Speaker: Gregor Verbič, University of Sydney, Australia
Seminar Abstract: This talk will discuss approaches for facilitating the integration of small-scale distributed energy resources (DER) into low- and medium-voltage networks, in the context of the emerging transactive energy concept. We focus on three general categories: (i) uncoordinated approaches that only consider energy management of an individual user; (ii) coordinated approaches that orchestrate the response of several users by casting the energy management problem as an optimization problem: and (iii) peer-to-peer energy trading that aims to better utilize the DERs by establishing decentralized energy markets. A second separate, but necessary, consideration is that DER integration methods can be implemented with diverse levels of network awareness, given their capability to address system or consumer interests. This talk systematically classifies the existing literature on DER integration approaches according to these categories and analyze their impact on network operation.
Speaker Bio:Gregor Verbič is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Future Energy Networks based in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering. Prior to this, he was an assistant professor in Laboratory of Power Systems at University of Ljubljana, where he is now an adjunct professor and where he received his PhD in electrical engineering. In 2005, he was a NATO-NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo, Canada under supervision of Prof Claudio Cañizares. Between 2008 and 2010 he was head of the investment department in Interenergo, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The company invests in renewable energy in the Balkans region, with a particular focus on small hydro.Admission Info
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