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Dr. Matteo Troncia

Current position:
Research Assistant Professor
Association date:
27/Oct/2020
Location:
SM26. P-404
Phone extension number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 2752
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Biography:

Matteo Troncia is Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) at the Engineering School (ICAI) of the Comillas Pontifical University. In 2021, he received the PhD degree (Doctor Europaeus) in industrial engineering from the University of Cagliari (Italy) with a thesis on the methodologies for appraising smart grid projects in which flexibility competes with grid expansion. He is an electrical engineer; he received his Master’s Degree (cum laude) in 2017 from the University of Cagliari. During his PhD, Matteo has been part of the Power System group of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DIEE). In 2014, he was a student intern at the Department of Energy Management and Power System Operation (e²n) at the University of Kassel (Germany). In 2020, Matteo joined the Smart and Sustainable Grids research area of IIT as postdoctoral researcher. His activity mainly concerns research projects regarding power system decarbonisation and electricity markets for integrating renewables and distributed energy resources in the electricity sector. From January 2021, he is operating agent of ISGAN Academy of the International Smart Grid Action Network, which is a Technology Collaboration Programme supported by the International Energy Agency (IEA).


Areas of interest:

Electricity markets, system service markets, energy economics, integration of renewable and distributed energy resources in the electricity sector, smart grids, techno-economic appraisal and cost-benefit analysis for initiatives concerning the electricity sector, power system planning and operation.


Experience:

Throughout his career, Matteo has focused on topics related to power system decarbonisation. Based on the electrical engineering background, he investigated power systems and smart grids. In particular, his researches focused on the appraisal of smart grid initiatives with novel decision-making support methods and tools and cost-benefit analysis for the electricity sector, contributed to the International Smart Grids Action Network (ISGAN) – Annex 3 which scope is to support the regulatory bodies and companies through guidelines and tools for strategic assessment to promote sustainable development of the power system. Moreover, Matteo has been investigating the design of market mechanisms for ancillary services, distribution system planning and operation, the use of blockchain in the power system, and the power load profile analysis by using clustering techniques to improve the accuracy of power system studies for planning and operation.


Skills:

- Languages: Italian (native), English, Spanish - Theoretical and technical electrical engineering knowledge, project assessment, Cost-Benefit analysis, data analysis, System modelling. - Operating systems: Windows, macOS, Linux, - Software: MS Office, CAD, Enterprise Architecture - Programming languages: MATLAB, Python, LaTeX - Dev tools: GitHub, Hyperledger, LabVIEW, Opal-RT/RT-LAB, VirtualBox, Hyper-V, VMWare


Current research interests:

Effective coordination of the electricity actors (TSO-DSO-FSP), electricity markets, system service markets, integration of renewable and distributed energy resources in the electricity sector, techno-economic appraisal, cost-benefit analysis, multi-criteria analysis for initiatives concerning the electricity sector and sector coupling.


Journal Publications

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Projects

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Ph.D. Thesis

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Conference Papers

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International Exchanges

  • Oct 2019 - Mar 2020, Institute for Research in Technology - IIT, Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain).
  • Mar - Aug 2019, Institute for Research in Technology - IIT, Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain).
  • Apr - Sep 2014, Internship – Erasmus Placement Student at Division of Energy Management and Power System Operation (e2n), Universität Kassel. Kassel (Germany).
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Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Seminar "Integrated and coordinated short-term markets for system services: implementation challenges and impact assessment". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Feb 2024.
  • Conference "Market design towards a modernised system based on distributed resources" Workshop «Empowering Ukraine: Policies and frameworks for a modern and resilient power system». International Energy Agency (IEA). Online. Nov 2023.
  • Round table "A unified vision for European market design: integration challenges, flexibility services, products, and interoperability. Special session: Challenges and solutions for a pan-European electricity market integration to accommodate grid services and needs of the future" International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies - SEST 2022. Eindhoven University of Technology. Eindhoven (Netherlands). Sep 2022.
  • Conference "Coordinet Project. Session 1: Flexibility market mechanisms across Europe" Enlit Europe 2021. European Commission. Frankfurt (Germany). Nov 2021.
  • Conference "Services, products, and market design for a harmonised European electricity market" OneNet Grid Forum (GRIFOn). One Network for Europe - ONENET. Online. Nov 2021.
  • Conference "Multicriteria and cost benefit analysis for smart grid projects" ISGAN Academy webinar. International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN); Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM); y Initiative and an International Energy Agency (IEA). Online. Sep 2018.
  • Conference "Distribution planning and operation with enhanced load profiles of LV customers" 19th European PhD school: Power Electronics, Electrical Machines, Energy Control and Power Systems. University of Cassino; y ECPE. Gaeta (Italy). May 2018.
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Organization of Scientific Meetings

  • Organization of "Contribution of the Osmose project to the enhancement of the IEC61850 standard: Improvement of the engineering process and storage data modeling". International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Online. Jan 2022.
  • Organization of "Optimizing the value of storage in power systems and electricity markets (Smart4RES H2020 project)". International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Online. Dec 2021.
  • Organization of "Powering system flexibility in the future through renewable energy sources: the role of virtual power plants (POSYTYF H2020 project)". International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Online. Nov 2021.
  • Organization of "Regulatory sandboxes for smart energy systems". International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Online. Jun 2021.
  • Organization of "Optimising participation of renewables generation in multiple electricity markets: Smart4RES". International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Online. Jun 2021.
  • Organization of "Electricity market designs for flexibility: zonal and nodal architectures, simulations". International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Online. May 2021.
  • Organization of "Advanced weather forecasting for RES applications Webinar (Smart4RES - Episode 2)". International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Online. May 2021.
  • Organization of "IEC61850 standard: definition, benefits, challenges. How is the Osmose project contributing?". International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Online. May 2021.
  • Organization of "FARCROSS project - Innovative solutions for increased regional cross-border cooperation". International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Online. Mar 2021.
  • Organization of "Advanced weather forecasting for renewable energy applications - Smart4RES". International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Online. Mar 2021.
  • Member of Committee at "Local Organising Committee of SyNERGY MED 2019 - 1st International Conference on Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Area". IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Cagliari (Italy). May 2019.
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Technical Reports

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External Relevant Positions

  • Member of Communication Working Group (CWP) International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). New Delhi (India). Jan 2022 - Today.
  • Collaborator of FUTURED - Spanish Electrical Grid Platform initiative – Working Group 2 FUTURED. Zaragoza (Spain). Dec 2021 - Today.
  • Member and collaborator of BRIDGE Working Group in representation of H2020 project European Commission. Brussels (Belgium). Sep 2021 - Today.
  • Operating agent of IEA-ISGAN Annex 8 International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). New Delhi (India). Jan - Dec 2021.
  • Collaborator of IEA-UsersTCP - Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption and Transactive Energy Models Technology Collaboration Programme by IEA. Paris (France). Jan 2021 - Apr 2023.
  • Collaborator of IEA-ISGAN Annex 3 International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). New Delhi (India). Jun 2017 - Jan 2021.
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Fellowships and Awards

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