Microgrid Book Stakeholder Meeting

chaired by Prof. AP Sakis Meliopoulos Kythnos Bay Hotel, Kythnos Island,

Greece, 1 June 2008

A morning workshop to present an outline of a proposed book on microgrids in agreement with the publisher Springer-Verlag. The workshop hopes to look to the diverse audience from different regulatory backgrounds to ensure that the most important issues in this emerging field have been addressed.






Chapter Abstracts


Presentations and Discussants


Hiroshi Asano  - Site Specific Case Studies

Ryoici Hara - Discussant chapter 6

Nikos Hatziargyriou  - Power System Architecture and Control

A. Hernandez- Distributed Energy Resources (DER) equipment

Chris Marnay  - Societal Benefits and Costs of Microgrids

Gary May  - Research Overview by Lead Discussant

Afzal Siddiqui  - Private Benefits and Costs of Microgrids

Hideharu Sugihara - Discussant Chapter 4d


Background on the principals


Hiroshi Hiroshi Asano received the B.Eng., M.Eng. and D.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering all from the University of Tokyo. Currently, he is a Senior Research Scientist with the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI). His main research interests include integration of distributed energy resources, power system economics, demand-side management, systems approaches, and transmission pricing. From 1988 to 1989, he was a Visiting Scholar Stanford’s Energy Modeling Forum, and he has twice served at the University of Tokyo, from 1993-95 and from 2005-08.


Image Nikos D. Hatziargyriou is Exec. Vice-Chair and Deputy CEO of the Public Power Corporation of Greece and professor at NTUA. His research interests include dispersed and renewable generation, dynamic security, power system analysis, and artificial intelligence techniques in power systems. He is a senior IEEE member, a member of CIGRE SCC6, and of the Technical Chamber of Greece. He has a Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from NTUA, and MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from UMIST, UK.


Hernandez Carlos A. Hernández Arámburo is a lecturer in the Control & Power Research Group at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Imperial College London. His professional interests include the application of power electronics in power systems, and the integration of distributed energy resources into the grid. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico, in 1994 and 1998, respectively; and the Ph.D. degree from Imperial College London, U.K., in 2003.


Image Chris Marnay is a Staff Scientist in the Technology Evaluation, Modeling, and Assessment group within the Energy Environmental Technologies Division of Berkeley Lab. He leads work on economic and environmental modeling of microgrids. He specializes in problems concerning likely future adoption patterns of local energy conversion, especially those involving commercial building use of heat activated cooling, and renewables. He has an A.B. in Development Studies, an M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, and a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources, all from the U.C. Berkeley.


Image Gary May received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering Georgia Tech (1985) and the M.S. (1987) and Ph.D. (1991) degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from U.C. Berkeley. He is currently a Professor and Steve W. Chaddick School Chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Tech. He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing from 1997-2001, was a National Science Foundation "National Young Investigator," and a National Science Foundation and an AT&T Bell Laboratories graduate fellow.


Image AP Sakis Meliopoulos obtained a Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University in Athens, Greece in 1972 and a Master in EE (1974) and a Ph.D. degree (1976) from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, where he is currently a full professor. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, holds 3 patents, he has published two books, a chapter in the Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers and over 200 technical papers.


Image Afzal Siddiqui is a Lecturer in the Department of Statistical Science at University College, London. His research interests lie in investment and operational analysis of electricity markets. In particular, he focuses on distributed generation investment under uncertainty, optimal scheduling of distributed generation, real options analysis of renewable energy technologies, and demand response. He holds the following degrees in industrial engineering and operations research: a B.S. from Columbia University, New York, an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the U.C. Berkeley.