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BiographyRachid Cherkaoui received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, in 1983 and 1992 respectively. From 1983 to 1987, he worked at Entreprises Electriques Fribourgeoises (Swiss electrical utility) developing a state estimator and security analysis tools for the HV transmission system of that company. From 1987 to 1992, he joined the power system laboratory of EPFL where he achieved his Ph.D. thesis in the field of optimal operation topologies for distribution systems. In this respect, he was the recipient of the ABB Swiss Award83. Since 1993, he is leading the research activities in the field of optimization and simulation techniques applied to electrical power and distribution systems. Presently his main research topics are electricity market deregulation, distributed generation and storage, and, power system vulnerability mitigation. He is senior member of IEEE, member of technical program committees of various conferences, member of CIGRE task forces C5-2, and IEEE Swiss Chapter officer since 2005. He serves regularly as reviewer for different journals and conferences. Dr. Cherkaoui is the author or co-author of more than 50 scientific publications.
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Usage of second-life electric vehicle battery energy storage systems for ancillary services2023
Digitalization in hydropower generation: development and numerical validation of a model-based Smart Power Plant Supervisor2021-01-01. 30th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems (IAHR), ELECTR NETWORK, Mar 21-26, 2021. p. 012107. DOI : 10.1088/1755-1315/774/1/012107.
Experimental facility for reduced scale model testing of hydraulic machines hybridized with a battery energy storage system2021-01-01. 30th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems (IAHR), ELECTR NETWORK, Mar 21-26, 2021. p. 012119. DOI : 10.1088/1755-1315/774/1/012119.
A convex model for induction motor starting transients imbedded in an OPF-based optimization problemElectric Power Systems Research. 2020-12-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.epsr.2020.106701.
Coordinating strategic aggregators in an active distribution network for providing operational flexibilityElectric Power Systems Research. 2020-12-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.epsr.2020.106737.
A Multi-Step Reconfiguration Model for Active Distribution Network Restoration Integrating DG Start-Up SequencesIeee Transactions On Sustainable Energy. 2020-10-01. DOI : 10.1109/TSTE.2020.2980890.
A Novel Decomposition Solution Approach for the Restoration Problem in Distribution NetworksIeee Transactions On Power Systems. 2020-09-01. DOI : 10.1109/TPWRS.2020.2982502.
Optimal Load Restoration in Active Distribution Networks Complying With Starting Transients of Induction MotorsIeee Transactions On Smart Grid. 2020-09-01. DOI : 10.1109/TSG.2020.2985783.
Balancing management of strategic aggregators using non-cooperative game theoryElectric Power Systems Research. 2020-07-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.epsr.2020.106297.
Detection of Bad PMU Data using Machine Learning Techniques2020-01-01. IEEE-Power-and-Energy-Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), Washington, DC, Feb 17-20, 2020. DOI : 10.1109/ISGT45199.2020.9087782.
A Robust Optimization Framework for the Day-Ahead Scheduling of Active Distribution Networks including Energy Storage Systems2019-08-26. 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, Milan, Italy, June 23-27, 2019. p. 1-6. DOI : 10.1109/PTC.2019.8810549.
Distribution Network Restoration in a Multiagent Framework Using a Convex OPF ModelIeee Transactions On Smart Grid. 2019-05-01. DOI : 10.1109/TSG.2018.2805922.
Analytical Approach for Active Distribution Network Restoration Including Optimal Voltage RegulationIeee Transactions On Power Systems. 2019-05-01. DOI : 10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2889241.
Allocation of Active Power Reserve from Active Distribution Networks Using a Cost-Benefit Approach: Application to Swissgrid Network2019-01-01. IEEE Milan PowerTech Conference, Milan, ITALY, Jun 23-27, 2019. DOI : 10.1109/PTC.2019.8811001.
A Decentralized Adaptive Model-Based Real-time Control for Active Distribution Networks Using Battery Energy Storage SystemsIEEE Transactions on Smart Grids. 2018-07-01. DOI : 10.1109/TSG.2016.2631569.
Control of Battery Storage Systems for the Simultaneous Provision of Multiple ServicesIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 2018-02-28. DOI : 10.1109/TSG.2018.2810781.
Experimental Assessment of the Prediction Performance of Dynamic Equivalent Circuit Models of Grid-connected Battery Energy Storage Systems2018-01-01. IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), Sarajevo, BOSNIA & HERCEG, Oct 21-25, 2018. DOI : 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2018.8571787.
Subthreshold Logic for Low-Area and Energy Efficient True Random Number Generator2018-01-01. IEEE Symposium in Low-Power and High-Speed Chips (COOL CHIPS), Yokohama, JAPAN, Apr 18-20, 2018. DOI : 10.1109/CoolChips.2018.8373081.
Allocation of Frequency Control Reserve from Aggregated Resources of Active Distribution Systems2018-01-01. Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC), Dublin, IRELAND, Jun 11-15, 2018. DOI : 10.23919/PSCC.2018.8442762.
Three- or Two-Stage Stochastic Market-Clearing Algorithm?Ieee Transactions On Power Systems. 2017. DOI : 10.1109/Tpwrs.2016.2621069.
A multi-agent based analytical approach for service restoration in distribution networks2017. 2017 IEEE Manchester PowerTech, Manchester, United Kingdom, 18-22 June 2017. p. 1-6. DOI : 10.1109/PTC.2017.7980877.
Optimal Infrastructure Planning of Active Distribution Networks Complying with Service Restoration RequirementsIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 2017. DOI : 10.1109/TSG.2017.2716192.
Enhanced Equivalent Electrical Circuit Model of Lithium-based Batteries Accounting for Charge Redistribution, State-of-Health and Temperature EffectsIEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification. 2017. DOI : 10.1109/TTE.2017.2739344.
Is Being Flexible Advantageous for Demands?Ieee Transactions On Power Systems. 2017. DOI : 10.1109/Tpwrs.2016.2606606.
Parameter identification of a lithium-ion cell single-particle model through non-invasive testingJournal of Energy Storage. 2017. DOI : 10.1016/j.est.2017.04.008.
Pricing Electricity Through a Stochastic Non-Convex Market-Clearing ModelIeee Transactions On Power Systems. 2017. DOI : 10.1109/Tpwrs.2016.2569533.
Scarcity Mitigation and Risk-Averse Clearing Model in the Swiss Reserve Market2016. 19th Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC), Genova, ITALY, JUN 20-24, 2016. DOI : 10.1109/PSCC.2016.7540947.
Centralized and Decentralized Electricity Markets: Assessment of Operational and Economic Aspects2016. 13th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), Porto, PORTUGAL, JUN 06-09, 2016. DOI : 10.1109/EEM.2016.7521256.
Assessment of Battery Ageing and Implementation of an Ageing Aware Control Strategy for a Load Leveling Application of a Lithium Titanate Battery Energy Storage System2016. Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), 2016 IEEE 17th Workshop on, Trondheim, Norway, 27-30 June 2016. DOI : 10.1109/COMPEL.2016.7556779.
Developing Offer Curves for an Electric Railway Company in Reserve Markets Based on Robust Energy and Reserve SchedulingIeee Transactions On Power Systems. 2016. DOI : 10.1109/Tpwrs.2015.2485938.
Teaching & PhD
Electrical and Electronics Engineering