Distinguished professors from both academia and industry will be invited to give speeches.

Keynote Speakers


Professor Alberto Borghetti

University of Bologna, Italy

Renewable Energy Communities, with Day-Ahead and Intraday Scheduling

Abstract: The talk focuses on the operation of renewable energy communities. The community is a set of prosumers (each of them may be equipped by local generation, energy storage systems and loads) with the possibility of direct transactions between them. The scheduling procedure must distinguish between the power exchanged with the external grid and the power exchanges between the prosumers in order to prioritize the use of local resources and self-consumption. The uncertainties on the forecasts of renewable production and load may be taken into account. The procedure should also provide the price of the internal transactions. This presentation is aimed to describe some models that could be useful for the operation of energy communities and distribution networks where direct trading between neighbors becomes significant. The performances of the approach are shown for various case studies and operating conditions.

Bio: Alberto Borghetti (IEEE M’97-SM’03-F’15) is a Professor of Electrical Power Systems at University of Bologna, Italy. His research and teaching activities are in the areas of power system analysis, power system restoration after blackout, electromagnetic transients, optimal generation scheduling, and distribution system operation. He has authored more than 150 publications in various journals, monographs, proceedings of international conferences. He is co-author of 6 brochures of CIGRÉ (International Council on Large Electric Systems) and of the IEEE Standard 1410 - "IEEE Guide for improving the lightning performance of electric power overhead distribution lines". He is recipient of the ICLP Scientific Committee Award 2016 and the 2018 CIGRE Technical Council Award for Study Committee C4. From 2010 to 2017 he served as an editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Since 2018 he serves as an editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and as an associate editor of the Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy (MPCE). Since the beginning of 2019 he is serving as editor-in-chief of Electrical Engineering - Archiv für Elektrotechnik, published by Springer.