In line with the mission of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the aim of the JRC Energy, Transport & Climate Directorate is to provide scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of community policies related to energy, transport and climate.

We are a multidisciplinary and multicultural team of JRC researchers - based both in Petten (NL) and Ispra (IT) - acting as in-house scientific consultants for EU policy-making on the on-going transformations of smart electricity systems.

Our team is currently composed of the following members

(past/temporary staff members, with whom we keep interacting and cooperating, are listed in the adjoining dedicated page):

Corina Alecu

Among her achievements with us: set-up and maintenance of the GIS (Geographic Information System) server, energy networks and critical infrastructures modelling and visualisation with GIS tools, development of energy-related GIS applications.

Ettore Bompard

Among his achievements with us: definition of the scientific strategy on power system integrated assessment, supervision of several PhD students, introduction of innovative research streams on complexity science and agent based modelling, co-auhtorship of peer-review publications on power systems, critical infrastructures and electricity markets.

Carlo Brancucci Martinez-Anido

Among his achievements with us as a PhD student: development of EUPowerDispatch, a minimum-cost dispatch model of the European electricity system, and publication of his PhD thesis entitled "Electricity Without Borders - The need for cross-border transmission investment in Europe".  Detailed information here.

Aymen Chaouachi

Among his achievements with us: development of physical and market models of the Baltic States, multicriteria decision analysis on offshore wind integration into the grid, studies on the interoperability of electric vehicles and smart grids with larger penetratin of distributed energy resources.

Ilhami Colak

Among his achievements with us: scientific supervision of smart grid laboratory activities and power system component testing expansion, scientific publications on smart grid deployment and opportunities in Turkey and Europe, scientific work on wind integration and balancing in evolving power systems, international events organisation.

Alexandru Colta

Among his achievements with us as a trainee: creation and maintenance of the smart grid projects database, system modelling of portions of the European power grid (UK,...)

Helder Ferreira

Among his achievements with us: assessment of cost and impact of innovative technologies (FACTS) on the European transmission system, evaluation of the impact of large penetration of Distributed Generation in the European distribution grids, analyses on energy storage technologies and integrated systems.

Flavia Gangale

Among her achievemntes with us: analysis of the socio-economic aspects of smart grid projects, demand response programs and consumer engagement strategies.

Vincenzo Giordano

Among his achievements with us: smart grid project inventorying and analysis, development of a complete cost-benefit methodology for smart grid projects, policy support and research on smart grids at European and international level (EC Smart Grid Task Force, European Electricity Grid Initiative, EU-US Energy Council).

Nikola Hrelja

Among his achievements with us as a trainee: support to electricity demand forecasting, generation adequacy analysis and smart grid data analytics.

Kevin Kok Heang

Among his achievements with us as a trainee: contributions to activities related to the smart grid interoperability laboratory set up and to the smart grid projects assessment.

Stavros Lazarou

Among his achievements with us: contributions to real time simulation activities, electricity transmission and distribution systems modeling and support to competitive research activities (FP7 projects).

Maria Malvoni

Among her achievements with us: cost-benefit assessment of smart grids infrastructure, analysis on PV systems perfomances and system integration in collaboration wirh the Engineering Faculty at the University of Salento, Italy. 

Alexis Meletiou

Among his achievements with us as a trainee first and Phd student afterward: Smart Grid Projects Outlook, regulatory analyses on the emerging distribution systems, PhD studies in cooperation with Politecnico di Torino.

†Jose Mendes

Jose Mendes contributed to the administrative activities of the "Smart Electricity Systems and Interoperability" Action and assisted with the set-up and expansion of the smart grids experimental activities.

Miguel Olariaga

Among his achievements with us: contribution to setup the smart grid interoperability laboratory, with particular focus on the TLC and ICT parts, smart grid laboratories inventorying, scientific output on the role of telecommunications in smart grids.

Ijeoma Onyeji

Among her achievements with us as a trainee: contribution to the cost-benefit assessment of smart grid projects in Europe, evaluation of consumer engagement towards smart grid concepts.

Alessandro Setti

Among his achievements with us as a trainee: contribution to data gathering and processing for the smart grid projects inventory, contribution to the cost benefit analysis for the city of Rome.

Chiara Tardioli

Among her achievements with us as a trainee: support to the development of tools for smart grid inventorying and assessment, contribution to data gathering and processing for power system modelling.