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Power and Energy Webinar Series – Open-source tools for TSO-DSO coordination

The 17th “Power and Energy Webinar Series” will be organized on Tuesday, January 31, at 2 PM (GMT), under the motto “Open-source tools for TSO-DSO coordination”.

Tomislav Capuder, Lead Researcher at the Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla, and Micael Simões, Researcher at INESC TEC Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES), will be responsible for leading this webinar. Filipe J. Soares, Senior Researcher at INESC TEC, will be in charge of the moderation.


People interested in participating in the session should register on the initiative's website After completing the form available on the website (“participate” section), the participants will receive, closer to the session, an email from the organization with the credentials access.


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People interested in participating in the session should register on the initiative's website: After completing the registration, the participants will receive, closer to the session, an email from the organization with the credentials access.


About the presentations:


1- Operational aspects of TSO-DSO coordination – Project ATTEST

The ambitious goals of transition towards smart energy systems should be accomplished in a cost-effective way that does not violate power system limits and constraints but keeps the voltage and frequency within limits while satisfying each consumer’s need. To achieve that, significant changes in the current system operation are required in terms of policy changing, low-carbon technologies implementation, data collection and management and communication protocols. Moreover, implementation of different approaches in both transmission grid (TG) and distribution grid (DG) management will be achieved through development of various tools for long-term and day-ahead planning, real-time operation and control together with asset management tools considering energy consumption and generation profiles, ancillary services schedules, smart grid technology, such as on-load tap changing (OLTC) transformers, energy storage devices, controllable distributed generation, flexible loads and electric vehicles. The presentation will introduce the existing/known TSO-DSO coordination mechanisms and present a novel, proposed coordination scheme envisioned within the Horizon 2020 project ATTEST. It will discuss ATTEST developed operational tools both on the transmission and distribution side and present simulation and demonstration environment where the presented tools and mechanisms will be tested. 

2- Planning of TSO-DSO Shared Technologies

Electric power systems are currently experiencing a profound change, as increasing amounts of Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) displace conventional forms of generation. This development has gone hand-in-hand with an expanding share of power production taking place at the Distribution Network (DN) level, and the connection of new types of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), such as Energy Storage Systems (ESSs), Electric Vehicles (EVs), and active (flexible) consumers. These trends are expected to continue and will require a profound revision of the way Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and Distribution System Operators (DSOs) interact with each other in order to benefit from the growing flexibility that is taking place at the DN level. We propose a new tool for the planning of shared ESSs that can be simultaneously used by TSO and DSOs for the operation of their networks. The tool recurs to distributed optimization techniques to maintain the data privacy of the several agents involved in the optimization problem, and keep the tractability of the large-scale optimization problem.


About the speakers:

  1. Tomislav Capuder, Lead Researcher at the Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla

Tomislav Capuder, PhD, works as an associate professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing University of Zagreb and as a lead researcher at the Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla.

His areas of expertise include distribution networks, distributed energy systems, energy systems planning and modelling, integrated infrastructures, energy markets, environmental issues in power system. Tomislav Capuder has published over 50 journal papers, around 80 international conference papers and has participated in over 50 industry sponsored projects. He is a member of international CIRED and CIGRE work groups on multi-energy systems, distribution network resilience and challenges of integrating storage technologies.


  1. Micael Simões, Researcher at INESC TEC Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES)

Micael Simões, MSc, currently works at the Center for Power and Energy Systems of INESC TEC and is pursuing a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. His areas of interest include integration of application of optimization methods to the operation and planning of electric power systems in the presence of renewable energy sources, energy storage systems, and active consumers.



About the moderator:


Filipe J. Soares, Senior Researcher at INESC TEC – Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES)

Filipe J. Soares has a degree in Physics and a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems, from Porto University. He is currently a Senior Researcher at INESC TEC and Assistant Professor at the Lusophone University of Porto. He has coordinated and been involved in several projects in the field of power systems for over 14 years, addressing the integration of renewable energies, storage and electric vehicles in power systems, participation of flexible loads and aggregators in electricity markets, energy efficiency, consumer engagement and, more recently, multi-energy systems and green hydrogen production.


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    31st January 2023
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