Professor at University of Tunis El Manar Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs     de Tunis (ENIT) Laboratory of Electrical Systems Head of QehnA     research Team.

keynote speech :Power qualities issues in residential distribution network integrating photovoltaic and storage“.


       The continual increasing of photovoltaic rooftop systems and the changes in the nature of loads lead to new power quality issues and bring new challenges to residential distribution network. Several solutions are under study to provide ancillary services to support distribution grids, such as smart inverters, synchronverter, distributed storage smart transformer. Such investigations should involve new tools and methods to demonstrate the effectiveness of developed methods and concepts, and also new energy technologies.

The keynote addresses technical and technological challenges of residential distribution network integrating photovoltaic and local storage with examples from PlaNeTE platform built at the ENIT School, which will be described. This PlaNeTE platform is flexible, modular and scalable and allows laboratory validations through HIL and PHIL.




     Ilhem Slama-Belkhodja received the Dipl.Ing. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs d’Electrotechnique d’Electronique d’Informatique et d’Hydraulique de Toulouse, Toulouse, France, in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and her Doctorat d’Etat from the Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis (ENIT) in 1997. She is currently a Full Professor with the Electrical Engineer Department of ENIT, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia. From 2003 to 2015 she headed the Electrical Systems Laboratory (L.S.E-LR11ES15) of ENIT. Since 2016, she is heading the research group QehnA from L.S.E.-ENIT. Her research interests include fault tolerant electrical systems, power electronics, and control system design related to converters for AC drives, distributed generation and microgrids. She is member of the number one technical committee of the International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS TC 1). She is also an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.