Market-based SGAM updates or solito negotium? An interactive and collaborative workshop discussion

Workshop C

Integrating information and communication technologies (ICT) in traditional power systems has led to smart grids. Interoperability and standardization challenges persist in smart grids due to increased interactions between energy actors. The Smart Grid Architecture Model (SGAM) emerged as a simple representation model for smart grids to help develop innovative solutions considering these challenges. However, it struggles to represent the complexity of new market-based solutions that current trends demand. The proposed workshop aims to promote discussions concerning the potential revising and adjustment of the SGAM to accommodate better social and technical aspects demanded by new smart grid solutions at the market zone and business interoperability layer. This discussion is motivated by the observation that modern market-based flexibility activation schemes are found to be a white space in SGAM modeling in multiple recent research works.


  • Identify and discuss SGAM challenges when dealing with market-based solutions.
  • Explore potential SGAM enhancements to better capture market-based solutions.
  • Identify next steps.


  • Introduction (10 min)
  • Keynote: SGAM’s solito negotium and its future (20 min)
  • General discussion (30 min)
  • Coffee break (10 min)
  • Breakout session (10 min)
  • Group ideas presentation and discussion (40 min)
  • Wrap up and networking (20 min)


    Sergio Potenciano Menci

    Sergio Potenciano Menci

    SnT Interdisciplinary Center of the University of Luxembourg

    Sergio Potenciano Menci received his B.E. from the Technical University of Madrid in 2015 and an M.Sc. from the Applied University of Upper Austria in 2017. He worked at the Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH until 2020. He got his Ph.D. from the University of Luxembourg in 2023. He is now a postdoc at the SnT Interdisciplinary Center of the University of Luxembourg. His research interests include smart grids, distributed technologies, energy markets, AI privacy, and time series forecasting.

    Friederich Kupzog

    Friederich Kupzog


    Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Friederich Kupzog co-heads the Power and Renewable Gas Systems unit at the Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH. His research interests include digitalization and validation for power system coordination and control. For his work, he received awards in 2010; 2012; 2017 and 2019. He lectures on Smart Grids at the Vienna Technical University and other institutions. Since 2020, he is a core member of the DC initiative at the Austrian Federation of Electrical Engineers (OVE).

    José Pablo Chaves

    José Pablo Chaves


    José Pablo Chaves is a professor at the Engineering School (ICAI) of the Comillas Pontifical University, researcher and Deputy Director at the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT). In 2014 he obtained the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate on Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies Degree at Delft University of Technology. In September 2021, he was appointed as a member of the Expert Group on Demand Side Flexibility for EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER).