prof. dr. sc. Igor Kuzle

Full professor, Department of Energy and Power Systems

Function: Head of the department, Department of Energy and Power Systems

Location:
Public phone number:
6129-875
Internal phone number:
375

Selected publications in last five years:

  1. Đaković, Josip; Krpan, Matej; Ilak, Perica; Baškarad, Tomislav; Kuzle, Igor. Impact of Wind Capacity Share, Allocation of Inertia and Grid Configuration on Transient RoCoF: The Case of the Croatian Power System, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Vol. 121, October 2020, pp. 1–x, article number: 106075, JCR IF 4.418 (Q1), DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2020.106075
  2. Brezovec, Miljenko; Kuzle, Igor; Krpan, Matej; Holjevac, Ninoslav. Improved dynamic model of a bulb turbine-generator for analysing oscillations caused by torque disturbance, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Vol. 119, July 2020, pp. 1-9, paper no. 105929, JCR IF 4.418 (Q1), DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2019.105929
  3. Huang, Wujing; Zhang, Ning; Wang, Yi; Capuder, Tomislav; Kuzle, Igor; Kang, Chongqing. Matrix Modeling of Energy Hub with Variable Energy Efficiencies, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Vol. 119, July 2020, pp. 1-14, paper no. 105876, JCR IF 4.418 (Q1), DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2019.105876
  4. Ivas, Mihovil; Marušić, Ante; Havelka, Juraj; Kuzle, Igor. P-Q Capability Chart Analysis of Multi-Inverter Photovoltaic Power Plant Connected to Medium Voltage Grid, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Vol. 116, March 2020, pp. 1-7, paper no. 105521, JCR IF 4.418 (Q1), DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2019.105521
  5. Huang, Wujing; Zhang, Ning; Kang, Chongqing; Capuder, Tomislav; Holjevac, Ninoslav; Kuzle, Igor. Beijing Subsidiary Administrative Center Multi-Energy Systems: An Optimal Configuration Planning, Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 179, Fabruary 2020, pp. 1-9, paper no. 106082, JCR IF 3,022 (Q2), DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2019.106082
  6. Brezovec, Miljenko; Kuzle, Igor; Krpan, Matej; Holjevac, Ninoslav. Analysis and Treatment of Power Oscillations in Hydro Power Plant Dubrava, IET Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 14, No. 1, January 2020, pp. 80-89, JCR IF 3.605 (Q1), DOI: 10.1049/iet-rpg.2019.0523
  7. Krpan, Matej; Kuzle, Igor. Dynamic characteristics of virtual inertial response provision by DFIG-based wind turbines, Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 178, January 2020, pp. 1-12, paper no. 106005, JCR IF 3,022 (Q2), DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2019.106005
  8. Šečić, Adnan; Krpan, Matej; Kuzle, Igor. Vibro-acoustic Methods in the Condition Assessment of Power Transformers: a Survey, IEEE Access, Vol. 7, No. 1, December 2019, pp. 83915-83931, JCR IF 4.098 (Q1), DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2923809
  9. Pandžić, Kristina; Pandžić, Hrvoje; Kuzle, Igor. Virtual Storage Plant Offering Strategy in Day-Ahead Electricity Market, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Vol. 104, January 2019, pp. 401–413, JCR IF 4.418 (Q1), DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2018.07.006
  10. Krpan, Matej; Kuzle, Igor. Introducing low-order system frequency response modelling of a future power system with high penetration of wind power plants with frequency support capabilities, IET Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 12, No. 13, October 2018, pp. 1453-1461, JCR IF 3.605 (Q1), DOI: 10.1049/iet-rpg.2017.0811
  11. Pavić, Ivan; Capuder, Tomislav; Kuzle, Igor. A Comprehensive Approach for Maximizing Flexibility Benefits of Electric Vehicles, IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. 12, No. 3, September 2018, pp. 2882-2893, JCR IF  4.463 (Q1), DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2017.2730234
  12. Pandžić, Kristina; Pandžić, Hrvoje; Kuzle, Igor. Coordination of Regulated and Merchant Storage Investments, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 9, No. 3, July 2018, pp. 1244-1254, JCR IF 7.650 (Q1), DOI: 10.1109/TSTE.2017.2779404
  13. Holjevac, Ninoslav; Capuder, Tomislav; Zhang, Ning; Kuzle, Igor; Kang, Chongqing. Corrective receding horizon scheduling of flexible distributed multi-energy microgrids, Applied Energy, Vol. 207, December 2017, pp. 176-194, JCR IF 7.900 (Q1), DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.06.045
  14. Ivanković, Igor; Kuzle, Igor; Holjevac, Ninoslav. Multifunctional WAMPAC System Concept for Out-of-step Protection Based on Synchrophasor Measurements, International Journal of ElectricalPower & Energy Systems, Vol. 87, May 2017, pp. 77–88, JCR IF 3.610 (Q1), DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2016.11.005
  15. Pavić, Ivan; Capuder, Tomislav; Kuzle, Igor. Low carbon technologies as providers of operational flexibility in future power systems, Applied Energy, Vol. 168, April 2016, pp. 724-738, JCR IF 7,182 (Q1), DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.01.123
  16. Holjevac, Ninoslav; Capuder, Tomislav; Kuzle, Igor. Adaptive Control for Evaluation of Flexibility Benefits in Microgrid Systems, Energy journal, Vol. 92, Part 3, December 2015, pp. 487-504, JCR IF 4,292 (Q1), DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2015.04.031
  17. Pavić, Ivan; Capuder, Tomislav; Kuzle, Igor. Value of Flexible Electric Vehicles in Providing Spinning Reserve Services, Applied Energy, Vol. 157, November 2015, pp. 60-74, JCR IF 5,746 (Q1), DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.07.070
  18. Dragičević, Tomislav; Pandžić, Hrvoje; Škrlec, Davor; Kuzle, Igor; Guerrero, Josep M.; Kirschen, Daniel S. Capacity Optimization of Power Generation and Storage System in an Autonomous Telecommunication Facility, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 5, No. 4, October 2014, pp. 1367-1378, JCR IF 3,656 (Q1), DOI: 10.1109/TSTE.2014.2316480
  19. Kuzle, Igor; Havelka, Juraj; Pandžić, Hrvoje; Capuder, Tomislav. Hands-On Laboratory Course for Future Power System Experts, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 29, No. 4, July 2014, pp. 1963-1971, JCR IF 2,814 (Q1), DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2013.2295978

Biography

Igor Kuzle (http://igorkuzle.org/) is a Full Professor and the Head of the Department of Energy and Power Systems 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 2017, he has been an associate 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. In 2016, he received annual Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing award for Science - for outstanding achievement in research work or innovations in the last five years in the field of smart grids flexibility.

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.

Teaching duties

University undergraduate

University graduate

Competences

  • 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

  • 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
  • 2017 – Present, Croatian Academy of Engineering, Associate member
  • 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:

  • 2017-2018, MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee

Region:

  • 2017-present, 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

IEEE conferences (in last 5 years):

  • General Chair:
    • IEEE SGSMA 2021, Croatia
    • IET MEDPOWER 2018, Croatia
    • IEEE ENERGYCON 2014, Croatia
    • IEEE EUROCON 2013, Croatia
  • Member of Technical/Scientific/Steering Program Committee:
    • IEEE PEDG 2020, Croatia
    • IEEE ENERGYCON 2020, Tunisia
    • IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2019, Romania
    • IEEE EUROCON 2019, Serbia
    • IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2018, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • IEEE ENERGYCON 2018, Cyprus
    • IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2017, Italy
    • IEEE EUROCON 2017, Macedonia
    • IEEE ENERGYCON 2016, Belgium
    • IEEE EUROCON 2015, Spain

Personal data

Personal web page:
Official web page URL:
Graduation year:
1991.
mr.sc. graduation year:
1997.
PhD graduation year:
2002.
Employed in this institution since:
1992.

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, 011.2017.-31.10.2021., coordinator for Croatia, H2020 project, http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211949_en.html
  2. WINDLIPS - WIND energy integration in Low Inertia Power System, 01.01.2018.-31.12020., coordinator, Croatian Science Foundation&Croatian TSO&HEP Generation Company, http://windlips.com
  3. KONPRO 2 - Development of a new generation of numeric protection devices, 02.04.2018.-02.05.2021., coordinator, European Regional Development Fund,  http://www.koncar-inem.hr/en/eu-projects/konpro-2/
  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, https://www.fer.unizg.hr/zvne/projects/wind-asp
  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, https://www.fer.unizg.hr/zvne/projects/hr-sr
  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, https://www.fer.unizg.hr/zvne/projects/bil-ires-8
  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, http://flexchev.com/
  9. EYE - Empowering Young Explorers, Future and emerging technologies – FET, 11.01.20-30.11.2015., coordinator for Croatia, FP7 project, http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/111195_en.html
  10. FENISG - Flexible energy nodes in low carbon smart grid, 01.06.2014.-31.05.2018. coordinator, Croatian Science Foundation, http://fenisg.org/

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.