Professor Pierluigi Mancarella

  • Room: Level: 02 Room: 210
  • Building: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Business cases for smart grid technologies
  • Energy system planning and investment under uncertainty
  • Integrated multi-energy systems
  • Reliability, risk and resilience of smart energy networks
  • Techno-economic modelling of smart energy systems


Pierluigi Mancarella is Chair Professor of Electrical Power Systems at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Professor of Smart Energy Systems at the University of Manchester, UK. Pierluigi obtained the PhD degree in Power Systems from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, has been a Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK, and has held visiting research positions at Sintef/NTNU in Norway and NREL in Colorado, as well as visiting professorships at Ecole Centrale de Lille in France and the Universidad de Chile. Pierluigi has been involved in/led, in the last 10 years, some 50 research projects and consultancy and professional activities in the UK, Australia, and internationally, in the area of techno-economics and business cases for smart grid technologies, risk and resilience assessment of future networks, integrated multi-energy systems modelling, and energy infrastructure investment under uncertainty. Pierluigi is author of four books, several book chapters, and of over 200 research papers. He is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Systems Journal, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A (guest). Pierluigi is also an IEEE Power and Energy Society Distinguished Lecturer and the past Chair of the Energy Working Group of the IEEE European Public Policy Initiative.

Recent publications

  1. Melchor JNG, Romero R, Mancarella P. Analysis of Optimal Power Flow Formulations for HVAC and VSC-HVDC Transmission Networks. 2018 International Conference on Power System Technology, POWERCON 2018 - Proceedings. 2019. DOI: 10.1109/POWERCON.2018.8601966
  2. Zhang L, Good N, Mancarella P. Building-to-grid flexibility: Modelling and assessment metrics for residential demand response from heat pump aggregations. APPLIED ENERGY. Elsevier. 2019, Vol. 233. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.10.058
  3. Cesena EAM, Mancarella P. Energy Systems Integration in Smart Districts: Robust Optimisation of Multi-Energy Flows in Integrated Electricity, Heat and Gas Networks. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2019, Vol. 10, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2018.2828146
  4. Good N, Mancarella P. Flexibility in Multi-Energy Communities With Electrical and Thermal Storage: A Stochastic, Robust Approach for Multi-Service Demand Response. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2019, Vol. 10, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2017.2745559
  5. Trakas DN, Panteli M, Hatziargyriou ND, Mancarella P. Spatial Risk Analysis of Power Systems Resilience During Extreme Events. RISK ANALYSIS. Blackwell Publishers. 2019, Vol. 39, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1111/risa.13220
  6. Dai Y, Chen L, Min Y, Mancarella P, Chen Q, Hao J, Hu K, Xu F. A General Model for Thermal Energy Storage in Combined Heat and Power Dispatch Considering Heat Transfer Constraints. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2018, Vol. 9, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1109/TSTE.2018.2793360
  7. Nikolaidis A, Charalambous CA, Mancarella P. A Graph-Based Loss Allocation Framework for Transactive Energy Markets in Unbalanced Radial Distribution Networks. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2832164
  8. Raugei M, Leccisi E, Azzopardi B, Jones C, Gilbert P, Zhang L, Zhou Y, Mander S, Mancarella P. A multi-disciplinary analysis of UK grid mix scenarios with large-scale PV deployment. ENERGY POLICY. Pergamon. 2018, Vol. 114. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.11.062
  9. Good N, MartÍnez CeseÑa EA, Heltorp C, Mancarella P. A transactive energy modelling and assessment framework for demand response business cases in smart distributed multi-energy systems. Energy. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2018. DOI: 10.1016/
  10. Mancarella P, Chicco G, Capuder T. Arbitrage opportunities for distributed multi-energy systems in providing power system ancillary services. 12th International Scientific Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES). Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 161. DOI: 10.1016/
  11. Wang H, Good N, Cesena EAM, Mancarella P. Co-optimization of a multi-energy microgrid considering multiple services. 20th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2018. 2018. DOI: 10.23919/PSCC.2018.8442772
  12. Fahiman F, Disano S, Monazam Erfani S, Mancarella P, Leckie C. Data-Driven Dynamic Probabilistic Reserve Sizing Based on Dynamic Bayesian Belief Networks. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2884711
  13. Wang H, Good N, Mancarella P. Economic analysis of multi-service provision from PV and battery based community energy systems. 2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia: Smart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2017.8378390
  14. Puschel-Lovengreen S, Mancarella P. Frequency response constrained economic dispatch with consideration of generation contingency size. 2018 POWER SYSTEMS COMPUTATION CONFERENCE (PSCC). IEEE. 2018. DOI: 10.23919/PSCC.2018.8442669
  15. Heinen S, Mancarella P, O'Dwyer C, O'Malley M. Heat Electrification. IEEE POWER & ENERGY MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2018, Vol. 16, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1109/MPE.2018.2822867

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