Hrvoje Pandzic

Hrvoje Pandzic

Hrvoje Pandzic

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Awards

  • Award Science by the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing for exceptional research results in the previous five years in the field of power system economics, 2018.
  • Award Science by the Government of the Republic of Croatia, 2014.
  • Award Science by the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing for exceptional research results in the previous two years, 2012.
  • Silver plaque Josip Loncar by the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing for an exceptional PhD thesis, 2012.
  • Award Hrvoje Pozar by the Croatian Power Society for a noteworthy diploma thesis in the field of power engineering, 2008.
  • Award Hrvoje Pozar by the Croatian Power Society for remarkable results in power engineering studies at the undergraduate level, 2007.
  • Bronze plaque Josip Loncar by the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing as the best student in the field of power engineering in academic year 2006/07.

Grants Awarded

  • Microgrid Positioning – uGRIP
    PI: Hrvoje Pandzic
    Partners: University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing – FER (Zagreb), Technical University of Denmark – DTU (Copenhagen), Institute for Information Technology – OFFIS (Oldenburg), and Končar Power Plant and Electric Traction Engineering Inc. – Končar KET (Zagreb)

    April 2016-March 2019, awarded by ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus (1.116.000 Eur).

Participation in Research Projects

  • Compact Urban Vacuum Sweeper with a Universal Platform for Various Types of Drives –
    Diesel and Batteries

    (PI: Ivan Franicevic, RASCO Ltd)
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing – FER is the only partner of company RASCO in designing and prototyping a Compact Urban Vacuum Sweeper with a Universal Platform for Various Types of Drives. Co-PI’s from the FER side are in charge of designing mechanical drives (Prof. Mario Vrazic), battery packs (Prof. Hrvoje Pandzic) and ICT system for working parameter management (Prof. Vedran Podobnik), January 2017-December 2020, awarded by the European Regional Development Fund (4 MEur).
  • 036-0361557-1561 Power System Operation in Open Market Environment (PI: Sejid Tesnjak), January 2007 – January 2012, awarded by Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports.
  • 2004-180 Development of an E-Learning Tool (PI: Predrag Pale), January 2004 – January 2008, awarded by Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports.

Recognitions

  • Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems since 2019.

Invited Talks

  • Policies and Models for Integration of Energy Storage at Tsinghua University (invited by Dr. Ning Zhang), Beijing, China, February 27, 2019.
  • Policies and Models for Integration of Energy Storage at Technical University of Denmark – DTU (invited by Dr. Henrik Madsen), Copenhagen, Denmark, February 22, 2019.
  • An Accurate Charging Model of Battery Energy Storage at INFORMS 2018 (invited by Dr. Amir Mousavian), Phoenix, USA, November 4, 2018.
  • Validation of Battery Models for Low-carbon Energy Systems at IEEE PES General Meeting 2018 (invited by Dr. Qixin Chen), Portland, USA, August 7, 2018.
  • Investments in merchant energy storage: trading-off between energy and reserve markets at EURO 2018 (invited by Dr. Juan Miguel Morales Gonzales), Valencia, Spain, July 10, 2018.
  • Energy Storage in Modern Power Systems at Colloquium of the Croatian Science Foundation and the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts, Zagreb, April 18, 2018.
  • Smart Grid Projects at University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at Smart Grid Viewed from the Regional Cooperation Perspective, European Parliament, Brussels, November 28, 2017.
  • Storage Investment Model Considering Energy and Reserves Markets at INFORMS 2017 (invited by Dr. Amir Mousavian), Houston, USA, October 22, 2017.
  • Role of the Distributed Sources of Flexibility in the Current and Future Market Structures at Regional Energy Forum (REF 2017), Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina, May 25, 2017.
  • Toward Cost-Efficient and Reliable Unit Commitment Under Uncertainty at Symposia on Mathematical Techniques Applied to Data Analysis and Processing (SMATAD), Malaga, Spain, May 21, 2017.
  • Energy Storage in Power Systems at Croatian Academy of Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia, April 24, 2017.
  • Storage And Generation Expansion Problem Considering Primary Response at INFORMS 2016 (invited by Dr. Amir Mousavian), Nashville, USA, November 13, 2016.
  • Introduction to interval and robust optimization (two-hour course) and Application of interval and robust optimization in power system problems (two-hour course) at DTU Summer School: Uncertainty in Electricity Markets and System Operation, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 4, 2016.
  • Panel: Creating the infrastructure for the needs of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle owners at E-GO Event, Porec, Croatia, May 13, 2016.
  • Siting and Sizing of Distributed Battery Energy Storage in Electrical Grids at Next Generation Energy Storage Symposium, San Diego, USA, April 20, 2016.
  • Integration of Energy Storage in Transmission Network at Technical University of Denmark – DTU (invited by Dr. Juan Miguel Morales Gonzales), Copenhagen, Denmark, December 10, 2015.
  • Optimizing Primary Response in Preventive Security-Constrained Optimal Power Flow at INFORMS 2015 (invited by Dr. Amir Mousavian), Philadelphia, USA, November 4, 2015.
  • Generator Maintenance Scheduling in Competitive Environment at International Conference on Operations Research (invited by Dr. Jalal Kazempour), Vienna, Austria, September 2, 2015.
  • Catch 22: Electric Vehicles and the Required Infrastructure at Central European Student and Young Professionals Congress, Zagreb, Croatia, May 9, 2015.
  • Siting and Sizing of a Distributed Battery Energy Storage at INFORMS 2014 (invited by Dr. Audun Botterud), San Francisco, USA, November 9, 2014.
  • Integration of Energy Storage in Transmission Networks at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, April 4, 2014.
  • The True Inventor of Radio Communications at TELFOR 2008, Belgrade, Serbia, November 25, 2008.

Industry Experience

    1. Over 100 technical reports and studies co-authored for private investors (full list is available per demand). Some of these reports are:
  • Strategic Analysis of the Development of Energy Storage Projects in Croatia (Croatia).
  • Concept and Needs for Distribution-level Market in Croatia (Croatia).
  • Feasibility Study and Selection of Technology for Sudan’s First Nuclear Power Plant (Sudan).
  • Analysis of Generators in Croatia to Provide Secondary Regulation (Croatia).
  • Revision of Optimal Solution for the Joint Connection of Wind Power Plants Velika Glava (20.7 MW), Bubrig (18.4 MW) and Crni Vrh (4.6 MW) to Transmission Grid (Croatia).
  • Settlement for Coordinated Regulation of System Voltage and Reactive Power in Croatia (Croatia).
  • Planning of Medium-Voltage Distribution Network of the Koprivnica Area in the Next 20 Years (Croatia).
  • Optimal Generator Maintenance Scheduling of Hydro Power Plants Senj and Sklope (Croatia).
  • Setup of a Relay Protection at Transformer Station 20/6,3 kV Dobra (Croatia).
  • Earthing System Primary Testing at Thermal Power Plant Sisak (Croatia).

Professional Activities and Organizing Skills

  • Proposing Committee Member of the IEEE Milestone Krka-Šibenik Electric Power System, 1895.
  • Secretary of the EuroCon 2013 Conference.
  • Chair of the Industry Application Society IEEE Croatia Section, 2012-2015.
  • Coordinator of societies and interest groups in IEEE Croatia Section, 2012.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of the European Energy Market 2011 Conference.

Memberships

  • CIGRE
  • IEEE: Education, Industry Applications, Power and Energy, and Women in Engineering societies

Published Textbooks

  • Pandzic, Hrvoje, Kuzle, Igor. Power Systems (in Croatian), high-school textbook with DVD and notebook for 2nd grade of a 3-year education in the field of electrotechnics, Neodidacta, Zagreb, 2009.
  • Pandzic, Hrvoje, Kuzle, Igor. Power Systems (in Croatian), high-school textbook with DVD and notebook for technical high schools in the field of electrotechnics, Neodidacta, Zagreb, 2009.
  • Pandzic, Hrvoje; Pasanovic, Branko. Energy (in Croatian), textbook with DVD and notebook for high schools of economics, Neodidacta, Zagreb, 2008.

Outreach

  • Future of Power Systems at High School Titus Brezovacki, Zagreb March 16, 2017.
  • Power Systems at the High School Level – Series of Open Lectures, 2009 – 2011.
  • Power Systems, Lecture to High School Teachers of Physics, December 2, 2009.