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Personal Statement

Milana Plecas is a Research Associate at the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Strathclyde. Milana is working on the Horizon 2020 SmartNet project. Her role involves investigation of different ways to integrate Distributed Energy Resources in the power system networks and electricity markets. It includes developing models and tools that can enable participation of DERs in electricity markets and provision of ancillary services.

Before joining the SmartNet project in January 2016, Milana was working on an industrial project: the Accelerating Renewable Connections with SP Energy Networks since February 2014. Her role involved distribution network analysis to evaluate the effects of the integration of renewable generation into the network.

Milana received a Master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, with a specialization in the field of telecommunications, in 2010. Following that, she was awarded a PhD scholarship from the University of Strathclyde under the EPSRC grant – Novel Asynchronous Algorithms and Software for Large Sparse Systems. Her research has been focused on developing scalable numerical optimization methods for power system analysis tools through the utilisation of High Performance Computing.

Research Interests

  • Distribution Network Analysis
  • Integration of Distributed Energy Resources
  • Electricity Markets
  • Power System Analysis and Operation
  • Optimization techniques
  • High Performance Computing

Academic / Professional qualifications

Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Engineering, University of Novi Sad

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Accelerating Renewable Connections

Plecas, M., Kockar, I. & Gill, S.


Project: Knowledge Exchange

Research Output

Aggregation model for curtailable generation and sheddable loads

Marthinsen, H., Plecas, M., Morch, A. Z., Kockar, I. & Džamarija, M., 31 Oct 2017, In : CIRED Open Access Proceedings Journal. 2017, 1, p. 1562-1566 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference Contribution

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    14 Downloads (Pure)

    Evaluation of new voltage operating strategies for integration of distributed generation into distribution networks

    Plecas, M., Gill, S., Kockar, I. & Anderson, R., 16 Feb 2017, 2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe). Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    81 Downloads (Pure)


    PRACE fellowship

    Milana Plecas (Recipient), 3 Dec 2013

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Winning presentation at the CIGRÉ-UK NGN Distribution Innovation Challenge

    Milana Plecas (Recipient), 11 May 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 14 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 3 Invited talk
    • 1 Membership of committee

    IEEE PES UK & Ireland Chapter (External organisation)

    Milana Plecas (Member)
    Mar 2017 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Project Management in the Real World

    Milana Plecas (Participant)
    27 Mar 201728 Mar 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course