Keynote speakers -ICPSG 2024


Fellow, IEEE

Prof. Nikos D. Hatziargyriou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Speech Title: Exploiting the DER flexibility for Ancillary Services

Nikos Hatziargyriou is with the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), professor in Power Systems, since 1995, and Professor Emeritus, since 2022. He is Part-time Professor at the University of Vaasa, Finland. He has over 10 year industrial experience as Chair and CEO of the Hellenic Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO) and as executive Vice-Chair and Deputy CEO of the Public Power Corporation (PPC). He has participated in more than 60 R&I projects funded by the EU Commission, electric utilities and industry for fundamental research and practical applications.  He is author of more than 300 journal and 600 conference proceedings papers, he is included in the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Thomson Reuters lists of top 1% most cited researchers and he is 2020 Globe Energy Prize laureate, the 2017 recipient of the IEEE/PES Prabha S. Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award and the 2023 recipient of the IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award.


Fellow, IEEE

Prof. Carlo Alberto Nucci, University of Bologna, Italy

Carlo Alberto Nucci graduated with honors in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1982. He is a Full Professor and Head of the Power Systems Laboratory of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi”, University of Bologna. He is an author or coauthor of over 370 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals or in proceedings of international conferences. H-index Scopus 41. Responsible of several research projects financed by the Italian Ministry of Research and by the Italian Science Foundation (C.N.R.), by European Commission and of several research contracts financed by Italian and foreign companies and universities regarding restoration processes after blackouts, lightning interaction with power distribution systems, lightning protection of wind turbines, EMC in power systems, management of distribution networks with high penetration of distributed resources and methods/devices for accomplishing fault location in distribution networks, Phasor Measurement Units, State Estimation of power distribution networks, Smart City and Local Energy Communities. Prof. Nucci is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), of which he is also an Honorary member, and has received some best paper/technical international awards, including the CIGRE Technical Committee Award and the ICLP Golde Award. From January 2006 to September 2012, he served as Chairman of the CIGRE Study Committee C4 System Technical Performance. He has served as Panel member (Systems and Communication Engineering) for the ERC Advanced Grants Call 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020 evaluations, has served as Chairman of the International Steering Committee of the International Conference IEEE PES PowerTech from 2002 to 2007, Chairman of the Italian PES Chapter from 2002 to 2007, Region 8 Representative per la “IEEE PES Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa)” and member of IEEE PES Governing Board in 2009 and 2010; Member of IEEE Smart Cities Initiative for PES in the years 2012-2014; Chair, Technical Program Committee, IEEE Smart Grids World Forum 2012; Chair, IEEE/PES Region 8 Scholarship Plus Committee since 2014, as Member of the IEEE-PES Fellow Committee from 2014 to 2018, and as Member of the IEEE Fellow Committee from 2022 to date. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Electric Power Systems Research journal (Elsevier) from 2010 to 2021. He has served as the President of the Italian Group of the University Professors of Electrical Power Systems (GUSEE) from 2012 to 2015. He is presently serving as the Italian Representative in the Horizon Europe Mission “Climate-Neutral and Smart cities”, serving as MUR reference for the MITE revision of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development, and as a member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Regional Energy Plan of Emilia Romagna Region, Italy. He is also serving as chair of the International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP. Prof. Nucci is Doctor Honoris Causa of the University Politehnica of Bucharest and a member of the Academy of Science of the Institute of Bologna. Invited Keynote plenary speaker and lecturer at 38 international conferences.


Fellow, IEEE

Prof. Zhaoyang DONG, City University of Hong Kong, China

Prof ZY Dong is a Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. His previous roles include Singapore Power Group (SPG) Endowed Professor and Co-Director of SPG-NTU Joint Lab at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; SHARP Professor of Energy Systems and inaugural Director of UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute, Director of ARC research Hub For Integrated Energy Storage Solutions, the University of NSW (UNSW), Australia; Ausgrid Chair Professor and Directo of Ausgrid Centre for Intelligent Electricity Network provided R&D support for the AUD500m Smart Grid, Smart City National Demonstration Project of Australia. His research interests include power system planning, renewable energy systems, smart grid, smart city and computational methods for power system analysis. He is a Fellow of IEEE and has served as editorial board member of a number of IEEE Transactions and IET Journals.