Marco Rossi

Marco Rossi
Ricerca Sistema Energetico | RSE · Power System Development Department

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering

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Introduction
Marco Rossi is Research Engineer at Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE), Italy, where his main activity covers electricity network modeling, simulation and analysis. His interests are principally in the field of grid innovation, especially looking at the integration of renewable energy resources in electricity networks. These interests are fed by his active participation in European Research and Innovation projects for which he has management and operative roles.
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December 2012 - present
Ricerca Sistema Energetico
Position
  • Research Engineer and Project Manager
Description
  • The research activity covers electricity network modeling, simulation and analysis. These interests are fed by his active participation in European Research and Innovation projects for which he has management and operative roles.
January 2010 - December 2012
Politecnico di Milano
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • The research has been focused in the field of electric and electronic measurements. Modelling, simulation and diagnostic techniques have been investigated for photovoltaic power plants, electrical machines and drives.
Education
January 2010 - December 2012
Politecnico di Milano
Field of study
  • Electrical Engineering
September 2004 - December 2009
Politecnico di Milano
Field of study
  • Electrical Engineering

Publications

Publications (80)
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In the ever complex world of the power systems, robust decision making in the context of investment planning becomes a difficult problem. In the decision making process, the costs and benefits of implementing complementary or competing technologies (AC versus DC or storage versus classical transmission expansion) need to be assessed. Additionally,...
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Optimisation tools for long‐term grid planning considering flexibility resources require aggregated flexibility models that are not too computationally demanding or complex. Still, they should capture the operational benefits of flexibility sufficiently accurately for planning purposes. This article investigates the sufficiency of an aggregated fle...
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The Valle d'Aosta Region has set among its objectives the use of hydrogen from renewable sources in transport, recognizing its value, in line with what is described by the European Commission (EC) about the use of hydrogen as one of the alternative fuels with long-term potential. The Directive on Infrastructure for Alternative Fuels (DAFI) has esta...
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p>Optimization tools for long-term grid planning considering flexibility resources require aggregated flexibility models that are not too computationally demanding or complex. Still, they should capture the operational benefits of flexibility sufficiently accurately for planning purposes. This paper investigates the sufficiency of an aggregated fle...
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p>Optimization tools for long-term grid planning considering flexibility resources require aggregated flexibility models that are not too computationally demanding or complex. Still, they should capture the operational benefits of flexibility sufficiently accurately for planning purposes. This paper investigates the sufficiency of an aggregated fle...
Technical Report
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Il rapporto descrive in dettaglio le metodologie semplificate di pianificazione delle reti di distribuzione in media tensione, sviluppate per condurre delle analisi quantitative speditive dei possibili scenari di evoluzione del sistema elettrico italiano. Si riportano, inoltre, i risultati delle analisi preliminari effettuate sulle reti di distribu...
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Power electronic converters represent a pillar of modern power systems, especially since generation from renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaics, have been introduced. One of their main characteristics consists of the high flexibility in converting different voltage levels and waveforms. As for all the conversion devices, they are subjected...
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Modern planning techniques for distribution systems consider, in addition to the conventional grid reinforcement, the provision of power flexibility from local resources. This solution is demonstrated to be cost-effective in numerous cases. However, distribution resources might be required to provide services to transmission system too, and this as...
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The FlexPlan Horizon2020 project aims at establishing a new grid-planning methodology which considers the opportunity to introduce new storage and flexibility resources in electricity transmission and distribution grids as an alternative to building new grid elements, in accordance with the intentions of the Clean Energy for all Europeans regulator...
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The continuously growing distributed generation and the business potential for demand response are gradually enabling significant provision of flexibility and reserve towards distribution networks. For this reason, transmission and distribution system operators need to coordinate their operation in order to develop efficient market arrangements tha...
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Selected validation scenarios and corresponding test cases in the context of the ERIGrid project are presented in this chapter. Furthermore, the benefits of using the ERIGrid validation method and testing tools are discussed on the realized system validation examples.
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The performance of TSO-DSO coordination schemes depends on the characteristics of the electricity systems in which regulation reserves can be provided by both transmission and distribution resources. In order to investigate the main aspects influencing TSO-DSO interactions, three detailed electricity scenarios (related to the expected 2030 evolutio...
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The project SmartNet (http://smartnet-project.eu) aims at providing architectures for optimized interaction between TSOs and DSOs in managing the exchange of information for monitoring, acquiring and operating ancillary services (frequency control, frequency restoration, congestion management and voltage regulation) both at local and national level...
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The project SmartNet (http://smartnet-project.eu) aims at providing architectures for optimized interaction between TSOs and DSOs in managing the exchange of information for monitoring, acquiring and operating ancillary services (frequency control, frequency restoration, congestion management and voltage regulation) both at local and national level...
Technical Report
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The project SmartNet (http://smartnet-project.eu) aims at providing architectures for optimized interaction between TSOs and DSOs in managing the exchange of information for monitoring, acquiring and operating ancillary services (frequency control, frequency restoration, congestion management and voltage regulation) both at local and national level...
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Technical report illustrating the main procedure and outcomes of the cost-benefit analysis carried out by SmartNet. SmartNet dealt with TSO-DSO coordination schemes, aimed at integrating flexibility of distribution resources in ancillary services markets.
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This paper presents the outcome of the cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for the different alternatives defined in the project SmartNet for the coordination between transmission system operators (TSOs) and distribution system operators (DSOs). The CBA compares five coordination schemes in three countries (Italy, Denmark and Spain) on the basis of several...
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Many projections of near-future electricity system foresee a constantly increasing necessity of power flexibility services. In particular, thanks to the growing presence of renewable generation and innovative load technologies, distribution resources are becoming attractive products in ancillary services markets. In order to open the market gates t...
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Distribution resources are becoming more and more attractive to ancillary services markets, especially since their continuous evolution is gradually replacing the flexibility of conventional power plants. Forwarding distribution flexibility to the transmission system can be significantly affected by the distribution network characteristics (impedan...
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The paper deals with the issue of using assets for supporting network operations, without being in conflict with business actors. It is presented a novel business framework in which the distribution system operator, playing the role of market facilitator, operates its own energy assets (including energy storage) in a pro-active way, using them to s...
Technical Report
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The continuous integration of large quantities of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) is challenging the whole European power system, both at the transmission and the distribution level. One commonly proposed solution to handle these challenges is ancillary services provided by connected units. For a secure operation of the network all units—including R...
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This paper presents two applications of Optimal Power Flow analysis for active and reactive power redispatch in medium-voltage distribution networks and shows how this tool can be used to efficiently manage the selection and operation of network resources as well as the definition of a market interface with the transmission network. The description...
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The electricity system is subject to continuous evolution stimulated by the integration of renewable energysources. This transformation is having deep impacts on the planning and operation of networks and new potentialroles of system operators are currently investigated. In particular, having assumed a future in which the energydemand is largely sa...
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Distributed Renewable Energy Sources (DRESs) are increasing rapidly in distribution grids, and their integration into the electricity system is one of the most relevant problems facing these networks. The objective of our project, IntegratinG Renewables in the EuropEaN electricity Grid (IGREENG rid), was to analyze and select the most promising res...
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Since the last decade, distribution networks are facing a continuously growing penetration of distributed generation, mostly thanks to the “clean energy” incentives promoted by national governments. In particular, these initiatives have enhanced the presence of renewable-based generators in electricity grids. Taking advantage of their intermittent...
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The centralized control is one of the methods proposed, also by the Italian Regulatory Authority (consultation 255/15), to integrate more renewable energy sources in the electrical networks. Due to the limited number of available measurements in the distribution system, one of the key problems for a centralized control scheme is the correct estimat...
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Generation from non-programmable renewable energy sources, which is endowed with dispatching priority but is not always required to participate in ancillary services, has massively increased its share of demand supply in recent years; thus, a reduced number of large conventional power plants is left to be dispatched. Therefore, active power imbalan...
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The recent increase of distributed generation in distribution networks has determined the necessity of developing new control strategies for the mitigation of power quality issues. One of these functions, considered as one of the most promising solutions for the management of voltage congestions, is represented by the droop control of DG units. The...
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Storage systems represent an important instrument to increase the renewable electricity generation, in particular in distribution networks. However, there are still many issues due to cost effectiveness of this solution, but also related to the lack of experience on the management of these devices and on their effects on the distribution network. O...
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Distributed Renewable Energy Resources (DRES) are having a growing presence in the electrical distribution system and they are one of the fundamental pillars for the achievement of the 2020 energy and climate change targets. The integration of renewables, however, entails several technical issues which could be often solved in a more efficient way...
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The integration of generation units in distribution grids is one of the main research topics in the field of smart grids. Governments are supporting the connection of small/medium size generators directly to the distribution network, but the consequent growing number of energy producers poses several technical issues. For the planning and operation...
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The fast growth of distributed generation (DG), in particular from non-programmable renewable resources, poses many challenges on the management of MV networks. Storage systems, operated by the Distributor System Operator (DSO) or by third parties, may mitigate both the local and global effects of the DG. A major challenge is the identification of...
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Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) techniques are used to maintain the photovoltaic (PV) panel operating point near its maximum power point (MPP). In general, the location of the MPP on the V-I plane is not known, but it can be reached, either through a-priori knowledge or by search algorithms. Lots of tracking algorithms have been presented in li...
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THE TERM ?RESILIENCE? MEANS THE ABILITY TO prepare for and adapt to changing conditions and to withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions. Active distribution grids can provide support to system resilience in both aspects, more specifically to help system recovery and provide the necessary flexibility to adapt to changing conditions.
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As well known, maximizing the efficiency of photovoltaic plants is key to increase their competitiveness. Aging and presence of dust on the panel surface strongly reduces the energy production, which results in significant economic loss. In this paper a simplified method for evaluating the impact of both aging and dust deposition will be presented....
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It is well known that in a photovoltaic (PV) plant, the modules are connected to switch-mode power converters to enhance the power output in every environmental condition. This task is performed by the maximum power point tracker (MPPT), which provides a current or voltage reference to the converter. Traditional perturb and observe or incremental c...
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The protection of electrical plant, equipment, and components in aerospace applications is currently a hot research topic, with particular attention being paid to parallel arc fault detection. It is well known that many conventional thermal magnetic breakers do not offer adequate protection against arc faults, and the results can be similar to thos...
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Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithms are essential to optimize the conversion efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) panels in every working condition. Many techniques have been presented in literature, and the most common are the perturb and observe (P&O) and the incremental conductance (INC) methods. Their parameters result from a trade-off be...
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On up-to-date aircrafts the electric power system is a very complex and crucial system, since great part of the equipment requires power supply. Its protection is a critical task as a fault may be catastrophic if it is not quickly detected and isolated. Thermal magnetic breakers or fuses are commonly employed to provide overload and short circuit p...
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Nowadays the world energy infrastructure is subjected to a progressive transformation. In fact it is already possible to notice the growing number of distributed small generation units, based on different technologies, directly connected to the power grid. At present the energy that can be produced by the sun and wind seem to be the most promising...
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This paper present and discuss a method that, starting from the information of a public weather station and a reference panel, gives useful information about the efficiency of a photovoltaic plant. The aim of this paper is to give a method to analyse the effects of the dust on the panel surface comparing, for a given solar radiation level, the ener...
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The development of high-performance static converters and advanced control techniques has led to a widespread diffusion of asynchronous drive systems in industrial plants. One of the strong points of the induction machines is their reliability; however, an unexpected failure may still result in a considerable economic loss. This fact has stimulated...
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The growing number of installed photovoltaic (PV) plants is making the simulation of their behavior and their effects on the power network more and more relevant. In this context, an accurate yet simple model of the panels is beneficial for evaluating the power production as well as the system efficiency in off-line and on-line analysis. In the pre...
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The renewable energy industry has been growing remarkably over the last years and the recent Fukushima nuclear crisis has given a further incentive worldwide. In this context, solar radiation represents one of the most accessible and clean energy resources. For this reason the number and scale of installed photovoltaic (PV) systems has been growing...
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Planning, managing, and operating power grids using mixed traditional and renewable energy sources requires a reliable forecasting of the contribution of the renewable sources, due to their variable nature. Besides, the short-term prediction of the climatic conditions finds application in other fields (e.g., Climate Sensitive Buildings). In particu...
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The protection of the electrical plant, equipment and components in aerospace applications represents a topic of advanced researches. In the last years, in particular, great efforts have been focused on the problem of the arc-fault detection. The impressive advancement of the electronic devices has been exploited. As well known, in many cases the a...
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Arc faults are phenomena associated to unwanted electric discharge between two or more conductors. Since energy related to an arc may fuse the conducting material, very often an arc is responsible for a fire. This condition is very critical in aerospace environment, where a fire may produce catastrophic effects. For this reason, many efforts have b...
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The continuously increasing number of Photovoltaic (PV) plants has stimulated the research in order to increment their overall efficiency. Usually, the efforts have been focused on the research of innovative materials and in general on the optimization of the photovoltaic conversion. Pollution due to the traffic, to the industrial activities or to...
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As well known, the market of PV systems is having a great development nowadays. In this process both companies and governments require to evaluate the projects of PV plants both in terms of revenue and quality. Therefore accurate tools for predicting their performances are becoming more and more important. The accuracy of the estimation is key for...
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Solar radiation is one of the most accessible renewable energy resources but its employment is strongly influenced by environmental and technological factors. In particular, the conversion process is strictly connected to the irradiance level and to the temperature of the photovoltaic module. Moreover it is well known that the conversion efficiency...
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In a scenario where renewable energies will play a foreground role, a reliable forecast of the energy production of such sources, like solar radiation, is a requirement for managing smart grids. However, the ability to predict the possibility to produce sustainable energy in different climatic conditions can be very useful for many other purposes (...
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) Abstract - In the technical literature many models capable of representing the behavior of the induction machine have been presented. The traditional Park model is very easy to be implemented but it does not take into account the flux density space harmonics. It is well known that it can be modified in order to consider stator and rotor asymmetri...
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The growing number of installed photovoltaic plants is making the possibility of simulating their behavior and effects on the power network more and more relevant. In this context an accurate yet simple model of the panels is necessary for the evaluation of the power production as well as of the system efficiency in off-line and on-line simulation....