TERSE: Techno-Economic framework for Resilient and Sustainable Electrification

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Abstract

Rural electrification is fundamental for the social and economic development and well-being of developing countries, as it supports the development of vital critical infrastructures (e.g. communication and transportation) and it provides energy to critical services to peoples' quality of everyday life, such as home appliances, health and water supply. The lack or limited and highly unreliable access to electricity still remains one of the key challenges that rural and remote communities face in these countries. In order though for the electrification to go beyond lightning, it is critical to develop energy networks that are sustainable, cost-effective, and scalable, as well as resilient, particularly in areas that are frequently exposed to natural hazards, such as floods, monsoons, etc.

In this context, the ambition of this project is to develop a novel holistic techno-economic framework for supporting and enabling the decision, policy and regulatory making towards the design of transformative energy networks in developing countries. This holistic framework will be supported by the development of an options portfolio for sustainable electrification, including a mixture of infrastructure solutions (e.g. building new or upgrading existing infrastructure) and emerging low-carbon distributed energy resources that will focus on the development of sustainable microgrids (both grid-connected and off-grid). Further, integrated system simulation models will be developed to analyse the vulnerability and quantify the risk and resilience profile of these energy solutions to natural hazards and extreme weather. This is is highly timely given the latest evidence of the impact of such events worldwide and also highly critical if the rural communities are to withstand and quickly recover from such catastrophic events. Following these analyses, stochastic optimization planning techniques will be developed to support the optimal design of these energy networks, considering transformative energy technologies, to maximize the impact on the well-being of local communities.

Building on this last point, the research team has developed a well-structured user-engagement strategy, bridging to wider socio-economic aspects of communities facing electrification challenges. The aims of this strategy are to get an in-depth understanding of the electricity needs of rural communities in the partner countries (China and Malaysia), enable their active role in the project and provide briefing and training sessions on the use of the new energy technologies to be applied in these communities. The UK and overseas research teams will jointly work with the local industrial partners to facilitate this active involvement of remote villages, communities and their local authorities.

This project will aim to complement and further strengthen the current electrification plans of the partner countries, i.e. Malaysia and China. The research team will work closely with Sarawak Energy and other authorities in Malaysia to review and improve its Rural Power Supply Scheme that was formulated in 2015, as well as evaluate and improve the design, operability and maintenance planning of existing microgrids in Zhoushan islands, China, which also serve as excellent testbeds for validating the simulation models developed by the project. Within this context, this project will also aim to develop recommendations for changes and improvements in standards, regulatory and policy-making frameworks. We will aim to make the key findings and recommendations of this work of generic applicability and validity to accommodate its international development importance. This would also be of UK national importance, where building sustainable energy networks for reducing its carbon footprint, while being resilient to extreme weather (e.g., the storms of 1987, 2007 and 2015 which resulted in major power outages) is key for safeguarding the social and economic well-being of the country.

Planned Impact

Through the development of novel stochastic simulation and optimization models for rural electrification planning and their validation in collaboration with the project academic and industrial partners, this project will be of significant timeliness, relevance and appropriateness to a wide range of stakeholders. This includes system operators, energy producers, manufacturers, policy makers and regulators which will benefit from our research by getting a comprehensive quantitative understanding of emerging energy technologies and a set of engineering and policy recommendations for changes at different levels, including planning, design, operation, monitoring, and maintenance practices and standards (forming the basis for ISO standards) for rural electrification. Such knowledge would benefit the long-term operational viability of the newly designed rural energy networks and contribute to measuring their potential long-term impact in developing countries. The proposed work may also lead to recognition that such support through a formal regulatory and commercial framework would increase revenue streams to those new and transformative technologies that can provide low-carbon energy services, while contributing to resilience under natural hazards. The research team will ensure that the research outcomes will be of generic applicability and validity and will also be internationally disseminated (through, for example, the relevant IEEE Task Force on understanding and measuring power systems resilience with which the research team maintains strong links, talks and panels at world-leading relevant international conferences and publication of research articles in high impact journals) to support and strengthen the international development importance of this research. This work will also be of great importance to the industrial partners and stakeholders of the project. This includes key partners in Malaysia, where the proposed research will support the improvement of the Rural Power Supply Scheme that was formulated in 2015, contributing towards achieving energy security to remote communities. In China, this project will provide vital insights on the criticality of the energy products manufactured by Clenergy (including PV-mounting products and solutions for residential, commercial and utility scale customers) and how can these technologies be utilized to the benefit of remote communities in China. In Chile (as an external project partner), the research team will continue the fruitful collaboration with leading Chilean Universities and stakeholders (including University of Chile, Pontificia Universidad Catolica and Chilean system operator) to understand how low-carbon distributed energy resources can contribute to the energy sustainability and resilience of rural regions. To facilitate the active and constructive knowledge exchange with the project industrial partners and stakeholders, several forms of interaction have been planned by the research team, including advisory board meetings, regular physical and web-conferenced meetings and technical workshops. Appropriate socio-economic and engineering quantitative metrics and indicators will be jointly developed with the project LMIC industrial and academic partners for measuring the impact of the research proposed in the LMIC context, with focus on the improvement of the social and economic well-being of the rural communities and the long-term usability and financial support of the proposed energy networks. Within this context, the research team has developed a thorough user-engagement strategy which will enable the active participation of the local partners and communities to the design of the new energy networks from the initial stages of the project, which will contribute to the social acceptance and adoption of the proposed energy technologies. This would ensure that the proposed energy networks can facilitate the energy needs of local communities, going beyond home lightning.
 
Description Our preliminary research within the project already indicate that distributed energy systems might play a key role in developing optimal technology portfolios that are both low-cost and resilient. This is of particular relevance in ODA countries and in isolated areas or even islands (as our case study applications in Malaysia and China), where the development of microgrids could avoid costly and unreliable grid connections or use of alternative, more expensive and less "green" solutions, while also substantially enhancing the system resilience to extreme events. The sophisticated tools that are under development will confirm these preliminary findings through details numerical assessment and case studies in both China and Malaysia. Our initial studies also suggest that incorporation of requirements to deal with extreme events such as landslides and flooding might change substantially the initial energy system design (assumed that this would be based on only economic factors). Moreover, incorporation of socio-economic aspects into the technical modelling will provide further insights into the suitability of given planning solutions also from the perspective of the impacts on local communities, again with the chance that the final design might be quite different than originally thought. We thus expect various impacts of our work, ranging from development of new socio-techno-economic tools to contributing to improving, by resilient and sustainable energy system design for isolated communities, the economic development and welfare of DAC list country/countries in general and Malaysia and China in particular.
Exploitation Route The methodologies and models under development are of completely general validity, with potential in both ODA and non-ODA countries.
They will be of particular relevance to extremely isolated areas in developing countries that are far from the main networks and hard to reach, such as the case of Borneo we are analyzing in Malaysia - similar situations happen in large parts of South East Asia.
We will also test part of the framework we are developing in ODA applications to Costa Rica for our recently started project with Costa Rica and Chile which awarded for winning a UK-Chile 2018 Newton Prize.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Energy

 
Description Although the project is only about half way through, we can already see an impact on our project partners and in particular in Malaysia. This is owing to our active collaboration and engagement with the local utility, Sarawak Energy, whom we have met several times, already. We are in fact working closely with them to establish a general methodology and develop relevant modelling tools for investment into distributed energy systems. The key driver for this research is to answer the key question as to whether different types of microgrids and distributed energy solutions can provide both economic and resilient support to isolated areas that are not easily reachable by the main grid. The models under development will thus practically applied by Sarawak Energy in the island of Borneo, and then also extended to applications in our other partner country, China. The Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) is also strongly involved in and supporting our project, particularly in terms of aligning our development and findings with the more general low-carbon technology strategies of the Malaysian Government. We would also like to note that there has already been a trip to a few isolated communities in Borneo, and part of the UK research team, assisted by Sarawak Energy, has spent several days with the local communities trying to understand the social impact of different energy planning solutions. We expect this to be able to drive towards new, integrated socio-technical planning solutions that also consider impacts on and role of local communities. Furhermore, while the extension to most other ODA countries is straightforward, interestingly the general methodology under development could also be applied to developed countries and the UK alike, for example to identify the optimal portfolio of distributed and centralised energy resources to move towards meeting ambitious environmental targets while also enhancing system resilience. Our project is also contributing to several UN sustainable development goals (SDGs), for example SDG7 ("Affordable and Clean Energy") and SDG9 ("Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure") through the development of methodologies and tools capable of determining an optimal portfolio of low-carbon resources (including investments in traditional network reinforcements and low-carbon distributed energy systems such as community based systems and micro-grids) while assessing and enhance the resilience to the impact of extreme natural events (e.g. flooding) on the electricity infrastructure. These tools can be applied to any extreme weather event (such as windstorms, hurricanes and floods), which are becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change. In this respect, our project also contributes strongly to SDG13 ("Climate Action"), for which it is also important to highlight that the impacts of climate change are significantly stronger in ODA countries. In the case of the electricity sector, this problem is exacerbated by the presence of weaker infrastructure, commonly observed in poorer countries. Hence, the countries in question are not only more exposed to the effects of climate change, but also less prepared to face them. It is thus critical, in this context, to develop solutions that are affordable for developing regions, with the minimum budget expenditure so as to improve the overall quality of the electricity service in an economic fashion. A last point we'd like to make refers to gender equality. The project has sought, from the research team's establishment point, provision of equal gender opportunities, and in fact we have put in place a gender-mixed international research team. We also notice that the studies we are carrying out, and in particular on the socio-economic aspects of our system design, can influence gender and social equality opportunities via the possibility of providing affordable and reliable electrification to isolated communities and households, with relevant social and gender equality-related benefits.
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Energy,Environment,Healthcare
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Resilience briefing papers by Prof Mancarella for Australian Energy Regulator (AER)
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Prof Mancarella provided several briefing papers to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) on power system resilience to High Impact Low Probability (HILP) events, within the context of assessing the economic "value of customer reliability" (VCR). As a consequence of the briefing papers, the AER is now investigating further the VCR associated to HILP events, with an option of introducing, first in the world, a specific "value of customer resilience"
 
Description Resilience enhancement framework developed by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The research framework outlined in "The Grid: Stronger, Bigger, Smarter? Presenting a conceptual framework of power system resilience" has been adopted by the Australian Energy Market Commission as the overarching framework to enhance power system resilience in Australia. This is crucially important in Australia, which undergoes every year very severe resilience events ranging from bushfires to heatwaves, droughts and floods, costing billions of AUD$
URL https://www.aemc.gov.au/news-centre/media-releases/new-mechanisms-enhance-resilience-power-system-fi...
 
Description Euniversal: market enabling interface to unlock flexibility solutions for cost-effective management of smarter distribution grids
Amount € 285,140 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 02/2020 
End 02/2024
 
Description Memorandum of Understanding between UTeM, Sarawak Energy and MIGHT 
Organisation Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology
Country Malaysia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Prof Madya Ir. Dr. Gan Chin Kim, UTeM, has led the establishment of the collaboration between UTeM (as overseas academic project partner), Sarawak Energy and MIGHT for the signature of this Memorandum of Understanding.
Collaborator Contribution Sarawak Energy and MIGHT confirmed in this document their commitment to the project for providing the guidance, assistance and data required for the successful delivery of the project and the application of the advanced mathematical tools developed in the project on real case studies in Malaysia.
Impact This collaboration is expected to provide outcomes of strategic impact on the policy and regulatory decision-making for the rural electrification of Malaysia, with focus on Borneo island.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Memorandum of Understanding between UTeM, Sarawak Energy and MIGHT 
Organisation Sarawak Energy
Country Malaysia 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Prof Madya Ir. Dr. Gan Chin Kim, UTeM, has led the establishment of the collaboration between UTeM (as overseas academic project partner), Sarawak Energy and MIGHT for the signature of this Memorandum of Understanding.
Collaborator Contribution Sarawak Energy and MIGHT confirmed in this document their commitment to the project for providing the guidance, assistance and data required for the successful delivery of the project and the application of the advanced mathematical tools developed in the project on real case studies in Malaysia.
Impact This collaboration is expected to provide outcomes of strategic impact on the policy and regulatory decision-making for the rural electrification of Malaysia, with focus on Borneo island.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Co-chair of panel session with Dr Rodrigo Moreno in 2019 IEEE PES General Meeting on power system flexibility, reliability and resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Rodrigo Moreno and Dr Mathaios Panteli hosted a panel session on "International Practices and Models in Network Planning Under Uncertainty: Flexibility, Reliability and Resilience" at the 2019 IEEE PES General Meeting conference in Atlanta, USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Lecture "Flexibility, reliability and resilience services from distributed multi-energy resources", Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, 27 September 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Mancarella delivered a lecture: "Flexibility, reliability and resilience services from distributed multi-energy resources" at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, on 27 September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Lecture: "Reliability and resilience in low-carbon power systems: Challenges and potential solutions", E.ON Energy Research Centre and RWTH Aachen, Aachen , Germany, 9 April 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Mancarella delivered the lecture: "Reliability and resilience in low-carbon power systems: Challenges and potential solutions", E.ON Energy Research Centre and RWTH Aachen, Aachen , Germany, 9 April 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Special Session "Understanding system resilience in critical infrastructure", IEEE Power Tech 2019, Milan, Italy, 27 June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Mancarella delivered the special session: "Understanding system resilience in critical infrastructure", IEEE Power Tech 2019, Milan, Italy, 27 June 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited panel presentation, "Operational flexibility for resilience-oriented network planning", IEEE PES General Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Mancarella delivered the panel presentation: "Operational flexibility for resilience-oriented network planning", IEEE PES General Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited panel presentations, "Reliability and resilience in low-carbon power and energy systems: do we need a stronger, bigger or smarter grid?", IEEE PES General Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Mancarella delivered the panel presentations: "Reliability and resilience in low-carbon power and energy systems: do we need a stronger, bigger or smarter grid?", IEEE PES General Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited plenary presentation "Flexible planning for planning flexibility", in the workshop "If you fail to plan you plan to fail", Electrical College Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 30 July 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Mancarella delivered the plenary presentation: "Flexible planning for planning flexibility", in the workshop "If you fail to plan you plan to fail", Electrical College Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 30 July 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited presentation "Power system resilience to extreme events", Isaac Newton Institute "The mathematics of energy systems", Cambridge University, UK, 15-17 April 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Mancarella delivered the presentation: "Power system resilience to extreme events", Isaac Newton Institute "The mathematics of energy systems", Cambridge University, UK, 15-17 April 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited presentation of Dr Mathaios Panteli by ULB and ENGIE-Tractebel, Brussels, Belgium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Mathaios Panteli has been invited to give a presentation to ULB and ENGIE-Tractebel in Brussels, Belgium, on experiences and applications on power grid resilience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited presentation of Dr Mathaios Panteli in a special session by Prof P. Mancarella and Dr R. Moreno, 2019 IEEE PES PowerTech conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Mathaios Panteli has been invited by Prof P. Mancarella and Dr R. Moreno to a special session on resilience and flexibility in the 2019 IEEE PES PowerTech conference in Milan, Italy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited presentation of Dr Mathaios Panteli to IEEE Cascading Failures Working Group on progress of CIGRE WG C4.47 "Power System Resilience" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Mathaios Panteli has been invited to give a presentation on the progress and next steps of the CIGRE WG C4.47 "Power System Resilience" to the IEEE Cascading Failure Working Group in the 2019 IEEE PES General Meeting conference in Atlanta, USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited presentation of Prof Madya Ir. Dr. Gan Chin Kim to off-grid electrification workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Chin Kim was invited to give a presentation at the "Workshop on Off-Grid Electrification Option for Remote Regions in APEC Economies", 10 September 2018, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Newspaper article on the first visit of UK Academics to UTeM, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The newspaper MelakaKini published a detailed article for the visit of UK academics to UTeM, Malaysia in November 2018 in the context of kicking-off the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Panel Presentation, 2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Mathaios Panteli was invited to give a panel presentation in the super session "Power Grid Resilience" at the 2019 IEEE PES General Meeting, held in Atlanta USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Panel Session chaired by Dr Mathaios Panteli on "Current Practices and Future Challenges to Power Grid Resilience" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Panteli chaired a panel session on "Current Practices and Future Challenges to Power Grid Resilience" at the 2019 IEEE PES General Meeting in Atlanta, USA, where he invited experts from around the world to present their views on the matter. Dr Rodrigo Moreno and Prof Pierluigi Mancarella were invited as panellists in this session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation of Prof Duncan Shaw to Ministry of Utilities and Sarawak Energy, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Duncan Shaw and Dr Jennifer Bealt gave a presentation to Ministry of Utilities and Sarawak Energy on their key findings from their field trip to communities in Borneo island in order to gather data and questionnaires on the experiences and main challenges of rural electrification in the island.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Prof Mancarella advisory role to Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and Australian Energy Market Regulator (AER) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Mancarella provided advisory role troughout 2019 to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and the Australian Energy Market Regulator (AER) on power system resilience during relevant projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Prof Mancarella's IEEE Power Energy Society Distinguished Lecture in Delft, The Netherlands, December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Mancarella's IEEE Power Energy Society Distinguished Lecture "Integration of electricity, gas, and hydrogen systems", Delft, The Netherlands, December 2019.
Much discussion was about the integration of electricity and hydrogen systems, which could generate further industry-based collaborations.
The ability to provide system resilience and deliver on sustainable plans through system integration was also discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.tudelft.nl/en/events/2019/powerweb/lecture-ieee-prof-pierluigi-mancarella-flexibility-re...
 
Description Prof Mancarella's IEEE Power Energy Society Distinguished Lecture in Leuven, Belgium, December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Mancarella's IEEE Power Energy Society Distinguished Lecture "Integration of electricity, gas, and hydrogen systems", Leuven, Belgium, December 2019.
This was a public event that generated lots of discussion about the role of system integration and other forms of energy storage for low-carbon futures, and their ability to provide system resilience and deliver on sustainable plans.
Discussions about future collaborations with KU Leuven took place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/212356
 
Description Prof Mancarella's Keynote on Power system resilience for Asian Development Bank, Melbourne, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Mancarella's Keynote: "Power system resilience to extreme events: a stronger, bigger or smarter grid", Asian Development Bank and IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology Workshop, Melbourne, Australia, 14-17 October 2019.
The talk, given primarily to policy makers from Asian countries, stirred great interest in potential ways to deal with resilience issues in develop countries and prompted discussions on future activities and potential projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Prof Mancarella's Keynote talk at 9th IEEE ICPES Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Mancarella's Invited Keynote talk: "Flexibility, reliability and resilience from distributed multi-energy systems", at the 9th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, Perth, Australia, December 2019.
The presentation illustrated how flexible options, including multi-energy storage and new technologies, can provide flexibility, reliability and resilience in future energy systems.
The audience showed great interest in the talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://icpes.org/keynote.html
 
Description Prof Mancarella's Plenary Talk on Resilience at the Energy Summit in Sydney, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Mancarella givign a Plenary Talk: "Stronger-Bigger-Smarter? A framework for power system resilience" at the International Summit on Future Electricity Markets, Sydney, Australia, 18-20 November 2019.
The audience, primarily composed of industry and policy makers, showed huge interest in the topic and several follow-up activities were discussed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iea.org/events/future-electricity-markets-summit
 
Description Prof Mancarella's Plenary Talk: "Resilience in low-carbon power systems" in Champery, Switzerland, 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Mancarella's Plenary Talk: "Resilience in low-carbon power systems", 2nd International Conference on Future Electric Power Systems and the Energy Transition, Champery, Switzerland, February 2019.
The talk illustrated the challenges of low-carbon power system operation under extreme events.
The talk prompted a number of follow-up activities, including international collaborations with important institutions (e.g., UPC Barcelona, ETH Zurich)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.hevs.ch/en/minisites/events/future-electric-power-systems-and-the-energy-transition/
 
Description Tutorial "Decision making under uncertainty: flexibility, resilience, and multi-energy system applications", IEEE Power Tech 2019, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Mancarella delivered the tutorial: "Decision making under uncertainty: flexibility, resilience, and multi-energy system applications", IEEE Power Tech 2019, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, June 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Tutorial "Reliability and resilience in low-carbon, low-inertia power systems", 9th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, Perth, Australia, December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Mancarella delivered the tutorial: "Reliability and resilience in low-carbon, low-inertia power systems", 9th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, Perth, Australia, December 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop "Planning low-carbon electricity systems under uncertainty considering operational flexibility and smart grid technologies", within the Isaac Newton Institute "The mathematics of energy systems", Cambridge University, UK, 15-17 April 2019 - workshop co-organizer and chair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Mancarella co-organized and chaired the workshop: "Planning low-carbon electricity systems under uncertainty considering operational flexibility and smart grid technologies", within the Isaac Newton Institute "The mathematics of energy systems", Cambridge University, UK, 15-17 April 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019