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MissionThe research activities of the Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory (DESL) refer to the development of smart grid concept solutions in order to efficiently deliver sustainable, economic and secure electricity supply. These solutions aim to integrate intelligently the actions of all users connected to the electrical network whatever they are generators or consumers. They rely on innovative products and services together with intelligent monitoring, control, communication and self-healing technologies to:
- 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.
BiographyMario Paolone received the M.Sc. (with honors) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. 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.
He has been the Head of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) FURIES (Future Swiss Electrical infrastructure) and of the EPFL Energy Centerl.
His research interests focus on power systems with particular reference to real-time monitoring and operational aspects, power systems protections, dynamics and transients. Dr. Paolone’s most significant contributions are in the field of synchrophasors-based situational awareness of Active Distribution Networks (ADNs) and in the field of exact, convex and computationally-efficient methods for the optimal planning and operation of ADNs. Dr. Paolone was the founder Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks.
Dr. Paolone is author or coauthor of over 360 scientific papers published in mainstream journals and international conferences in the area of power and energy systems.
For contributions to situational-awareness and control of power distribution systems.
2020 IEEE Power System Dynamic Performance Committee’s prize paper award
For the paper "“Beyond Phasors: Modeling of Power System Signals Using the Hilbert Transform”.
2020 IEEE PES Working Group Recognition Award for the Technical Report PES-TR66
IEEE PES-TR66 "Microgrid Stability Definitions, Analysis and Modeling".
For the paper "A Full-Scale Experimental Validation of Electromagnetic Time Reversal Applied to Locate Disturbances in Overhead Power Distribution Lines".
For the paper On Lightning Electromagnetic Field Propagation Along an Irregular Terrain".
Best paper award at the 13th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems
For the paper "Probabilistic Assessment of the Process-Noise Covariance Matrix of Discrete Kalman Filter State Estimation of Active Distribution Networks".
IEEE EMC Society Technical Achievement Award
For outstanding contributions to the modelling of electromagnetic field interaction to complex power networks".
Basil Papadias Best Paper award at the 2013 IEEE PowerTech
For the paper "On the Use of Electromagnetic Time Reversal to Locate Faults in Series-Compensated Transmission Lines".
State-of-the-art of data collection, analytics, and future needs of transmission utilities worldwide to account for the continuous growth of sensing dataInternational Journal Of Electrical Power & Energy Systems. 2022-05-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijepes.2021.107772.
A Real-time Synchrophasor Data Compression Method Using Singular Value DecompositionIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 2021-09-22. DOI : 10.1109/TSG.2021.3114585.
OPF-driven Under Frequency Load Shedding in Low-Inertia Power Grids Hosting Large-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems2021-07-29. 2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech, Madrid, Spain, 28 June-2 July 2021. p. 1-6. DOI : 10.1109/PowerTech46648.2021.9494951.
Time-Synchronization Attack Detection in Unbalanced Three-Phase SystemsIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 2021-05-06. DOI : 10.1109/TSG.2021.3078104.
Operation of the battery storage systems for grid control, feeder dispatching (RE Demo)2021-03-12
Validation of an advanced control algorithms based on short-term forecasting of PV generation (RE Demo)2021-03-11
Compilation of real-time control strategies for heterogeneous resources at MV and LV2021-03-11
Real-Time Processing and Quality Improvement of Synchrophasor Data2021-01-01. IEEE-Power-and-Energy-Society General Meeting (PESGM), Washington, DC, Jul 26-29, 2021. DOI : 10.1109/PESGM46819.2021.9638065.
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.
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.
Tools for multi time horizon PV point forecasting and prediction intervals2020-04-11
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-setpointUS2022250500 ; EP3983258 ; WO2020250012 . 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
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