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- facilitate the connection and operation of generators of all sizes and technologies;
- allow consumers to play a part in optimizing the operation of the system;
- provide consumers with greater information and choice of supply;
- significantly reduce the environmental impact of the whole electricity supply system;
- deliver enhanced levels of reliability and security of supply while accounting for the uncertainty of renewable energy sources, the increase of dispersed generation and storage facilities and the rules inherent to the liberalization of electricity market.
The activities of the DESL and PWRS are sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swiss Commission for Technologyand Innovation, the Swiss Electric Research and Swiss and foreign electrical industries and utilities and the European Union.
The major research topics are:
- dynamic phenomena (modeling and control) in power systems;
- integration within the power distribution networks of the distributed generation and storage technologies;
- power distribution networks monitoring and advanced metering;
- real-time operation and control of electrical grids with special reference to power distribution networks;
- advanced protection techniques;
- ICT integration into smart grids: from generation to appliances.
In 2005, he was appointed assistant professor in power systems at the University of Bologna where he was with the Power Systems laboratory until 2011.
In 2010, he received the Associate Professor eligibility from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Since 2011 he joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is now Full Professor, Chair of the Distributed Electrical Systems laboratory and Head of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) FURIES (Future Swiss Electrical infrastructure).
He was co-chairperson of the technical programme committees of the 9th edition of the International Conference of Power Systems Transients (IPST 2009) and of the 2016 Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC 2016). He was chair of the technical programme committee of the 2018 Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC 2018).
In 2013, he was the recipient of the IEEE EMC Society Technical Achievement Award.
He was co-author of several papers that received the following awards: best IEEE Transactions on EMC paper award for the year 2017, in 2014 best paper award at the 13th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, Durham, UK, in 2013 Basil Papadias best paper award at the 2013 IEEE PowerTech, Grenoble, France, in 2008 best paper award at the International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC).
He was the founder Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks and was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. His research interests are in power systems with particular reference to real-time monitoring and operation, power system protections, power systems dynamics and power system transients.
Mario Paolone is author or coauthor of over 300 scientific papers published in reviewed journals and international conferences.
A Real-time Synchrophasor Data Compression Method Using Singular Value DecompositionIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 2021-09-22. DOI : 10.1109/TSG.2021.3114585.
Time-Synchronization Attack Detection in Unbalanced Three-Phase SystemsIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 2021-05-06. DOI : 10.1109/TSG.2021.3078104.
Impact of battery energy storage systems on the dynamic behavior of low-inertia power gridsLausanne, EPFL, 2021. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-8819.
Improved methodology for analysis and design of Molten Salt ReactorsLausanne, EPFL, 2021. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-8618.
Säntis Lightning Research Facility Instrumentation2021. Joint 35th International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP) and 16th International Symposium on Lightning Protection (SIPDA), Virtual Conference, September 20-26, 2021.
A Closed Time-Reversal Cavity for Electromagnetic Waves in Transmission Line NetworksIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 2021. DOI : 10.1109/TAP.2020.3019348.
Optimal Coordination of Phasor Data Concentrators in Hierarchical Synchrophasor NetworksIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 2020-12-22. DOI : 10.1109/TSG.2020.3046639.
Properties of convex optimal power flow model based on power loss relaxationElectric Power Systems Research. 2020-09-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.epsr.2020.106414.
Frequency stability assessment of modern power systems: Models definition and parameters identificationSustainable Energy, Grids and Networks. 2020-08-28. DOI : 10.1016/j.segan.2020.100384.
Real-Time Control of an Electric Vehicle Charging Station While Tracking an Aggregated Power SetpointIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. 2020-04-02. DOI : 10.1109/TIA.2020.2984409.
Real-Time Processing and Quality Improvement of Synchrophasor DataIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 2020-01-22. DOI : 10.1109/TSG.2020.2968814.
Influence of Battery Models on the Optimal Design of the Propulsion System of a Hyperloop Capsule2020-01-09. 2019 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), Hanoi, Vietnam, October 14-17, 2019. p. 1-7. DOI : 10.1109/VPPC46532.2019.8952497.
Performance Comparative Assessment of Grid Connected Power Converters Control Strategies2020-01-01. 2nd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics for Sustainable Energy Systems (IESES), Cagliari, ITALY, Sep 01-03, 2020. p. 131-136. DOI : 10.1109/IESES45645.2020.9210693.
Real-time control of an electric vehicle charging station while tracking an aggregated power-setpointWO2020250012 . 2020.
Electromagnetic Time Reversal Similarity Characteristics and its Application to Locating Faults in Power NetworksIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. 2020. DOI : 10.1109/TPWRD.2019.2952207.
Time reversal applied to fault location in power networks: Pilot test results and analysesElectrical Power and Energy Systems. 2020. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijepes.2019.105382.
Solar irradiance estimations for modeling the variability of photovoltaic generation and assessing violations of grid constraints: A comparison between satellite and pyranometers measurements with load flow simulationsJournal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 2019-10-01. DOI : 10.1063/1.5109076.
Feasibility of Time Synchronization Attacks against PMU-based State-EstimationIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. 2019-09-09. DOI : 10.1109/TIM.2019.2939942.
Performance Assessment of Kron Reduction in the Numerical Analysis of Polyphase Power Systems2019-08-26. 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, Milan, Italy, June 23-27, 2019. p. 1-6. DOI : 10.1109/PTC.2019.8810904.
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.
Properties of Direct-Time and Reversed-Time Transfer Functions to Locate Disturbances along Power Transmission Lines2019-08-26. 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, Milan, Italy, June 23-27, 2019. p. 1-6. DOI : 10.1109/PTC.2019.8810552.
Microgrid Stability Definitions, Analysis, and ExamplesIEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 2019-06-28. DOI : 10.1109/TPWRS.2019.2925703.
White paper on DC technologies for Switzerland’s electricity transmission and distribution2019-05-15
Ultra Fast Linear State Estimation Utilizing SCADA MeasurementsIEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 2019-01-21. DOI : 10.1109/TPWRS.2019.2894518.
Real-Scenario Testing of an Active Phasor Data Concentrator2019-01-01. 10th IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems (AMPS), Aachen, GERMANY, Sep 25-27, 2019. DOI : 10.1109/AMPS.2019.8897779.
Impact of Fundamental Frequency Definition in IpDFT-based PMU Estimates in Fault Conditions2019-01-01. 10th IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems (AMPS), Aachen, GERMANY, Sep 25-27, 2019. DOI : 10.1109/AMPS.2019.8897792.
Harmonic Phasor Measurements in Real-World PMU-Based Acquisitions2019-01-01. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, May 20-23, 2019. p. 712-717. DOI : 10.1109/I2MTC.2019.8826988.
Using Electromagnetic Time Reversal Similarity Metric to Locate Lightning-Originated Flashovers on Overhead Transmission Lines2019. 2019 International Symposium on Lightning Protection (XV SIPDA), São Paulo, Brazil, September 30 – October 4, 2019.
Swiss Competence Center on Energy Research FURIES - Overview and Contributions in the Area of Power Electronics and Smart Grids2019. 21th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE ECCE Europe), Genova, Italy, September, 2-6, 2019.
Impact of Time Dissemination Technologies on Synchrophasor Estimation Accuracy2019. IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Synchronized Measurements and Analytics – SGSMA, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, May 20-23, 2019. DOI : 10.1109/SGSMA.2019.8784496.
A Modified Formula for Distance Relaying of Tapped Transmission Lines with Grounded NeutralsIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. 2018-12-04. DOI : 10.1109/TPWRD.2018.2884939.
A New Approach to the On-line Estimation of the Loss of Generation Size in Power SystemsIEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 2018-11-05. DOI : 10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2879542.
Voltage Control in Active Distribution Networks Under Uncertainty in the System Model: A Robust Optimization ApproachIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 2018-11-01. DOI : 10.1109/TSG.2017.2693212.
Synchrophasor-Based ROCOF Measurements: Feasibility in Real-World Scenarios2018-10-18. 2018 IEEE 9th International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems (AMPS), Bologna, Italy, September 26-28, 2018. p. 1-6. DOI : 10.1109/AMPS.2018.8494889.
Local estimation of the global horizontal irradiance using an all-sky cameraSolar Energy. 2018-10-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2018.08.042.
Increasing the PV hosting Capacity of Distribution Grids with Distributed Storage: Siting, Sizing and Costs2018-09-03
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.
Undetectable Timing-Attack on Linear State-Estimation by Using Rank-1 ApproximationIEEE Transactions on Smart Grids. 2018-07-01. DOI : 10.1109/TSG.2016.2634124.
Remonter le temps jusqu’à la sourceBulletin.ch. 2018-05-01.
Technologies for Integration of Large-Scale Distributed Generation and Volatile Loads in Distribution Grids2018-03-07. India Smart Grid Week (ISGW), 2018, New Delhi, India, March 05-09, 2018.
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.
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