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SS12 Energy Storage Worldwide: Insights and Applications (Session supported by IEEE PES Women in Power)

Wednesday, 28 June 2023
11:00 - 12:30

E - Aegean Baltic


Energy storage is vital towards the transition to a decarbonised power system. Currently, there exist various energy storage systems with different characteristics that can fit different power system applications, from a domestic scale to bulk-connected energy storage systems. In this panel, various aspects of energy storage will be examined, with specific focus on applications of energy storage systems, electricity markets, government policy, regulation, as well as emerging energy storage technologies across various European countries and power systems. In addition, discussion will be made around the decarbonization of transport and the role that energy storage systems can play in this area. The importance of co-optimisation of various services for specific energy storage systems will be examined, as well as the co-optimisation of hybrid energy storage systems, where for example one system can provide fast response services and the other one can play the role of either acting as a buffer or performing price arbitrage across one or more markets. Especially for battery storage systems, the importance of a clever battery management system will be discussed aiming at respecting the battery’s warranty and protecting the lifetime of the battery storage system, while ensuring sufficient provision of multiple market services. Finally, geographical constraints, lead times, capital costs and other specific techno-economic energy storage characteristics will be discussed towards the deployment of specific energy storage systems, as well as the circular economy in energy storage (secondary life of battery, recycling of end-of-life batteries, remanufacturing of other energy storage materials).

Each of the panelists will give a 10-minute presentation (with or without slides) highlighting the main drivers and barriers behind energy storage deployment in the respective country/region.

Then, a 30-minute panel discussion will take place on some of the following topics:


Dr Jelena Ponocko, Lead Engineer, Scottish Power Energy Networks


Carmen Lucia Tancredo Borges, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kyriaki-Nefeli Malamaki, Independent Power Transmission Operator, Greece
Anne Blavette, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Rennes, France
Elena Gryazina, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow, Russia


Dr Jelena Ponoćko is a Lead Engineer at Scottish Power Energy Networks, UK, and is also affiliated with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester, UK, where she worked as a Lecturer. Jelena has authored or coauthored over 40 research papers and technical reports. Her research has focused on data analytics-based assessment of demand-side flexibility and the effects of demand-side management on power network performance. She has been an active IEEE PES member since 2015 and currently acts as the IEEE Power and Energy Society Women in Power Representative for Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Prof. Carmen Lucia Tancredo Borges (SM’06) obtained a B.Sc. from the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) in 1984 and M.Sc. (1991) and D.Sc. degrees (1998) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She has been a professor of Electrical Engineering at UFRJ since 1996 and is a Full Professor since 2015. She was the PES Chapter Chair of the Rio de Janeiro IEEE Section from 2012 to 2014. She is the former Head of the Electrical Engineering Department and Leader of the Power Systems Group at UFRJ. Currently, she is working as an Invited Researcher at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy (POLITO). Her general research interests are in the area of power system analysis and optimization, reliability, renewable generation, probabilistic methods and high performance computing.
Nefeli (or Dr. Malamaki) received the Diploma and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DECE), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), in 2012 and 2020, respectively. Currently, she is a post-doctoral researcher at DECE, AUTH. She works also as a freelance researcher in EU-funded projects for the Greek TSO, Independent Power Transmission Operator. She has a 6-year experience as a researcher in EU H2020 and national research projects. From 2013-2020, she was a Teaching Assistant and in 2021- 2022, she was an adjunct Lecturer at DECE of AUTH in the Power Electronics and Electrical Machines courses. Her research interests include distributed generation and storage, power quality, interface of renewable energy sources and energy storage systems integration in smart grids.
Dr Anne Blavette obtained her PhD from University College Cork, Ireland in 2013 on grid integration of marine renewables. Following this, she obtained a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) fellowship to pursue her research at the SATIE lab at ENS Rennes, France. Recruited in 2015 as a permanent researcher by the French National Centre for Research (CNRS), she expanded her research interests to the wide topic of the optimal energy management in power systems with a growing share of renewables and flexible entities (electric vehicles, etc.). She is currently the leader of several projects including the ANR national « EDEN4SG » project on the management of large-scale fleets of electric vehicles in power systems through efficient, scalable and resources-sober methods.
(Prononciation EDEN4SG: EDEN for Smart Grids).
Dr Elena Gryazina is an Assistant Professor with the Center for Energy Science and Technology at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow, Russia. She is also a director of “Energy systems” Master program. Dr Gryazina graduated with honors from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and got her Candidate of Sciences degree from the Institute for Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, under supervision of Prof. Boris Polyak. In 2022 Elena obtained Doctor of Science academic degree (habilitation degree in Russia) in computer science. Prior to Skoltech, Elena was a visiting researcher in Politechnico di Torino (Italy), Universite Joseph Fourier (France) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). At Skoltech, Elena is developing a mathematical framework for the optimal functioning of smart energy systems of the future, as well as load identification and control algorithms, including energy-efficient indoor climate control and coordinated EV charging protocols.



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