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SS09 Modeling, operation and control of multi-energy systems

Wednesday, 28 June 2023
09:00 - 10:30

E - Aegean Baltic


Energy networks have been traditionally decoupled for operation and planning, with their design and implementation being independent, due to regulatory and market arrangements. However, interactions among networks have always existed. In a Multi-Energy System (MES), different energy vectors are connected through distributed coupling technologies. Through MES analysis, a holistic approach may enable a flexible operation of the energy networks where additional renewable intermittent generation can be incorporated. Although an electric power system could be seen as the backbone of an integrated MES, coupling between energy vectors may impose challenges in the operation of traditional power systems. This special session will discuss these aspects with a special focus on modelling, energy efficiency, sustainability, coupling technologies, and dynamic operation. The special session will consists of following speakers and their topics:
1) Carlos Ugalde, Cardiff University, “Flexibility provision from thermal stores to energy systems”
2) Vladimir Terzija, University of Newcastle, “Multi Energy Systems: From Advanced Monitoring to Data Science-based Solutions”
3) Thomas Hamacher, TUM “Optimal structure of the future carbon free energy systems”
4) Milos Cvetkovic, TU Delft “Electricity grids with heat and hydrogen: how do we make it happen?
5) Zhao Haoran, Shandong University “Digital solutions of multi-energy systems”



Vedran Peric, Technical University of Munich


Carlos Ugalde-Loo, Cardiff University
Vladimir Terzija, Newcastle University
Thomas Hamacher, Technical University of Munich
Aihui Fu, TU Delft
Zhao Haoran, Shandong University


Carlos E. Ugalde-Loo was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He is currently Professor of Electrical Power Systems at the School of Engineering, Cardiff University. He is Deputy Director of the Centre for Integrated Renewable Energy Generation and Supply (CIREGS). Prior to his academic role, he was a Research Assistant at Cardiff from 2010 until December 2012.
Prof Ugalde received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education), Mexico City, Mexico (2002), the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN, National Polytechnic Institute), Mexico City, Mexico (2005), and the Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. (2009).

His research interests and academic expertise include power system stability and control, grid integration and control of renewables, HVDC transmission, DC technologies, modelling and control of integrated energy systems, modelling of dynamic systems, and multivariable control. He actively contributes to the ‘Power Electronics and HVDC’, ‘Energy Infrastructure’, and ‘Smart Grids’ research groups. He has supervised 13 PhD students to completion and is very active disseminating research through conference and journal papers. He has published over 115 peer-reviewed articles—several in top-tier Transactions-grade journals. He is an Associate Editor of IET Energy Systems Integration, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, and has been Guest Editor for a number of journals.

My research is focused on electrical power systems, their optimal planning, operation, monitoring, protection and control. Recently, I started a speculative research on integration of different energy systems. My career is predominantly linked to academia, however, in the past I have also spent 6 years working in industry (Asea Brown Bowery – ABB, Germany). Consequently, now I am combining both theoretical and experimental research, targeting complex research questions related to e.g. integration of renewable energy resources into existing power systems and reducing CO2 emission, as well as leading research on utilization of novel sensor and communication technology, application of complex science, data analytics, control and optimization theory, for optimal exploitation of future power systems. Finally, I am focused on validation of Smart Grid solutions using advanced hardware in the loop testing facilities. My research career gave me the opportunity to lead national and international research projects with a total value of 50+m US$. By joining Skoltech in 2021, I look forward to converting speculative ideas into practical solutions, contributing to reliable operation of energy systems/networks, the capital infrastructure ensuring a social prosperity at both national and international level.
Thomas Hamacher studied physics at Bonn University, at RWTH Aachen and at Columbia University, New York. He received his Doctorate in Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.) from the University of Hamburg in 1994 for his work on baryonic beta decay.[1] He worked between 1996 and 2010 at the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics in Garching bei München and was head of the Energy and System Studies Group. Since 2010, he has been a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich. In 2013, he was appointed Full Professor for the Chair of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems.
Thomas Hamacher takes part frequently in public debates about the German Energy transition in Germany, nuclear power and fusion power as an expert. His main research focus lies on the modeling, analysis, and design of energy systems in the context of disruptive technologies such as nuclear fusion, renewable energy, smart cities, or electromobility.
  Aihui Fu, TU Delft
Vedran S. Perić received the master’s degree from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and the Ph.D. degree from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm in 2016.
He was a Research and Teaching Assistant with the University of Novi Sad and Visiting Researcher with the Delft University of Technology. He held positions of Senior Power System Engineer with GE Grid Solutions Research and Development Department, Senior Power System Consultant at GE Energy Consulting, and as a Senior Business Analyst with Regional Security Coordinator, TSCNET Services GmbH. He is currently a Head of Research Center for Combined Smart Energy Systems (CoSES) at the TUM Institute of Integrated Materials, Energy and Process Engineering (MEP) .
His research interests include a wide range of topics related to power systems dynamic stability, operation and control of smart grids, with the particular focus on integration of electric systems with district heating/cooling grids.
Haoran Zhao received his bachelor, master and PhD degrees from Shandong University (SDU), Technishe Universitaet Berlin (TUB), and Technical University of Denmark (DTU), respectively. He has work experiences in State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC, China), Younicos AG (Germany), DIgSILENT GmbH (Germany) and Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) of DTU. Currently, he is a full-professor at Shandong University. He is IEEE senior member, member of CIGRE Working Group C6.C1.33 and C4.56, Vice Chair of Shandong Energy Research Association. He serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, and IET Renewable Power Generation. His research interests include modeling and simulation of renewable power, operation and control of integrated energy systems.



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