Mattia Marinelli

Mattia Marinelli

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Technical University of Denmark

Frederiksborgvej 399

Building 776, room 08

4000 Roskilde

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Keywords Power System Dynamics and Stability | Dynamic Modellling & Simulation of Electric Power Systems | Renewable Energy, wind power integration | Renewable energy | Energy storage | Demand Response | SmartGrids | Vehicle to grid

Short version

I was born in Genoa, Italy, in March 1983. I received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Genova, in February 2005 and November 2007, respectively and the European Ph.D. degree in power systems, from the same university in March 2011 with a disseration related to wind and storage modeling and integrated control.

Since September 2012, I have been with the Technical University of Denmark. My research interests include power system integration studies, wind and solar data analysis, demand-side and electric vehicles management, and distributed energy resources modeling.


Narrative version

I received my master in electrical engineering 10 years ago and I have been involved in various aspect of power system operation and modeling ever since. During my PhD studies I focused mostly on power components modeling, deepening the knowledge of wind power as well as other sources, such as photovoltaic systems and stationary batteries. Due to the involvement in research projects with ENEL and other Italian universities, I have strengthened my understanding of distribution grid operation and thanks to the external stay at the Irish TSO, Eirgrid, I have extended my knowledge on high voltage power systems and large scale wind integration issues. During the visiting periods at the Risø Campus of DTU in 2011 and 2012, some of the power components models studied during the Ph.D. were validated by using the SYSLAB experimental facility.

In the last 5 years at the Technical University of Denmark, I increased the “smart” perspective in grid operation and extended my competences also to other cross-energy domains such as demand side management and electric vehicles technologies. By managing tasks and WPs in various national and European projects, some of which I have contributed to attract, I have refined my managerial and organizational skills and have been able to deliver concrete results and establish successful collaboration with my PhD students and other colleagues: between 2015 and 2016, I have been able to consolidate scientific results in 14 journals and 17 international peer-reviewed conferences as well as technical reports. Beside the research side, I have been actively contributing to the education of younger students, by finalizing 12 master and bachelor projects in the last couple of years and giving lectures in energy related courses and summer schools. I am course responsible and main teacher of the master course on wind integration in the power system, redesigned from scratch in 2014, counting almost 70 students in the current edition, with a high level of engagement and commitment. I am also course co-responsible and teacher for another master course on distributed energy technologies. As final consideration, I can state that dealing with various aspects of the power systems and related energy domains contributed to build up a 360 degrees knowledge and a cross disciplinary approach, that, in my opinion, is necessary to fully embrace the increasing complexity of future power systems with a share of converter driven distributed resources.


Research involvement: currently working in 3 EU and national projects (previously involved in other 13 research projects).

- ACES – Across Continents Electric Vehicle Services (Project leader). EUDP (Danish) funded project, which intends to holistically investigate technical and economic system benefits and impacts by large scale electric vehicles integration in Bornholm, augmented by real usage patterns, grid data and field testing for across continents replicability (Project scale: 1.4 M€; 04/2017 – 09/2020).

- ELECTRA - European Liaison on Electricity grid Committed Towards long-term Research Activities (WP vice-leader and tasks leader). European FP7 funded IRP project. The ELECTRA IRP will develop radically new control schemes for the real time operation of the 2030 power system and moreover will reinforce the EERA Joint Programme on Smart Grids activity and support the realization of the European SET Plan objectives. The EERA JP on Smart Grids intends to facilitate and encourage European coordination of member state research in the domain of Smart Grids. (Project scale: 13 M€; 12/2013 – 02/2018).

- ELECTRA Top-up (Project technical leader). EUDP (Danish) funded project which extends DTU contribution in the FP7 ELECTRA project. (Project scale: 0.6 M€; 11/2014 – 10/2017).


PhD project supervision:

Antonio Zecchino, “Electric vehicles in the Nordic countries: Control strategies for coordinated grid services”, Ph.D. in E.E. connected to a Nordic collaboration with NTNU, DTU, 12/2015 – 12/2018 (supervisors: M. Marinelli, C. Træholt, M. Korpås).

Michel Rezkalla, “Validation of decentralized and coordinated operation of frequency and voltage control systems in the control room,” Ph.D. in E.E. connected to ELECTRA FP7 and to ELECTRA Top-up project, DTU, 04/2015 – 03/2018 (supervisors: M. Marinelli, H. W. Bindner, K. Heussen).

Michael Pertl, “Observability and decision support for supervision of distributed power system control,” Ph.D. in E.E. connected to ELECTRA FP7 and to ELECTRA Top-up project, DTU, 12/2014 – 12/2017 (supervisors: H. W. Bindner, M. Marinelli, K. Heussen).

Sergejus Martinenas, “Enabling technologies for Smart Grid integration of Electric Vehicles,” Ph.D. in E.E. connected to Cotevos and to Nikola project, DTU, 08/2014 – 07/2017 (supervisors: C. Træholt, M. Marinelli, P. B. Andersen).

Katarina Knezovic, “Control strategies and modelling of electric vehicles in the distribution network,” Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (E.E.) connected to Nikola project, DTU, 12/2013 – 12/2016, defended in May 2017 (supervisors: C. Træholt, M. Marinelli, P. B. Andersen).


Teaching and education involvement:

- 31783 (Integration of wind power in the power system). Main teacher and course responsible. Editions taught: Fall 2014; Fall 2015 and Fall 2016.

- 31778 (Distributed Energy Technologies). Teacher and course responsible. Editions taught: Spring 2015; Spring 2017.


Membership and advisory roles:

- Scientific Publication Chair of the 4th IEEE ISGT (Innovative Smart Grid Technologies) Europe conference, managing and supervising the overall paper revision process (558 extended abstracts submitted and 254 published full papers.

- EERA Joint Programme on Smart Grids - Sub Programme 2 (Power system management) leader assistant. Website:

- IEEE Denmark Section - PES Chapter vice-chair.

- UPEC (Universities Power Engineering Conference) steering committee member.

- CINELDI (Centre for Intelligent Electricity Distribution) scientific commitee member
30 MAY 2017