Pierluigi Siano

Pierluigi Siano
Università degli Studi di Salerno | UNISA · Department of Management & Innovation Systems

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Introduction
He received the award as 2021, 2020 and 2019 Highly cited Researcher by ISI Web of Science Group. Scientific Director of the Smart Grids and Smart Cities Laboratory (SMARTLab) His research activities are centered on renewable distributed generation and smart grids. Author of more than 450 international papers and more than 230 international journal papers. http://scholar.google.it/citations?user=bSvAqDUAAAAJ Email: psiano@unisa.it http://docenti.unisa.it/005629/en/curriculum
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October 2018 - present
Università degli Studi di Salerno
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • http://docenti.unisa.it/005629/en/curriculum Editor for  IEEE PES S. of IEEE Access, IEEE Trans. on Ind. Ele., IEEE Trans.on Ind. Inf., Open Journal of the IEEE IES, IET Ren. Power Gen., Smart Cities, MDPI
March 2015 - October 2018
Università degli Studi di Salerno
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • His research activities are centered on the integration of distributed energy resources in smart distribution systems and on planning and management of power systems.
December 2013 - present
Università degli Studi di Salerno
Position
  • Italian National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in the competition sector electrical energy engineering.

Publications

Publications (742)
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The smart grid is conceived of as an electric grid that can deliver electricity in a controlled, smart way from points of generation to active consumers. Demand response (DR), by promoting the interaction and responsiveness of the customers, may offer a broad range of potential benefits on system operation and expansion and on market efficiency. Mo...
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With the expansion of smart meters, like the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and the Internet of Things (IoT), each smart city is equipped with various kinds of electronic devices. Therefore, equipment and technologies enable us to be smarter and make various aspects of smart cities more accessible and applicable. The goal of the current pa...
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The unpredictability and intermittency introduced by Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) in power systems may lead to unforeseen peaks of energy production, which might differ from energy demand. To manage these mismatches, a proper communication between prosumers (i.e., users with RESs that can either inject or absorb energy) and active users (i.e., u...
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Multi-heterogeneous energy (MHE) system includes both energy systems: regional-level and park-level. Energy hub station (EHS) is the energy interaction hub between regional-level energy system and park-level energy users. In order to achieve the multi-energy optimal dispatching, it is very essential to properly coordinate the lean modeling and fast...
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In this paper, a practical approach is presented to long-term expansion planning of electric vehicle (EV) parking lots which aims to maximize the parking lot operator’s profit. The optimal number, location, capacity, and time for construction or expansion of EV parking lots have also been determined. Moreover, a method based on drivers’ travel patt...
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The present article proposes a nonlinear optimal control approach for permanent magnet AC machines with non-sinusoidal back electromotive force being fed by three-phase inverters. Such AC machines are also known as permanent magnet brushless DC motors (PMBLDC) and find use in several traction and actuation systems. First, by applying an extended pa...
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Energy hub systems meet the needs of customers in different forms of energy by coordinated operation of different infrastructures, thereby improving system flexibility, reducing losses and reducing operating costs. Due to the increase in the construction of energy hub systems in distribution networks, the issue of optimal design of energy hubs has...
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A two-stage adaptive robust optimization is developed for pre-disturbance scheduling in microgrids (MGs) for handling uncertainties associated with electricity market prices, renewable generation, demand forecasts, and islanding events. The objective is to produce a reliable and optimal solution for MG operation that minimizes operational costs and...
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The power system is vital to energy security, emergency services, critical infrastructures, and the economy. Resilience of the power system against high-impact low-probability events is of particular importance to ensure the stability and reliability of the system planning and operation. The challenges and opportunities towards both the evaluation...
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Advances in technology and population growth are two factors responsible for increasing electricity consumption, which directly increases the production of electrical energy. Additionally, due to environmental, technical and economic constraints, it is challenging to meet demand at certain hours, such as peak hours. Therefore, it is necessary to ma...
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In this paper, a flexibility oriented stochastic scheduling framework is presented to evaluate short-term reliability and economic of islanded microgrids (MGs) under different incentive-based DR (IBDR) programs. A multi-period islanding constraint is considered to prepare the MG for a resilient response once a disturbance occurs in the main grid. A...
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Renewable energy sources (RES) are becoming more attractive due to the global demand for the utilization of clean energy and their easy accessibility. The integration of renewable energy technologies into power systems has been made easy, such that RES can be incorporated into small distribution systems or power grids. This integration of RES has n...
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The decentralization of power generation driven by the rise in the adoption of distributed energy resources paves the way for a new paradigm in grid operations. P2P energy trading is beneficial to the grid as well as the connected peers. A blockchain-based smart contract is well suited to transparently facilitate trades between energy consumers and...
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The automotive industry is marching towards cleaner energy in the impending future. The need for cleaner energy is promoted by the government to a large degree in the global market in order to reduce pollution. Automobiles contribute to an upper scale in regard to the level of pollution in the environment. For cleaner energy in automobiles, the ind...
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The explosive demand for electricity and ecological concerns has necessitated the operation of power networks in a more cost-effective approach. In recent years, the integration of combined heat and power units has presented a potential answer to these problems; nevertheless, a new difficult challenge has emerged: finding an optimal solution for si...
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Demand response (DR) provides an opportunity for customers to play an important role in the operation of the electricity grid by reducing or shifting their electricity usage during peak periods. However, selecting customers to participate in DR programs is challenging. To solve this problem, typical load profiles should be characterized by data min...
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The power grid infrastructure encounters multiple uncertainties such as unprecedented energy generation from non-dispatchable resources, erratic load, intensifying energy demand, the transition towards electric mobility, and the electricity market that exaggerate the decision-maker’s difficulties in the power system. How to deal with massive real-t...
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Shipboard AC/DC microgrids are used for power supply and electric propulsion in vessels. An indicative form of such a microgrid comprises diesel engines or gas turbines that provide power for the rotation of synchronous or asynchronous generators. Next, the AC output voltage of the generators is turned into DC voltage with the use of AC to DC conve...
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Exploiting clean energy resources (CERs) is an applicable way to enhance sustainable development and have the cleaner production of electricity. On the other hand, variability and intermittency of these clean resources are the important disadvantages for determining the reliable operation of electrical grids. Thus, using the uncertainty modeling te...
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Partial Discharge (PD) is one of the symptoms of an electrical insulation problem, and its permanence can lead to the complete deterioration of the electrical insulation in high-voltage equipment such as power transformers. The acoustic emission (AE) method is a well-known technique used to detect and localize PD activity inside oil-filled transfor...
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The microgrid (MG) is a complicated cyber-physical system that operates based on interactions between physical processes and computational components, which make it vulnerable to varied cyber-attacks. In this paper, the impact of data integrity attack (DIA) has been considered, as one of the most dangerous cyber threats to MGs, on the steady-state...
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The limited fossil fuels and the problems associated with greenhouse gas emissions have made clear needs for more and more attention to renewable energies. The high growth of energy consumption in Iran and the exodus of major oil and gas exporters since the end of this century seriously affect the country’s development. Additionally, short-term pla...
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This paper inspects customer multi-carrier microgrid deployments' techno-economic viability and assists investors in deciding whether or not to invest in multi-carrier microgrid installations equipped with smart demand-side technologies. The solution of the proposed model determines the optimal mix and size of distributed energy resources, and iden...
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In this study, a two-stage methodology based on the energy savings gained by optimal network reconductoring was developed for the sizing and allocation of electric vehicle (EV) charging load at the residential locations in urban distribution systems. During the first stage, the Flower Pollination Algorithm (FPA) was applied to minimize the annual e...
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Access to the power system information in the shortest time with the highest accuracy has become critical because of changing the system dimension, cyber-physical issues and increasing data points. This paper evaluates the security and observability of distribution systems under two-level modelling consist of power system observability and security...
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Nowadays, microgrids provide several economic and environmental benefits for customers, investors, and power networks. Their practical implementation, however, has several technical challenges such as energy management, control, and protection. The protection coordination is a crucial problem in microgrids with high penetration of renewable-based d...
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Feeder reconfiguration is an effective way to reduce power losses of distribution network. In this way, configuration of distribution system is changed in order to achieve possible minimum losses, while electricity demand of consumers has to be provided. Consumers' power demand has an important role in feeder reconfiguration because any change in d...
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This paper made an attempt to put forward the comparative performance analysis of different energy storage devices (ESDs), such as redox flow batteries (RFBs), superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) device and ultra-capacitors (UCs), in the combined frequency and voltage stabilization of a multi-area interconnected power system (MAIPS). The...
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Renewable energies are extensively utilized in smart grids. Due to the widespread use of information and communication technologies in such networks, their security has become a critical issue. This paper aims to enhance the information security of renewable smart grids under cyber-physical attacks. In this regard, it is assumed that the non-legiti...
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The distributed generation (DG) and the integration of renewable energy sources (RESs) have leveraged the improvement of the smart grid for a few decades. The smart home energy management systems (HEMSs) have also attracted attention in increasing the use of information and communication technologies in the context of smart grid applications. This...
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This paper presents an optimal bidding strategy for a strategic wind power producer (WPP) in a distribution-level energy market (DLEM). The behavior of the WPP is modelled through a bi-level stochastic optimization problem where the upper-level problem maximizes the profit of the WPP and the lower-level problem describes the clearing processes of t...
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In Tied Uncompleted Parallel (TUP) line, locating faults via single-ended fault location algorithm leads to a considerable final error yielding unacceptable outage time. On the other hand, utilizing modern techniques such as Two-ended Protection method, in these temporarily transmission lines are not economically justified. This paper proposes a re...
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Historically, the electric power grid has been dominated by fossil fuel-based power plants, where a central entity called the energy management system controls and optimizes resources. With the growth of renewable energy sources, distributed algorithms are projected as alternative paradigms to handle large optimization problems given the sheer volu...
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This paper presents a robust model predictive control (RMPC) method with a new mixed H2/H∞ linear time-varying state feedback design. In addition, we propose a linear parameter-varying model for inverters in a microgrid (MG), in which disturbances and uncertainty are considered, where the inverters connect in parallel to renewable energy sources (R...
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This paper proposes a heuristic method for calculating the capacity of a set of residential photovoltaic-battery systems in providing upward flexibility services to the grid in an energy communities framework. The proposed method has been designed to calculate the upward service capacity in a few minutes, assuming a scenario where the grid operator...
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Shipboard AC/DC microgrids are used for power supply and electric propulsion in vessels. An indicative form of such a microgrid comprises diesel engines or gas turbines that provide power for the rotation of synchronous or asynchronous generators. Next, the AC voltage provided by the generators is turned into DC voltage with the use of AC to DC con...
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The high penetration of renewable energy sources in modern power systems introduces opportunities and challenges to power system operators. The frequency, which is a global variable in power systems, is being affected due to the increase of the renewable energy shares. This paper suggests dynamic models of power systems for assessing the frequency...
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Distributed Generation systems are made up of different power generation systems, which are wind turbines, solar panels, fuel cells, energy storage units, micro turbines, and combined heat cycle plants. An inverter is one of the most critical components of Distributed Generation systems. This paper focuses on inverter-based modeling and energy effi...
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The need for using new effective control approaches as alternatives to the classic control techniques is getting a lot of interest from the research community. One of the most promising control approaches is the predictive control (PC) which has been extensively used in industrial applications (mainly chemical industries). The orientation of the PC...
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In this article, a modified reduced order generalized integrator-based frequency-locked loop (MROGI-FLL) is proposed for controlling the interfacing inverter of the grid-tied photovoltaic system to mitigate the harmonics. Additionally, a fuzzy tuned PID controller is integrated in the proposed scheme to minimize the steady-state error, which result...
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The active participation of small-scale prosumers and consumers with demand-response capability and renewable resources can be a potential solution to the environmental issues and flexibility-related challenges. A local peer-to-peer market is proposed to exploit the maximum flexibility potential of prosumers. In this local market, network users can...
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In this paper, a new modulated finite control set-model predictive control (FCS-MPC) methodology is proposed for a quasi-Z-source inverter (qZSI). The application of the qZSI in this paper is to drive the permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM). The proposed methodology calculates the optimal duration time (ODT) for the candidate vector from th...
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Today, the development of decentralized energy management systems has accelerated due to the daily growth of renewable energy technologies and communications infrastructure. At the distribution system level, this approach has manifested itself with the emergence of the local energy market. In fact, the local energy market is becoming a new operatin...
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In this paper, a two-layer distributed optimization platform employing the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) method is developed as an exchange problem to solve the electric vehicle charging management problem (EVCMP). The proposed model establishes a coordination layer between the EV aggregators, which increases the optimization’s...
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Due to the high penetration of wind power generation in power systems and electricity markets, Wind Power Plants (WPPs) can, in some scenarios, influence the market prices and exercise market power in the day-ahead (DA) market. In order to evaluate the capability of WPPs to directly act as price-maker, this paper proposes the strategic offering of...
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This paper presents a risk-averse stochastic framework for virtual associations (VAs), which are dynamic clusters of prosumers. A VA, as a price taker agent, supports the active participation of prosumers in the day-ahead (DA) electricity market. In this regard, a bi-level optimization model is formulated to optimize the decision-making problem of...
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This paper presents a bi-level optimization problem to obtain the optimal location and size of the flexi-renewable virtual power plants (FRVPPs) in active distribution networks (ADNs). The upper-level formulation of the problem minimizes a normalized objective function (a dimensionless function), which is a normalized summation of the expected annu...
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The economic viability of renewable energy is deteriorating due to its curtailment in power systems. Therefore, it is imperative to forecast curtailments for more effective utilization. To alleviate this issue, in this paper, we propose artificial intelligent-based models to accurately predict wind and solar power curtailments (WSPCs), which have n...
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The article proposes a nonlinear optimal (H-infinity) control approach for a type of underactuated power-line inspection robots. To implement this control scheme, the state-space model of the power-line inspection robots undergoes first approximate linearization around a temporary operating point, through first-order Taylor series expansion and thr...
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Each country must determine the Grid Code conditions and apply these criteria to integrate distributed generation (DG) systems into the existing electricity grid and to ensure a stable power system. Thus, experimental studies are required to provide an effective, national, and specific Grid Code. In this study, the Turkish Grid Code’s electrical cr...
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This paper presents a stochastic framework for offering and bidding strategies of a hybrid power generation system (HPGS) with a wind farm and two types of energy storage facilities, i.e., compressed air energy storage (CAES) and battery energy storage (BES) systems. The model considers the participation of the HPGS in consecutive electricity marke...
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In this paper, the applicability of Microgrids (MGs) is reviewed for power system resilience against low-probability high-impact (LPHI) events. Financial issues have been always one of the major priorities in the scheduling of MGs. Although these systems can feed their loads in islanding mode, resilient operation of them under critical situations c...
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In recent decades, various types of control techniques have been proposed for use in power systems. Among them, the use of a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller is widely recognized as an effective technique. The generalized type of this controller is the fractional order PID (FOPID) controller. This type of controller provides a wide...