The Technical Committee (TC) addresses all aspects of modeling, optimization, and control for the planning, operational management, and real-time control of power and energy systems. In particular, the topics include power generation (both from fossil fuel and renewables), thermal and electrical storage systems, transmission and distribution electrical grids, electric vehicles, smart polygeneration microgrids, smart buildings, heat, and cool generation, hydrogen-based systems for power production and storage, demand response. Attention is also focused on the services that can be provided in the energy market and to the new actors introduced by regulation, such as aggregators, virtual power plants, and energy communities. Modeling, optimization, and control will be used both for the management of large-scale systems (i.e., distribution and transmission grids that integrate several prosumers, storage systems, generators, etc.) and local components such as storage systems, buildings, local production plants, microgrids, inverters, etc. It is important to note that power and energy systems often need the integration of different networks (electrical, thermal, transportation, water, etc.) that should be modeled under an interdisciplinary viewpoint.

The TC devotes attention to all aspects related to “digital energy” and “smart systems”. In this framework, automation, systems engineering, telecommunication machine learning, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence are key issues to be studied and implemented in energy management systems integrating sensors, controllers, actuators, and methods and algorithms like model predictive control, stochastic optimization, distributed optimization, robust control, etc.

Finally, real case studies and in-field implementation will be significant topics of discussion and analysis. Real research infrastructures will be considered, as well as real-time simulators (possibly related to hardware in the loop and power in the loop solutions).