ELENO445-1 Microgrids Course description

The course is scheduled on Wednesdays from 2PM to 4PM in room I.97, building B28.
Send me an email to register to the course.

Schedule (subject to changes)
Date Lecture content (with link to slides when available) Version Assignment due
19/09/2017 No lecture
26/09/2017 Introduction and course organization + assignment 1 description 2
04/10/2017 Planning the operations of a microgrid 1 1
11/10/2017 Model of microgrid components (part 1) 2
11/10/2017 Assignment 2 presentation 2
18/10/2017 Introduction to mathematical programming 1
25/10/2017 Model of microgrid components (part 2) 2
01/11/2017 No lecture
08/11/2017 No lecture
15/11/2017 Sizing a microgrid + assignment 3 presentation 2
22/11/2017 Community microgrids
29/11/2017 Machine learning for microgrid operation
06/12/2017 No lecture
13/12/2017 Real time control of microgrids or Interactions of microgrids with markets
20/12/2017 No lecture 3
12/01/2017 Oral exam, schedule and questions to be defined.

ELEC0018-1 Energy Markets

Lecture slides. Organization of European day-ahead electricity markets and the algorithm used for solving the market coupling problem.


Since October 2016, I am assistant professor in smart-microgrids within the Montefiore research unit. I am doing my best to apply optimization and machine learning to practical applications in electrical power systems. Before turning to microgrids, I worked on active network management in distribution systems (GREDOR Project), I lead for some time the development of Euphemia, the algorithm that is used by European Power Exchanges for clearing the day-ahead electricity market, and I developed some algorithms for the optimal scheduling of EDF's power plants. I am currently participating to the MeryGrid project that aims at building a pilot community microgrid with and advanced energy storage system and an advanced energy management system.

I am also a contributor and big enthusiast for the ride sharing application that we are developing for the university.


I have one PhD student, Ioannis Boukas (participation of microgrids to markets), and I am working in close collaboration with the team of Pr. Damien Ernst.

Master theses

I am proposing several master thesis topics related to microgrids / optimization / AI / ride sharing. They can be consulted on the website of my faculty.

Open source code

  • Microgrid-bench - a microgrid benchmark for operational planning controllers
  • ANM benchmark - a benchmark for active network management controllers in distribution systems
  • DSIMA - a testbed for the quantitative analysis of interaction models within distribution networks