Gianluigi Migliavacca graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1991. He joined first the Automation Research Center of ENEL in 1994, then he was with CESI and since 2006 he is with Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE).

He was head of the Transmission Network Planning research Group at RSE for several years and now acts as project manager of important national and international research projects.

His research interests encompass mathematical modeling of deregulated electricity markets, regulatory issues, transmission planning and smart grids.

Within Annex 6 of the IEA implementing agreement ISGAN, he acts as National Expert and leads Focus Area “Expansion Planning and Market analysis”.

Now, he acts as project coordinator of the Horizon2020 research project SmartNet (2016-2018) aimed at analysing TSO-DSO coordination for allowing a participation of resources in distribution networks (DSM, dispersed generation) to the market for system ancillary services. As such, he participates in the BRIDGE initiative ( as member of the Coordination Group and of the WG Regulation.