Gregor Verbič received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1995, 2000, and 2003, respectively. In 2005, he was a NATO-NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. Since 2010, he has been with the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. His expertise is in power system operation, stability and control, and electricity markets. His current research interests include grid and market integration of renewable energies and distributed energy resources (DER), future grid modelling and scenario analysis, wide-area coordination of distributed energy resources, and demand response. He was a recipient of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Prize Paper Award in 2006. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.
Research Projects: Dr. Verbic’s research is contributing towards the transformation of the current electricity infrastructure into a smart. electronically automated system that delivers services to customers more economically and with improved energy efficiency His expertise spans power system operation, stability and control. and electricity markets. To solve challenging research problems that arise in the nexus between power systems, decision theory and data science. Dr. Verbič uses applied optimisation. machine learning, data analytics and game theory His research interests focus on grid and market integration of renewable energies and distributed energy resources, future grid modelling and scenario analysis. wide-area coordination of distributed energy resources, and demand response His main recent focus has been on hamessing the untapped potential of behind-the- meter distributed energy resources. including rooftop solar, battery storage and electric vehicles, to be used as a system resource while minimizing energy expenditure for the end-user.