Micro-Flexibility: Challenges for Power System Modelling and Control

Prof. Frederico Milano, University College Dublin

IEEE Switzerland Power and Energy Society distinguished lecture 2022

Managing Complexity in the Power Grid of the Future

The lecture illustrates the challenges and opportunities that emerge from the millions of controllable devices – and the micro-flexibility they offer – that are deployed across the transmission and distribution systems. Moving to power systems that are dominated by converter-interfaced resources poses both threats and opportunities. On the one hand, new dynamic phenomena and types of instability arise and there is need for advanced simulation tools. On the other hand, these devices allow for a massive decentralized and direct response to disturbances. The emerging power system paradigm aims to tap the flexibility potential of the millions of controllable devices to ensure the safe operation of power systems. To achieve that, however, system operators, practitioners and academic need to address a range of modelling and control challenges. The lecture aims at identifying and describing these challenges.


16.30 Introduction by Silvia Bardi, Chair – IEEE Power and Energy Society Switzerland
16.45 “Micro-Flexibility: Challenges for Power System Modelling and Control” – Professor Frederico Milano, IEEE Power and Energy Society Distinguished Lecturer
17.30 Event close

  • Date: December 7, 2022
  • Time: 16.30 – 17.30h CET
  • Cost: Free
  • Language: English
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Federico Milano

Professor, University College Dublin, Ireland

Federico Milano received from the Univ. of Genoa, Italy, the ME and PhD in Electrical Eng. in 1999 and 2003, respectively. From 2001 to 2002 he was with the University of Waterloo, Canada, as a Visiting Scholar. From 2003 to 2013, he was with the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. In 2013, he joined the University College Dublin, Ireland, where he is currently a full professor. He has authored 8 books and about 300 scientific publications. He was elevated IEEE Fellow in 2016 for his contributions to power system modeling and simulation, IET Fellow in 2017, and IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer in 2020. He is Co-Editor in Chief of the IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions of Power Systems.

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