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Energy transition from micro grids towards future integrated system requires extensive research on the complex network and on uncertainty reduction, to optimally invoke local flexibility resources.

Research profile

Phuong Nguyen is an assistant professor with the research group Electrical Energy Systems at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. His research interests include applications of ICT in smart energy systems, distributed state estimation, control and operation of the power system, distributed and computational intelligence, and applications in the future power delivery system. He is a founder of the digital Power & Energy Systems lab (digi-PES) which aims to enable an energy transition from micro energy grids towards the future integrated energy system. This laboratory environment is a cyber-physical ecosystem for students and researchers to explore innovations in various energy-related aspects of (but not limited to) nano/micro-grids, local energy communities, local flexibility/energy markets, optimal power/energy flow, and congestion management. Hand-in-hand with emerging (big) data and Internet-of-Things (IoT) domains, such research provides a foundation for comprehensive data-driven and inter-dependency models of energy system integration.

Website digi-PES: https://sites.google.com/view/digi-pes/home

Academic background

Phuong H. Nguyen obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam) in 2002, and his Master's degree from the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand) in 2004. Until 2006, he worked as a researcher at the Power Engineering Consulting Company No. 1, Electricity of Vietnam. He then started his PhD research at the Electrical Energy Systems research group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands). In 2010, he obtained his doctorate with his thesis entitled 'Multi-Agent System based Active Distribution Networks'. In 2013, after being employed as a postdoc, he was appointed assistant professor at the same group. He was a Visiting Researcher with the Real-Time Power and Intelligent Systems (RTPIS) Laboratory of Clemson University (USA) in 2012 and 2013.

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Electric power distribution Engineering & Materials Science
Energy resources Engineering & Materials Science
Energy management systems Engineering & Materials Science
Electric potential Engineering & Materials Science
Multi agent systems Engineering & Materials Science
Electricity Engineering & Materials Science
Intelligent buildings Engineering & Materials Science
State estimation Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2007 2019

Behavior of control mode switching inverters during transients in sectionalizing distribution networks

Roos, M. H., Nguyen, P. H., Morren, J. & Slootweg, J. G., 3 Jan 2019, 2018 International Conference on Power System Technology, POWERCON 2018 - Proceedings. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 537-544 8 p. 8602033

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Distribution Network
Electric power distribution
Energy resources
Transient Behavior
1 Citation (Scopus)

Integrating direct and indirect load control for congestion management in LV networks

Haque, A. N. M. M., Nijhuis, M., Ye, G., Nguyen, H. P., Bliek, F. W. & Slootweg, J. G., 1 Jan 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 10, 1, p. 741-751 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Electric potential
Electric power distribution
Artificial intelligence

A heuristic search approach for sizing battery storage of a neighbourhood including nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB)

Shafiullah, D. S., Vo, T. H. & Nguyen, P. H., 10 Dec 2018, Proceedings - 2018 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT-Europe 2018. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 6 p. 8571488

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Heuristic Search
Linear programming
4 Citations (Scopus)

A market-based framework for demand side flexibility scheduling and dispatching

Torbaghan, S. S., Blaauwbroek, N., Kuiken, D., Gibescu, M., Hajighasemi, M., Nguyen, P., Smit, G. J. M., Roggenkamp, M. & Hurink, J., 1 Jun 2018, In : Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks. 14, p. 47-61 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Renewable energy resources
Energy management
Network management
1 Citation (Scopus)

Analyzing an agile solution for intelligent distribution grid development: a smart grid architecture method

Babar, M. & Nguyen, P. H., 18 Sep 2018, International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018. Hao, Q. & Sharma, A. (eds.). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 605-610 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Network management
Multi agent systems
Power markets

Activities 2015 2016

6th IEEE (PES) Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT Europe 2016)

Phuong Nguyen (Member of programme committee)
11 Oct 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

2015 IEEE Power Tech

Phuong Nguyen (Organiser)
29 Jun 20152 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific


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Press / Media

Honors Convocation Recognizes Academic Achievement

Phuong Nguyen


2 items of media coverage

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Student theses

A computational model for evaluating a district heating system using a biomass heat source and thermal energy storage

Author: Soons, F., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Nguyen, H. (Supervisor 2), Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2), Bynum, J. (Supervisor 2), Torrens Galdiz, J. (Supervisor 2) & Schrevel, R. D. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

A forecasting approach for storage devices scheduling at household level

Author: Ahmed, K., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Nguyen, H. (Supervisor 1) & Edin, H. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

A general ontology to enable agent-based building energy management system: a case study of EV charging model

Author: Syed, A., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Kling, W. (Supervisor 1), Nguyen, H. (Supervisor 2) & Hurtado Munoz, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Aggregators and flexibility in the Dutch electricity system

Author: Juffermans, J., 21 Dec 2018

Supervisor: Verbong, G. (Supervisor 1), Wieczorek, A. (Supervisor 2) & Nguyen, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Analysing the impacts of EV charging scenarios on an MV distribution grid and minimising them by applying different charging strategies

Author: Raju Arumugam, R., 30 Apr 2014

Supervisor: Kling, W. (Supervisor 1), Nguyen, H. (Supervisor 2), Huibers, M. (External person) (External coach) & van der Burgt, J. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master