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Valter Prandoni


Via Rubattino, 54

20134 Milano

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After obtaining a degree in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Milano started his professional career in the research laboratories of Olivetti in Ivrea (Torino).

In 1980 he joined ENEL (National Electricity Board) at C.R.A. (Research Center of Automatics) where he was involved in power System Stability and Control activities, later his interests extended to Power Plants modeling and control.

Then, as head of a research group, he was involved in the construction of experimental facilities and pilot plants and in the introduction of new technological solutions in ENEL Power Plants.

Transitioning to CESI in 2000, he has progressively expanded his expertise and responsibility offering several consulting services, including field trials, to Transmission System Operator (TSO) and Electric Power Generation Companies, both in Italy and abroad focused on Ancillary Services, from both grid and power plant point of view. His research activities were focused on the Control of Distribution Networks with Distributed Generation Units and on the operational flexibility enhancements of combined cycle power plants.

Finally, from 2009 to 2011 he was PM of the Carbon dioxide (CO2) Capture and Sequestration research project, and in 2012 of the project on the development of high efficiency multi-junction concentrating photovoltaic system. The areas in which he has experimented over the years range from the distribution to the electrical transmission network, from small to large power plants.

He is a member of the CEI (Italian Electrotechnical Committee) Technical Committee 65 and 313. He is on the register of experts for the verification and inspection of renewable energy and cogeneration plants instituted by the AEEG (Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas) with Resolution 60/04 and GOP 71/09.

He has been the supervisor of more than twenty degree thesis.

He is co-author of about many publications in journals or presented at national or international scientific conferences. Among his main works:

Bittanti S., Calloni, A. De Marco, M. Notaro, V. Prandoni, A. Valsecchi (2012). A Process for CO2 Post Combustion Capture Based on Amine Supported on Solid Pellets. 8th IFAC International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes. 10-13 July 2012, pp. 49-55.

Bittanti S., L. Calloni, A. De Marco, V. Prandoni, F. Zamponi. Pressurized Oxy-coal Mild Combustion for Clean-coal Technology (2010). IFAC Conference on Control Methodologies and Technology for Energy Efficiency. 29-31 March, pp. 80-86.

L. Calloni, S. M. Canevese, V. Prandoni , S. Bittanti, A. De Marco (2009). A Clean-Coal Control Technology Application Study: Modelling and Control Issues for a Coal Gasifier. International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes, Istanbul, Turkey, July 12-15.

Bignucolo F., R.Caldon, V. Prandoni (2008). Radial MV networks voltage regulation with distribution management system coordinated controller. Electric Power Systems Research, v. 78 (4), pp. 634-645.

Canevese S., A. De Marco, V. Prandoni, D. Serrau (2008). Towards Clean-Coal Control Technologies: Modelling Conversion of Carbon Oxide into Hydrogen by a Shift Reactor. 17th IFAC World Congress.

Bittanti S., S. Canevese, A. De Marco, G. Giuffrida, A. Errigo, V. Prandoni (2007). Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Dynamical Modeling . Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, v. 4, n. 3, pp. 283-293.

Palladinetti G., V. Prandoni, M. Sforna (2006). Unità di produzione e conformità al servizio di regolazione della frequenza . AEIT, v. 93, n. 3, pp. 22-29.

Bignucolo F., R.Caldon, V. Prandoni, S. Spelta, M. Vezzola (2006). The Voltage Control on MV Distribution Networks with Aggregated DG Units (VPP). Proceedings of the 41st International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC ´06. 6-8 Sept., pp. 187-192.

Bittanti S., A. De Marco, G. Poncia, V. Prandoni (2002). Identification of a model for thermoacoustic instabilities in a Rijke tube. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. v. 10 (4), pp. 490-502.

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