Graduate-level short course: Dynamics of low-carbon power systems

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The Melbourne Energy Institute hosted a five-day Graduate-level short course: Dynamics of low-carbon power systems, delivered as part of the strategic collaboration between the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom and the University of Melbourne.

The online short course covered fundamental and advanced modelling of the dynamics of power systems with increasingly deeper penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) and distributed energy resources (DER), most of which are inverter-based resources (IBR) that are asynchronously connected to the grid via power electronic interfaces.

The course was led by Professor Jovica Milanović from the University of Manchester, and included presentations by:

  • Dr Mehdi Ghazavi Dozein, University of Melbourne;
  • Dr Ahvand Jalali, Australian Energy Market Operator;
  • Mr Russell Frost, Australian Energy Market Operator;
  • Mr Farhad Billimoria, University of Oxford;
  • Mr Christiaan Zuur, Australian Clean Energy Council; and
  • Professor Pierluigi Mancarella, Energy Systems Program Leader at the Melbourne Energy Institute.

View the course brochure


Professor Jovica Milanović
Professor of Electrical Power Engineering and Deputy Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Visiting Professor, University of Novi Sad & the University of Belgrade, Serbia

Jovica V. Milanović is a Professor of Electrical Power Engineering and Deputy Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester, UK, and Visiting Professor at the University of Novi Sad and the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

He received Dipl.Ing. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, a PhD from the University of Newcastle, Australia, and D.Sc. degree from the University of Manchester, UK. Prior to joining the University of Manchester, in 1998 he worked with Energoproject, Engineering and Consulting Co. and the University of Belgrade in Yugoslavia, and the Universities of Newcastle and Tasmania in Australia.

He has served as chairman of five international conferences, editor or member of editorial/technical boards of 70+ international journals and conferences, research project assessor or panel member for numerous international government research funding councils, member of nine (convenor of three) past or current IEEE/CIGRE/CIRED working groups, and has been a consultant or member of advisory boards for several international companies. He has participated in or led numerous research projects with total value of more than £80 million, published about 600 research papers and reports, given about 30 keynote speeches at international conferences, and presented about 150 courses/tutorials and lectures to industry and academia around the world.

Professor Milanovic is a Chartered Engineer in the UK, Foreign member of the Serbian Academy of Engineering Sciences, Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the IEEE, Distinguished IEEE PES Lecturer, member of the IEEE PES Industry Technical Support Leadership Committee, member of the IEEE PES Long Range Planning Committee, member of IEEE Fellows Committee and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. He was a member of the IEEE PES Governing Board as Regional Representative for Europe, Middle East and Africa for six years, member and vice-chair of IEEE PES Fellows Evaluation Committee and member and Chair of the IEEE Herman Halperin Transmission and Distribution Award Committee.


Public lecture by Professor Jovica Milanović: Net-zero distribution networks

What will net-zero networks look like, and how will they operate?

In a public lecture, Professor Jovica Milanović introduced the characteristics and challenges of the distribution network environment, now and into the future. The lecture was presented in person and streamed online.

Date: Thursday 24 November 2022
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: Manhari Room (Room 7212), Level 7, Melbourne Connect, 700 Swanston Street, VIC 3010

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