Imperial College London

Professor Goran Strbac

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Chair in Electrical Energy Systems



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Goran Strbac is a Professor of Energy Systems, with extensive experience in advanced modelling and analysis of operation, planning, security and economics of energy systems. He led the development of novel advanced analysis approaches and methodologies that have been extensively used to inform industry, governments and regulatory bodies about the role and value of emerging new technologies and systems in supporting cost effective evolution to smart low carbon energy future. He is currently Director of the joint Imperial-Tsinghua Research Centre on Intelligent Power and Energy Systems, Leading Author in IPCC WG 3, Member of OFGEM RIIO-2 Challenging Group, Member of the UK Smart System Forum, Member of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Smart Networks for the Energy Transition, and Member of the Joint EU Programme in Energy Systems Integration of the European Energy Research Alliance. He co-authored 4 books and published over 200 technical papers. 

Research areas 

Whole-energy system modelling - Integration of multi-vector energy systems, across operation and investment timescales & local district and national level infrastructures.

Energy market design - market for energy and flexibility services in low carbon systems, P2P trading, efficient network pricing, business models for decentralised operation and investment. 

Integration of renewable energy sources – role and value of emerging technologies and systems in supporting cost effective integration of variable renewable generation, system integration costs.

Distributed energy resources - business case for energy storage technologies, value of demand side response, vehicle to grid.  

Security and resilience of future energy infrastructure – reliability performance of energy infrastructure, fundamental review of network operation and design standards.

Energy planning under uncertainties – design of future energy systems under multi-dimensional uncertainties; option value of flexible technologies. 

Membership of expert and advisory committees / groups

Member of IPCC WG 3 (Since 2018)

Member of OFGEM RIIO-2 Challenging Group (since 2018)

Member of the UK Smart System Forum (since 2017)

Member of EU ETIP-SNET WG1 (since 2017)

Co-chair of Action Cluster on Sustainable Districts & Built Environment of the EU Smart Cities Market Place (2014-2017)

Member of UK Government Panel of Technical Experts for Electrcity Market Reform implementation ( 2014-2019)

Member of the Steering Committee of the SmartGrids European Technology Platform (2013 - 2016)

Director of the UK Centre for Grid Scale Energy Storage, funded by EPSRC – capital grant for energy storage, (2014 - 2017)

Member of IET Power Networks Joint Expert Group (since 2012)

Member of Scientific Advisory Committee of Research Councils UK Energy Programme  (2011-2013)

Member of Academic Panel of Advisors to Office for Gas Electricity Market, Electricity Capacity Assessment (2012, 2013)

Member of the EU Expert Group on Integration of EU Balancing Markets, formed by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, ACER, (2011 -2012)

Providing evidence to House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change - UK Energy Supply: Security or Independence? (May 2011)

Member of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) - Study Committee on Distribution Networks and Distributed Generation, representing UK (since 2010)

Director of the UK Centre for Sustainable Electricity and Distributed Generation (funded by then DTI and BERR), collaboration between Imperial, Strathclyde and Cardiff University (until 2010)

Special Advisor to House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change: The future of Britain's electricity networks (2009-2010)

Member of the National Technical Committee of the Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED) and Reporter for Section 4 on Distributed Energy Resources (since 2009)

Providing evidence to House of Lords Select Committee on European Union, Renewables Obligation and delivery of Renewable Electricity (April 2008)

Member of the Review Group of the Great Britain Security and Quality of Supply Standard (2008-2010)

Member of Annex 25 of the International Energy Agency - Power Systems with Large Amounts of Wind Power (Since 2007)

Member of the International Atomic Energy Agency Working Group on Methodologies and Analytical Tools for Sustainable Energy Development (2005-2012)

Member of Annex 23 of the International Energy Agency - Power Systems Offshore Wind Technology and Deployment (2005-2009)

Member of the IEEE PES System Economics SubCommittee (since 2005)


Journal Editorial


Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Electric Power & Energy Systems (Since 2016)

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Foundations and Trends in Electric Energy Systems (Since 2015)

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Applied Energy (Since 2014)

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Energy Storage (Since 2014)

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Electric Power System Research (2005-2013)

Associate Editor of the International Journal of Distributed Energy Resources and Smart Grids (Since 2005)

Member of the Editorial Board of the IET Journal on Renewable Power Generation (Since 2007)

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Strbac G, Kirschen D, Moreno R, 2016, Reliability Standards for the Operation and Planning of Future Electricity Networks, Foundations and Trends® in Electric Energy Systems, Vol:1, ISSN:2332-6557, Pages:143-219

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