Francesco Liberati

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In this paper we outline a novel approach for the design of an electric vehicle (EV) aggregator, a controller whose objective is to optimally manage the charging operations of an EV fleet. The control strategy we derive is based on model predictive control and allows to achieve costs minimization, also enabling the aggregator (hence, the EV fleet) to(More)
This paper deals with the load shifting problem in a household equipped with smart appliances and an energy storage unit with conversion losses. The problem is faced by establishing an event driven Model Predictive Control framework aiming to meet the real life dynamics of a household and to keep low the impact of the control system on the total electric(More)
This paper deals with the problem of controlling electric vehicles charging in a smart grid. We present an event driven model predictive control (MPC) approach, which aims to find a proper trade-off between the needs of minimizing the cost of energy withdrawal and the error in the tracking of a reference aggregated charging power profile. All in respect of(More)
This paper presents a novel approach to the critical infrastructure (CI) interdependencies analysis, based on the Dynamic Bayesian Network (DBN) formalism. Our original modeling procedure divides the DBN in three levels: an atomic events level, which models the adverse events impacting on the analyzed CIs, a propagation level, which captures CI(More)
This paper presents a reference architecture and a control scheme for the aggregation and management of electric vehicle (EV) load at medium voltage level. The focus is put on the problem of EV load reprofiling, aimed at the procurement of active demand (AD) services to interested grid/market actors. The proposed approach achieves AD product composition(More)
Mobile-Ad-Hoc-Networks (MANET) are self-configuring networks of mobile nodes, which communicate through wireless links. One of the main issues in MANETs is the mobility of the network nodes: routing protocols should explicitly consider network changes into the algorithm design. MANETs are particularly suited to guarantee connectivity in disaster relief(More)
—In this paper a rationale for the deployment of Future Internet based applications in the field of Electric Vehicles (EVs) smart charging is presented. The focus is on the Connected Device Interface (CDI) Generic Enabler (GE) and the Network Information and Controller (NetIC) GE, which are recognized to have a potential impact on the charging control(More)
This paper presents an easily implementable load control strategy aimed at managing shiftable loads in residential buildings, possibly equipped also with centralized storage and generation facilities. The algorithm is compliant with the KNX standard for communication of smart home devices, and ensures the controlled reduction of power peak profiles.(More)