Workshop on

Research Challenges and Opportunities
in Smart Grids and New Energy Markets

January 28, 2013 - ENEL Research Center, via Andrea Pisano 120, Pisa, Italy

The recent globalization, liberalization, and diversification of the energy market and the penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs) on the grid urge the solution of new technical challenges: for market actors to coordinate the operation of DERs to trade energy on the market, and for system operators to devise efficient and safe market mechanisms. Taking the opportunity of presenting the results of the European research project E-PRICE “Price-based control of electrical power systems”, the goal of the workshop is to share point of views and stimulate discussions with representatives from academia and industry about novel engineering solutions for aggregating DERs in virtual power plants and participating on the day-ahead and real-time electricity markets.


10.15 10.30 Welcome and opening (Sauro Pasini, ENEL and Alberto Bemporad, IMT)
The importance of research on smart grids for the Tuscan region (Marco Masi, Regione Toscana)
10.40 11.15 ENEL Activities on Smart Grids (Gianluca Gigliucci, ENEL)
11.15 11.40 An overview of the E-PRICE project: Efficiency, reliability and scalability of power systems: accounting for trade-offs (Andrej Jokic, University of Zagreb)
11.40 12.10 Coffee break
12.10 12.35 Power System Modeling at the Interplay of Markets, Control and Engineering and practical Smart Grid experiences
(Martijn Duvoort and Jasper Frunt, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability)
12.35 13.00 Optimization-based control strategies for real-time power dispatch and bidding (Alberto Bemporad, IMT Lucca)
13.00 13.30 Q&A Session
13.30 14.30 Lunch
ENEL Infrastructure and Networks Activities on Smart Grids (Daniele Stein, ENEL)
14.55 16.00 Round table “Viewpoints on new technologies for smart grids and energy market”
Moderator: Gianluca Gigliucci, ENEL
Participants: ENEL Infrastructures and Networks, ENEL Generation and Energy Management, ENEL Market [and others TBA]
16.00 16.30 Overview of funding opportunities in H2020 for energy-related projects (Chiara Pocaterra, APRE - Agency for the Promotion of the European Research)
16.30 16.45 Q&A session
16.45 17.00 Conclusions and remarks

Organizers: Alberto Bemporad (IMT Lucca), Sauro Pasini (ENEL), Gianluca Gigliucci (ENEL)