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I am associate professor of electrical power systems at the School of Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, in Wallis.
My research interests are planning, scheduling, and control paradigms for distributed energy resources, in particular energy storage, in power and energy networks. My objective is to understand how heterogeneous applications and different operators' objectives can be harmonized
and coordinated to enable feasible techno-economic operations of future energy systems and a transition to renewable resources.
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Contact informationProf. Fabrizio Sossan
HES-SO Valais - Wallis
23 Rue de l'industrie
1950 Sion, Switzerland
- April 2023: PV magazine covers our work about planning of EV charging stations including PV self consumption. ... read more.
- March 2023: New journal paper entitled "Optimal Sizing and Siting of Energy Storage Systems Considering Curtailable Photov ... read more.
- January 2023: New journal paper entitled "Optimized Planning of Chargers for Electric Vehicles in Distribution Grids Includi ... read more.
- November 2022: I started a new professional appointment at the University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland (HES-SO V ... read more.
- March 2022: I gave a seminar at the Waterloo Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE) of the University of Waterloo (Canada) ... read more.
- March 2022: New journal paper: "Stress-informed Control of Medium- and High-head Hydropower Plants to Reduce Penstock Fati ... read more.
Bio and research experience
Fabrizio got his bachelor's and master's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Genova (Italy) in 2010 and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark DTU with a thesis on flexible demand for provision of ancillary services to the power grid. From 2014 to 2017, he was a postdoctoral researcher at EPFL (Switzerland), working on the integration of battery energy storage systems in the grid. In 2018, he was a guest scientist at NREL (USA), working on cooperative dispatch schemes for distribution grids, and, later, a researcher at ETHZ (Switzerland) with the Supply of Electricity program of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research. In 2019, he was appointed associate professor at École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris (Mines Paris – PSL, in France). Since 2022, Fabrizio has been an associate professor of power systems with HES-SO Valais – Wallis (Switzerland). In 2020, he co-founded ModBESS, a US-based startup that develops energy monitoring and management systems for residential and commercial microgrids. Working for among the world's most advanced laboratories and experimental facilities with great researchers and colleagues and helping energy systems operators to tackle their challenges shaped Fabrizio's research vision on the methodological barriers we need to tackle to achieve the energy transition.