Dr Ivana Kockar

Reader

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I received my PhD degree from McGill University (Montreal, Canada), and currently am Reader within the Institute for Energy and Environment at the University of Strathclyde. In addition, worked in industry for several years.

Currently, with a team of PhD students and researchers, I lead a work that is looking at various aspect of developing new methodologies, approaches and tools to enable integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), including renewable resources, into power networks. This is a multidisciplinary work that includes development of new centralized and decentralised optimization tools for active network management of systems with distributed generation, demand participation and energy storage. Furthermore, my work includes development of new market designs and regulatory analyses of TSO-DSO coordination solutions brought on by significant increase in DERs and their participation in various electricity markets.

To evaluate behaviour of different market participants and evaluate their interactions, my team is also applying agent based modelling to evaluate new arrangements that can enable demand flexibility though market solutions and/or aggregators.

In addition, in collaboration with colleagues from Management science we are looking at applications of Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) to look at evolvement of future power networks, and also in development of decision tools that can help find solutions to improve and accelerate connections of distributed generators to already constrained distribution networks.

I am actively involved in IEEE Power and Energy society and my past roles include

  • Chair of the IEEE PES Computing and Analytical Methods Subcommittee (CAMS)
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chair of the  IEEE PES Task Force: Agent-Based Modelling of Smart Grid Market Operations

Publications

A self-organizing multi-agent system for distributed voltage regulation
Al Faiya Badr, Athanasiadis Dimitrios, Chen Minjiang, McArthur Stephen, Kockar Ivana, Lu Haowei, de Leon Francisco
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Vol 12, pp. 4102-4112 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2021.3070783
Dynamic optimal power flow based scheduling framework for battery energy storage system
Fan Fulin, Kockar Ivana, Xu Han, Li Jingsi
CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems (2021)
Impact of P2P trading on distributed generation curtailment in constrained distribution networks
Jenkins Mark, Kockar Ivana
Electric Power Systems Research Vol 189 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2020.106666
TSO-DSO coordination to acquire services from distribution grids : simulations, cost benefit analysis and regulatory conclusions from the SmartNet project
Rossi Marco, Migliavacca Gianluigi, Vigano Giacomo, Siface Dario, Madina Carlos, Gómez Inés, Kockar Ivana, Morch Andrei
Electric Power Systems Research Vol 189 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2020.106700
Impacts of peer-to-peer trading on wind energy curtailment in constrained distribution networks
Kockar Ivana, Jenkins Mark
European Gid Service Markets Symposium 2020 (2020)
TSO-DSO coordination to acquire services from distribution grids : simulations, cost benefit analysis and regulatory conclusions from the SmartNet project
Rossi Marco, Migliavacca Gianluigi, Vigano Giacomo, Siface Dario, Madina Carlos, Gómez Inés, Kockar Ivana, Morch Andrei Z
21st Power Systems Computational Conference (2020)

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Teaching

My current teaching interests include:

  • Advanced Power System Analysis and Design
  • Power System Economics
  • Power Systems and Wind Integration (course for Doctoral Training Centre)
  • Supervision of undergraduate individual and group projects as well as MSc group and individual projects

 My previous teaching at Strathclyde included:

  • Power System Analysis and Design
  • Power Systems Engineering
  • Wind Energy and Distributed Energy Resources
  • Management of MSc group and individual projects and case studies
  • Integrating Studies will Laboratory for Power Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Professional Studies

 

Research interests

  • New approaches, models and tools for integration of DER resources
  • Operation of multi-vector energy systems, including heat, transport and hydrogen
  • TSO-DSO integration and coordination schemes, including transition towards a DSO
  • Aggregation of DER flexibility and local energy markets
  • Provision of reserve by different market participants both at transmission and distribution levels
  • Electricity market models, policy rules and pricing mechanisms
  • Application of agent-based modelling for analysis of aggregation and trading at different electricity markets
  • Power System operation, planning and economics
  • Application of HPC for power system analysis tools
  • Emissions trading and policies to achieve low carbon power systemsMulti Criteria Decision Analysis for policy decisions regarding network structures: centralized vs. decentralized power systems

Professional activities

Design and Optimization of a Renewable Energy Based Smart Microgrid for Rural Electrification, External Examiner for PhD thesis at Univeristy of Manchester, UK
Examiner
14/9/2020
Integration of Electric Vehicles into Power Distribution Systems –The Norwegian Case Study, External examiner for PhD thesis at NTNU, Trondeim, Norway
Examiner
17/8/2020
Emerging Architectures for Integration and Coordination of High Levels of Distributed Energy Resources: A view from the UK and EU
Speaker
3/8/2020
Optimal Power Flow for Active Distribution Networks: Advanced Formulations, Practical Considerations and Laboratory Demonstration, External examiner for PhD thesis at University of Melbourne, Australia
Examiner
25/7/2020
Forecasting and optimization of ancillary services provision by renewable energy sources, External examiner for PhD thesis at MINES ParisTech, France
Examiner
25/2/2020
Optimal design and operation of hybrid AC/DC microgrids towards more resilient energy systems, External examiner for PhD thesis at Imperial College London, UK
Examiner
6/2/2020

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Projects

SIES 2022: Smart Integrated Energy Systems: Enhanced Virtual Power Plant VPP+ Energy Pool Intergration for Local and Regional Resistance
Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Principal Investigator) Burt, Graeme (Co-investigator) Kockar, Ivana (Co-investigator)
14-Jan-2019 - 14-Jan-2022
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Whittle, James
Kockar, Ivana (Principal Investigator) Stephen, Bruce (Co-investigator) Whittle, James (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Gill, Gareth
Kockar, Ivana (Principal Investigator) McArthur, Stephen (Co-investigator) Gill, Gareth (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2022
TIC LCPE: Commercial Frequency Response From Wind
Kockar, Ivana (Principal Investigator) Nedd, Marcel (Co-investigator) McMillan, David (Co-investigator) Browell, Jethro (Co-investigator)
Investigating the demand for frequency response in the future and the opportunities for delivering a frequency response service using wind power plants.
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Howorth, Gary
Kockar, Ivana (Principal Investigator) McArthur, Stephen (Co-investigator) Howorth, Gary (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2021
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Jenkins, Mark
Kockar, Ivana (Principal Investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator) Jenkins, Mark (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 01-Jan-2021

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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