Lucian Mihet-Popa

Østfold University College

Dr. Lucian Mihet-Popa received his Habilitation (2015) and Ph.D. degree (2002) in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree (2000) in Electric Drives and Power Electronics and a Bachelor’s degree (1999) in Electrical Engineering, from The Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania. Since 2016, he has been working as Full Professor in Energy Technology at Oestfold University College in Norway. From 1999 to 2016, Professor Mihet-Popa has been with the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania. He has also worked as a Research Scientist with the Danish Technical University (2011–2014) and Aalborg University (2000–2002) in Denmark and as a Post Doc with Siegen University in Germany in 2004. Dr. Lucian Mihet-Popa has published more than 150 papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings, and 15 books. Since 2017, he has been a Guest Editor for five Special Issues for the MDPI Energies and Applied Sciences Journals, for Maljesi and for the Advances in Meteorology Journal. He has served as Scientific and Technical Programme Committee Member for many IEEE Conferences. Professor Mihet-Popa has participated in more than 15 international grants/projects, such as FP7, EEA and Horizon 2020, and has been awarded more than 10 national research grants. He is also the head of the Research Lab “Intelligent Control of Energy Conversion and Storage Systems” and is one of the Coordinators of the Master Program in “Green Energy Technology” at the Faculty of Engineering. His research interest include modelling, simulation, control and testing of Energy Conversion Systems, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) components and systems, including battery storage systems-BSS (for electric vehicles and vanadium redox batteries (VRB)), energy efficiency in smart buildings and smart grids. Professor Mihet-Popa was invited to join the Energy and Automotive committees by the President and the Honorary President of Atomium European Institute, working in close cooperation with—and under the umbrella—of the EC and EU Parliament, and he was appointed the Chairman of AI4People 2020, Energy Section.

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The book contains 10 chapters, and it is divided into four sections. The first section includes three chapters, providing an overview of Energy Management of Distributed Systems. It outlines typical concepts, such as Demand-Side Management, Demand Response, Distributed, and Hierarchical Control for Smart Micro-Grids. The second section contains three chapters and presents different control algorithms, software architectures, and simulation tools dedicated to Energy Management Systems. In the third section, the importance and the role of energy storage technology in a Distribution System, describing and comparing different types of energy storage systems, is shown. The fourth section shows how to identify and address potential threats for a Home Energy Management System. Finally, the fifth section discusses about Economical Optimization of Operational Cost for Micro-Grids, pointing out the effect of renewable energy sources, active loads, and energy storage systems on economic operation.

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