Hi and welcome!
I am an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Wind and Energy Systems. I am currently heading the section "Energy Markets and Analytics" (EMA) with 15+ research staff. Read about our section here. I am also the head of studies for the MSc program "Sustainable Energy Systems" of DTU.
I am interested in data-driven and market-oriented approaches to power system operation and planning, also in coordination with other energy systems (hydrogen, gas, heat, etc). My focus area is the intersection of multiple fields, including optimization, game theory, control, and machine learning for energy applications. Further details are available in my CV.
November 28, 2023: Accepted! Our paper "Electrolysis as a flexibility resource on energy islands: The case of the North sea" by Alexandra Lüth, Yannick Werner, Ruud Egging-Bratseth, and JK has been accepted for publication in Energy Policy [ PDF ].
October 9, 2023: Together with Andrea Gloppen Johnsen, we delivered a 5-hour tutorial at the Smart Energy and Stochastic Optimization (SESO 2023) Workshop of École des Ponts ParisTech, France, on "Power-to-X: Portfolio management of hybrid power plants".
October 6, 2023: Accepted! Our paper "A conic model for electrolyzer scheduling" by Enrica Raheli, Yannick Werner, and JK has been accepted for publication in Computers & Chemical Engineering [ link | arXiv ].
September 27, 2023: Delivered a keynote talk at TU Delft PowerWeb Institute Conference (10th anniversary) on "Mathematical programming for the market integration of power-to-X hybrid power plants: The case of a plant in Denmark" [ video | slides ].
August 15, 2023: Accepted! Our paper "Electrolyzer scheduling for Nordic FCR services" by Marco Saretta, Enrica Raheli, and JK has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE SmartGridComm 2023, Glasgow, Scotland, November 2023 [ arXiv | PDF | GitHub ].
August 15, 2023: Accepted! Our paper "Synergy among flexible demands: Forming a coalition to earn more from reserve market" by Peter A. V. Gade, Trygve Skjøtskift, Henrik W. Bindner, and JK has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE SmartGridComm 2023, Glasgow, Scotland, November 2023 [ PDF | GitHub ].
June 19-23, 2023: We organized DTU PES Summer School 2023. Thanks to our external speakers: Florian Dorfler, Ram Rajagopal, Antoine Lesage-Landry, Juan Miguel Morales González, Ferdinando Fioretto, Lykke Mulvad Jeppesen, and Gaudenz Koeppel. All slides [ here ] and video recordings [ here ] are publicly available. Looking forward to our next summer school in 2024!
June 7, 2023: Accepted! Our paper "Online decision making for trading wind energy" by Miguel Angel Muñoz, Pierre Pinson, and JK has been accepted for publication in Computational Management Science [ link | arXiv ].
April 1, 2023: Alice Patig [ LinkedIn ] will stay three years more with the EMA section, this time as a PhD student. She was with the EMA section as a Research Assistant during the last six months. Alice received her MSc degree in Electrical Enginnering from the Univeristy of Edinburgh. During her PhD, Alice will be involved in our ongoing EUDP-funded ViPES2X project with Hybrid Greentech, Siemens Gamesa, Lhyfe, and Imperial College London.
April 1, 2023: Accepted! Our paper "Optimization of hybrid power plants: When is a detailed electrolyzer model necessary?" by Manuel Tobias Baumhof, Enrica Raheli, Andrea Gloppen Johnsen, and JK has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE PowerTech Conference 2023, Belgrade, Serbia, June 2023 [ link | arXiv | GitHub ].
March 3, 2023: Linde Frölke [LinkedIn] successfully defended her PhD thesis "market design for future district heating systems" [ thesis | slides | video ] . Congrats Linde! Thanks to the examination committee, Sonja Wogrin, Erik Delarue, and Shi You.
March 1, 2023: Farzaneh Pourahmadi [LinkedIn] joined the EMA section as a researcher. She received her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2019. Before joining DTU, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School. During the next three years, she will be mostly working on her DFF project "Combining learning and optimization for faster green transition".
March 1, 2023: Bob Pepin [LinkedIn] joined the EMA section as a postdoctoral fellow. He received his PhD degree in Mathematics from the University of Luxembourg in 2018. Before joining DTU, he was a senior AI specialist at Alexandra Institute, Denmark. During the next one year, he will be working on "data-driven operation of power systems and digitalization".
January 26, 2023: Appointed by the Dean as the Head of Studies for DTU master program "Sustainable Energy Systems", effective from February 1, 2023. Read about the program here.
January 25, 2023: Accepted! Our paper "A market for trading forecasts: A wagering mechanism" by Aitazaz Ali Raja, Pierre Pinson, JK, and Sergio Grammatico has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Forecasting, forthcoming [ link | arXiv ].
January 19, 2023: It was a pleasure giving an invited webinar on coordination of power, heat, and gas markets for the IEEE PES Spain. Thanks Prof. Antonio Gomez-Exposito (University of Seville) for the invitation!
January 1, 2023: Arega Getaneh Abate [ Homepage ], the recipient of the EuroTechPostdoc2 Programme fellowship, joined the EMA section as a postdoctoral fellow. He received his PhD degree in Mathematical Methods of Economics, Finance, and Actuarial Sciences, from Brescia University, Italy, in 2021. During the next 2 years, he will be working on "AI-assisted electricity market design for sustainability", in collaboration with Maryam Kamgarpour (EPFL) and me.
January 1, 2023: Funded! Project ViPES2X (Fully AI-driven Virtual Power Plant for Energy Storage and Power-to-X) granted funding by the Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP). The total funding is 1,126,000 euro, out of which the EMA section receives 150,000 euro. Partners: DTU Wind, DTU Energy, Hybrid Greentech, Siemens Gamesa, Lhyfe, Green Hydrogen Systems, and Imperial College London.