prof. dr. sc. Igor Kuzle

Full professor, Department of Energy and Power Systems

Function: Head of the Smart Grids Laboratory

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Selected publications in 2021 and 2022:

  1. Baškarad, Tomislav; Holjevac, Ninoslav; Kuzle, Igor. Photovoltaic System Control for Power System Frequency Support in Case of Cascading Events, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. xx, no. x, xxx 2022, pp. xxx-xxx, JCR IF8.310 (Q1), DOI: 10.1109/TSTE.2022.3197687 (Current Contents, Web of Science) – early access
  2. Šečić, Adnan; Krpan, Matej; Kuzle, Igor. Using Deep Neural Networks for On-Load Tap Changer Audio-based Diagnostics, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 37, no. 4, August 2022, pp. 3038-3050, JCR IF 4.825 (Q1), DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2021.3121472
  3. Baškarad, Tomislav; Holjevac, Ninoslav; Kuzle, Igor; Ivanković, Igor. Dynamically Adaptive Method for Under Frequency Load Shedding Protection Scheme Reconfiguration, Electric Power System Research, Vol. 207, June 2022, pp. 1-9, paper no. 107823, JCR IF 3,818 (Q2), DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2022.107823
  4. Herenčić, Lin; Kirac, Mislav; Keko, Hrvoje; Kuzle, Igor; Rajšl, Ivan. Automated Energy Sharing in MV and LV Distribution Grids within an Energy Community: A Case for Croatian City of Križevci with a Hybrid Renewable System, Renewable Energy, vol. 191, May 2022, pp. 176-194, JCR IF 8.634 (Q1), DOI:
  5. Zou, Mingzhe; Holjevac, Ninoslav; Đaković, Josip; Kuzle, Igor; Langella, Roberto; Di Giorgio, Vincenzo; Djokic, Sasa, Z. Bayesian CNN-BiLSTM and Vine-GMCM Based Probabilistic Forecasting of Hour-Ahead Wind Farm Power Outputs, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 13, no. 2, April 2022, pp. 1169-1187, JCR IF 8.310 (Q1), DOI: 10.1109/TSTE.2022.3148718
  6. Barać, Bojana; Krpan, Matej; Capuder, Tomislav; Kuzle, Igor. Modelling and Initialization of a Virtual Synchronous Machine for Power System Fundamental Frequency Simulations, IEEE Access, Vol. 9, December 2021, pp. 160116-160134, JCR IF 3.476 (Q2), DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3130375
  7. Kuzle, Igor; Holjevac, Ninoslav; Zhang, Ning; Kang, Chongqing. Advanced power system and smart integration of renewables, Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 199, October 2021, pp. 1-7, paper no. 107460, JCR IF 3,818 (Q2), DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2021.107460
  8. Krpan, Matej; Kuzle, Igor; Radovanović, Ana; Milanović, Jovica V. Modelling of Supercapacitor Banks for Power System Dynamics Studies, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 36, No. 5, September 2021, pp. 3987-3996, JCR IF 7.326 (Q1), DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2021.3059954
  9. Beus, Mateo; Krpan, Matej; Kuzle, Igor; Pandžić, Hrvoje; Parisio, Alessandra. A Model Predictive Control Approach to Operation Optimization of an Ultracapacitor Bank for Frequency Control, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 36, no. 3, September 2021, pp. 1743-1755, JCR IF 4.877 (Q1), DOI: 10.1109/TEC.2021.3068036
  10. Baškarad, Tomislav; Kuzle, Igor; Holjevac, Ninoslav; Photovoltaic System Power Reserve Determination Using Parabolic Approximation of Frequency Response, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 12, no. 4, July 2021, pp. 3175-3184, JCR IF 10.275 (Q1), DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2021.3061893

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Igor Kuzle ( is a Full Professor and the Head of the Smart Grids Laboratory at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. He is member of two scientific councils of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Scientific Council for Technological Development and Scientific Council for Crude Oil and Gas Economy and Power Supply). Since 2022, he has been a full member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering.
Prof. Kuzle was awarded the highest Croatian National Science Award for the year 2018 for his outstanding contribution in the field of smart grid applications in the transmission system. He was given by Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts the award for his excellence in the technical field in the year 2019. The Award recognizes the work in the field of application of different control concepts to increase power system flexibility and enable further integration of renewable energy sources. The Croatian Academy of Engineering awarded him with annual award "Rikard Podhorsky" for the year 2020 for his contribution in the field of smart grid development and implementation.
His scientific interests include problems in electric power systems dynamics and control, maintenance of electrical equipment, as well as smart grids and integration of renewable energy sources.
Prof. Kuzle is (co)author more than 300 technical studies for utilities and companies. He was the project leader for more than 80 technical projects for industry and electric power companies. Since 2012, he has been a member of Advisory expert committee of the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection in the evaluation of environmental impact of the RES and a member of Croatia TSO Coordination Group for Connection of renewable energy sources. He is a member of Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers and a Licensed Engineer since 1994.


University undergraduate

University graduate


  • Engineering – general
    Maintenance engineering
  • Power engineering and energy
    Electric variables control Power system control Reactive power control Voltage control Automatic generation control Power generation control Wind power generation Power grids Power system dynamics Power system planning Power system stability Reactive power Wind energy integration
  • Computers and information processing
    Internet of Things

Professional memberships

  • 2022 – Present, Croatian Academy of Engineering, Member
  • 2019 – Present, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Member of the Scientific Council for Crude Oil and Gas Economy and Power Supply
  • 2019 – Present, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Member of the Scientific Council for Technological Development
  • 2019 – Present, Member of the Committee on Science and International Cooperation of the University of Zagreb
  • 1993 – Present, Croatian CIGRE, National committee member
  • 2008 – 2012, Croatian CIGRE, Executive board member
  • 2008 - 2012, Croatian CIGRE, Chair of Study Board C2 (System Operation and Control)
  • 2012 – Present, Member of Croatian Maintenance Society
  • 2019 – Present, Croatian Maintenance Society, Steering committee member,
  • 2012 – Present, Croatian Transmission System Operator, Member of Coordination Group for Connection of Renewable Energy Sources
  • 1994 – Present, Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers, Licensed Electrical Engineer
  • 2007 – 2010, Croatian Standards Institute, Member of Standards Council
  • 2004 – 2007, Croatian Standards Institute, Member of Technical Committee HZN/TO E 78
  • 1994 – Present, IEEE member (Student 1994, Member 1997, Senior Member 2004)

IEEE Activities
Major Board/Committee:

  • 2021-present, Member of the PES Governing Board
  • 2017-2018, MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee


  • 2021-present, Representative, Power&Energy Chapters in Region 8
  • 2017-2020, Region 8 Awards & Recognition Subcommittee
  • 2015-2016, Region 8 Vice-Chair - Technical Activities
  • 2011-2017, Representative, Industry Application Chapters in Region 8
  • 2010-2015, Representative, Power and Energy Chapters - Central Europe and Scandinavia
  • 2009-2012, Region 8 Committee

IEEE Croatia Section/Chapters:

  • 2017-2019, Chapter Coordinator
  • 2013-2016, Chair, Section N&A
  • 2012-2015, Chair, Power and Energy Society Chapter
  • 2009-2012, Section Chair
  • 2008-2011, Chair, Industry Applications Society Chapter
  • 2005-2008, Section Vice-Chair

Student Branches:

  • 2012-present, Branch Chapter Adviser, PES Student Chapter
  • 2012-2017, Branch Chapter Adviser, IAS Student Chapter

Conferences (in last 5 years):

  • General Chair:
    • CGEE 2022, Turkey
    • IEEE SGSMA 2022, Croatia
    • CGEE 2021, online
    • IEEE SGSMA 2021, online
    • CGEE 2020, Turkey
    • IET MEDPOWER 2018, Croatia
  • Chair of Steering/Publications/Finance/Technical/Scientific/Program Committee
    • IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2022, Serbia
    • ICNERA 2022, China
    • SGGE 2022, Vietnam
    • IEEE PEDG 2020, Croatia
  • Member of Technical/Scientific/Steering Program Committee:
    • ICSGCE 2022, Malaysia
    • CEEGE 2022, Germany
    • EPCE 2022, China
    • IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2021, Finland
    • ICNERA 2021, China
    • IET MEDPOWER 2020, Cyprus
    • EEM 2020, Sweden
    • IEEE ENERGYCON 2020, Tunisia
    • ICSGCE 2020, Malaysia
    • IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2019, Romania
    • IEEE EUROCON 2019, Serbia
    • IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2018, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • IEEE ENERGYCON 2018, Cyprus

Personal data

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List of select projects

In last five years have been leader of several scientific projects:

  1. CROSSBOW - CROSS BOrder management of variable renewable energies and storage units enabling a transnational Wholesale market, 01.11.2017.-31.03.2022., coordinator for Croatia, H2020 project,
  2. WINDLIPS - WIND energy integration in Low Inertia Power System, 01.01.2018.-31.12.2020., coordinator, Croatian Science Foundation&Croatian TSO&HEP Generation Company,
  3. KONPRO 2 - Development of a new generation of numeric protection devices, 02.04.2018.-02.05.2021., coordinator, European Regional Development Fund,
  4. WIND ASP - Impact of wind power plants unpredictability on ancillary services provision, 01.02.2018.-01.02.2020., coordinator, Croatia - China bilateral project, Ministry of Science and Education,
  5. IRES-8 - Instigation of Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Solutions for Cities, 01.01.2015-13.12.2019., coordinator for Croatia, H2020 project http://www.ires-com/
  6. HR-SR - Influence of a Electrical Vehicles Charging Station on Urban Electric Power Distribution Network - Smart Cities Solution, 01.01.2016.-31.12.2017., coordinator, Croatia - Serbia bilateral project, Ministry of Science and Education,
  7. BIL-IRES-8 - Instigation of Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Solutions for Cities, 01.09.2015.-31.08.2017., coordinator, Croatia - China bilateral project, Ministry of Science and Education,
  8. Flex-ChEV - Advanced Infrastructures for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, SmartGrids ERA-Net, 01.04.2014.-31.03.2016., leader of two work packages, FP7 project,
  9. EYE - Empowering Young Explorers, Future and emerging technologies – FET, 11.01.20-30.11.2015., coordinator for Croatia, FP7 project,
  10. FENISG - Flexible energy nodes in low carbon smart grid, 01.06.2014.-31.05.2018. coordinator, Croatian Science Foundation,

Past employments

  • assistant junior 23.12.1992.
  • assistant 16.12.1997.
  • assistant senior 17.09.2002.
  • assistant professor 15.12.2004.
  • associate professor 18.01.2010.
  • full professor 20.01.2015.
  • full tenured professor 28.04.2020.