Background and activities

Elisabetta Tedeschi (1980) is a Professor at the Department of Electric Power Engineering. She belongs to the power systems group. Her position is funded by DNV GL.

She has a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, and a 5 year “Laurea” degree (M.Sc. equivalent - with honors) from the same university.

Main fields of research:

Offshore Renewable Energy Integration. Design and control of energy conversion systems for marine energy applications, including:

  • Control and stability issues arising in offshore HVAC and HVDC (including multi-terminal configurations) transmission systems.
  • Analysis of the power quality issues arising from the grid connection of multi-MW marine energy farms and compliance with local grid codes.
  • Development of control strategies to maximize the energy extraction in the single wave energy converter (WEC) with a reduced rating of the Power Take-Off.
  • Design and control of power electronics conversion systems for multi-MW wind turbines.
  • Evaluation of energy storage needs in offshore energy farms and trade-off analysis of the rating/performance.

Distributed compensation in non-sinusoidal electric networks and micro-grids Optimized management of distributed compensation systems controlled in a cooperative way for application in distorted electric networks (e.g. offshore wind farms) and operation of micro-grid with significant renewable energy shares. In particular:

  • Analysis and characterization of electric networks working under non sinusoidal conditions, due to the high penetration of power electronics converters.
  • Development of optimized control techniques for reactive, harmonic and unbalance compensation in distributed applications.
  • Study of renewable energies and storage integration into micro-grids.

Work Experience

  • May 2014- present: Professor, Department of Electric Power Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway)
  • May 2013 – April 2014: Research Scientist (80% position), SINTEF Energy (Trondheim, Norway
  • January 2013 – May 2014:  Adjunct Associate Professor (20% position), Department of Electric Power Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway)
  • 2011-2013: Experienced Researcher, Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Derio, Spain)
  • 2009-2010: Abel grant under the NILS mobility Project for 6 months research at the University of The Basque Country, (Bilbao, Spain)
  • 2009-2011: Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Electric Power Engineering (NTNU) (Trondheim, Norway)

Teaching activities

Specialization course: ELK-23 “Power Electronics in Future Power Systems” – Fall semester (2014 - present)

MSc. Course: TET4850 “Experts in teamwork: The energy challenge for a sustainable future” – Spring semester (2015, 2016)

PhD Course: ET8304 “Power Theories and Compensation with Power Electronics” – Spring semester (2016 - present)

Principal scientific responsibilities and referee activities

  • Ongoing supervision of 3 PhD fellows and 2 Post-Doctoral Fellows. Ongoing supervision of 7 MSc students for their specialization projects and/or MSc Thesis.
  • Program Chair of the IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics, COMPEL 2016
  • Member of the Program Committee of the IEEE EVER-Monaco Conferences since 2012.
  • Member of the Technical Programme Committee of the IEEE Smart 2015 Conference
  • Topic Chair for the topic: “Stability and power quality” of the IEEE ECCE 2013.
  • Topic Chair for the topic: “Distributed resources and microgrids” of the IEEE ECCE 2012.
  • Scientific evaluator for the Croatian Science Foundation
  • Reviewer of book proposals for Cambridge University Press, Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), Elsevier
  • Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions of Power Electronics, the IET Renewable Power Generation, the MDPI Energies journal, the AIP Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (COMPEL), and several international conferences.

Participation/leadership of (selected) research projects experience in international scientific collaboration

  • 2017-20 NFR "NB_POCCREI" project (Project manager), NTNU, Norway
  • 2016-19 NFR “IDeCON” project (Project manager), NTNU, Norway
  • 2016-19 EU-Era-Net/NFR “CloudGrid” project (NTNU Project manager/Work-package leader), NTNU, Norway
  • 2015-16 “Sustainable Energy Solutions for Powering Offshore Oil and Gas Installations”- Research contract with Statoil A.S., (NTNU Project manager), NTNU, Norway
  • 2014-15: EEA-"Offshore 4.5 MW Wind modules"  Research contract with Ingeteam S.A., (NTNU Project manager), NTNU, Norway
  • 2013-14: EU-FP7 Marinet (SINTEF Project Leader), SINTEF, Norway
  • 2013-14: EU-FP7 MARINA Platform (Researcher), NTNU, Norway
  • 2013-14: KPN ProOfGrids, (Researcher), SINTEF, Norway;
  • 2011-12: EU-FP7 Sea2grid (Principal Investigator), Tecnalia, Spain
  • 2010-11: EEA - Grid connection of Wave Energy Converters, with specific focus on Wave Energy Farms (Principal Investigator), NTNU, Spain

International Academy Membership

  • Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (+IEEE PELS, IES, PES and WIE) since 2004
  • Member of the Ocean Energy Europe
  • Member of the Italian Register of Engineers since 2005

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Bergna-Diaz, Gilbert; Sanchez Acevedo, Santiago; Tedeschi, Elisabetta. (2017) Port Hamiltonian Modelling of Modular Multilevel Converters with Fixed Equilibrium Point. 2017 Twelfth International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER).
  • Bergna-Diaz, Gilbert; Zonetti, Daniele; Sanchez Acevedo, Santiago; Tedeschi, Elisabetta; Ortega, Romeo. (2017) PI Passivity-based Control of Modular Multilevel Converters for Multi-Terminal HVDC Systems. 2017 IEEE 18th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics - COMPEL.
  • Elahidoost, Atousa; Tedeschi, Elisabetta. (2017) Expansion of Offshore HVDC Grids. An overview of contributions, status, challenges, and perspectives. 2017 IEEE 58th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering.
  • Garces, Alejandro; Sanchez Acevedo, Santiago; Bergna-Diaz, Gilbert; Tedeschi, Elisabetta. (2017) HVDC meshed multi-terminal networks for offshore wind farms: Dynamic model, load flow and equilibrium. 2017 IEEE 18th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics - COMPEL.
  • Nejati Fard, Razieh; Tedeschi, Elisabetta. (2017) Investigation of AC and DC power distributions to seafloor mining equipment. IEEE OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen.