Future Resilient Energy Systems

Future Resilient Energy Systems (FRES) is a research programme that explores the energy transition from a technological point of view

Future Resilient Energy Systems (FRES) is a research programme that explores the energy transition from a technological point of view. FRES enhances RDI work on low CO2 emission energy production technologies, smart grids and flexible energy resources in the context of future integrated energy systems interconnecting different energy vectors into the electrical grid.  In the low CO2 emission energy production technologies research work focuses mainly on internal combustion engine and biogas based power plants, their grid integration, and on alternative gaseous fuels and their usage in energy production and in transportation.

In Smart Grids, RDI work focus lies on  advanced ICT based protection, fault management and condition monitoring solutions, as well as cyber – physical security & resiliency and IEC 61850.

In flexible energy resources RDI focus is on control of distributed energy resources (DER) inverter interfaces, energy storage applications,  flexibility services, sector coupling, microgrids / energy communities, as well as new market structures. The FRES programme collaborates closely with VEBIC’s energy transition management oriented ETM Programme.

For more information please contact Suvi Karirinne

Suvi Karirinne
Suvi Karirinne
Director

VEBIC

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Key Projects

Key staff linked to the research programme

ICE & Fuel

Seppo Niemi
Seppo Niemi
Professor

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

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Maciej Mikulski
Maciej Mikulski
Associate Professor (tenure track)

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

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Carolin Nuortila
Carolin Nuortila
Senior Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

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Katriina Sirviö
Katriina Sirviö
Senior Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

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Kirsi Spoof-Tuomi
Kirsi Spoof-Tuomi
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

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Michaela Hissa
Michaela Hissa
Doctoral Student

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

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Teemu Ovaska
Teemu Ovaska
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

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Emma Söderäng
Emma Söderäng
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

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Saana Hautala
Saana Hautala
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

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Xiaoguo Storm
Xiaoguo Storm
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

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Lauri Nyystilä
Lauri Nyystilä
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

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Smart Grids

Kimmo Kauhaniemi
Kimmo Kauhaniemi
Professor

School of Technology and Innovations, Electrical Engineering

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Katja Sirviö
Katja Sirviö
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Electrical Engineering

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Aushiq Memon
Aushiq Memon


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Amir Farughian
Amir Farughian
Grant-Funded Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Electrical Engineering

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Jagdesh Kumar
Jagdesh Kumar
Doctoral Student

School of Technology and Innovations, Electrical Engineering

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Haresh Kumar
Haresh Kumar
Grant-Funded Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Electrical Engineering

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Khaled Fuad
Khaled Fuad
Grant-Funded Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Electrical Engineering

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Flexible Energy Resources

Hannu Laaksonen
Hannu Laaksonen
Professor

School of Technology and Innovations, Electrical Engineering

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Miadreza Shafiekhah
Miadreza Shafiekhah
Associate Professor (tenure track)

School of Technology and Innovations, Electrical Engineering

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Lauri Kumpulainen
Lauri Kumpulainen
Research Manager

School of Technology and Innovations, Energy Technology

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Joel Songok
Joel Songok
Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Electrical Engineering

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Chethan Parthasarathy
Chethan Parthasarathy
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Electrical Engineering

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Hosna Khajeh
Hosna Khajeh
Doctoral Student

School of Technology and Innovations, Electrical Engineering

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Ran Zheng
Ran Zheng
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, Electrical Engineering

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Mahdi Shahparasti
Mahdi Shahparasti
Assistant Professor, power electronic applications in smart grids

School of Technology and Innovations, Electrical Engineering

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