The course is organized by the Dottorato di ricerca in Ingegneria Elettronica, Informatica ed Elettrica and addresses all doctorate students intersted in the subject.

The course aims at giving a general overview of the strategies, devices, models and problems concerning the optimal control of power networks, in order to provide a bidirectional energy flow between the grid and other sources of electrical power. This issue is of very current interest and covers a large spectrum of disciplines, which require a coordinated approach. It will be stressed the gap still existing between theory and actual implementations.