Smart Grid & Power Electronics Consortium Singapore (SPECS)

"Advances in DERs Integration & VPPs for Urban Grid Flexibility"

Friday, 04 November 2022
04:00PM – 06:00PM (SGT, UTC+08)
Venue: Melati 4101AB

Delivering low carbon energy at scale poses a number of challenges, and thereby opportunities for research innovations. Flexibility and flexibility services are seen as a key enabler of this low carbon energy transition. This flexibility can come from generation, storage and demand side flexibility, more recently attention has been drawn to gaining further flexibility through greater integration between sectors and network infrastructures. Furthermore, digitalisation is seen as crucial in unlocking greater levels of flexibility in multi-energy systems between electrical, gas, transport, heating and cooling infrastructures. This panel will cover those ideas and provide some examples of research, development and demonstration in the area of flexibility provision by both digitalization methods & infrastructural elements, especially in a futuristic grid.


    • Dr. Babak Enayati, Director of Electrical Engineering at New Leaf Eenergy, New England, USA
    • Prof. Sanjib Kumar Panda, Area Director, Power & Energy Research Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, NUS, Singapore
    • Dr. Remy Rigo-Mariani, CNRS Scientist at G2Elab, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
    • Mr Cherif Assaf, Program Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU & Co-founder, MEDS Venture, Singapore


    • Prof. Nouredine Hadjsaid, Director of G2Elab, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France & Visiting Prof at NTU

Presentation Slides:
1. Assoc. Prof. Sanjib Kumar Panda