Manuela Sechilariu is Full Professor at Alliance Sorbonne University – School of Engineering Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France, Department Urban Engineering, and Director of the interdisciplinary research unit AVENUES (EA 7284), which research area focuses on urban system modeling. Her broad research interests focus on the power and energy systems, smart grid, microgrids, electromobility, photovoltaic-powered systems, energy management, optimization, and intelligent control modeling. She has delivered several invited lectures and has published more than 100 refereed scientific and technical papers in international journals and conferences, with over 2000 citations. She has managed several international and national research projects and industrial research contracts, including IEA PVPS Task17. Since 2018 she is Deputy Director of French research CNRS group GDR SEEDS (Electric Power Systems in their Social Dimension). Since 2016 she is the founder of the French Working Group Microgrids (included into GDR SEEDS supported by CNRS France) and coordinates activities and several research teams working on microgrids. His current researches are clarification on PV benefits in transportation, electromobility, and microgrids optimization applied to urban areas utilizing renewable energy actively.