Daniele Groppi is Ph.D. Candidate of Energy and Environment in the Department of Astronautical, Electrical and Energy Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome. Daniele Groppi graduated with Honors as Energy Engineering M.Sc with a thesis regarding the feasibility analysis of an active District Heating Network with a case study in Bologna, Italy. His research fields are energy planning, energy systems modelling and design. Within his Ph.D. project, he is studying Smart Energy Systems in order to increase the RES penetration of energy island systems by fully exploiting the synergies offered by sector coupling and demand side management solutions aiming at an optimal energy use. He has been collaborating in several EU funded projects such as the PRISMI project (https://prismi.interreg-med.eu/) where he dealt with the energy plan of Favignana island, Italy; and the GIFT project (https://www.gift-h2020.eu/) in which he will analyse the flexibility potential of the local energy community in the island of Procida, Italy, and will then investigate on the introduction of a capacity market on the island. Results of his work have been published in 20 papers in Scopus database.