Public Thesis defense - LIDAM


28 mai 2021



will take place in the form of a video conference Teams

Coordination of Transmission and Distribution System Operations in Electricity Markets by Ilyès MEZGHANI

Pour l’obtention du grade de Docteur en sciences de l’ingénieur et technologie

The integration of renewable energy resources leads to an important change in the way electricity markets are operated and organized. The common approach to the optimization of electric power system operations has focused on the high voltage transmission network, while the distribution network is typically not accounted for in detail. Nevertheless, renewable resources, like solar panels, are now being integrated at a large scale in the distribution network. The ‘distribution’ nature of this network is then changing to a broader task: the distribution network still serves power to residential consumers but should also optimize the integration of renewable resources in the system. The proliferation of renewable energy resources in the distribution network is shifting the paradigm towards the coordination of both networks in the production and delivery of electricity.

Numerous aspects of the implications of this transformation need to be accounted for carefully, including: (i) uncertainty and intermittency of renewables; (ii) complexity and detailed modeling of the distribution networks; (iii) to what extent the role of the Distribution System Operator should be broadened; (iv) coordination of transmission and distribution operations; (v) determining electricity prices. This dissertation explores different aspects of the evolution of electricity markets, with an emphasis on organizing networks and markets that include both transmission and distribution systems in the scope of European electricity market design.

Jury members :

  • Prof. Anthony Papavasiliou (UCLouvain), supervisor
  • Prof. Mathieu Van Vyve (UCLouvain), chairperson
  • Prof. François Glineur (UCLouvain), secretary
  • Prof. Burak Kocuk (Sabanci University, Turkey)
  • Dr. Hélène Le Cadre (VITO/Energyville, Belgium)

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The public defense of Ilyès Mezghani scheduled for Friday 28 May at 4:00 p.m will take place in the form of a video conference Teams

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