januszbialek

Janusz Bialek

Education: MEng and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology in 1977 and 1981, respectively.

Employment record:
1981-1989  Lecturer, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.
1989 – 2002 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Durham University, UK.
2003 – 2009 Bert Whittington Chair of Electrical Engineering, the University of Edinburgh, UK.
2009 – 2013 Chair of Electrical Power and Control, Durham University, UK
2013 – 2014 DONG Energy Chair of Renewable Energy, Durham University, UK
since 2014 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia
since 2015 Non-executive Independent Director, KEGOC, Kazakhstan Grid Operating Company

External appointments:

Jan.-April 2019      Simons Fellow, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University
Feb.-March 2018   Visiting Associate, California Institute of Technology – hosted by Professor Steven Low
March-April 2017  Visiting Associate, California Institute of Technology – hosted by Professor Steven Low
June-Dec. 2012      EPSRC Science Policy Fellow seconded to Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the UK Government
Aug.-Dec 2008       Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University
2007                       Honorary Professor, Heriot-Watt University, UK
June-Oct. 2001       Secondment to National Grid Plc., UK
Jan.-May – 2000     Visiting Professor at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland)

Honours
Fellow of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) “for contributions to transmission pricing and power system dynamics”. IEEE is the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

Service to profession
Since 2017 – member of International Advisory Board of UK’s National Centre of Energy System Integration
2017: Guest Editor of Special Section of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids on Energy Systems Integration
Since 2016 – member of Advisory Board of International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, one of the top power engineering journals.
2014 – Technical Chair of Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS) conference  held in Durham
2011: Guest Editor of a special issue “Risk and reliability modelling of energy systems”, Journal of Risk and Reliability (Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Part O.
Since 2011: Council Member, Power Systems Computation Conference (widely regarded as the most prestigious power conference in Europe)
2007-2011, member of Advisory Board of Electricity Policy Research Group (EPRG), Cambridge University. EPRG , one of the the top energy economics groups in the world.
Member of Advisory or Technical Committees of a number of top power engineering conferences.
Regular reviewer of research papers submitted to top power engineering and economics journals
Member of UK’s EPSRC Peer Review College

Industrial experience and consultancies
Non-executive independent Director of KEGOC, Kazakhstan National Grid Company. Consultant to the UK government, International Energy Agency, European Commission, Scottish Government, Elexon, Polish Power Grid Company, Scottish Power and Enron. (Details on request)

Research profile

The main focus of my research is how to achieve stable, secure, sustainable and economic supply of electricity at high levels of penetration of renewables by taking advantage of the advances in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). My particular expertise is in Smart Grids, energy system integration, power system dynamics, power system control, power system economics, preventing electricity blackouts. My research is interdisciplinary and I work closely with mathematicians, physicists, economists and social scientists. I am especially interested in application of advanced mathematical methods to solve problems in energy systems.

Publications

2 books, 2 chapters in books, 8 published reports and over 180 research papers including nearly 60 refereed journal papers. The publications have attracted over 7500 citations (including nearly 3600 since 2014). The two seminal sole-authored papers on the electricity tracing methodology[1] have attracted over 1550 citations. A seminal paper on the risk-limiting dispatch in smart grids has attracted nearly 500 citations[2]. My h-index is 35, i10-index is 70 (all data as of February 2019, Google Scholar).

A book I have co-authored[3] is widely used world-wide and has attracted nearly 2200 citations. The third edition will be published in 2019

[1]Tracing the flow of electricity’IEE Proc. Gen. Transm. Distrib., July 1996 and “Topological generation and load distribution factors for supplement cost allocation in transmission open access”, IEEE Trans.on Power Systems, August 1997
[2] P. P. Varaiya, F. F. Wu, J. W. Bialek: “Smart Operation of Smart Grid: Risk-Limiting Dispatch”, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 99, No. 1, January 2011
[3] J. Machowski, J.W. Bialek, J.R. Bumby; ”Power System Dynamics and Stability”, J. Wiley &Sons, 1st Edition 1996, 2nd Edition 2008

  • Power system analysis
  • Power system economics
  • Power system dynamics
  • Technical and economic integration of renewables in power systems
  • Smart grids
  • Blackouts and their prevention

Recent research grants

Ministry of Education and Science (MES), Russian Federation: “Distribution grid dynamics, stability and control”, 2014-2017, 24M Rubles.

Projects funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of the UK:

  • Principle Investigator (PI) of “Preventing wide-area blackouts through adaptive islanding of transmission networks“, 2009-2013. This £1.1M consortium involving also Edinburgh and Southampton was funded from EPSRC Energy Challenges in Complexity Science call
  • Co-Investigator (Co-I) of “Energy storage for low-carbon grids” (2012-2016) awarded in a prestigious Grand Challenges in Energy Storage call. This £5M interdisciplinary project led by Imperial College involves power engineers, economists, chemists and material scientists from 9 universities to address, in an integrated manner, all aspects of the Grand Challenge in Integrating Energy Storage into Future Energy Networks.
  • CoI of “The Autonomic Power System” project awarded in a prestigious EPSRC Grand Challenges in Networks call (2011-2015). This is a large (£3.4M) interdisciplinary project undertaken in collaboration with Strathclyde, Imperial College, Manchester, Cambridge and East Anglia
  • PI for Durham of “High Energy And Power Density (HEAPD) Solutions to Large Energy Deficits”, submitted in response to the India / UK Smart Grids Call, 2014-2018. The project involves collaboration with Bath (lead), Cardiff, and four Indian Institutes: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITK), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur.
  • Co-I of “Development and Evaluation of Sustainable Technologies for Flexible Operation of Conventional Power Plants”, 2013-2018. This £4.6M Durham-led consortium includes Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh and Leeds with the aim to accelerate progress towards achieving operational excellence for flexible, efficient, controllable, safe and environmentally sustainable thermal power plants.
  • PI for Durham University of “Pumped Thermal Electricity Storage” (2012-2016). This project is aimed at investigating a novel storage technology that uses a high temperature-ratio heat pump to convert electrical energy into thermal energy. The project is led by Cambridge University and includes Imperial College.
  • PI for Durham of “Coarse geometry and cohomology of large data sets” project awarded in Maths Underpinning Digital Economy and Energy call (2011-2015). The proposal came first in the Digital Economy panel. This is an interdisciplinary project  undertaken in collaboration with mathematicians in Southampton
  • Co-I of “Mathematical foundations for energy networks: buffering, storage and transmission” project awarded in Maths Underpinning Digital Economy and Energy call (2011-2015). The proposal came first in the Energy panel. This is an interdisciplinary project undertaken in collaboration with mathematicians in Cambridge and Heriot Watt
  • PI of initially Edinburgh (and then Durham) involvement in SuperGen “Flexible Networks” consortium (FlexNet), 2007-2011. The consortium included top UK universities and most of UK Distribution Network Operators.
  • PI of Edinburgh involvement in SuperGen 5 “Asset Management and Performance in Energy Networks” (AMPerES) consortium, 2006-2010. The consortium included top UK universities of and most of UK Distribution Network Operators.
  • PI of Edinburgh involvement in “AURA-NMS Autonomous Regional Active Network Management System (AURA-NMS)”, 2006-2009. This smart-grids consortium included 6 UK universities with industrial support provided by ScottishPower, EdF and ABB.
  • PI of Edinburgh involvement in EPSRC project “Smart Grid Oscillation Management for a Changing Generation Mix”,2006-2008.
  • PI for Edinburgh of SuperGen 1 “Future Network Technologies” consortium, 2003-2007, £317k. The consortium involved the following universities: Edinburgh, Imperial College, Cambridge, Manchester, Strathclyde, Birmingham, Bath, de Montfort.

Janusz has been also involved in the following projects funded by the industry and governments:

  • Co-I on £54M “Customer-led Network Revolution” project awarded by Ofgem in Low Carbon Network Fund initiative (2011-2014). The UK’s biggest smart grid project is in the forefront of the move towards a low-carbon economy. 14,000 homes and businesses, mostly in the North East and Yorkshire, is involved in this innovative £54 million project, helping us to find ways for customers to reduce both their energy costs and carbon emissions in the years to come.
  • Co-I of “Investigating the Role of Energy Storage Systems in Smart Grids” project awarded in 2010 by Electricity North West
  • Co-I of “Risk Limiting Dispatch” funded by Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA, 2009-2011. The aim was to develop an integrated scheduling system that accommodates the new information capabilities of Smart Grids. The project involved Professor Felix Wu of Hong Kong University and Professor Pravin Varaya of University of California, Berkeley.
  • Co-I of “Matching Renewable Electricity Generation with Demand“, 2004-5. The study was commissioned by the Scottish Government to determine whether Scotland could meet its target for electricity being supplied from renewable resources. The study involved comprehensive survey of on- and off-shore wind, wave and tidal resources in Scotland
  • PI of “Identification of parameters of synchronous machine”, funded by EPRI, 2001-2
  • PI of “Real and Reactive Power Tracking: Proof of Concept and Feasibility Study”,funded by EPRI, 1999
  • PI of “Decentralized Damping of Power Swings: Feasibility Study”,  funded by EPRI, 1999

Books

  1. M. Pollit, J.W. Bialek; chapter “Electricity Network Investment and Regulation for a Low Carbon Future”in”Delivering a low-carbon electricity system. Technologies, economics and policy”, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  2. J. Machowski, J.W. Bialek, J.R. Bumby;”Power system dynamics: stability and control”, J. Wiley &Sons, 2008
  3. J.W. Bialek, S. Ziemianek; chapter in”Problems in Electric Power Systems”,PolishAcademyof Science , 2002 (in Polish)
  4. J.W. Bialek, J. Machowski, J.R. Bumby;”Power system dynamics and stability “, J. Wiley & Sons, 1997

Journals

  1. A. Churkin, D. Pozo, J. Bialek, N. Korgin, E. Sauma “Can cross-border transmission expansion lead to fair and stable cooperation? Northeast Asia case analysis”, Energy Economics, in print
  2. A. Gorbunov, A. Dymarski, J. Bialek, “Estimation of Parameters of a Dynamic Generator Model from Modal PMU Measurements”, IEEE Trans. Power Systems, in print
  3. T. Sayfutdinov, C. Patsios, P. Vorobev, E. Gryazina, D. M. Greenwood, J. W. Bialek, P. C. Taylor, “Degradation and Operation-Aware Framework for the Optimal Siting, Sizing and Technology Selection of Battery Storage”, IEEE Trans. Sustainable Energy, in print.
  4. Vorobev, D. M. Greenwood, J. H. Bell, J. W. Bialek, P. C. Taylor, K. Turitsyn “Deadbands, Droop and Inertia Impact on Power System Frequency Distribution”, IEEE. Trans. Power Systems, 34(1), 2019.
  5. V. Frolov, P. G. Thakurta, S. Backhaus, J. Bialek, M. Chertkov: “Operations- and Uncertainty-Aware Installation of FACTS Devices in a Large Transmission System”, IEEE Trans. Control of Network Systems, 6(3), 2019.
  6. T. Vaskovskaya, P. G. Thakurta, J. Bialek: “Contribution of transmission and voltage constraints to the formation of locational marginal prices” Int. J. of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 101, Oct. 2018
  7. K. Letova, R. Yao, M. Davidson & J. W. Bialek: “The Electricity Market in Russia”, Forum, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies,  June 2018: ISSUE 114
  8. Zhao, E. Mallada, S. Low, J. Bialek: “Distributed Plug-and-Play Optimal Generator and Load Control for Power System Frequency Regulation” Int. J. of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 101, Oct. 2018
  9. T. Sayfutdinov, C. Patsios, J. W. Bialek, D. M. Greenwood, P. C. Taylor “Incorporating variable lifetime and self-discharge into optimal sizing and technology selection of energy storage systems”, IET Smart Grids, 2018
  10. X. Wang; J. Bialek; K. Turitsyn: “PMU-Based Estimation of Dynamic State Jacobian Matrix and Dynamic System State Matrix in Ambient Conditions”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol: 33, Issue:1, 2018
  11.  J. Bialek, E. Ciapessoni, D. Cirio, E. Cotilla-Sanchez, C. Dent, I. Dobson, P. Henneaux, P. Hines, J. Jardim, S. Miller, M. Panteli, M. Papic, A. Pitto, J. Quiros-Tortos, and D. Wu “Benchmarking and Validation of Cascading Failure Analysis Tools”, IEEE Trans. Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 31, No. 6, 2016
  12. E. Loukarakis, C. Dent, J. W. Bialek: “Decentralized Multi-Period Economic Dispatch for Real-Time Flexible Demand Management”, IEEE Transactions Power Systems, IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 31, No. 1, January 2016
  13. J. Quirós-Tortós, R. Sánchez-García, J. Brodzki, J. Bialek, V. Terzija “Constrained spectral clustering-based methodology for intentional controlled islanding of large-scale power systems”, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2015
  14. E. Loukarakis, J. W. Bialek, Chris J. Dent: “Investigation of Maximum Possible OPF Problem Decomposition Degree for Decentralized Energy Markets”, IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 30, No. 5, Sept. 2015
  15. S. Guo, S. Norris, J. W. Bialek: “Adaptive Parameter Estimation of Power System Dynamic Model Using Modal Information” IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 29, No. 6, 2014.
  16. J. Brodzki, J. Bialek, R. Sanchez-Garcıa, M. Fennelly, S. Norris, N. Wright, G. Niblo: “”Hierarchical Spectral Clustering of Power Grids”, IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 9, No. 5, 2014.
  17. A. Orths, J. Bialek, M. Callavik, J. De Decker, G. Grøtterud, A. Hiorns, F. van Hulle, S. Klinge, W. Musial, and K. Rudion: “Connecting the dots”, IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, Nov./Dec. 2013.
  18. K. Neuhoffa, , J BarquinbJ W. BialekcR BoydaC. J. Dentc, , F EchavarrenbT. Graua, C. von HirschhausenadB. F. HobbseF. KunzaC. NabefG. PapaefthymioufC WebergH. Weigt: “Renewable electric energy integration: Quantifying the value of design of markets for international transmission capacity”, Energy EconomicsVolume 40, November 2013.
  19. P. McNabb, D. Wilson, J. W. Bialek: “Classification of Mode Damping and Amplitude in Power Systems using Synchrophasor Measurements and Classification Trees”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 29(2), 2013.
  20. Eager, D.; Hobbs, B. F.; Bialek, J. W. “Dynamic Modeling of Thermal Generation Capacity Investment: Application to Markets With High Wind Penetration” IEEE Trans. Power Systems., Vol. 27, No. 4, November 2012
  21. Varaiya, P.P., Wu, F. F., Bialek, J. W.: “Smart Operation of Smart Grid: Risk-Limiting Dispatch”, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 99, No. 1, January 2011.
  22. C. Dent, B. Hobbs, J. W. Bialek: “Opportunity Cost Bidding by Wind Generators in Forward Markets: Analytical Results” IEEE Trans. Power Systems., Vol. 26, No. 3, August 2011.
  23. C. Dent, J. W. Bialek: “Non-iterative Method for Modelling Systematic Data Errors in Power System Risk Assessment” IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 26 (1), Feb. 2011.
  24. C. Achayuthakan, C.J. Dent, J.W. Bialek, and W. Ongsakul: “Electricity Tracing in Systems with and without Circulating Flows: Physical Insights and Mathematical Proofs”, IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 25, No. 2, 2010.
  25. C.J. Dent, L.F. Ochoa, G.P. Harrison, J.W. Bialek: “Efficient Secure AC OPF for Network Generation Capacity Assessment”, IEEE Trans Power Systems, vol 25, no 1, p 575-583, February 2010
  26. Z. Lubosny, J. W. Bialek: “Analytical derivation of PSS parameters for generator with static excitation system” Acta Energetica, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009.
  27. A. Keane, Q. Zhou, J. W. Bialek, M. O’Malley: “Planning and Operating Non-Firm Distributed Generation” IET Proc. Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 3, Issue 4, 2009.
  28. J. Machowski, J.W. Bialek;”Energy-function based damping of power swings by shunt FACTS devices using phasor measurements “, Electrical Power Systems Research,79, pp. 39-48, 2008
  29. Z. Lubosny, J.W. Bialek;”Supervisory Control of a Wind Farm”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,22, 2, 2007
  30. P. Vovos, J.W. Bialek;”A combinational mechanism for generation capacity and network reinforcement planning”, IET Proc. on Generation, Transmission and Distribution,7, 3, 2007
  31. Z. Lubosny, J.W. Bialek;”Energy Storage Control To Reduce Power Fluctuations”, Archives of Energetics,37, 2007, (in Polish)
  32. Q. Zhou, J.W. Bialek;”Generation curtailment to manage voltage constraints in distribution networks”, IET Proc. Generation Transmission Distribution,1, 3, 2007
  33. Douglas Wilson, J.W. Bialek, Z. Lubosny;”Banishing blackouts”, IEE Power Engineering Journal, April/May 2006
  34. P. Vovos, J.W. Bialek;”Impact of Fault Level Constraints on the Economic Operation of Power Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,24, 4, 2006
  35. J.W. Bialek;”Lights out?”, IEE Power Engineer, August/September, 2005
  36. S. Parkpoom, G.P. Harrison, J.W. Bialek;”Climate and weather uncertainty in the electricity industry”, International Energy Journal,6, 1, June 2005
  37. P. Vovos, J.W. Bialek;”Optimal Placement of Reactive Power Compensation Banks for the Maximization of New Generation Capacity”, International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems,4, 1, 2005
  38. S. Paszek, A. Bobon, J. Kudla, J.W. Bialek;”Parameter estimation of the mathematical model of a generator, excitation system and turbine”, Przeglad Elektrotechniczny,81, 11, pp. 7-12, 2005
  39. Q. Zhou, J.W. Bialek;”Approximate Model of European Interconnected System as a Benchmark System to Study Effects of Cross-Border Trades”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,20, 2, pp. 782-788, 2005
  40. P. Vovos, J.W. Bialek;”Direct Incorporation of Fault Level Constraints in Optimal Power Flow as a Tool for Network Capacity Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,20, 4, 2005
  41. P. Vovos, G.P. Harrison, A.R. Wallace, J.W. Bialek;”Optimal Power Flow as a tool for fault level constrained network capacity analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,20, 2, 2005
  42. P. Kattuman, J.W. Bialek, R. Green;”Allocating electricity transmission costs through tracing: a game-theoretic rationale”, Operations Research Letters,32, 2004
  43. J.W. Bialek;”Are blackouts contagious?”, The Utilities Journal, March 2004
  44. J.W. Bialek,S. Ziemianek, A.R. Wallace;”A Methodology for Allocating Transmission Losses Due to Cross-Border Trades”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,19, 3, 2004
  45. M. Januszewski, J. Machowski, J.W. Bialek;”Application of direct Lyapunov method to improve damping of power swings by control of UPFC”, IEE Proceedings on Generation, Transmission and Distribution,151, 2, 2004
  46. J.W. Bialek;”Are blackouts contagious?”, IEE Power Engineer, December/January 2004
  47. T. Limpasuwan, J.W. Bialek, W. Ongsakul, B. Limmeechokchai;”A proposal for transmission pricing methodology in Thailand based on electricity tracing and long-run average incremental cost”, Energy Policy,32, 2004
  48. J.W. Bialek, P. Kattuman;”Proportional sharing assumption in tracing methodology”, IEE Proceedings on Generation, Transmission and Distribution,151, 4, 2004
  49. T. Limpasuwan, J.W. Bialek, W. Ongsakul, B. Limmeechokchai;”A proposal for annual power fee in Thailand based on electricity tracing methodology”, Electrical Power Systems Research,64, pp. 219-226, 2003
  50. J.W. Bialek, M. Hartley, S. Topping;”Average Zonal Transmission Losses”, IEE Power Engineer, October/November, 2003
  51. J.W. Bialek;”Gaming the uniform price spot market – quantitative analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,17, 3, pp. 768-773, 2002
  52. J. Machowski, A. Smolarczyk, J.W. Bialek;”Damping of power swings by control of braking resistors”, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems,23, pp. 539-548, 2001,
  53. Machowski, J., Robak, S., Bialek, J.W, Bumby, J.R, Abi-Samra, N: “Decentralized stabilizing control of synchronous generators” IEEE Trans. Power Systems, 15, No. 4, November 2000, pp. 1336-1344. Erratum.
  54. J. Machowski, S. Robak, J. W. Bialek, J. R. Bumby: “Excitation control system for synchronous generator”IEE Proc. Generation, Transmission and Distribution,145, September 1998, pp. 537-546.
  55. J. W. Bialek “Allocation of transmission supplementary charge to real and reactive loads”IEEE Trans.on Power Systems,13, No.3, August 1998, pp. 749-754.
  56. J. W. Bialek “Elimination of merchandise surplus due to spot pricing of electricity”IEE Proc. Gen. Transm. Distrib.,144, September 1997, pp. 399-405.
  57. J. W. Bialek  “Topological generation and load distribution factors for supplement cost allocation in transmission open access”IEEE Trans.on Power Systems, 12, August 1997, pp. 1185-1193.
  58. J. W. Bialek ‘Tracing the flow of electricity’IEE Proc. Gen. Transm. Distrib., 143, pp. 313-320, July 1996.
  59. J. W. Bialek, D.J. Grey ‘Application of clustering and factorisation tree techniques for the parallel solution of sparse network equations‘,IEE Proc. Generation, Transmission and Distribution,141, No.4, 1994, pp. 609-616.
  60. J. W. Bialek ‘Modified algorithm of the revised simplex method applied to power system state estimation’, Int. J. Electrical Power and Energy Systems,8, No.4, October 1986, pp. 236-240.
  61. J. W. Bialek ‘Modified power-to-current measurement transformation for power system state estimation’, Int. J. Electrical Power and Energy Systems,6, No.4, October 1984, pp. 195-202.
  62. J. W. Bialek ‘Topological error determination in power system state estimation’,Przegląd Elektrotechniczny,60, No.10, October 1984,  pp. 13-15 (in Polish)

Conferences I have authored and co-authored over 100 conference papers – too many to list here.

Fellow IEEE

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Dmitry Titov
Research Scientist
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Anna Sharova
Junior Research Scientist

Power Markets and Regulation

ФИО: Биалек Януш Витольд

Занимаемая должность (должности): Профессор

Преподаваемые дисциплины: Электроэнергетические рынки и регулирование

Ученая степень: Доктор технических наук 1981, кандидат технических наук 1977, Варшавский технологический университет, Польша

Ученое звание (при наличии): нет

Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: Электромеханика

Данные о повышении квалификации и/или профессиональной переподготовке (при наличии): нет

Общий стаж работы: 35 лет

Стаж работы по специальности: 35 лет