework
      Raul Rodriguez – TECNALIA – The six regional cases
    • Interplan project
      Helfried Brunner - AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, Technical Project Coordinator
      Marialaura di Somma - ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Project Coordinator
      Christina Papadimitriou - FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy, University of Cyprus
      Raul Rodriguez – TECNALIA – The FlexPlan pre-processor (POR CONFIRMAR)
    SHORT BIOS
    Dr. Christina N. Papadimitriou received her diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece (2001-2006) as well her PhD degree (2007-2012/Heracleitus II grant). She was a senior researcher at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) (2013-2016) while she has held short term lecturer positions at the Open University of Cyprus (2016) and University of West Attika (UniWa)(2016-2018). From 2016-2019 she served as a system engineer at Greek Distribution System’s Operator (HEDNO). She is currently a post-doc fellow with FOSS and University of Cyprus. In this context, she manages and coordinates European and National projects on her main research interests that is smart grids and flexibility of the integrated grid. She is co-chair of the TF Replicability and Scalability of BRIDGE and a WG5 expert of ETIPSNET leading the Team Group for the R&I needs identification.
    Marialaura Di Somma received the Ph. D degree in Mechanical Systems Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy), in 2016. In 2014, she held a position as visiting research assistant at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Connecticut (USA), whereas since 2015, she is a Research Scientist of the Energy Technologies and Renewable Sources Department of ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development). She is representative of ENEA within the European Energy Research Alliance – Joint Programme on Smart Grids and within Mission Innovation, Innovation Challenge 1 on Smart Grids, and she was part of the coordination team of INTERPLAN project and Work Package leader. Currently, she is project coordinator of the Horizon2020 project eNeuron on the optimization of local integrated energy communities. Editor of books on the topic of integrated energy systems and networks and chair in scientific conferences, she is author of many scientific contributions published in international journals and proceedings of international conferences, most of them awarded as highly-cited papers.
    Helfried Brunner studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, specializing on Power Engineering at the University of Technology Graz and Innovation and Technology Management at the University for Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna. Since 2004 he is with the AIT - Austrian Technology of Technology and thematic coordinator for power system planning and operation and responsible for related projects in this topic. Helfried is AIT representative within the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint Program on Smart Grids and from 2013 to 2018 he was Technical Coordinator of the EERA Integrated Research Program ELECTRA and from 2017 to 2021 Technical Coordinator of the Interplan Project. He is Austrian Alternate ExCo member within the IEA International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and member of board of the National Technology Platform Smart Grids Austria.
    Gianluigi Migliavacca works with RSE as project manager. He was coordinator of the European FP7 research project REALISEGRID (2008-2011), then work package leader in the key EU project eHIGHWAY2050 (2012-2015). More recently, he was coordinator of the Horizon2020 research project SmartNet (2016-2019) aimed at analysing TSO-DSO coordination for allowing participation of distribution to ancillary services markets. Presently, he is again project coordinator of the Horizon2020 project FlexPlan, creating an optimal T&D grid planning methodology by considering flexibility as an alternative to traditional planning. He is involved in ISGAN Annex VI being responsible of Focus Area “Expansion Planning and Market analysis”.
    Hakan Ergun (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the Graz University of Technology, Austria, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2015. He is currently a Research Expert with KU Leuven/EnergyVille, working on transmission expansion planning for large-scale renewable integration, power system security, reliability management, and optimization modelling in power systems. He is the PES vice chair of the joint IEEE Benelux IAS/PE/PES joint chapter.
    Raul Rodriguez, he has been working since year 2000 at the Energy Division of TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION, as researcher and project manager on socioeconomic and technical aspects related to the power system (distributed energy resources, microgrids, demand response, electric vehicles, renewable energy resources, high penetration of power electronics), developing research projects for both administrations and private companies. Today, he is responsible for the projects related to the integration of storage systems into electricity networks, including techno-economic analyses and the development of digital twins for batteries. He is author and co-author of several journal and congress papers.

    EP04 | International cooperation to address Smart Grids challenges- ISGAN

    DAY 1 JUN 28 SALA  GOYA | 15:30 - 17:00

    Chair: Luciano Martini (Research on Energy System (RSE), Italy)

    Add to calendar2021-06-28 15:30 2021-06-28 17:00 Europe/Madrid EP04 | International cooperation to address Smart Grids challenges- ISGAN Chair: Luciano Martini (Research on Energy System (RSE), Italy)POWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    The presentation will address main challenges on international cooperation to address Smart Grids. The presentation will be focused on three main topics.
    The first part will present the tools developed for cost-benefit and socio-economic analyses and results from applied case studies.
    A second topic will present a critical assessment of two trends which are largely influencing the decisions and the evolutionary process of power grids: the micro and MEGA trends. These trends are both aimed at enabling very high penetration of renewable energy sources in the electric power system, from two perspectives:
    • the micro focuses on local solutions, while
    • the MEGA focuses on system or even intra-system wide solutions
    From the micro vs MEGA work, it would directly relate to the importance of CBA for investments with considerations from a system over-all perspective. From the micro vs. MEGA grids will present several policy recommendations.
    A third part will present how regulatory sandboxes can act as a mean to foster innovation when regulatory constraints are in place. Lessons learned and design challenges from different countries will be presented.

    The session will count with a representative of each of the four demo sites of the Project, which represent in a complementary way the different use cases of the project and deploy and upgrade the mentioned FLEXIGRID solutions to reach complete and qualified systems: a rural and peri-urban network in the Spanish grid; a hotel resort in the Greek Island of Thasos; an urban grid in the city of Zagreb (Croatia), and an isolated valley in the South-Tyrol region of Italy. 

    CHAIR Luciano Martini (Research on Energy System (RSE), Italy)
    • Luciano Martini - Research on Energy System (RSE), Italy
      Fabrizio Pilo - Caglirari University, Italy
      Irina Oleinikova - Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
      Klaus Kubeczko - Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
    SHORT BIOS
    Luciano Martini works for RSE (Italy) where he is the Director of the “Transmission and Distribution Technologies” Department. Luciano Martini has 25 years’ experience on Research & Development activities dealing with renewable energies, superconductivity, and smart grids. He is the Coordinator of the EERA Joint Programme on Smart Grids, which includes 40 research organizations representing 17 European countries and of ELECTRA the European Integrated Research Programme on smart grids. He has been repeatedly recruited by organizations as the European Commission and the US DOE as independent expert to review research proposals and publicly funded R&D projects.
    Moreover, he is the vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programme for Smart Grids (ISGAN) and Chairman of a “Co-Operative Programme for Assessing the Impacts of High-Temperature Superconductivity on the Electric Power Sector”, and member of several CIGRE and IEC international working groups.
    Irina Oleinikova is Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Electric Power Engineering, Power System Operation and Analysis group. NTNU Smart Grid Team Leader. Steering committee member in the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint Programme on Smart Grids, and an expert in International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) Annex 6: Power Transmission and Distribution Systems. Main research activities involve Power System Operation, Digital Power System Protection and Control. With more than 10 years of management experience to carry out research projects in field of Smart Grids, playing an active role in exploring R&D for industrial sector.
    Dr. Klaus Kubeczko is Senior Expert Advisor and scientist at the Center for Innovation Systems and Policy at the Austrian Institute of Technology. He has an industry background as electrical engineer and holds a doctoral degree in economics. His expertise and publications range from smart energy systems to smart cities and the transformative innovation policy instruments to achieve the energy transition. He has been advising policy makers at IEA, European, national and city level on these topics for more than 15 years. He has been scientific coordinator of several Europe-wide projects including the European Smart City Lighthouse Project RUGGEDISED and the ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems Project ReFlex. For the IEA TCP ISGAN he is Operating Agent of the Annex 7 on Smart Grid Transition and Institutional Change.
    Dr. Pilo is Full Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Engineering/ Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, Italy. He received the title of Electrotechnical Engineer from the University of Cagliari in 1993 and the title of PhD in Electrotechnical Engineering from the University of Pisa in 1998. He became Researcher of Electrical Engineering in 1995 and Associate Professor of Electrical Systems for Energy in 2001. He is the author of over 150 international scientific publications, mostly indexed in the main scientific databases (SCOPUS; ISI; IEEE Xplore).

    SS03 | Long-term Energy Scenarios

    DAY 1 JUN 28 SALA  Picasso | 15:30 - 17:00

    Chair: Pedro Linares IIT, Comillas University, Madrid

    Add to calendar2021-06-28 15:30 2021-06-28 17:00 Europe/Madrid Long-term Energy Scenarios Chair: Pedro Linares IIT, Comillas University, Madrid POWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    The decarbonization of energy systems that will have to take place in the coming years will have a large influence on power systems. For example, Europe has pledged to attain climate neutrality by 2050, whereas China or Brasil expect to achieve it in 2060. And all these countries count on a larger penetration of electricity as one of the vectors for decarbonization. Renewable energy technologies will provide a larger share of electricity demand, and this low-carbon electricity will increase its role in buildings and transport. However, the extent to which this will happen, and the speed at which it will proceed depends on many factors, and different institutions have differing views on this. This session will present the views and experience of three major institutions, all renowned for their work on future energy scenarios.

    CHAIR Pedro Linares IIT, Comillas University, Madrid
    • Arnaud Rouget, IEA
      Seb Henbest, BNEF
      Jorge Blázquez, BP
    SHORT BIOS
    Pedro Linares Professor of Industrial Engineering of the ICAI School of Engineering, Director of the BP Chair on Energy and Sustainability, and co-founder and Director of Economics for Energy. I am also a researcher at the Institute for Technology Research (IIT) and Affiliate Researcher at the MIT CEEPR and EPRG, Cambridge U. His research is focused on the study of the relationship between energy, economics and environment, and specifically sustainable energy policy, energy efficiency, and energy models. He has published about most of these issues in the usual journals relevant in the field, and has also been a consultant for several private and public firms and institutions in Spain, Europe and Latin America
      Arnaud Rouget is an energy expert currently working at the International Energy Agency on Africa and Energy Access, within the World Energy Outlook division. His primarily expertise is in integrated electrification strategies for Africa, with a strong focus on combining on-grid and off-grid solutions that provide reliable and sustainable electricity for all while fostering climate change resilient economic development. Arnaud has 6+ years of experience in the private sector on energy access and African business development. He expanded in Central and Western Africa the operations of d.light, the leading off-grid Solar Home System company, and implemented energy access businesses within the Renewables division of TOTAL. Prior to that, he worked in disaster and crisis contexts, supervising a public health programme in Afghanistan and other humanitarian projects with the Red Cross. Arnaud graduated from ESSEC Business School and Saint-Cyr Military School with Masters of Science in International Relations and in Economics.
    Seb Henbest is Chief Economist at BloombergNEF in London, overseeing the firm's long-term energy modelling, analysis and forecasting. He is lead author of BNEF's flagship publication, the New Energy Outlook. From 2014 to 2019 he was Director of BNEF's Europe, Middle East and Africa division, and before that he led BNEF in Australia, establishing the firm's Sydney offices. Seb writes for BNEF clients on energy economics and has contributed to external publications, such as the London School of Economics Business Review and the Lowy Interpreter among others. He speaks regularly at energy industry conferences and events, is quoted widely in print media, and has appeared as an expert commentator on ABC TV, Sky News, ABC Radio, and Bloomberg TV. In 2012 he gave evidence to House of Representatives Economics Committee in Australia on the pricing dynamics of linking Australia's Carbon Price Mechanism with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. He is a 2015 Rex J Lipman Fellow and has been an advisor to the GCC region Clean Energy Business Council. Seb studied physics at University of Adelaide and Monash University in Australia, before reading international relations at Clare Hall, Cambridge, specialising in emissions trading and environmental markets.
    Jorge Blázquez is the lead economist for power, renewable energy, and carbon markets at BP. He provides economic analysis on these fields with a special focus on the long-term aspects of the energy transition. He is deeply involved in the production of the BP Energy Outlook and Statistical Review of the World Energy. Previously, he worked as research fellow at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2014-2018. The rest of his professional career developed in both, the private and the public sector. In the public sector, he worked as economic advisor at Spanish Prime Minister’s Economic Bureau, at the cabinet of the Minister of Energy, and in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. In the private sector, he worked as an economist in the in the bank BBVA and the construction company Sacyr. Currently, he is also a research associate at Oxford Institute of Energy Studies and a director of the British Institute of Energy Economics. Jorge holds a doctorate degree in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

  • EDT CEST AWST Aula Magna Sala Goya Sala Picasso
    Sala Velázquez Sala El Greco Sala Sorolla
    02:30 - 04:00 08:30 - 10:00 14:30 - 16:00 -- TS13 TS14 TS15 TS16 TS17
    04:00 - 04:30 10:00 - 10:30 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee
    04:30 - 06:00 10:30 - 12:00 16:30 - 18:00 -- EP02
    Challenges for flexibility provision from distributed energy resources

    SS10
    Sector coupling

    TS18 TS19 TS20
    06:00 - 07:00 12:00 - 13:00 18:00 - 19:00 Lunch
    07:30 - 09:00 13:30 - 15:00 19:30 - 21:00 PL01
    Challenges and opportunities in universal electricity access

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    09:00 - 09:30 15:00 - 15:30 21:00 - 21:30 Tea
    09:30 - 11:00 15:30 - 17:00 21:30 - 23:00 -- SS01
    Revisiting Electricity Market Designs

    SS08
    Educating Future
    Power Engineers

    TS21 TS22 TS23
    11:00 - 12:30 17:00 - 18:30 23:00 - 01:30 -- PS06 PS07 PS08 PS09 PS10

    TS = Technical Sessions
    EP = European Projects
    SS = Special Sessions
    PS = Video-Poster Sessions
    TT = Tutorials

    EDT = Eastern Daylight Time
    CEST = Central European Summer Time
    AWST = Australian Western Standard Time

    PL01 | Challenges and opportunities in universal electricity access

    DAY 2 JUN 29 AULA MAGNA | 13:30 - 15:00

    Chairs: J. Ignacio Pérez Arriaga IIT, Comillas University, Madrid; MIT, Boston; Florence School of Regulation (FSR), EUI, Florence 

    Add to calendar2021-06-29 13:30 2021-06-29 15:00 Europe/Madrid PL01 | Challenges and opportunities in universal electricity access J. Ignacio Pérez Arriaga IIT, Comillas University, Madrid; MIT, Boston; Florence School of Regulation (FSR), EUI, FlorencePOWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    For many of the world’s poor, the key impediment to their entry into a modern economy is a lack of access to electricity. Yet, today more than 800 million people still lack access, including half the population of sub-Saharan Africa. Another 2.8 billion suffer from some form of energy poverty, meaning that their access is so limited or unstable that their income and livelihoods are seriously constrained. The major bottleneck that prevents progress of electrification in many countries is the distribution segment. This special session will address innovative approaches in regulation, business models and the use of advanced technologies in distribution –both on- and off-grid – which, with adequate public support, can attract the private investment that is needed to supply reliable, sustainable, and affordable electricity to millions of people and to achieve SDG7.

    CHAIR
    Ignacio Pérez Arriaga
    • New business model approaches in the deployment of off-grid solutions for rural electrification.
      Daniel Willette, Country Manager of Engie Energy Access Uganda.
    • An integrated on-and off-grid approach to electrification.
      Pradeep Pursnani. CEO of Konexa.
    • Business models for electrification of the difficult last five percent.
      Julio Eisman. Board Member ICAI Engineers Foundation. Former Director of Acciona Microenergia.
    • Public private collaboration in overcoming the lack of electricity access
      Simon Hodson. CEO of Gridworks. s
    • New perspectives on electricity distribution in low-income countries.
      Marcelo Ramón Castillo Agurto. Head of Business Development at Enel Infrastructure and Networks.
    SHORT BIO
    Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga. MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and Electrical Engineer from Comillas University in Madrid, Spain. Visiting professor at MIT (2008-present). Professor at Comillas University; founder and director (1984-1994) of its Institute for Research in Technology (IIT). Professor at the Florence School of Regulation. Life member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering. Fellow and Life Member of IEEE. Commissioner at the Spanish Electricity Regulatory Commission (1995-2000). Independent Member of the Irish Single Electricity Market Committee (2007-2012). Member of the Board of Appeal of the EU Agency for the Coordination of Energy Regulators (2011-2016). Current member of the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty (Rockefeller Foundation), the Africa Europe Strategy Group on Energy and the UN High Level Dialogue on Energy Access. Consultant and lecturer in more than 40 countries. Currently researching on future trends in power systems, electrification planning in developing countries, and strategic issues in universal energy access.
    Daniel Willette
    Daniel Willette is the Country Director at ENGIE Energy Access Uganda and based in Kampala. ENGIE Energy Access’ mission is to deliver life-changing, affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy solutions with exceptional customer experience. ENGIE Energy Access offers innovative off-grid solutions for rural electrification via mini-grid models and expandable, lease-to-own solar home systems which provide lighting, phone charging, TV, and radio, financed through affordable installments over mobile money. Prior to stepping into the role of Country Director in 2018, Daniel was the Operations Director for three years. Prior to joining ENGIE Energy Access, Daniel was a Manager in Accenture’s Sustainability Services consulting practice focused on smart grid implementation and the scale of off-grid energy solutions and business models. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University.
    Pradeep Pursnani
    In 2019 Pradeep joined Konexa, a business – borne from his experience working at Shell Foundation (a social investment charity) for nine years and over 10 years in Strategy and M&A in large energy companies – that aims to accelerate the path to SDG 7 and inclusive growth by transforming energy provision in emerging markets. Konexa is an independent, integrated power distribution company that operates a smart grid, driven by data and latest technology, to provide tailored energy services to both urban and rural customers. A customer centric service also means providing appliances, productive use assets, financing and data services to end users. The business works in partnership with national utilities and invests to improve the efficiency, reliability and affordability of electricity supply through smart generation, grid extension, mini-grids and solar home systems – and seeks to catalyse job creation and income growth for its customers.
    As the former Deputy Director of Shell Foundation, Pradeep focused on energy access, sustainable mobility and SME finance across Africa and SE Asia. From 2010 to 2019 he supported a period of growth, with Shell Foundation’s portfolio growing from 8 companies to over 75, based on investments of over $45m per year. In doing so, he created the largest energy access programme in the world with DFID and USAID. Pradeep was responsible for key strategy, investment and operational decisions and held several board roles across the portfolio. He has developed and scaled a number of partnerships with governments, written publications and regularly leads sector wide thought pieces.
    Julio Eisman
    Electromechanical engineer University Comillas-ICAI and General Management program, IESE business school (Navarra University).
    Working for Iberdrola during 31 years ( 1973-2004).Most of them as protection&control engineer and the last years as general manager of Iberdrola Engineering and Consultancy and member of the Iberdrola Steering Committee.
    Member of the Steering Committe of Energía sin Fronteras (Energy without borders) Foundation (2004-2008)
    In 2008, he develops the ACCIONA Microenergy Foundation (now acciona.org) focused in providing electricity access to communities without conventional solutions with sustainable and affordable delivering model called “Luz en casa” (Light at home). This business model implemented since 2010 n the Andean and Amazon regions in Peru, in more than 250 dispersed communities in the Oaxaca State ( MX), in the indigenous regions of Panama, and now under development at the refugee camps and host communities in Tigray (Ethiopia). Worldwide, more than 60.000 users of the Luz en Casa model.
    Since 2020, he is board member of the ICAI Engineers Foundation with full time dedication to electricity access and energy poverty assistance.
    Simon Hodson
    Simon Hodson is the Chief Executive Officer of Gridworks, the UK Government-backed development and investment platform dedicated to improving Africa’s electricity networks. Simon has over 30 years of infrastructure investment experience in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Gridworks mandate is based on the need to tackle the decades-long underinvestment in Africa’s electricity networks. This underinvestment is largely a result of unsustainable and loss-making business models which are unattractive to public or private capital and create ever increasing financial burdens on governments. Gridworks aims to work with governments and private sector partners to create well-run, financially sustainable companies providing quality customer service. Gridworks supports both distributed renewable energy and existing state-owned utilities. Simon believes well run, well-structured businesses will attract the long-term capital essential to overcome Africa’s energy challenge. Simon previously held leadership roles at a London-based family office and was Investment Director for IPS (part of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) with responsibility for infrastructure and industrial investments in Africa, Asia and Canada. Simon also spent his early career with CDC Group. He is a Natural Sciences graduate of King's College, London and a qualified Chartered Accountant.
    Marcelo Ramón Castillo Agurto
    Since 2014, I was in charge of origination, scouting and screening of distribution and transmission business opportunities worldwide, both for new market entry and growth, as well as of M&A deal execution and management.
    In almost 30 years within Enel Group, working in Latin America, Spain and Italy, I have built a strong and multi-functional background, being responsible for coordinating strong and multi- functional teams within areas reaching from regulatory and antitrust affairs, or energy management, up to analysis and business development.
    My expertise covers all the energy value chain: from generation to transmission, power interconnectors, distribution and retail markets. I'm a Civil, Industrial and Electric Engineer (Universidad Pontificia Catolica de Chile), and I hold a Master in Business Management (Universidad Navarra, Spain).
    Alongside my management career, I have taught Regulation and Energy Management as professor in many Universities and Business schools for almost 15 years.

    SS01 | Revisiting Electricity Market Designs

    DAY 2 JUN 29 SALA GOYA | 13:30 - 15:00

    Chair: Pablo Rodilla IIT, Comillas University, Madrid

    Add to calendar2021-06-29 13:30 2021-06-29 15:00 Europe/Madrid SS01 | Future-proof electricity market design Pablo Rodilla IIT, Comillas University, Madrid POWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    Electricity systems worldwide are being challenged by both increasing penetrations of intermittent renewable resources and extreme weather events, which, due to climate change, are presenting a higher frequency and intensity. In terms of market design, these challenges are translated into the need to better reward flexibility and adequacy services, to introduce more granular price signals, and, in general, to create a level playing field where all market players can compete, including demand and distributed energy resources. Responding to these needs will require reforms and refinements at all levels, encompassing adequacy mechanisms, energy markets, ancillary services and renewables support schemes. This session will assess for state-of-the-art practices in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
    • Benjamin Hobbs, Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute, Johns Hopkins University
    • Luiz Augusto Barroso, CEO of PSR
    • David Newbery , University of Cambridge, UK
    • Ross Baldick, The University of Texas at Austin
    • Karsten Neuhoff, German Institute for Economic Research AND Technical University of Berlin

    SS08 | Educating Future Power Engineers

    DAY 2 JUN 29 SALA PICASSO | 15.30 - 17:00

    Chair: Carlo Alberto Nucci University of Bologna


    Add to calendar2021-06-29 15.30 2021-06-29 17:00 Europe/Madrid SS08 | Educating Future Power Engineers Carlo Alberto Nucci University of BolognaPOWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    The future of engineering is intrinsically linked to the future of our society and our planet. Global access to energy, environmental care and sustainability, digital transformation of industry and global mobility are major challenges that require the same command of technical knowledge as ever, but demand greater flexibility and versatility than ever before. The training of future power engineers has to adapt in an agile way to the dizzying pace of technological changes, using these changes as leverage for their own teaching methodology through the digitalization of personalized learning, virtual and augmented reality, cooperative and hands-on learning, etc. In parallel, now more than ever, engineering schools must offer an increasingly holistic education, fostering transversal communication skills, international mobility and internships, teamwork, leadership and, above all, maintaining firm their spirit of service to society, and the commitment to fair progress and respect for human beings.

    CHAIR
    Carlo Alberto Nucci University of Bologna
    • Babak Enayati, PhD, PE, IEEE PES VP of Education
    • Deputy Dean Professor Guiping
    • Miguel Ángel Sánchez Fornié, Research Affiliate (Comillas Pontifical University)
    • Panos Kotsampopoulos, Senior Researcher at Smart RUE (National Technical University of Athens)
    SHORT BIOS
    Carlo Alberto Nucci
    • Chair of the Region 8 Scholarship Plus Committee (University of Bologna)
    • Carlo Alberto Nucci is full professor of Electrical Power Systems at the University of Bologna and the Editor in Chief of the Electric Power System Research Journal. He authored or co-authored over 200 science papers in the field of power electrical engineering.[1][2] Fellow of IEEE and IET. He has also been Chair of the IEEE PowerTech Permanent Steering Committee. Nucci is head of the Power Systems Laboratory at the University of Bologna. Together with prof. F. Rachidi of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, he has developed a computer code for the appraisal of lightning-induced voltages in electrical network, called LIOV,[6] which is quoted in IEEE standards. Prof. Nucci is also member of the Bologna Science Academy.
    Babak Enayati
    • IEEE Power and Energy Society VP on Education (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
    • Power System Education under COVID crisis
    • Babak Enayati received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY in 2009. He is currently a Lead Research Development and Demonstration Engineer at National Grid, Waltham, MA. During the past ten years, Babak has worked on Distributed Energy Resources interconnections, power system protection, control of microgrids, and Smart Grid. He joined Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2006 and currently is a Senior IEEE Member. Babak currently serves as the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Governing Board Member-at-Large. Babak is also the Vice Chair of the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 21 (SCC21) and IEEE 1547, Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems. Babak is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Massachusetts.
    Guiping Zhu
    • Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Department (Tsinghua U.)
    • Title?
    • She received the Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University degree in 1995, Master in 1998 and PhD in 2006 respectively. Her research interest include energy storage, interactions between electric vehicle and power grid, active distribution network and power quality control. She has been the PI of more than 20 academic and industrial projects. She is the author or co-author of 4 books on the course of principles of electric circuits. She is Member of IEEE since 2005.
    Panos Kotsampopoulos
    • Senior Researcher at Smart RUE (National Technical University of Athens)
    • Panos Kotsampopoulos received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece in 2010 and the PhD degree on distributed energy resources in 2017 from the same school. Since 2010 he is working on research projects at the Smart RUE research group of NTUA and serves as a tutor in Power System Analysis courses. He was a guest researcher at the Austrian Institute of Technology AIT (Vienna) in 2012 and 2013 for 5 months. He has participated in several European projects (e.g. ERIGrid, DERri, NobelGrid, Sustainable) and national projects with PPC/HEDNO. He is an active member of the IEEE PES Task Force on Real-Time Simulation of Power and Energy Systems.
    Miguel Ángel Sánchez Fornié
    • Research Affiliate (Comillas U.):
    • EDucation for DIgitalisation of Energy
    • Miguel A. Sanchez Fornié graduated in 1974 from the ETSI (ICAI) as Electromechanical Engineer, he also obtained a Nuclear Security Diploma from the MIT (Boston, 1977), and took a doctorate course in "Advanced Subjects of Regulation in the Electrical Sector" (2008). He joined Hidroeléctrica Española in 1974, where he was assigned to work on the Cofrentes nuclear power plant project in the first stage of his career, when he had the opportunity to work for General Electric in San José (California). Subsequently, he participated in the operation of Hidrola's electrical system, where he was responsible for its new control system. In 1991, as a result of the merger with Iberduero, he took responsibility for telecommunications, becoming involved in all its business aspects. Since 2003, he was also responsible for distribution control systems. In 2016 he took charge of the Global Management of Smart Grids of the Iberdrola group. Since 1980 he has been collaborating with the IIT in various research projects related to the Electricity Sector, participating in several projects under the financing of FP7 and H2020 programs of the European Commission. Since 2002 he has been teaching Intelligent Networks in different Master courses at Comillas University.

    SS10 | Sector coupling 

    DAY 2 JUN 29 SALA PICASSO | 10.30 - 12.00

    Chair: María Sicilia Chief Strategy Officer at ENAGÁS
     

    Add to calendar2021-06-29 15.30 2021-06-29 17:00 Europe/Madrid SS10 | Sector coupling  Chair: María Sicilia Chief Strategy Officer at ENAGÁSPOWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    The decarbonization of the energy system will require the deployment of large amounts of variable, renewable electricity generation, which may not be available when consumers demand it. It is therefore important to understand the correlation between generation and demand, the need for storage, and the role that renewable gases may play in providing storage but also final energy to consumers.

    CHAIR María Sicilia Chief Strategy Officer at ENAGÁS
    • Julián Barquín, Endesa
    • Paul Nillesen, Strategy&PWC
    • Estimating storage needs in Europe for sector coupling based on the correlation between renewable energy sources and heating and cooling demand
      Jasmine Ramsebner, TU Wien.
    • Christopher Jones, FSR
    SHORT BIOS
    Dr. Julian Barquin works at the Regulatory Affairs Department of Endesa. He specializes in wholesale market regulation, network and operation codes, as well as techno-economical analysis and simulation. Previously he was a Professor at Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid, Spain. He has been Visiting Scientist at MIT and Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge. He is author or co-author of several books and more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and a frequent speaker at conferences. He holds a PhD and Power Engineering degrees from Comillas Pontifical University and a Physics degree from UNED.
    Jasmine Ramsebner has been a research associate at the EEG since October 2018. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Business and Economics in 2013 and her Master's degree in Supply Chain Management at the Vienna University of Economics in 2015. From 2016-2018 she worked in an international consulting firm. Her main area of research at the TU Wien focuses on sustainable, integrated energy systems, the sector coupling concept, energy models and handling variable renewable energy sources. Within these topics, she finds herself confronted with many challenges similar to her former focus. Variability in volumes and timing caused similar issues as within a renewable energy system. However, her current research implies a link to environmental aspects that specifically motivate her in her activities.
    Jean-Michel Glachant is the Director of the Florence School of Regulation and the Holder of the Loyola de Palacio Chair. Glachant took his Ph.D. in economics at La Sorbonne in France. He worked in the industry and private sector before becoming professor at La Sorbonne. He has been advisor of DG TREN, DG COMP and DG RESEARCH at the European Commission and of the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE). He has been coordinator and scientific advisor of several European research projects. Jean-Michel Glachant has been editor-in-chief of EEEP: “Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy” (an IAEE journal) and he is vice-president of the International Association for Energy Economics.

    EP02 | Challenges for flexibility provision from distributed energy resources

    DAY 2 JUN 29 SALA GOYA | 10.30 - 12.00

    Chairs: Kirsten Glennung (E.DSO)
    Samuel Borroy (CIRCE)

    Add to calendar2021-06-29 15.30 2021-06-29 17:00 Europe/Madrid EP02 | Challenges for flexibility provision from distributed energy resources Chairs: Kirsten Glennung (E.DSO) Samuel Borroy (CIRCE)POWERTECH 2021

    ABSTRACT


    CoordiNet and Interrface were both kicked off in January 2019 with the aim to elaborate the recommendations for TSO-DSO-Consumer coordination which could support an enhanced uptake of renewable energy and unlock the value of distributed energy resources in the system. While having elaborated each their project plan with demonstrations in different countries which will test the proposed coordination schemes as well as products and services, the two projects have committed to collaborating and bringing forward their joint conclusions at the end of their work. In this session CoordiNet and Interface will present the preliminary results reached after the first two years of operating and layout the next steps of their work which will point towards the elaboration of a pan-European coordination platform as well as give input to the network codes.

    The session will also present the FLEXIGRID Project, which proposes to improve the distribution grid operation making it more flexible, reliable and cost-efficient, through the development of four hardware solutions consisting in (S1) the secondary substation of the future, (S2) new generation of smart meters with improved feeder-mapping capabilities, (S3) protections dealing with high RES penetration and (S4) a multi-purpose concentrator able to control grid assets, called Energy Box. Moreover, the project envisages the development of four additional software modules addressing (S5) fault location and self-healing, (S6) forecasting and grid operation, (S7) grid congestion management and (S8) thermal energy storage optimization. Furthermore, last solution is an open source platform to enable the integration of the different hardware and software solutions at the edge by fully exploiting the data provided by local and distributed energy resources.

    CHAIR Kirsten Glennung (E.DSO) Samuel Borroy (CIRCE)
    • FLEXIGRID Project - Interoperable solutions for implementing holistic flexibility services in the distribution grid
      SPEAKERS:
      - Alberto Laso Perez - University of Cantabria. Energy and Electricity department - Researcher; Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.; Topic: FLEXIGRID demonstration in Spain
      - Marily Efstratiadi - Elin Verd SA. Smart Energy Systems; Topic: FLEXIGRID demonstration in Greece
      - Vide Markovic - HEP-ODS - Engineer; Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.; FLEXIGRID demonstration in Croatia
      -Marco Baldini - EDYNA SRL - Special Projects; Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.; Topic: FLEXIGRID demonstration in Italy
      - Samuel Borroy - CIRCE Foundation. Director of Electrical Systems Area; Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.; Topic: Introduction of FLEXIGRID Project
    • CoordiNet and Interface
      SPEAKERS:
      - Kirsten Glennung - E.DSO
      - Marco BARON - Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks
      - Marco Rossi - Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE)
      - Pierre Mann - Institute of High Voltage Equipment and Grids, Digitalization and Energy Economics (IAEW)
    SHORT BIOS
    Kirsten Glennung is the Sustainability and Projects Director in E.DSO who represents the largest and leading DSOs in Europe with strong commitment to innovation. She is a graduate from Copenhagen Business School and College of Europe, and was selected for the European Commission Bluebook program in DG ENERGY before joining E.DSO as Junior Projects Officer in 2018. E.DSO has since 2019 expanded its activities in R&I significantly and is today involved in several flagship projects within European grid innovation underlining the central role that DSOs play in the energy transition.
    Marco BARON is currently the Head of Subsidized Programs Unit in Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks s.r.l. He received the M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from Università degli Studi Roma Tre. In 2010 he joined ENEL to work on Smart Grids and New Technologies Development. He has been involved in several European FP7 projects (e.g. ADDRESS, ADVANCED). He was responsible for the coordination of the FP7 European projects METER-ON and EVOLVDSO and the Horizon 2020 FLEXICIENCY. Currently, he is coordinator of the H2020 COORDINET project.
    Marco Rossi is Research Engineer at Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE), Italy, where his main activity covers electricity network modeling, simulation and analysis. His interests are principally in the field of grid innovation, especially looking at the integration of renewable energy resources in electricity networks. These interests are fed by his active participation in European Research and Innovation projects for which he has management and operative roles.
    Pierre Mann studied Business Administration and Engineering with a major in Electrical Power Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. Since 2016 he has been working at the Institute of High Voltage Equipment and Grids, Digitalization and Energy Economics (IAEW) in the research group Distributed Flexibility and has gained working experience in projects for energy utility companies, Transmission System Operators and in publicly funded research projects as a project consultant as well as a project manager. In his Ph.D. thesis, Mr. Mann focuses on the modelling of regional distributed electricity demand and decentralized flexibility options.
    FLEXIGRID
    Alberto Laso Perez
    Alberto Laso received the telecommunications engineer degree from the University of Cantabria (UC), Spain, in 2008 and the M.Sc. and Ph.D degree in industrial engineering in 2015 and 2021 also from the UC. He has been a researcher with the Department of Electrical and Energy Engineering in the Advanced Electro-energetic Technology Group (GTEA) since 2012. Additionally, he worked as a Telecommunication Engineering for a private company from 2009 to 2011.Affiliation: University of Cantabria. Energy and Electricity department - Researcher
    topic: FLEXIGRID demonstration in Spain
    Marily Efstratiadi
    Marily is a mechanical engineer with an MSc degree in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College of London. She has worked on the smart energy systems’ sector focusing on developing techno-economic feasibility studies of sustainable energy solutions for medium and large industrial and commercial customers. She is the R&D and commercial project manager of the Smart Energy Systems team of VERD. In her free time Marily enjoys any outdoors sports’ activity gets her away from the virtual world.
    Affiliation: Elin Verd SA. Smart Energy Systems - Project Manager
    topic: FLEXIGRID demonstration in Greece
    Vide Markovic
    Vide Marković received a Master’s degree on Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb, profile Electrical Power Engineering. He has been working as an electrical engineer in Croatian Distribution System Operator (HEP-DSO Ltd.) in Department of Power Network Protection and Power Quality on medium voltage power network protection relays and fault indicators since 2017.
    Affiliation: HEP-ODS - Engineer
    topic: FLEXIGRID demonstration in Croatia
    Marco Baldini
    Electronic engineer since 2004 for 10 years worked in Enel Distribuzione, the largest DSO in Italy, in the Network Operation in Florence, becoming an expert in protection systems and connections of production plants and customers on the MV grid.
    For a year worked in ENDESA, Spanish DSO, in the MV Control Centre in Seville, learning in the job other methodologies to manage the distribution grid.
    Since 2014 he works in EDYNA, Italian DSO of the South-Tyrol. Here as well as dealing with protections and connections of production plants, he has become expert in network planning and grid simulations, taking on the role of Technical Analysis responsible.
    At EDYNA, he also worked as a technical expert on several special projects. These include European projects SmartNet and Storage4Grid inside Horizon2020 program.
    In 2018 was co-author of the paper “Smart TSO-DSO interaction schemes and ICT solutions for the integration of ancillary services from distributed generation”, winner of the best Paper of the Paris 2018 CIGRE Session.
    Now he is technical responsible for the FlexiGrid project and coordinator for the Italian pilot.
    Affiliation: EDYNA SRL - Special Projects
    topic: FLEXIGRID demonstration in Italy
    Samuel Borroy
    He is the Director of the Electrical Systems Area of CIRCE, whose technological offer responds to the needs and challenges of the electrical sector in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution and use of electrical energy, under the paradigm of its evolution towards sustainable and smart systems.
    His professional career has been linked to the electrical sector since its inception. After an initial period in CIRCE, involved in R+D+i developments related to transmission and distribution networks protection, he joined the Network Security and Analysis department of Red Eléctrica de España (REE) to contribute to the objective of guaranteeing the security of the Power System. He returned to CIRCE as Head of Power System Protection & Smart Grids group at Electric Power Systems Area. Since 2015 he is Area Director at CIRCE.
    He is MSc Industrial Engineer from the University of Zaragoza, he obtained the Diploma of Advanced Studies and he is in the process of completing his PhD. His training is complemented and updated specifically with technical and management programs.
    Affiliation: CIRCE Foundation. Director of Electrical Systems Area
    topic: Introduction of FLEXIGRID Project and coordination of the session

  • EDT CEST AWST Aula Magna Sala Goya Sala Picasso
    Sala Velázquez Sala El Greco Sala Sorolla
    02:30 - 04:00 08:30 - 10:00 14:30 - 16:00 -- TS24 TS25 TS26 TS27 TS28
    04:00 - 04:30 10:00 - 10:30 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee
    04:30 - 06:00 10:30 - 12:00 16:30 - 18:00 -- EP03
    Implementation of Wide-Area Protection, Automation and Control System applied to crossborder transmission systems

    SS04
    Stability of power systems with very high penetration of renewable generation

    TS29 TS30 TS31
    06:00 - 07:00 12:00 - 13:00 18:00 - 19:00 Lunch
    07:30 - 09:00 13:30 - 15:00 19:30 - 21:00 PL02
    Power System Models
    for Real Life Problems
    iberdrola2

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    09:00 - 09:30 15:00 - 15:30 21:00 - 21:30 Tea
    09:30 - 11:00 15:30 - 17:00 21:30 - 23:00 -- SS02
    Integrated Distributed Energy Networks

    SS07
    Digitalization Technologies

    TS32 TS33 TS34
    11:00 - 12:30 17:00 - 18:30 23:00 - 01:30 -- PS11 PS12 PS13 PS14 PS15

    TS = Technical Sessions
    EP = European Projects
    SS = Special Sessions
    PS = Video-Poster Sessions
    TT = Tutorials

    EDT = Eastern Daylight Time
    CEST = Central European Summer Time
    AWST = Australian Western Standard Time

    PL02 | Power System Models for Real Life Problems

    DAY 3 JUN 30 AULA MAGNA | 13:30 - 15:00

    Chairs: Javier García-González (https://www.iit.comillas.edu/people/javiergg)
    IIT, Comillas University, Madrid

    Sonja Wogrin (https://www.iit.comillas.edu/people/swogrin)
    IIT, Comillas University, Madrid
     

    Add to calendar2021-06-30 15.30 2021-06-30 17:00 Europe/Madrid PL02 | Power System Models for Real Life Problems/span> Chairs: Javier García-González (https://www.iit.comillas.edu/people/javiergg) IIT, Comillas University, Madrid Sonja Wogrin (https://www.iit.comillas.edu/people/swogrin) IIT, Comillas University, Madrid/span>POWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT iberdrola2

    Decision makers of power systems must benefit from the latest advances in research areas such as optimization/simulation techniques, computer science, etc. To bridge the gap between industry and academia it is necessary to engage researchers in collaboration projects where real-life problems are addressed. This session will present some examples of such collaborative relationships and the main numerical and modeling challenges of future power systems will be identified. In particular, the mathematical and computational challenges related to large system planning under uncertainty will be discussed. Hot topics such as the flexibility provided by the demand side or the role of data analytics in the current digitalization and energy transition process and will also be presented. The pragmatic approaches required by the electric power industry will be discussed, and the active role that IIT has played during the last decades in developing tailor-based models for utilities, regulators, etc. will be shared with the audience.
    • Mathematical and computational challenges for the continental-wide planning of the European energy transition
      Arnaud Renaud, President of Artelys ( https://www.artelys.com/)
    • Stochastic optimization, data analytics and high-performance computing applied to energy problems
      Luiz Augusto Barroso, CEO of PSR (https://www.psr-inc.com/en/)
    • Managing demand side flexibility in the long-term and short-term
      Asgeir Tomasgard, Professor NTNU, Director, FME NTRANS – Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies www.ntrans.no, Director, NETI - NTNU Energy Transition Initiative www.ntnu.edu/energytransition
    • IIT developing models in its late thirties
      Andrés Ramos, Director of IIT, Comillas University (www.iit.comillas.edu)
    • Pragmatic approaches in the long-term modelling
      Alejandro López Aguayo, Responsible for Long Term Energy Planning, Iberdrola.
    SHORT BIOS
    Arnaud Renaud is the President and founder of Artelys, which was founded in 2000. He has more than 30 years of experience in the domain of energy modelling, optimization and forecasting. He has worked continuously with a large range of energy players (ministries, institutions, network operators, producers etc.) and has extensive experience in energy consulting. At Artelys, he has managed more than 100 consulting projects. He has supervised the R&D activities of Artelys and the design of algorithms and technologies such as Artelys Crystal. Prior to this, he managed several innovative optimization projects at EDF R&D (Electricité de France). He holds an engineering degree from ENSTA-Paris and a Master in Statistics from Paris 6 Jussieu University. In 1993, he received a PhD degree in Automatics and Mathematics from l’Ecole des Mines de Paris. From 2006 to 2015, he was an associate professor at Sorbonne University where he taught numerical optimization..
    Luiz Augusto Barroso is the CEO of PSR. From 2016 to 2018, he was the CEO of the Energy Research Office (EPE), a government company connected to the Ministry of Energy that runs all the energy planning studies in the country to support its energy policy decisions. In 2018 Luiz was also a visitor in the International Energy Agency (IEA) in France working in the IEA’s Clean Energy Transitions Program, a multi-year plan backed by 13 countries to support clean energy transitions around the world. Before joining EPE, he was a partner and managing director at PSR, where he worked for 17 years, coordinating studies on power-gas systems planning, economics, operation, risk management, and market design in about 30 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Luiz is a research affiliate of Comillas Pontifical University’s Institute for Research in Technology (IIT), and he lectures at the Florence School of Regulation (FSR), Italy. Luiz is or has been involved as Editor, Associated Editor or on the editorial board of many prestigious scientific journals and has authored over 200 technical papers. He is an IEEE Fellow appointed for his analytical contributions on power system economics and regulation. He was the Brazilian member of the C5 SC on electricity markets and regulations, where he was also part of its steering committee.
    Asgeir Tomasgard is a Professor at Norwegian University of Science and technology (NTNU) in Managerial Economics and Optimization doing research on energy transition strategies and energy policy, often using large-scale stochastic optimization models as a fundament. He obtained his PhD in operations research at NTNU in 1998. He was the director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Studies (CenSES) from 2009-2019 and is currently the director of FME NTRANS - Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies and the NTNU Energy Transition Initiative. He is the director of the Lab for computational economics and optimization at NTNU. Asgeir is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA). He was elected chair (2010-2013) for the Committee on Stochastic programming (COSP) a technical committee of the Mathematical Optimization Society. He is also part of the management board of the EURO working group on stochastic optimization. He is a member in INFORMS and IAEE. Asgeir is a member of the management board in the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint program in Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Energy Policies and Technologies. He is a member of the advisory board on climate for the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment and in the board of “Norsk klimastiftelse” and Smart Innovation Norway.
    Andrés Ramos received the degree of Electrical Engineer, from Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain in 1982 and the Ph.D. degree from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain in 1990. From 1982 to 1984 he was a research assistant at the Instituto Tecnológico para Postgraduados. Since 1984 he is at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Currently, he is a Full Professor at the Industrial Organization Department and at the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica where he is the Director. From 2015 up to 2020 he has been Director of the MBA in the Global Energy Industry. From 1999 up to 2008 Andrés has been Director of the Industrial Organization Department. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, California, USA in 1991-92 academic year and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the summer of 2009, January 2010 up to 2015, in March and May 2016, and in January 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. He was a Visiting Scholar at Aalborg University (Denmark) in February 2017, 2018, and 2019. Referee of international journals and conferences. Referee of the National Agency for Research Projects Evaluation. Member of several professional associations. His areas of interest include operations, planning and economy of electric energy systems, application of operations research to electric energy systems, and software development.
    Alejandro López Aguayo is responsible for Long Term Energy Planning in Iberdrola within the Global Energy Management Direction. He has been supporting most of the investment decisions in power generation since 2000, starting with new gas plants, then coal retrofits (FGD-SCR) and closures and, more recently, the accelerated growth of Iberdrola in renewables and storage globally. He provides power prices and insights in all the countries where Iberdrola has an interest in power generation. Long term models are a key piece in his job, and he has been leading the transformation of the models to meet the new and dynamic requirements of the energy transition scenario. He has been involved in several projects with IIT (Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica).
    Javier García González was born in Salamanca in 1972. He obtained the Industrial Engineer degree, specializing in Electricity, from ETSEIB, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, in 1996. That year he joined the Institute for Technological Research (IIT) of Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid where he obtained his PhD in 2001. His PhD thesis was awarded by the Royal Academy of Doctors as the best doctoral thesis in the scientific and technological area in that year. Currently he is Senior Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the ICAI School of Engineering, U. Pontificia Comillas, and Deputy Director of Economic Affairs at the IIT. From 2007 to 2014 he was the Director of the Master in the Electric Power Industry (MEPI), and Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Economics and Management of Network Industries (EMIN). In 2010 he was Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Since that year, he has been MIT affiliate as lecturer of the course "Electric power system modeling for a low carbon economy". In 2012 he was Visiting Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). His areas of interest include operations, planning and economy of power systems.
    Sonja Wogrin obtained a Dipl. Ing. (5-year degree) in Technical Mathematics at the Graz University of Technology (Jun. 2008) and a Master of Science in Computation for Design and Optimization at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Oct. 2008). She obtained her PhD (Jun. 2013) at the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (IIT) at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid, where she is also working as researcher (since May 2009) and Associate Professor in the Industrial Organization Department. Her research interests lie within the area of decision support systems in the energy sector, optimization and in particular the generation capacity expansion problem.

    SS02 | Integrated Distributed Energy Networks

    DAY 3 JUN 30 SALA GOYA | 15:30 - 17:00

    Chair: Misha Chertkov University of Arizona, Tucson; Skoltech, Moscow

    Add to calendar2021-06-30 15:30 2021-06-30 17:00 Europe/Madrid SS02 | Integrated Distributed Energy Networks Chair: Misha Chertkov University of Arizona, Tucson; Skoltech, MoscowPOWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    Multi-energy Systems are undergoing tremendous changes. Opportunities in integrated planning, operation, and modeling of the energy systems, including electric, natural gas, and district heating–cooling systems together with the demand side, are many. Traditionally, the role of electric power has been regarded as an energy carrier between the power plants and the consumers. Consequently, the focus of power system analysis, planning, and operation has been limited to those parts of the system that are between the electrical side of the power generators and the power outlets of the consumers. By expanding the system boundaries to also include the dynamics of supply of primary energy, for example, gas, and the characteristics of consumers’ power consumption, the overall efficiency and security of the power system can be improved. Furthermore, energy requirements of some consumers can be satisfied by different energy carriers. For example, heating can be achieved by electric power, gas, or, if available, district heating networks. An integrated analysis of all these systems would, therefore, offer new possibilities of providing an energy system with additional redundancy and flexibility, resulting in more efficient and resilient energy offerings to the consumers and the society, in general. Energy efficiency and renewable integration are also the drivers for energy system decarbonization. Final energy uses should be optimized especially in buildings and transport. Electrification of mobility and heating and cooling are in line with this trend. Integration of supply networks for electricity, heat and gas including future renewable gases, as hydrogen, poses important challenges in planning and operation of these infrastructures, together with optimization and control of final energy resources. The role of energy communities will be also discussed.

    CHAIR Misha Chertkov University of Arizona, Tucson; Skoltech, Moscow
    • Role and potential of energy communities in the decarbonisation of the European energy system
      Hans Auer (TU-Wien)
    • A Hierarchical Approach to Multienergy Demand Response: From Electricity to Multienergy Applications
      Misha Chertkov* (University of Arizona, Tucson and Skoltech, Moscow)
    • Flexibility in multi-energy systems
      Gianfranco Chicco (Politecnico di Torino)
    • Flexibility and grid services from hydrogen-based distributed multi-energy systems
      Pierluigi Mancarella (Univ of Melbourne and Manchester)
    • Technical Strategies and Open Source Analytics to Support Planning, Design, and Optimization of Multi-Energy Systems in Communities and Districts
      Ben Polly (NREL)
    • Multienergy Networks Analytics: Standardized Modeling, Optimization, and Low Carbon Analysis
      Ning Zhang (State Key Laboratory of Power Systems, Tsinghua University, Beijing)
    SHORT BIOS
      Hans Auer has been with Energy Economics Group (EEG) at Technische Universität Wien for more than 25 years, accompanied by various research fellowships and visits abroad. After studying electrical engineering (1996, MSc), he graduated in the field of energy economics (2000, PhD and 2012, Venia Docendi). Since the beginning of his academic career, Hans has been working on various aspects of energy market design and grid/market integration of renewable energy technologies both in applied research (coordination of a multitude of EU and national projects) as well as teaching/supervision of students, graduates and doctoral candidates. He has a significant amount of scientific publications and conference contributions (worldwide). Hans is an active member in different academic and scientific committees and associations.
      Michael (Misha) Chertkov is a Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP) in Applied Mathematics at the University of Arizona (UArizona). He also has courtesy appointments at the Department of Computer Science and GIDP in Statistics and Data Science of the UArizona. Misha area of focus is mathematics, including statistics and data science, applied to physical, engineered and other systems and networks. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1996, spent three years at Princeton University as a R.H. Dicke Fellow in the Department of Physics, and joined Los Alamos NL in 1999, initially as a J.R. Oppenheimer Fellow and then as a Technical Staff Member. During his 20 years at LANL he led multiple LDRD/DR, DTRA and DOE/EERE projects, in particular on “physics of algorithms”, “optimization, inference and learning of energy systems” and “machine learning for turbulence”. Misha has moved to Tucson in 2019. He has published more than 200 papers, is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a senior member of IEEE.
    Gianfranco Chicco graduated in Electrotechnics Engineering (honors) at Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), Torino, Italy, and received the Ph.D. degree in Electrotechnics engineering from the POLITO School. He is currently a Full Professor of Power and Energy Systems at POLITO. He received the title of “Doctor Honoris Causa” from the University Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania) and from the Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi (Romania) in 2017 and 2018, respectively. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (Power and Energy Society) since 2018, and the vice-Chair of the IEEE Italy Section since 2021. He is the Scientific Responsible of the research group on Power and Energy Systems at POLITO, and the Responsible of the Torino unit of the Italian Consortium ENSIEL. In 2003 he was a Member of the Administration Board of POLITO and a Member of its “Budget and Accounting Management” and “Personnel Management” Commissions. In 2007-2015 he was the President of the University Academic Planning Council in Electrical Engineering at POLITO. He participated in various European Projects under FP6, FP7 and H2020 funding. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks (Elsevier), a Subject Editor of Energy (Elsevier), and an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy, IET Renewable Power Generation, and Energies (MDPI). He is a past Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He was the Chair of the International Conferences 55th UPEC (2020), 7th IEEE PES ISGT Europe (2017), and 6th WESC (2006).His research activities include Power System Analysis, Distribution System Analysis and Optimization, Electrical Load Management, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact of Multi-Energy Systems, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence Applications to Power and Energy Systems, Renewable Energy Sources and Distributed Generation, and Power Quality. His International scientific production includes one book, five book chapters, over 100 journal publications, and over 150 publications in conference proceedings.
      Pierluigi Mancarella (M’08–SM’14) received the MSc and PhD degrees in electrical energy systems from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He is currently Chair Professor of Electrical Power Systems at The University of Melbourne, Australia, and Professor of Smart Energy Systems at The University of Manchester, UK. His research interests include multi-energy systems, grid integration of renewables, energy infrastructure planning under uncertainty, and reliability and resilience assessment of low-carbon networks. Pierluigi is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and an IEEE Power and Energy Society Distinguished Lecturer.
      Ben Polly is a senior research engineer in the Building Technologies & Science Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. Ben’s work is focused on zero energy buildings, neighborhoods, campuses, and districts; urban energy planning, design, and optimization; and grid-interactive efficient buildings. Ben specializes in the development, validation and application of energy analysis approaches.
      Ning Zhang is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University. He got his B.Sc. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2007. He got his Ph.D in electrical engineering with Excellent Doctoral Thesis Award and Excellent Graduate Student Award from Tsinghua University in 2012. After he completed two-year research as a post doctor, he started working in Tsinghua University as a Lecturer in 2014. He was a research associate in The University of Manchester from Oct. 2010 to Jul. 2011 and a research assistant in Harvard University from Dec. 2013 to Mar 2014. His research interests include multiple energy system, power system planning and operation with renewable energy (wind power photovoltaic, concentrated solar power). He was awarded The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Young Engineers for UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2018. He serves as the editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (TPWRS). He also serves as the convenor of C1.47 and Member of C6/C1.33 and C6/C2.34. He has published more than 150 papers with over 5000 citations with an H index of 40 on Google Scholar.

    SS07 | Digitalization Technologies

    DAY 3 JUN 30 SALA PICASSO | 10:00 - 10:30

    Chair: Miguel Ángel Sánchez Fornié IIT, Comillas University, Madrid

    Add to calendar2021-06-30 10:00 2021-06-30 10:30 Europe/Madrid SS07 | Digitalization Technologies Chair: Miguel Ángel Sánchez Fornié IIT, Comillas University, MadridPOWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    Digitalization of power networks is a must. Energy transition is requesting an unprecedent active role to the power networks, specially distribution networks to integrate DERs, and without full observability, data processing and automated operation, the efficient transformation will not happen. This session will be dedicated to share, including research, innovation, deployment and operation of technologies used to digitalize power networks. The following main areas will be covered.
    Data, sensoring and conditioning; Connectivity, telecommunications; Information Processing (Big data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Digital twinning) and Cybersescurity.

    CHAIR Miguel Ángel Sánchez Fornié IIT, Comillas University, Madrid
    • Analytics for Supporting High Resolution Distribution Network Observability.
      Bruce Stephen, University of Strathclyde, UK
    • Broad band Power line Communications in the Smart Grids deployments.
      Markus Hofssaess, EoN, Germany
    • Digitalising distribution grids: Smart meter data analytics.
      Mónica Aragüés, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
    • Edge computing use as a way to distribute processing and telecommunications requirements for digitalizing power networks.
      Iker Urrutia IBERDROLA, Spain
    • Cybersecuring legacy power control systems.
      Marteen Hoove, ENCS, The Netherlands
    • 5G for energy grids: more than just fast connection
      Antonello Monti, RWTH Aachen, Germany
    SHORT BIOS
      Dr. Mònica Aragüés Peñalba Lecturer of the Electrical Engineering Department of the UPC (Serra Hunter Fellow). She has participated in industrial and research projects related to the grid integration of renewables (offshore wind and photovoltaics) at transmission and distribution level. She is currently the project coordinator of BD4OPEM H2020. Her research interests include renewable integration in power systems, transmission and distribution power systems, wind and solar power plants operation and control, microgrids operation and control, optimization and data science applications to power systems.
      Iker Urrutia received an M.S. in telecommunications engineering from University of Deusto, Bilbao, in 2002. He started his career as a consultant in Accenture and he joined the Iberdrola group in 2006, where he has performed several roles in the telecommunications department and, more recently, in the metering area within smart grids, including a two year international assignment as project manager of a smart metering project in NY state. He is currently head of the global smart metering practice in Iberdrola Networks, being responsible of the technology definition and project implementations within the companies. He is active since more than 10 years ago in standardization bodies and several industry associations, being the current Spanish representative of CIGRÉ Committee C6.

    SS04 | Stability of power systems with very high penetration of renewable generation

    DAY 3 JUN 30 SALA PICASSO | 10:30 - 12:00

    Chair: Luis Rouco IIT, Comillas University, Madrid

    Add to calendar2021-06-30 10:30 2021-06-30 12:00 Europe/Madrid SS04 | Stability of power systems with very high penetration of renewable generation Chair: Luis Rouco IIT, Comillas University, MadridPOWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    Stability would be severely threaten if the traditional operation of power systems were to be maintained in a scenario of a high penetration of renewable energy sources connected through power electronic converters. Given the current relevance of this topic, this session seeks a comprehensive revision. Analysis and simulation tools, practical experiences, and solutions will be reported.

    CHAIR Luis Rouco IIT, Comillas University, Madrid
    • Voltage Stability Support Offered by Distributed Resources
      Costas Vournas, NTUA
    • Grid-Forming Converter Contro
      Florian Dorfler, ETH
    • Impacts of PE devices on interarea oscillations : example of embedded HVDC links in AC grid and effects of RES
      Gilles Torresan, RTE
    • Black start with wind generation
      Juan Carlos Pérez-Campion, Iberdrola
    • Real-time simulation and HIL testing for validating an innovative under-frequency load shedding approach
      Kati Sidwall (RTDS Technologies Inc., Canada), Urban Rudez and Rajne Ilievska, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
    SHORT BIOS
    Luis Rouco is Professor of the School of Engineering of Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain, Prof. Rouco develops his research activities at Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (IIT). His areas of expertise are modelling, simulation, simulation, control and identification of electric power. Prof. Rouco is Senior Member of IEEE and Distinguished Member of Cigré. He is president of the Electric Energy Systems-University Enterprise Training Partnership (EES-UETP), Member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish National Committee of CIGRE, Convener of the Advisory Group A1.5 New Technologies of the Study Committee A1 Rotating Machines of CIGRE, past editor of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution and IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, member of the Technical Program Committee of Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC) and Technical Program Chair of the IEEE PowerTech Madrid 2021. He has been visiting scientist at Ontario Hydro (Toronto, Canada), MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) y ABB Power Systems (Vasteras, Sweden).
    Constantine (Costas) Vournas is Professor Emeritus in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He has published close to 200 papers in International Journals and Conferences and has co-authored the book “Voltage Stability of Electric Power Systems”. His research interests are in the area of power system dynamics, stability and control and include voltage stability and security analysis, wind generator integration in power systems, novel control applications in the distribution and transmission grid, as well as the effect of deregulation on power system operation and control. He is Fellow of IEEE since 2005, Life Fellow since 2019, member of CIGRE, Editor of Electric Power System Research International Journal. He was the recipient of the IEEE/PES Prabha Kundur Award for 2019. He was Chair of the IEEE/PES Power Tech Steering Committee (2007-2019), Region 8 Representative on the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Governing Board (2011-2014), and is the immediate Past Chair of the IEEE/PES Power Systems Dynamic Performance Committee. Since 2021 he is Chair of the Energy WG of the IEEE European Public Policy Committee (EPPC).
    Florian Dörfler is an Associate Professor at the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zürich and the Associate Head of the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2013, and a Diplom degree in Engineering Cybernetics from the University of Stuttgart in 2008. From 2013 to 2014 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of California Los Angeles. His primary research interests are centered around control, optimization, and system theory with applications in network systems, in particular electric power grids. He is a recipient of the distinguished young research awards by IFAC (Manfred Thoma Medal 2020) and EUCA (European Control Award 2020). His students were winners or finalists for Best Student Paper awards at the European Control Conference (2013, 2019), the American Control Conference (2016), the Conference on Decision and Control (2020), the PES General Meeting (2020), and the PES PowerTech Conference (2017). He is furthermore a recipient of the 2010 ACC Student Best Paper Award, the 2011 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, the 2012-2014 Automatica Best Paper Award, the 2016 IEEE Circuits and Systems Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award, and the 2015 UCSB ME Best PhD award.
    SS04 5 Gilles Torresan received the degree in electrical engineering from Grenoble INP, France. He joined Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE), the French Transmission System Operator (TSO), in 2001. He worked in the Operation department for 18 years, mainly involved in power system stability studies. He is currently working for the Research and Development department and his main fields of interest are power system stability, grid code for generators and oscillation monitoring.
    Juan Carlos Pérez-Campión has 22 years’ experience in wind energy. He began his career with Gamesa Eólica in 1999 working in the Engineering Department as head of the Control and Regulation team. In this role, he led the design and implementation of control strategy for wind turbines, regulation strategies for wind farms (Active Power, Reactive Power and Voltage controllers) and he carried out multiple studies to meet the requirements described in grid codes of several countries. In 2006 Juan Carlos joined Iberdrola Renovables as head of Control Systems, Grid Integration and Cybersecurity team. He has been involved in a variety of projects such as new software control validations designs, wind turbine due diligences in onshore and offshore wind farms, wind energy integration, new SCADA design, impact of harmonics and sub-synchronous resonances in wind farms and monitoring projects in wind turbines and solar power plants. He has led projects granted by the European Commission such as Wind on The Grid and Twenties. Currently he is involved in the design of grid forming strategies for wind a solar power plants. These new strategies will provide the capability of islanding and black start.
    Kati Sidwall holds a B.Eng in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering from Carleton University, Canada. She founded the annual Carleton University Green Energy Symposium in 2010. In 2012, she received the Canadian Solar Industries Association’s Emerging Leader Award. She currently serves as a Simulation Specialist at RTDS Technologies Inc.
    Urban Rudež received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2005 and 2011, respectively. After finishing his graduate study he worked with the Korona company in Ljubljana for 2 years as a system engineer in the Department for Power Engineering. In 2007 he joined the Department of Power Systems and Devices at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, where he still works as a researcher and assistant professor. His areas of interest include mainly power-system modelling, power-system dynamic simulations, system integrity protection schemes and wide area measurement, protection and control applications. He is an active member in CIGRE Paris and IEEE.
    Rajne Ilievska received B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia in 2017, and in 2019 she received M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is currently a Ph.D. student and a researcher at the Department of Power System and Devices at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. Her main research field is power system stability, including power system modelling, power system dynamic simulations, protection and control of power systems.

    EP03 | Implementation of Wide-Area Protection, Automation and Control System applied to crossborder transmission systems

    DAY 3 JUN 30 SALA GOYA | 10:30 - 12:00

    Chair: Eduardo Martínez (Head of Protection Systems (CIRCE))

    Add to calendar2021-06-30 10:30 2021-06-30 12:00 Europe/Madrid EP03 | Stability of power systems with very high penetration of renewable generation Chair: Eduardo Martínez (Head of Protection Systems (CIRCE)POWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    Wide area protection and Control (WAMPAC) are systems with increasing implementation in transmission systems. Power oscillation monitoring, wide area protection, feedback and actuation with active elements, system state estimation, islanding detection, among others; are services that can be implemented in WAMPAC systems.

    Designing and testing these solutions in laboratory before its implementation in field are needed to verify and debug the behaviour of the proposed solutions. Interoperability between different manufacturers, incidence of the communications in the performance, actuation times of the algorithms, ability to detect and act against different disturbances are some interesting aspects to be verified in laboratory.

    To stablish a fruitful debate about WAMPAC solutions, this Special Session includes different researchers and technicians that are involved in Working Group 6 of FARCROSS Project. In that project, a DEMO of a Wide Area Protection and Control System will be deployed in Greek Transmission System.

    During this Special Session, the presenters will introduce each topic by presenting different oscillation detection and protection algorithms and its applicability and efficiency for real time applications. These methods will be used in the project for implementation of wide area protection based on PMU measurements and power oscillation damping by interaction with active elements in the grid. Previously to its implementation in the field, a lab-scaled laboratory using RTDS and physical elements (PMUs, PDC; the same than will be used in the real DEMO) is already ready to check the behaviour of the proposed solutions.

    The different parts of the session will go through important aspects of Wide-Area applications. The presentations will introduce the debate with the audience by briefly explaining the specific applications developed in the project.

    CHAIR Eduardo Martínez (Head of Protection Systems (CIRCE)
    • Anastasis Tzoumpas (Ubitech Energy, Head of Unit, Electrical Power and Energy Systems)
      Konstantinos Plakas (IPTO – Independent Greek Transmission System Operator)
      Dalibor Brnobic – (Founder and R&D Engineer at STER)
      Zafer Korkmaz – Senior Application Engineer (SEL – Schweitzer Ingeneering Laboratories)
      Anibal Prada – Researcher (CIRCE)
    SHORT BIOS
    Anastasis Tzoumpas, Head of Unit, Electrical Power and Energy Systems at UBITECH ENERGY. He has strong R&D background with 18 years of research and management experience in FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020 EU R&D projects. He has studied at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens. He has been certified within the SCoOPE project (H2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake, Saving Cooperative Energy) as Energy Manager. His is currently active in the following research areas: Energy market and regulation analysis, development of innovative business models, cost benefit analysis of smart grid technologies, development of scalability and replicability plans and development of cybersecurity schemes for power systems.
    Konstantinos Plakas is a R&D Electrical Engineer in the Research, Technology and Development Department of the Independent Greek Transmission System Operator, namely IPTO. Konstantinos holds a B.Sc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). In 2019, he also acquired his M.Sc degree in Wind Energy from the Danish Technical University (DTU). Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. degree at the University of Patras in the scientific field of Smart grids Technologies. His research interests lie primarily in the fields of energy forecasting, integration of renewable energy sources in the grid, energy markets, balancing services and modelling wind generation variability.
    Dalibor Brnobic received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and MSc in Electrical Engineering from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia in 1997 and 2005 respectively. He was with Technical Faculty University of Rijeka from 2001 to 2012 as a teaching assistant and a head of Control and automation laboratory. In 2006 he founded Studio Elektronike Rijeka Ltd (STER), R&D SME that develops complex measurement systems for electrical power systems. He conducted numerous field surveys in electrical systems both on- and off-shore in petroleum industry, distribution networks, shipyards and ship systems with PQ instrumentation and portable WAMS.
    Yusuf Zafer Korkmaz received his B.Sc. in electrical and electronics engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 1995. He worked on protection and control schemes, substation automation and telemetry systems and generator auto synchronization systems. In 2013, he joined Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. where he works as a senior application engineer. His focus area is power system protection, automation, control and communication systems for utilities and industrial plants. He is a member of IEEE.
    Anibal Prada Electrical Engineer by the Simón Bolivar University of Venezuela (2010). He has worked in CIRCE since 2018, where he is Researcher/Technician inside Network Studies & Smart Grids group of Electrical System area. Main responsibilities include the participation in process of Homologation and Validation of Power System Protection Relays. He participates in R&D projects related to protections relays in transmission and distribution systems and WAMPAC systems applied to transmission grid (FARCROSS). Furthermore, he has also experience in protection relay testing in laboratory and substation for different DSO and manufacturers. He has more than 8 years of experience in the area of testing, commissioning, setting and installation of protection relays for multiple manufacturers working inside the electrical industry, 1 year of experience in designs and manufacture of distribution transformer and 1 year of experience in the development of detailed engineering of electrical system for petrochemical industry.
    Eduardo Martínez Electrical Engineer by the University of Zaragoza and MsC in Electric and Electronic Engineering and Control Systems, he is presently pursuing his PhD in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency, working on improved protection algorithms in grids with high penetration of renewable energies. He has been working in CIRCE since 2011, where he is currently the Head of Protection Systems group. He is specialized in control system algorithms and protection relay engineering. He is an expert in “hardware in the loop” simulation in real time using RTDS platform. His main interest fields are focused on protection relay performance and designing control systems of wind turbines and PV generators. He is author and co-author of several publications in conferences and journals. He is professor in EUREC Master degree.

  • EDT CEST AWST Aula Magna Sala Goya Sala Picasso
    Sala Velázquez Sala El Greco Sala Sorolla
    02:30 - 04:00 08:30 - 10:00 14:30 - 16:00 -- TS35 TS36 TS37 TS38 TS39
    04:00 - 04:30 10:00 - 10:30 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee
    04:30 - 06:00 10:30 - 12:00 16:30 - 18:00 -- SS05
    Challenges and solutions
    for islands with large-scale
    integration of renewables

    SS06
    Big Data and Machine Learning for Power Systems

    TS40 TS41 TS42
    06:00 - 07:00 12:00 - 13:00 18:00 - 19:00 Lunch
    07:30 - 09:00 13:30 - 15:00 19:30 - 21:00 PL03
    Successful publishing in Power Journals
    student

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    09:00 - 09:30 15:00 - 15:30 21:00 - 21:30 Tea
    09:30 - 11:00 15:30 - 17:00 21:30 - 23:00 -- SS09
    Storage for Power Systems
    repsol

    TS43 TS44 TS45 TS46
    11:00 - 12:30 17:00 - 18:30 23:00 - 01:30 -- PS16 PS17 PS18 PS19 PS20

    TS = Technical Sessions
    EP = European Projects
    SS = Special Sessions
    PS = Video-Poster Sessions
    TT = Tutorials

    EDT = Eastern Daylight Time
    CEST = Central European Summer Time
    AWST = Australian Western Standard Time

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    EP03 | Successful publishing in Power Journals

    DAY 4 JUL 01 AULA MAGNA | 13:30 - 15:00

    Chair: Luis Rouco IIT, Comillas University, Madrid

    Add to calendar2021-07-01 13:30 2021-07-01 15:00 Europe/Madrid PL03 | Journal Editors session Chair: Luis Rouco IIT, Comillas University, MadridPOWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    Publishing research results in JCR journals has always been a challenge, specially for young researchers. The editors in chief of four of the most respected journals on power engineering will provide an overview of their work and will give some advice on how to succeed in publishing in their journals.

    CHAIR Luis Rouco (Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain)
    • Nikos Hatziargyriou, National Technical University of Athens, Editor in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
      Christian Rehtanz, Institute of Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economics (ie3) at the TU Dortmund University, Editor in-Chief of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
      Carlo Alberto Nucci, University of Bologna, Editor in-Chief of the Electric Power Systems Research
      Vladimir Terzija, Skoltech, Moscow, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy
    SHORT BIOS
    Chair -Luis Rouco (Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain)
    Luis Rouco is Professor of the School of Engineering of Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain, Prof. Rouco develops his research activities at Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (IIT). His areas of expertise are modelling, simulation, simulation, control and identification of electric power. Prof. Rouco is Senior Member of IEEE and Distinguished Member of Cigré. He is president of the Electric Energy Systems-University Enterprise Training Partnership (EES-UETP), Member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish National Committee of CIGRE, Convener of the Advisory Group A1.5 New Technologies of the Study Committee A1 Rotating Machines of CIGRE, past editor of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution and IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, member of the Technical Program Committee of Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC) and Technical Program Chair of the IEEE PowerTech Madrid 2021. He has been visiting scientist at Ontario Hydro (Toronto, Canada), MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) y ABB Power Systems (Vasteras, Sweden).
    Nikos D. Hatziargyriou - Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
    Nikos D. Hatziargyriou is professor in Power Systems at the National Technical University of Athens. He has over 10 year industrial experience as Chairman and CEO of the Hellenic Distribution Network Operator and as executive Vice-Chair of the Public Power Corporation. He was chair and vice-chair of the EU Technology and Innovation Platform on Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP-SNET). He is honorary member of CIGRE and Life Fellow of IEEE, currently Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. He is the 2017 recipient of the IEEE/PES Prabha S. Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award. He is author and of more than 250 journal and 500 conference papers and he is included in the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Thomson Reuters lists of top 1% most cited researchers. He is Globe Energy Prize laureate 2020.
    Christian Rehtanz- Editor in-Chief of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
    Christian Rehtanz received his diploma degree in electrical engineering at the TU Dortmund University, Germany, in 1994 and his Ph.D. in 1997. In 2003 he received the venia legendi in electrical power systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). From 2000 on he worked at ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland. He became head of technology for the global ABB business area of power systems in 2003 and director of ABB Corporate Research in China in 2005. Since 2007 Rehtanz has been head of the Institute of Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economics (ie3) at the TU Dortmund University. Additionally he is Adjunct Professor at the Hunan University in Changsha, China, Honorary Professor of the Univ. of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and Member of the Academy of Science Berlin-Brandenburg in Germany. Rehtanz’ research activities in the field of electrical power systems and power economics include technologies for network enhancement and congestion relief like stability assessment, wide-area monitoring, protection, and coordinated network-control as well as integration and control of distributed generation and storages. He holds the MIT World Top 100 Young Innovators Award 2003 and is author of more than 250 scientific publications, 4 books and 22 patents and patent applications.
    Christian Rehtanz- Editor in-Chief of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
    Christian Rehtanz received his diploma degree in electrical engineering at the TU Dortmund University, Germany, in 1994 and his Ph.D. in 1997. In 2003 he received the venia legendi in electrical power systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). From 2000 on he worked at ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland. He became head of technology for the global ABB business area of power systems in 2003 and director of ABB Corporate Research in China in 2005. Since 2007 Rehtanz has been head of the Institute of Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economics (ie3) at the TU Dortmund University. Additionally he is Adjunct Professor at the Hunan University in Changsha, China, Honorary Professor of the Univ. of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and Member of the Academy of Science Berlin-Brandenburg in Germany. Rehtanz’ research activities in the field of electrical power systems and power economics include technologies for network enhancement and congestion relief like stability assessment, wide-area monitoring, protection, and coordinated network-control as well as integration and control of distributed generation and storages. He holds the MIT World Top 100 Young Innovators Award 2003 and is author of more than 250 scientific publications, 4 books and 22 patents and patent applications.
    Vladimir Terzija - Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
    Vladimir Terzija was born in Donji Baraci (former Yugoslavia). He received the Dipl-Ing., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, in 1988, 1993, and 1997, respectively. He is a Full Professor at Skoltech, Moscow, Russia. He is also a Distinguished Professor at the Shandong University, Jinan, China, where he has been since 2013.
    From 1997 to 1999, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. From 2000 to 2006, he was a senior specialist for switchgear and distribution automation with ABB, Ratingen, Germany. From 2006 to 2020 he was the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Chair Professor in Power System Engineering with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K. His current research interests include smart grid applications; wide-area monitoring, protection, and control; multi-energy systems; switchgear and transient processes; ICT, data analytics and digital signal processing applications in power systems.
    Prof. Terzija is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Fellow of IEEE, as well as a DAAD and Taishan Scholar. He is the recipient of the National Friendship Award, China (2019). Since 2018, he is the National Thousand Talents at the Shandong University, China. He is also PI of recently awarded Megagrant project funded by Russian Federation.
    Gianfranco Chicco - Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks
    Gianfranco Chicco holds a Ph.D. in Electrotechnics Engineering and is a Full Professor of Electrical Energy Systems at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the Universities Politehnica of Bucharest and “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi (Romania) in 2017 and 2018. He is the Vice-Chair of the IEEE R8 Italy Section. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks, a Subject Editor of Energy, an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, the IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy, IET Renewable Power Generation, and Energies. He was the Conference Chair of WESC 2006, IEEE ISGT Europe 2017 and UPEC 2020.
    His research activities include Power System Analysis, Distribution System Analysis and Optimization, Electrical Load Management, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact of Multi-Energy Systems, Data Analytics Applied to Power and Energy Systems, and Power Quality.

    SS05 | Challenges and solutions for islands with large-scale integration of renewables

    DAY 4 JUL 01 SALA GOYA | 10:30 - 12:00

    Chair: Joao Peças Lopes INESC TEC, Porto Porto University (FEUP)

    Add to calendar2021-07-01 13:30 2021-07-01 15:00 Europe/Madrid EP03 | Challenges and solutions for islands with large-scale integration of renewables Chair: Joao Peças Lopes INESC TEC, Porto Porto University (FEUP)POWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    Several thousand island power system exist worldwide; the number of off-grid systems and of events of resource island systems is increasing. Island power systems face challenges associated with heavy dependence on fossil fuels, high energy costs, limited technical capacity and fragile natural environment. The transition to renewable and sustainable systems is particularly challenging for such systems. This special session will address the challenges and opportunities, and the roles of island in the future. The session will pin point operation and planning issues to accomplish the energy transition, methods and tools needed to cope with, and showcase practical experiences.

    CHAIR Joao Peças Lopes INESC TEC, Porto Porto University (FEUP)
    • Planning and operation of island power systems with 100% of renewable generation. Specific grid codes for safe integration of renewable power sources in islands.
      João A. Peças Lopes, INESC TEC, Porto University (FEUP) - Chairman
    • Robust energy management for island systems with high renewable penetration
      Nikos D. Hatziargyriou, National Technical University of Athens
    • Transforming small island power systems-Case studies
      Gayathri Nair, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
    • Operational experience with energy storage systems in island power system to improve stability of small island power systems
      Alberto Barrado, Endesa
    • System protection in island power systems with high renewable penetration
      Lukas Sigrist, IIT, Comillas University, Madrid
    SHORT BIOS
    João A. Peças Lopes is Full Professor at Porto University (FEUP) where he teaches in the graduation and post graduation areas. He is presently Associate Director and Coordinator of the TEC4Energy initiative at INESC TEC, one of the largest R&D interface institutions of the University of Porto. His main domains of research are related with large scale integration of renewable power sources, power system dynamics, microgeneration and microgrids, smartmetering and electric vehicle grid integration. He supervised 30 PhD Thesis. He is author or co-author of more than 400 papers and co-editor and co-author of the book “Electric Vehicle Integration into Modern Power Networks” edited by Springer. He has more than 7.000 citations in Scopus. He is a Fellow from IEEE. He is also member of the Power Systems Dynamic Performance Committee of the IEEE PES. He is Editor of the (SEGAN) Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks journal. He is Honorary member of the editorial board of the IET Energy Conversion and Economics. He is Associate editor of the Journal on Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy. He is Associate editor of the China Electrotechnical Society Transactions on Electrical Machines and Systems.
    Nikos D. Hatziargyriou is professor in Power Systems at the National Technical University of Athens. He has over 10 year industrial experience as Chairman and CEO of the Hellenic Distribution Network Operator and as executive Vice-Chair of the Public Power Corporation. He was chair and vice-chair of the EU Technology and Innovation Platform on Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP-SNET). He is honorary member of CIGRE and Life Fellow of IEEE, currently Editor in Chief of the IEEE Trans on Power Systems. He is the 2017 recipient of the IEEE/PES Prabha S. Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award. He is author and of more than 250 journal and 500 conference papers and he is included in the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Thomson Reuters lists of top 1% most cited researchers. He is Globe Energy Prize laureate 2020.
    Gayathri Nair works as an Associate Programme Officer for Renewable Energy Grid Integration at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s Innovation and Technology Centre in Bonn, Germany since 2018. Her major role has been to coordinate grid assessment studies and contributing to technical capacity building programs on grid integration of variable renewable energy sources, for several Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and developing countries hoping to achieve energy transition to renewables. She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering/Power systems from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India and worked as an academician for several years prior to joining IRENA.
     SS05 5 Alberto Barrado received his MSc from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in 1999. He joined Endesa in 2000. He has held several positions in the engineering division of Endesa: (responsible of power lines, protection, system studies). He is now attached to Technical Support – Electrical department inside the unit of Global Thermal Generation of Enel in charge of global reference in Protection of Electrical Systems. He has been involved in a number of projects on the installation of energy storage systems in the Spanish island systems.
    Lukas Sigrist is a researcher at Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (IIT) of Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, and the secretary of the institute’s council. He has been involved in a large number of research projects related to power-system stability and power-system operation under high penetration of non-synchronous generation particularly in the area of island power systems. His areas of interest are modeling, analysis, simulation, and identification of electric power systems. Lukas is the secretary of the Spanish IEEE PES chapter and associated editor of the IET GTD. He is a member of the CIRED working groud 2018-3 on "Technical requirements for microgrids operating in both islanded and interconnected mode".

    SS06 | Big Data and Machine Learning for Power Systems

    DAY 4 JUL 01 SALA PICASSO | 10:30 - 12:00

    Chair: Ricardo Bessa INESC TEC, Porto

    Add to calendar2021-07-01 13:30 2021-07-01 15:00 Europe/Madrid SS06 | Big Data and Machine Learning for Power Systems Chair: Ricardo Bessa INESC TEC, PortoPOWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    The technological revolution in the power system sector is generating large volumes of data with important impact in the business and functional processes of system operators, generation companies, market players and grid users. In this context, the application of machine learning (ML) and other techniques from the artificial intelligence (AI) broader domain can deliver significant improvement of different key performance indicators, like profit maximization in electricity markets (e.g., participating in continuous intraday markets) or improvement of quality of supply in electrical grids (e.g., avoid cascading events and blackouts). This Special Session will address important challenges and needs, such as: a) data privacy and monetization with collaborative analytics; b) increase the trust of human operators and traders in automated AI through explainability and human-in-the-loop approaches; c) use new data sources, like earth-observation, for monitoring the electrical grid.

    CHAIR Ricardo Bessa INESC TEC, Porto
    • Collaborative and market-based analytics within power and energy systems
      Pierre Pinson, Technical University of Denmark, DTU (Dept. of Technology, Management and Economics)
    • Reinforcement learning for interacting with energy markets
      Damien Ernst, University of Liège, Belgium,
    • Towards an AI assistant for the human grid operator
      Antoine Marot, RTE, France
    • Interpretability and verification of neural networks: Removing barriers for power system applications
      Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, Technical University of Denmark, DTU (Center for Electric Power and Energy)
    • Monitoring electric grids from space using AI
      Reza Arghandeh, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (Dept. of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences)
    SHORT BIOS
     Pierre Pinson Pierre Pinson is a Professor of Operations Research at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU, Dept. of Technology, Management and Economics). He is an IEEE Fellow and an ISI/Clarivate highly-cited researcher (2019 & 2020). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Forecasting. His main focus areas cover forecasting, optimization and game theory, with power and energy systems being a relevant application area. He has published extensively in some of the leading journals in Meteorology, Power Systems Engineering, Statistics and Operations Research. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford (Mathematical Institute), the University of Washington in Seattle (Dpt. of Statistics), the European Center for Medium-
    range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF, UK), a visiting professor at Ecole Normale Superieure (Rennes, France) and a Simons fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute (Cambridge, UK).
     Damien Ernst Damien Ernst received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from the University of Liège, Belgium, in 1998 and 2003, respectively. He is currently Full Professor at the University of Liège, where he is affiliated with the Montefiore Research Unit. His research interests include electrical energy systems and reinforcement learning, a subfield of artificial intelligence. He is also the cofounder of Blacklight Analytics, a company developing intelligent software solutions for the energy sector. He has co-authored more than 300 research papers and two books. He has also won numerous awards for his research and, among which, the prestigious 2018 Blondel Medal. He is also regularly consulted by industries, governments, international agencies and the media for its deep understanding of the energy transition.
     Antoine Marot Antoine Marot is the lead AI scientist at RTE. He owns a double master degree in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris and Stanford University. After interning at Tesla Motors, he joined RTE R&D on the Apogee project 7 years ago with the long term goal to develop a personal assistant for control room operators with AI. Through collaboration with INRIA (the French AI research lab), he supervised several PHD students on augmented power system simulators with AI and on Human-Intelligent Machine interactions with a strong focus on interpretability. He recently co-authored several papers using AI for power systems and gave different talks on the topic such as IJCNN AI conference keynote. He advocates for a new "AI for power system community" bringing together researchers from both fields to accelerate the application of AI. The «Learning to Run a Power Network« challenge which run along NeurIPS 2020, the largest AI conference, was a strong step forward towards it.
     SS06 4 Reza Arghandeh is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, in Bergen, Norway. He is the director of the Collaborative Intelligent Infrastructure Lab (CI2Lab). He is also a lead data scientist in StormGeo company. He has been an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept, and the Center for Advanced Power Systems at Florida State University, USA, 2015-2018. He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech (2013) and spent two years as a post-doctorate fellow at the University of California-Berkeley. He also holds two masters degrees, one in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech (2013) and the other in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester (2008). He has been a power system software designer at Electrical Distribution Design Inc. in Virginia, USA, 2011-2013. Dr. Arghandeh is the recipient of the IBM Faculty Award in 2018. He is a senior member of IEEE. His research interests include data analysis and decision support for smart grids and smart cities.
     SS06 5 Spyros Chatzivasileiadis is an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the Acting Group Leader of the Energy Analytics and Markets Group at the Center for Electric Power and Energy at DTU. Before that he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA. Spyros holds a PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2013) and a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece (2007). He is currently working on machine learning applications for power systems, and on power system optimization, dynamics, and control of AC and HVDC grids. Spyros is a recipient of the ERC Starting Grant in 2020, the Best Student Paper Award at SmartgridComm 2020, and the Best Teacher of the Semester Award at DTU Electrical Engineering.

    SS09 | Storage for Power Systems

    DAY 4 JUL 01 SALA GOYA | 15:30 - 17:00

    Chair: Raúl Rodríguez TECNALIA

    Add to calendar2021-07-01 15:30 2021-07-01 17:00 Europe/Madrid SS07 | Storage for Power Systems Chair: Raúl Rodríguez TECNALIAPOWERTECH 2021
    ABSTRACT

    To achieve the decarbonization of the energy sector in the medium-long term (2050), an increase of electricity production from variable wind and solar energy is planned for the power system. This variability needs to be balanced out by flexibility from other resources, such as storage. Several storage technologies are, and will be, available, with different characteristics. Even if there is no storage technology suitable for every application, a best suited technology exists for a specific requested performance, either at generation, transmission, distribution or demand side. The EU long-term vision expects a significative growth of storage, especially, of batteries in the power system. In this context, we will have a look at the opportunities and barriers for storage in the EU in the next years. Storage will have to compete in electricity markets with generation and demand. Therefore, the feasibility of the projects will depend on the services it can provide, on the value of these services and on the cost of the technology. In addition, the demand profile modification caused by a massive penetration of storage will have an impact on electricity markets. In this session, we will discuss about all these issues with four experts on the field of storage in Europe.

    CHAIR Raúl Rodríguez TECNALIA
    • Main applications of storage in future networks
      Bo Normark – Industrial strategy EIT Innoenergy
    • Opportunities and barriers for storage in EU in the next years
      Jacopo Tosoni – Policy officer EASE (European Association for the Storage of Energy)
    • impact of energy storage on electricity markets
      Ricardo Pastor – Energy Storage and markets researchers, R&D Nester (Portugal) -
    • Storage as a key enabler for fully decarbonized systems
      Elena Agudo - Repsol
    SHORT BIOS
    Bo Normark has an experience of 38 years in the energy industry, where he has developed several tasks, such as the analysis of energy systems, the finding of efficient solutions and the management of large and complex international operations. In the innovation field, he has experience from developing and introducing to the market new products and systems for the energy sector. He has evaluated innovation ideas in the private industry at ABB, in the public domain at the Swedish Energy Agency and in the Public/Private domain at InnoEnergy. He has extensive experience in leading battery related strategy work at EU level, where he has developed roadmaps, but also set up and developed an industrial network of over 250 stakeholders in the battery field across Europe in the frame of the European Battery Alliance (EBA). Currently, he is responsible for the InnoEnergy activities in the EU Battery Alliance Program.
    Jacopo Tosoni joined EASE policy team in 2019. He is currently supporting the EASE advocacy efforts in the energy storage field, looking in particular at energy storage technologies and applications. He is looking into, among others, battery and Power-to-Gas solutions. He also worked on EU funded projects, such as TSO 2020 and Battery 2030+.
    Ricardo Pastor is a Project Researcher of R&D Nester since April 2014. Ricardo holds a Degree and MSc. in Electrical Engineering with Major in Energy from Lisbon Polytechnic Institute (Lisbon Institute of Engineering - ISEL) with a dissertation in the field of network planning and renewables operation. Ricardo’s main areas of research include the planning of energy storage at transmission level, combination of energy storage with renewable sources and electricity market participation of hybrid solutions. Among his areas of interest, it includes the simulation and analysis of power systems and the development and application of optimisation methods.

  • EDT CEST AWST Aula Magna Sala Goya Sala Picasso
    Sala Velázquez Sala El Greco Sala Sorolla
    02:30 - 04:00 08:30 - 10:00 14:30 - 16:00 -- TT01
    Grid forming converters

    TT02
    Power systems fencing
    energy transition

    TT03
    Planning of water
    energy systems

    TT04
    VSC HVDC technologies
    TT05

    04:00 - 04:30 10:00 - 10:30 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee
    04:30 - 06:00 10:30 - 12:00 16:30 - 18:00 -- TT01
    Grid forming converters

    TT02
    Power systems fencing
    energy transition

    TT03
    Planning of water
    energy systems

    TT04
    VSC HVDC technologies
    TT05

    06:00 - 07:00 12:00 - 13:00 18:00 - 19:00 Lunch
    07:30 - 09:00 13:30 - 15:00 19:30 - 21:00 -- -- -- -- -- --
    09:00 - 09:30 15:00 - 15:30 21:00 - 21:30 -- -- -- -- -- --
    09:30 - 11:00 15:30 - 17:00 21:30 - 23:00 -- -- -- -- -- --
    11:00 - 12:30 17:00 - 18:30 23:00 - 01:30 -- -- -- -- -- --

    TS = Technical Sessions
    EP = European Projects
    SS = Special Sessions
    PS = Video-Poster Sessions
    TT = Tutorials

    EDT = Eastern Daylight Time
    CEST = Central European Summer Time
    AWST = Australian Western Standard Time

    TT01 | Proposal of a tutorial about the grid forming converters connected to the transmission system

    DAY 5 JUL 02 SALA GOYA | 08:30 - 10:00

    Instructors: Xavier Guillaud, Frederic Colas, Mario Ndreko

    Add to calendar2021-07-02 08:30 2021-07-02 10:00 Europe/Madrid TT01 | Proposal of a tutorial about the grid forming converters connected to the transmission system Instructors: Xavier Guillaud, Frederic Colas, Mario Ndreko POWERTECH 2021


    High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology has seen a revival in the last decades, and is an increasingly chosen for the transmission of electric power. The revival has been driven by new technological developments with respect to power electronics (IGBT) realizing Voltage Source Converter (VSC) HVDC. The revival was equally driven by the changing system needs after liberalization, the massive deployment of renewable energy sources and new long distance bulk power requirements.
    The tutorial will present the VSC HVDC technology, its principle operations and three new applications:
    • Flexible HVDC transmission
    • Large scale offshore deployment with HVDC links
    • DC grid for the backbone of future power systems
    The tutorial will end with an industry panel in which attendees can interact with representatives of HVDC equipment vendors and system operators.
    The tutorial is not intended for researchers that aim to gain knowledge on the (detailed) modeling and simulation of HVDC systems.
    • 8:30 – 9:15.The revival of HVDC
      ✓ What is HVDC
      ✓ Why has HVDC become so important for the energy transition?
      o Speaker: Dirk Van Hertem, KU Leuven, Belgium
    • 9:15 – 10.00. ➤ VSC HVDC transmission system: switches (IGBT, MMC), converters, cables and lines
      o Speaker: Jef Beerten, KU Leuven, Belgium
    ABSTRACT

    Today, a major share of the electronic converters is controlled under the presumption that they are connected to a strong AC voltage with a given magnitude and frequency in such a way that the converter can exchange an active and reactive power thanks to a current control. This control strategy of the converter is known as the grid-following control. The limitation of this solution has been well documented in the literature and the grid forming control is proposing a new way to connect the power electronic converters to solve these issues. The proposed tutorial is covering a wide overview about this type of control starting from the origin of the grid forming control in order to define a strong classification for the various types of control. The different solutions for the current limitation are also addressed and the way to resynchronize, with no external information, to the grid after various types of fault is explained. All the concepts will be illustrated by some simulations which are publicly available on github.

    TT01 | Proposal of a tutorial about the grid forming converters connected to the transmission system

    DAY 5 JUL 02 SALA GOYA | 10:30 - 12:00

    Instructors: Xavier Guillaud, Frederic Colas, Mario Ndreko

    Add to calendar2021-07-02 10:30 2021-07-02 12:00 Europe/Madrid TT01 | Proposal of a tutorial about the grid forming converters connected to the transmission system Instructors: Xavier Guillaud, Frederic Colas, Mario Ndreko POWERTECH 2021

    High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology has seen a revival in the last decades, and is an increasingly chosen for the transmission of electric power. The revival has been driven by new technological developments with respect to power electronics (IGBT) realizing Voltage Source Converter (VSC) HVDC. The revival was equally driven by the changing system needs after liberalization, the massive deployment of renewable energy sources and new long distance bulk power requirements.
    The tutorial will present the VSC HVDC technology, its principle operations and three new applications:
    • Flexible HVDC transmission
    • Large scale offshore deployment with HVDC links
    • DC grid for the backbone of future power systems
    The tutorial will end with an industry panel in which attendees can interact with representatives of HVDC equipment vendors and system operators.
    The tutorial is not intended for researchers that aim to gain knowledge on the (detailed) modeling and simulation of HVDC systems.
    • 10:30-11.00.Basic controls of VSC HVDC link
      o Speaker: Eduardo Prieto-Araujo, CITCEA-UPC, Barcelona, Spain
    • 11:00 – 12:00. ➤ HVDC applications:
      ➤ Flexible HVDC transmission (15 min)

      o Speaker: Eduardo Prieto-Araujo, CITCEA-UPC, Barcelona, Spain
      ➤ Large scale offshore deployment with HVDC links (30 min)
      o Speaker: Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt, CITCEA-UPC, Barcelona, Spain
      ➤ DC grid for the backbone of future power systems (15 min)
      o Speaker: Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt, CITCEA-UPC, Barcelona, Spain
    ABSTRACT

    Today, a major share of the electronic converters is controlled under the presumption that they are connected to a strong AC voltage with a given magnitude and frequency in such a way that the converter can exchange an active and reactive power thanks to a current control. This control strategy of the converter is known as the grid-following control. The limitation of this solution has been well documented in the literature and the grid forming control is proposing a new way to connect the power electronic converters to solve these issues. The proposed tutorial is covering a wide overview about this type of control starting from the origin of the grid forming control in order to define a strong classification for the various types of control. The different solutions for the current limitation are also addressed and the way to resynchronize, with no external information, to the grid after various types of fault is explained. All the concepts will be illustrated by some simulations which are publicly available on github.

    TT02 | Integrated Planning of Water-Energy Systems for Achieving Decarbonization, Climate Resilience and Sustainable Development Goals

    DAY 5 JUL 02 SALA PICASSO | 08:30 - 10:00

    Add to calendar2021-07-02 08:30 2021-07-02 10:00 Europe/Madrid TT02 | Integrated Planning of Water-Energy Systems for Achieving Decarbonization, Climate Resilience and Sustainable Development Goals TT02 | Integrated Planning of Water-Energy Systems for Achieving Decarbonization, Climate Resilience and Sustainable Development GoalsPOWERTECH 2021


    It is increasingly recognised around the globe that planning multi-resource systems, such as water and energy systems, in an integrated fashion, rather than as independent systems, can lead to a more cost-effective and reliable use of resources towards decarbonization, climate resilience and sustainable development goals.
    This tutorial presents recently developed state-of-the-art integrated water-energy planning and operation tools. These open-source Python-based tools explicitly address the coupling challenges of the two systems with the aim of achieving the best possible spatial and sectoral distribution of benefits in multi-resource systems.
    Real world case studies in Africa and Asia from the €9m FutureDAMS project led by The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, will be used to demonstrate the models. Attendees will gain practical experience using the simulators for energy, water, and water-energy systems.
    • 08:30-10:00.
      Introduction: Why integrated water-energy systems planning and operation? - 15 mins
      Dr Mathaios Panteli, University of Cyprus / Dr E. A. Martinez Cesena, Prof Julien J. Harou, The University of Manchester, UK
      Python-based Energy Planning and Operation Simulator? - 20 mins
      Dr Jose Nicolas Melchor Gutierrez, The University of Manchester, UK
      Python-based Simulation of Water Systems - 20 mins
      Jose M. Gonzalez, The University of Manchester, UK
      Integrated Operation of Water-Energy Systems - 25 mins
      Mikiyas Etichia, The University of Manchester, UK
      Summary / Q&A - 10 mins
      Dr Mathaios Panteli, University of Cyprus / Dr E. A. Martinez Cesena, Prof Julien J. Harou, The University of Manchester, UK

    TT02 | Integrated Planning of Water-Energy Systems for Achieving Decarbonization, Climate Resilience and Sustainable Development Goals

    DAY 5 JUL 02 SALA PICASSO | 10:30 - 12:00

    Add to calendar2021-07-02 10:30 2021-07-02 12:00 Europe/Madrid TT02 | Integrated Planning of Water-Energy Systems for Achieving Decarbonization, Climate Resilience and Sustainable Development Goals TT02 | Integrated Planning of Water-Energy Systems for Achieving Decarbonization, Climate Resilience and Sustainable Development GoalsPOWERTECH 2021


    It is increasingly recognised around the globe that planning multi-resource systems, such as water and energy systems, in an integrated fashion, rather than as independent systems, can lead to a more cost-effective and reliable use of resources towards decarbonization, climate resilience and sustainable development goals.
    This tutorial presents recently developed state-of-the-art integrated water-energy planning and operation tools. These open-source Python-based tools explicitly address the coupling challenges of the two systems with the aim of achieving the best possible spatial and sectoral distribution of benefits in multi-resource systems.
    Real world case studies in Africa and Asia from the €9m FutureDAMS project led by The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, will be used to demonstrate the models. Attendees will gain practical experience using the simulators for energy, water, and water-energy systems.
    • 10:30-12:00.
      Introduction: Applications of the Tools - 5 mins
      Dr E. A. Martinez Cesena, The University of Manchester, UK
      Demonstration of efficient and flexible power system simulation in Python - 15 mins
      Dr Wentao Zhu, The University of Manchester, UK
      Case Study Demonstration of Energy Simulator - 20 mins
      Dr Ruben Bravo Vargas, The University of Manchester, UK
      Case Study Demonstration of Water Simulator - 20 mins
      Mikiyas Etichia, The University of Manchester, UK
      ➤ Summary and Concluding Remarks - 10 mins
      Dr Mathaios Panteli, University of Cyprus / Dr E. A. Martinez Cesena, Prof Julien J. Harou, The University of Manchester, UK

    TT03 | Flexibility and security in Power Systems facing Energy Transition

    DAY 5 JUL 02 SALA VELÁZQUEZ | 08:30 - 10:00

    Add to calendar2021-07-02 08:30 2021-07-02 10:00 Europe/Madrid TT03 |lexibility and security in Power Systems facing Energy Transition TT03 | lexibility and security in Power Systems facing Energy TransitionPOWERTECH 2021


    • 08:30-09:00. Introduction: Electrification of society and Power Systems challenges.
      o Speaker: Samuel Borroy Vicente, Director of the Electrical Systems Area at CIRCE Foundation

    • 09:00-10:00. DSO Needs and flexibility services.
      o Speaker: Gregorio Fernández Aznar – Project Manager at CIRCE Foundation and Noemí Galán Hernández – Project Manager at CIRCE Foundation
    ABSTRACT

    European energy targets derived from the Green Deal promote a low-carbon, secure, reliable, resilient, accessible, cost-efficient, and market-based pan-European integrated energy system supplying all of society and paving the way for a fully carbon-neutral circular economy by the year 2050. This scenario fosters the increase of electrification of demand and the focus on the consumer/prosumer, as well as a high increase of penetration of renewable energy sources, involving plants connected to High Voltage networks and distributed energy resources integrated in Medium and Low Voltage networks.
    Such new energy paradigm represents a challenge for Power Systems, which need to integrate all new actors while keeping security of supply. At the same time, the technologies aligned with the new paradigm (power electronics, ICTs, advanced algorithms, among others) provide great tools for Power System Operation, thus enabling features such as increased flexibility, stability or reliability.
    This tutorial presents technology developments, based on real projects, aimed at covering the challenges abovementioned, following a bottom-up approach: consumer and prosumer integration, distribution and transmission networks evolution, power electronics and Power System operation.

    TT03 | Flexibility and security in Power Systems facing Energy Transition

    DAY 5 JUL 02 SALA VELÁZQUEZ | 10:30 - 12:00

    Add to calendar2021-07-02 10:30 2021-07-02 12:00 Europe/Madrid TT03 |lexibility and security in Power Systems facing Energy Transition TT03 | lexibility and security in Power Systems facing Energy TransitionPOWERTECH 2021

    • 10:30-11:15. Power Electronics for grid support.
      o Speaker: Phd. Jesús Muñoz-Cruzado Alba – Head of Power Electronics at CIRCE Foundation

    • 11:15-12:00. Power System Protection with high penetration of Power Electronics.
      o Speaker: María Teresa Villén – Head of Protection equipment validation and standardization Technology Service at CIRCE Foundation
    ABSTRACT

    European energy targets derived from the Green Deal promote a low-carbon, secure, reliable, resilient, accessible, cost-efficient, and market-based pan-European integrated energy system supplying all of society and paving the way for a fully carbon-neutral circular economy by the year 2050. This scenario fosters the increase of electrification of demand and the focus on the consumer/prosumer, as well as a high increase of penetration of renewable energy sources, involving plants connected to High Voltage networks and distributed energy resources integrated in Medium and Low Voltage networks.
    Such new energy paradigm represents a challenge for Power Systems, which need to integrate all new actors while keeping security of supply. At the same time, the technologies aligned with the new paradigm (power electronics, ICTs, advanced algorithms, among others) provide great tools for Power System Operation, thus enabling features such as increased flexibility, stability or reliability.
    This tutorial presents technology developments, based on real projects, aimed at covering the challenges abovementioned, following a bottom-up approach: consumer and prosumer integration, distribution and transmission networks evolution, power electronics and Power System operation.

    TT05 | An open platform for scenario analysis & visualization
    to assess low-carbon energy system transition pathways

    DAY 5 JUL 02 SALA SOROLLA | 08:30 - 10:00

    Add to calendar2021-07-02 08:30 2021-07-02 10:00 Europe/Madrid TT05 | An open platform for scenario analysis & visualization to assess low-carbon energy system transition pathways TT05 | An open platform for scenario analysis & visualization to assess low-carbon energy system transition pathways POWERTECH 2021


    A short guide to best-practice of collaborative development of open-source scientific software (45 minutes, Daniel Huppmann)
    The basics of open & FAIR data and commonly used data templates and standards (45 minutes, Daniel Huppmann)
    The openENTRANCE platform of open models & data (45 minutes, Pedro Crespo del Granado)
    The pyam package – an open-source Python toolbox for analysis and visualization of integrated-assessment and energy-systems scenarios (45 minutes, Daniel Huppmann)

    ABSTRACT


    Open-source models have become an integral part of energy systems analysis. Alas, knowledge about best practices in collaborative development of scientific software and standards for open & FAIR data is often limited. This tutorial introduces the participants to several key concepts like open-source licenses, version control and code review, automated testing, and standards for making data FAIR. We will use the open platform of models and data sources developed in the openENTRANCE as a starting point to discuss the advantages and caveats of open-source tools for scientific analysis of European (and other) CO2 emission reduction targets.

    TT05 | An open platform for scenario analysis & visualization
    to assess low-carbon energy system transition pathways

    DAY 5 JUL 02 SALA SOROLLA | 10:30 - 12:00

    Add to calendar2021-07-02 10:30 2021-07-02 12:00 Europe/Madrid TT05 | An open platform for scenario analysis & visualization to assess low-carbon energy system transition pathways TT05 | An open platform for scenario analysis & visualization to assess low-carbon energy system transition pathways POWERTECH 2021


    A short guide to best-practice of collaborative development of open-source scientific software (45 minutes, Daniel Huppmann)
    The basics of open & FAIR data and commonly used data templates and standards (45 minutes, Daniel Huppmann)
    The openENTRANCE platform of open models & data (45 minutes, Pedro Crespo del Granado)
    The pyam package – an open-source Python toolbox for analysis and visualization of integrated-assessment and energy-systems scenarios (45 minutes, Daniel Huppmann)

    ABSTRACT


    Open-source models have become an integral part of energy systems analysis. Alas, knowledge about best practices in collaborative development of scientific software and standards for open & FAIR data is often limited. This tutorial introduces the participants to several key concepts like open-source licenses, version control and code review, automated testing, and standards for making data FAIR. We will use the open platform of models and data sources developed in the openENTRANCE as a starting point to discuss the advantages and caveats of open-source tools for scientific analysis of European (and other) CO2 emission reduction targets.