Due to the growing global energy demand and the increasing sensitivity to environmental concerns, the energy system, especially at the distribution level, is changing profoundly towards a new paradigm of electrical structures called smart grids.
Effectively, we are passing from the classic electrical structure, where production plants were far away from consumers, to new solutions with decentralized and local production, high renewable energy penetration, and distributed energy storage elements and power converters as essential components, where both AC and DC technology solutions are involved.
It is in this context that smart energy control will play a fundamental role in the development and implementation of these new microgrids. This workshop is mainly proposed to cover original research and studies related to the control of microgrids with renewable energy and storage elements, and smart energy communities.
Keynote 1 : smart energy communities
- Prof. Pierluigi Siano
University of Salern, Italy
Prof. Pierluigi Siano received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information and electrical engineering from the University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy, in 2001 and 2006, respectively.
He is a Professor and Scientific Director of the Smart Grids and Smart Cities Laboratory with the Department of Management & Innovation Systems, University of Salerno.
His research activities are centered on demand response, on energy management, on the integration of distributed energy resources in smart grids, on electricity markets and on planning and management of power systems.
In these research fields he has co-authored more than 550 articles including more than 300 international journal papers that received in Scopus more than 11000 citations with an H-index equal to 51.
In 2019 and 2020 he received the award as Highly cited Researcher by ISI Web of Science Group. He has been the Chair of the IES TC on Smart Grids.
He is Editor for the Power & Energy Society Section of IEEE Access, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, IEEE Systems, Open Journal of the IEEE IES, IET Smart Grid and IET Renewable Power Generation.
Keynote 2 : Electrical and Biological Microgrids – Land, Marine and Space Applications
- Prof. Josep M. Guerrero
Aalborg University, Denmark
Josep M. Guerrero received the B.Sc. degree in Telecom Eng., the M.Sc. degree in Electronics Eng., and the Ph.D. from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona.
Nowadays he is working towards the M.Sc. Degree in Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Since 2011, he has been a Professor with AAU Energy, Aalborg University, Denmark. From 2019, he became a Villum Investigator by the Villum Fonden, which supports the Center for Research on Microgrids (CROM) at Aalborg University, being him the founder and Director of the same center (www.crom.et.aau.dk).