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The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) is an interdepartmental research centre at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. The centre performs research in cooperative systems related to robotics, networked embedded systems and renewable energy systems. Its establishment and operation is funded by the European FP-7 Capacities "Research Potential" program [285939, FP7-REGPOT-2011-1].

Published: 16. 9. 2014. at 20:11
Research seminar "Optimal...

The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) invites you to the research seminar

"Optimal Distributed Generation Placement in Power Distribution Networks"

held by Prof. Pavlos Georgilakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

The seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014, starting at 11:00 in Grand Hotel Park, Dubrovnik.

More about the speaker and the seminar can be found in the detailed news content.


The integration of distributed generation (DG) units in power distribution networks has become increasingly important in recent years. The aim of the optimal DG placement (ODGP) is to provide the best locations and sizes of DGs to optimize electrical distribution network operation and planning taking into account electrical network operating constraints, DG operation constraints, and investment constraints. The ODGP is a complex mixed integer nonlinear optimization problem. DG placement impacts critically the operation of the distribution network. Inappropriate DG placement may increase system losses and network capital and operating costs. On the contrary, optimal DG placement (ODGP) can improve network performance in terms of voltage profile, reduce flows and system losses and improve power quality and reliability of supply. Several models and methods have been suggested for the solution of the ODGP problem. We present an overview of the state of the art models and methods applied to the ODGP problem, analyzing and classifying current and future research trends in this field.



Pavlos S. Georgilakis received the diploma in electrical and computer engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece in 1990 and 2000, respectively. In September 2009, he joined as a Lecturer the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. From 2004 to 2009 he was Assistant Professor at the Production Engineering and Management Department of the Technical University of Crete, Greece. From 1994 to 2003 he was with Schneider Electric AE, the Greek subsidiary of Schneider Electric Industries SA, where he worked as quality control engineer, transformer design engineer, research and development manager, and low voltage products marketing manager. His research interests include electric power transmission and distribution systems, and power transformer modeling and design. He is the author of two books, 78 papers in international journals, 11 papers in book chapters, and 87 papers in international conference proceedings. In 2013, he received the best reviewer award from the Electric Power Systems Research journal. He is senior member of the IEEE and member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.

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ACROSS project has received research funding from the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement No. 285939 FP7-REGPOT-2011-1).


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