Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt


Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences
Department of Electrical engineering, Information Technology and Cybernetics
Campus Porsgrunn (C-224B)


Professor Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt is the founder and leader of the Leader of DIgEnSysLab

DIgEnSys-Lab is the name of Prof FGL research group (fglongatt-Lab) and also the real-time hardware-in-the-loop laboratory facility built for research. The acronym stands for DIgEnSys-Lab = Digital Energy Systems and Lab, the shortest for Laboratory. Direct link to the DIgEnSys-Lab or fglongatt-Lab

Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt is currently a full professor in electrical power engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering, IT and Cybernetics, University of Southeast Norway , Norway. His academic qualifications include first Class Electrical Engineering of Instituto Universitario Politécnico de la Fuerza Armada Nacional , Venezuela (1994), Master of Business Administration ( Honors ) of Universidad Bicentenaria de Aragua , Venezuela (1999), PhD in Electrical Power Engineering from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (2008) and Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Professional Practice from Coventry University (2013) andDiploma in Leadership and Management (ILM Level 3), Loughborough University (2018).

He is a former Lecturer in Electrical Power Systems at Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering and a member of the Center for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) ​​at Loughborough University, UK. He is a former academic staff of the Department of Aerospace, Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Coventry University where he started as Lecturer in Electrical Engineering in 2012 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering in 2013. He was formerly with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester as Postdoctoral Research Associate (2009-2011). He is a former associate professor (1995-2009) and Chair (1999-2001) of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Universidad Nacional Politécnico de la Fuerza Armada Nacional, Venezuela (1995-2009).

He is the author or editor of several books (Spanish and English) including: “Power Factory Applications for Power System Analysis'', Springer; “Advanced Smart Grid Functionalities based on PowerFactory” Springer, and “Dynamic Vulnerability Assessment and Intelligent Control for Sustainable Power Systems”, Wiley.

He has written 20+ book chapters, 100+ per review papers. His work has over 2.2k+ citations, and his h-index is 22 (June 2019), according to Google Scholar. He has been invited professor at the Master on Renewables at University of Seville, Spain, Master of Renewable at University Carlos III Madrid, Spain. He has been invited speaker at several top universities: KTH-Sweden, Leuven-Belgium, TU Delft-The Netherlands, etc.; keynote speaker several important conferences, including session chair at IEEE GST Asia 2019, ISGT Asia 2018, ISGT Asia 2015IECON 2013, IEEE Powertech 2011, IEEE ISGT Europe 2011. He is a reviewer of the top conferences and journal papers research area (IEEE Transaction on Power Systems, IEEE Transaction on Smart Grids, IET Renewable Power Generation, Elsevier Renewable Energy, etc.)

He is Vice-President of Venezuelan Wind Energy Association, Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), a member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology - The IET (UK) and a member of International Council on Large Electric Systems -CIGRE. He received the professional recognition as FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in January 2014. His research interest includes innovative (operation/control) schemes to optimise the performance of future energy systems. His research is or has been supported by Royal Society, British Council, UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) –UK. He has been collaborating in European research projects, including: "Integration of Offshore wind power into the Spanish Power System using HVDC", Universidad Carlos III, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain.

Two special research projects financially supported by the Royal Society and British Council deserve mention: “ Exploring beyond the Frontiers to Build a Smarter Grid (EBF2BSG) ” and “ Smart Multi-Terminal DC micro-grids for autonomous Zero-Net-Energy Buildings ”. More recent projects include: Newton-Bhabha India UK Advanced Training School (IUATS), Optimal Design and Control of Smart Community: New Ideas for Off-Grid Communities .



[1]   F. Gonzalez-Longatt. " Programming using DigSILENT Programming Language (DPL) (Spanish Edition) ". ISBN-10: 1530594693, ISBN-13: 978-1530594696. 2020.

[2]   BW Tuinema, JL Rueda Torres, A. Stefanov, MAMM van der Meijden. F. Gonzalez-Longatt . “ Probabilistic Reliability Analysis of Power Systems ” Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-030-43498-4. 1st Edition.

[3]   F. Gonzalez-Longatt and JL Rueda. “Modeling and Simulation of Power Electronic Converter dominated Power Systems in PowerFactory”. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-030-54123-1.

[4] F. Gonzalez-Longatt and JL Rueda. " Advanced Smart Grid Functionalities based on Power Factory ". Springer-Verlag . 2016ISBN-13: 978-3319505312 1st ed. 2017 edition.

[5]   JL Rueda and F. Gonzalez-Longatt . " Dynamic Vulnerability Assessment and Intelligent Control: For Sustainable Power Systems ". Wiley-IEEE . 2018 ISBN-13: 978-1119214953 

[6] F. Gonzalez-Longatt and J. Rueda, " PowerFactory Applications for Power System Analysis ". Springer-Verlag . 2015. ISBN 978-3-319-12957-0.



[1]   F. Sanchez, and F. Gonzalez-Longatt . “Reinforcement Learning-Based Controller for SOC Management of Multi-Electrical Energy Storage System”. IEEE Transaction on Smart Grid . (DOI: )

[2]   A. Perilla, S. Papadakis, JL Rueda, Mart van der Meijden, P. Palensky, and F. Gonzalez-Longatt . “Transient Stability Performance of Power Systems with High Share of Wind Generators Equipped with Power-Angle Modulation Controllers or Fast Local Voltage Controllers”. Energies 2020 , 13 (16), 4205; (DOI: ).

[3]   A. Shrestha, Y. Rajbhandari, N. Khadka, A. Bista, A. Marahatta, R. Dahal, JK Mallik, A. Thapa, BP Hayes, P. Korba, FM Gonzalez-Longatt . “Status of Micro / Mini-Grid Systems in a Himalayan Nation: A Comprehensive Review,” IEEE Access , pp. 1–1, 2020, (DOI: 10.1109 / ACCESS.2020.3006912 ).

[4]   E. Rakhshani, A. Perilla, J. Rueda Torres, F. Gonzalez Longatt, T. Batista Soeiro, E, and M. van der Meijden “FAPI Controller for Frequency Support in Low-Inertia Power Systems”. IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy. (DOI: )

[5]   MN Acosta, D. Pettersen, F. Gonzalez-Longatt, J. Peredo Argos and MA Andrade “Optimal Frequency Support of Variable-Speed ​​Hydropower Plants at Telemark and Vestfold, Norway: Future Scenarios of Nordic Power System” Energies Energies 2020 , 13 (13), 3377. (DOI: )

[6]   A. Perilla, JL Rueda Torres, S. Papadakis, E. Rakhshani, M. van der Meijden, F. Gonzalez-Longatt . “Transient Stability Enhancement of Power Systems with High Share of Power Electronic Interfaced Wind Generation based on a Power-Angle Modulation Controller” Energies Energies 2020, 13 (12), 3178. (DOI: ) 

[7]   A Peña Asensio, F Gonzalez-Longatt , S Arnaltes, JL Rodríguez-Amenedo. “Analysis of the Converter Synchronizing Method for the Contribution of Battery Energy Storage Systems to Inertia Emulation”. Energies . Volume 13, Issue 6, 2020. (DOI: )

[8]   P. Páramo Balsa, JM Roldán, F Gonzalez-Longatt, M ​​Burgos Payán. J. Riquelme Santos. “Fault Location In A VSC-HVDC Link Using Neural Networks” (Spanish: Localization Of Failures In VSC-HVDC Types Using Neuronal Speeches). REVISTA DYNA (Q3, SJR: 0.17, 2018)

[9]   H. Chamorro, F. Gonzalez-Longatt , K. Rouzbehi, R. Sevilla, H. Chavez, V. Sood. “Innovative Primary Frequency Control in Low-Inertia Power Systems Based on Wide-Area RoCoF Sharing”. IET Energy Systems Integration . (DOI: )

[10] A. Jeya Veronica, N. Senthil Kumar, F.Gonzalez-Longatt , “Design Of Load Frequency Control For A Microgrid Using D-Partition Method”. International journal of emerging electric power systems (IJEEPS). DOI:


[1]   Senthil Kumar. N, Jeya Veronica. A, F. Gonzalez-Longatt . IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution (SNIP: 1,479).

[2]   HR Chamorro, Ivan Riaño, R. Gerndt, I. Zelinka, F. Gonzalez-Longatt , VK Sood, “Synthetic Inertia Control based on Fuzzy Adaptive Differential Evolution”. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems . Volume 105, February 2019, Pages 803-813 (SNIP 2016: 1,785). (DOI: )

[3]   HR Chamorro, F. Gonzalez-Longatt , I. Zelinka, Vijay Sood, A. Pantoja “A Network Control System for Hydro Plants to Counteract the Non-Synchronous Generation Integration”. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems . Volume 105, February 2019, Pages 404-419 (SNIP 2016: 1,785) (DOI: )


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