, University of Catania, Italy
MS, Electrotechnics Engineering, 1988 University of Catania (UdC) Italy; Ph.D., Electrotechnics Engineering, 1992, UdC. Currently he is associate Professor of Electric Energy Systems at UdC. National Academic Qualification as Full Professor (2013 and 2020). Industry experience (IT, 1993 – 1996): electrical engineer with Agip Refineries and ST Microelectronics. Associate researcher for INFN (IT, 2002), CNR (IT, 2020), Responsible of Erasmus agreements: with: FR; GR; E; HR. Keynote speaker at: IEEE EPE (2012, Iasi, Ro); IREC (2018, Sousse,TN); ICEERE (2018, 2020, Oujda, MA). Awarded in 2012 of the Diploma di Excelentia in teaching and research in power system from University “Stefan cel Mare”, Suceava, (RO). Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Sustainable Energy (from 2015) and Helyion (from 2016). Speaker in international conferences (46). Co-author of 230 scientific papers: International journals (90), conference proceedings (134) and chapter of books (4), about: analysis and modelling of Wind and Photovoltaic generation systems, DGSs (Dispersed Generation Systems), Energy and Ancillary Services Markets, Hydrogen Technology, photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) systems, monitoring and diagnostic of photovoltaic systems. Author of two books on Floating Photovoltaic Systems ( Academic Press, 2017 and 2020).
ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACTS OF HIGH TEMPERATURES AND WATER AVAILABILITY ON THE RESILIENCE OF THE ITALIAN POWER SYSTEM
Extreme weather events or more in changing environmental conditions (for example due to climate change) could have significant impacts on future power systems, that will be characterized by an increasing penetration of renewable not programmable resources such wind and photovoltaic power plants, threatening their resilient functioning.
In this context, this analysis provides a quantitative evaluation of the effects of temperature and water availability on the resilience of the thermoelectric power plants. A system-level assessment is conducted here through a Monte Carlo time series model that specifically considers temperature sensitivity and the impact of temperature, availability of water on the cooling systems of all conventional thermal power plants, as well as the sensitivity to temperature of the line capacity and electricity demand throughout the network. The models are applied to the Italian power system that is characterized by limited capability of inter-zonal transmission lines this condition can accentuate the vulnerability and resilience of future Italian power systems to extreme weather events in different conditions.