2023 IEEE Belgrade PowerTech

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SS05 DER operating envelopes and their applications in energy markets and planning

Tuesday, 27 June 2023
11:00 - 12:30

D - Adriatic Mediterranean


The addition of large-scale renewable energy in power systems has led to increased volatility in supply that can negatively affect the reliability of the distribution grid. The flexibility offered by demand-side resources has shown promise but requires careful coordination and communication with possibly hundreds of thousands of such resources, which is a daunting task. Traditional operating envelopes for distributed energy resources (DERs), including hosting capacity methods, tend to be piecemeal, static, and hence overly conservative, underutilizing the distribution network capacity.
This panel aims to present recent works that go beyond the traditional methods of static hosting capacity and toward the dynamic concept of operating envelopes for DERs. These operating envelopes allow DERs and aggregators to participate in wholesale markets without sacrificing network reliability and security.



Prof Gregor Verbic, Professor, The University of Sydney, Australia


Gregor Verbic, The University of Sydney, Australia

Johann Mathieu, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Frederik Geth, GridQube, Brisbane, Australia

Masood Parvania, University of Utah, USA


Gregor Verbič received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1995, 2000, and 2003, respectively. In 2005, he was a NATO-NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is currently a Professor at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney and Director of the Centre for Future Energy Networks. His expertise is in power system operation, stability and control, and electricity markets. His current research focuses on grid and market integration of distributed energy resources and large-scale renewables, future grid modelling and scenario analysis, and demand response. He was a recipient of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Prize Paper Award in 2006. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.
Johann Mathieu received the B.S. degree in ocean engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, in 2004 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. She is an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. Her research interests include modeling, estimation, control, and optimization of distributed energy resources.
Frederik Geth (Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Leuven, Belgium, in 2007, 2009, and 2014, respectively. From 2008-2012 he was a Research Scientist working with the CSIRO, Newcastle, Australia, in the energy systems program. Currently, he is the Principal Power System engineer at GridQube, Brisbane, Australia. His current research focus is applications of optimization models in distribution network operations, including unbalanced state estimation and optimal control of battery storage systems.
Dr. Masood Parvania is the Director of Utah Energy and Power Innovation Center, and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Utah. His research interests include the operation, economics and resilience of power and energy systems, and modeling and operation of interdependent critical infrastructures. Dr. Parvania serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and the IEEE Power Engineering Letters. 


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