André G. Madureira

André G. Madureira
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) | LIST · Environmental Research & Innovation (ERIN)

PhD

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Introduction
A. G. Madureira earned his licentiate degree, an M.Sc. (2-year program) and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal in 2003, 2005 and 2010, respectively. He is currently Group Leader of the Sustainable Energy Systems Group in the Luxembourg Institute of Science and technology (LIST). Previously he was a Senior Researcher at INESC TEC and Programme Director / Assistant Professor at the Lusófona University of Porto (ULP).
Additional affiliations
February 2021 - March 2021
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Position
  • Group Leader
Description
  • My main responsibilities are: team leadership; R&D management; project management and preparation of proposals for R&D / consultancy projects; writing of project deliverables, technical reports and scientific papers.
February 2020 - July 2020
University of Porto
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Lecturing the Steady State Power System Analysis course in Electrical and Computer Engineering
February 2015 - July 2015
University of Porto
Position
  • Invited Assistant Professor
Description
  • Lecturing the Licensing Projects course in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Education
January 2006 - November 2010
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
September 2003 - December 2005
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
September 1998 - July 2003
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Publications

Publications (75)
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Under normal operating conditions, a microgrid (MG) is interconnected with the medium voltage (MV) network. However, planned or unplanned events like maintenance or faults in the MV network, respectively, may lead to MG islanding. In order to deal with islanded operation and even black start following a general blackout, an emergency operation mode...
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This paper describes and evaluates the feasibility of control strategies to be adopted for the operation of a microgrid when it becomes isolated. Normally, the microgrid operates in interconnected mode with the medium voltage network; however, scheduled or forced isolation can take place. In such conditions, the microgrid must have the ability to o...
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Local Energy Communities (LECs) can facilitate the transition towards sustainable and clean energy system infrastructure. In this work, we construct a novel hierarchical energy management framework for an LEC equipped with a community energy storage (CES) installation. The proposed two-stage approach involves end-users making self-driven, cost opti...
Technical Report
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Electric distribution systems have been developing rapidly in the XXI century. New actors such as distributed energy resources (DERs) based on renewable energy sources (RESs), energy storage systems (ESSs), and electric vehicles (EVs) have been emerging, which pose new challenge to Distribution Systems Operators (DSOs). For this reason, additional...
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The evolution of the electrical power sector due to the advances in digitalization, decarbonization and decentralization has led to the increase in challenges within the current distribution network. Therefore, there is an increased need to analyze the impact of the smart grid and its implemented solutions in order to address these challenges at th...
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Self-healing (SH) functions have been studied through pilots on E-REDES Medium Voltage (MV) network with positive results. The natural next step would be to apply the SH concept to Low Voltage (LV) networks. However, LV and MV networks have distinct characteristics (criticality, capillarity, complexity, energy distributed by km of network, technolo...
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Energy efficiency in buildings can be enhanced by several actions: encouraging users to comprehend and then adopt more energy-efficient behaviors; aiding building managers in maximizing energy savings; and using automation to optimize energy consumption, generation, and storage of controllable and flexible devices without compromising comfort level...
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In order to avoid voltage problems derived from the connection of large amounts of renewable-based generation to the electrical distribution system, new advanced tools need to be developed that are able to exploit the presence of Distributed Energy Resources (DER). This paper describes the approach proposed for a predictive voltage control algorith...
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The decarbonization of the economy, for which the contribution of power systems is significant, is a growing trend in Europe and in the world. In order to achieve the Paris Agreement's ambitious environmental goals, a substantial increase in the contribution of renewable sources to the energy generation mix is required. This trend brings about rele...
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This chapter presents the development of the microgrid concept as a solution to overcome some of the negative impacts of massive microgeneration deployment. The microgrid concept appears as an intelligent solution to enable large‐scale integration of distributed energy resources (DER) in low‐voltage (LV) networks without compromising the robustness...
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The main objective of this paper is to present a new and cost-effective Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tool that can lead to efficient energy management in buildings and optimal operation of electricity networks with increased share of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Electric Vehicles (EVs). The new ICT infrastructure is based on...
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This work is within the scope of set of consultancy studies made for Portuguese islands. It focuses on the integration of Pumped Storage Power in isolated islands. The paper starts to address several power systems circumstances about two Portuguese islands on the energetic level. For each of these islands, an independent examination of the conditio...
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The GReSBAS project (2016-2019) aims to enable the active participation of buildings in DR programs through gamified competition between building owners. In case of large buildings, gamified competition can be established within the building for its occupants, for instance having different floors of the building competing between them. This approac...
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This study describes the main developments of the advanced distribution management system for active management of low-voltage (ADMS4LV) Grids project –. ADMS4LV is a R&D project that targets the development and demonstration of a system with adequate tools to monitor, control and manage the LV networks with the objective of an effective implementa...
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This article addresses the developments ongoing in SENSIBLE, an H2020 funded project focused on energy storage and energy management, which demonstration occurs in Évora-Portugal, Nottingham-UK and Nuremberg-Germany. Currently presented work focus the concepts and developments necessary in order to make possible that residential clients can partici...
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During the last decades, the planning and operation procedures of power distribution grids have been changing, being one of the main reasons the high penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER). However, distribution grids, which have been designed to supply customers through unidirectional power flows coming from the transmission network, ma...
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Large-scale integration of variable Renewable Energy Sources (RES) brings significant challenges to grid operation that require new approaches and tools for distribution system management, particularly concerning voltage control. Therefore, an innovative approach for voltage control at the MV level is presented. It is based on a preventive day-ahea...
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Large scale integration of distributed generation (DG), particularly based on variable renewable energy sources (RES), in low voltage (LV) distribution networks brings significant challenges to operation. This paper presents a new methodology for mitigating voltage problems in LV networks, in a future scenario with high integration of distributed e...
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The emergence of the smart grid concept led to different proposals for the organization of distributed energy resources (DER), control processes, and management functionalities, instantiated in distinct architectures. Besides the usual scientific publications about the theme, a number of projects, namely, in the Framework Programs FP6 and FP7 and H...
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The reduction or elimination of incentives for the installation of decentralized generation directly at the customers' premises, favoring self-consumption, can bring significant changes for distribution network operation. According to the new Portuguese law, injection of energy into the distribution grid is discouraged since prosumers receive only...
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This paper presents the approach followed under project SENSIBLE to prove, in field-test scenarios, the benefits of integrating and coordinating small-scale storage devices to: (i) reduce the impact of Distributed Renewable Energy Sources in the Low Voltage grid and (ii) support the transition and the operation in islanding mode in the demonstratio...
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One of the main constraints for Renewable Energy Sources (RES) integration in LV networks are overvoltages caused by changing the normal power flow of the network. In favourable weather conditions high voltages may lead to overvoltage trips thus preventing the injection of renewable energy into the grid. An optimized management of power injection f...
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In this chapter, an analysis of the behaviour of a future microgrid system is performed both in the steady state and dynamic domains. A real Low Voltage (LV) distribution feeder of a semi-urban area in Portugal is studied in order to define a suitable microgrid configuration to be implemented. This microgrid is constituted by a cogeneration system...
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This paper aims at presenting a Home Energy Management System (HEMS) module capable of scheduling electric water heater (EWH) appliances in order to optimize the PV self-consumption. A multi-period optimization model is presented. Laboratory tests were conducted to validate the model and to demonstrate the capability of this HEMS module to address...
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The operation of remote and isolated or islanded power systems is often very challenging because of their small system inertia. Moreover, economic and environmental pressure has led to an increasing renewable power penetration, particularly in wind generation and solar photovoltaics (PV). Simultaneously, significant technological progress has been...
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This paper proposes a novel Energy Aggregator model responsible for managing the flexibility of low voltage customers in order to reduce electricity costs. The flexibility of the customers is represented by the availability of their controllable loads to reduce/increase power consumption. The flexible loads are managed according to the customers' p...
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This paper proposes a novel method to characterize the availability of household loads to participate in demand response programmes, as well as detailed mathematical models to characterize households loads. The availability of the households results from the flexibility of their controllable loads to increase/reduce consumption. This flexibility is...
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This chapter discusses the management of distribution networks with an increased microgrid penetration, that is, corresponding to a situation where most of the low voltage (LV) networks turn into active microgrids. It is therefore assumed that the microgrid concept is extended, leading to the development of a new concept — the multi-microgrid. A fu...
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This paper investigates the paths proposed by the European Electricity Grid Initiative (EEGI) towards a more sustainable energy system, changing the distribution system operation paradigm by introducing new practices and tools on network operation, planning, and regulation towards a greater involvement of network users. It is based on the new FP7 S...
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Current electrical distribution systems are facing significant challenges due to the widespread deployment of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), particularly the integration of variable Renewable Energy Sources (RES). This requires a change in the paradigm of distribution grids from a purely passive perspective into fully active networks within th...
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Large-scale integration of distributed energy resources in low voltage distribution grids will have a serious impact on power system operation. The development of the microgrid concept is presented as a solution to overcome some of the negative impacts of massive microgeneration deployment. It has paved the way for an active network management appr...
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Current electrical distribution systems are facing significant challenges due to the widespread deployment of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), particularly the integration of variable Renewable Energy Sources (RES). This requires a change in the paradigm of distribution grids from a purely passive perspective into fully active networks within th...
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This book presents a set of proposals for advanced control functionalities in order to achieve a coordinated and optimized voltage management of distribution networks comprising several Distributed Generation units, controllable loads, storage devices and microgrids. Large scale integration of Distributed Energy Resources, namely Distributed Genera...
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In this paper, a proposal for an ancillary services (AS) market framework addressing voltage control in multi-microgrid systems is presented. This var market proposal for MV distribution systems can be adopted to involve Distributed Generation (DG) units and microgrids in AS provision. In the approach that was developed each player is given the opp...
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The deployment of the smart grid concept requires more automation and control in electrical distribution systems in order to be able to accommodate Distributed Energy Resources (DER), particularly those based on Renewable Energy Sources (RES). This paper presents a hierarchical control architecture designed for electrical distribution system compri...
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The expected growth of Distributed Generation (DG) penetration in distribution systems will fundamentally alter both planning and operating procedures of Distribution Network Operators (DNO). This means that distribution networks can no longer be considered as a passive appendage to the transmission network and should be explored actively to take f...
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This paper addresses the extension of the microgrid concept, following a massive integration of these active cells in power distribution networks, by adopting a coordinated management strategy together with distributed generation units directly connected to the medium voltage distribution network. In order to achieve this, a technical and commercia...
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This paper proposes a new methodology for coordinated voltage support in distribution networks with large integration of distributed generation and microgrids. Given the characteristics of the LV networks, it is shown that traditional control strategies using only reactive power control may not be sufficient in order to perform efficient voltage co...
Technical Report
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This Deliverable report contains the main findings from the work carried out for Task TH2: “Quantifying the impact of Microgrids on investment and replacement strategies of future national electricity infrastructure”, which is the core of Work Package H (WPH) of the More Microgrids project. In particular, a number of models and relevant studies hav...
Technical Report
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Advanced Architectures and Control Concepts for MORE MICROGRIDS (Contract No: PL019864), WORK PACKAGE D – Deliverable DD4, Final Version.
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According to the conclusions of the study “Smart Portugal 2020”, the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can contribute to a reduction of 15% in our ecological footprint. The role of innovation and the early adoption of solutions that could reduce consumption in all economical sectors will be vital to the 20/20/20 European Strategy [1]...
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This paper presents a novel architecture for electrical distribution networks based on a decentralized control system where a Substation Automation and Control System plays a key role. This new control element brings additional control and management functionalities that are crucial for future distribution networks with high levels of Dispersed Ene...
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Active networks will create new challenges which will dramatically change the electrical network operation and its interaction with the consumer, driven by factors like environmental sustainability, consumer empowerment, security and quality of supply, and finally the European energy market. New innovative and integrated solutions are crucial for t...
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Most of the Power Quality surveys in industrialized countries are performed according to the parameters defined in the EN50160 standard, which sets one-week measurement periods with ten-minute sampling time for most power quality disturbances such as flicker and harmonics. Both the sampling periods and the measurement period have a great influence...
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In general, distributed generation is not subject to a centralized dispatch and reactive power generation is usually restricted by operation rules defined by the distribution system operators. With the growth of distributed generation and microgrids in distribution networks, the development of voltage control functionalities for these units needs t...
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The main objective of this paper is to describe a strategy to deal with the voltage/reactive power problem for a MV distribution network integrating microgrids. The global problem, concerning all voltage levels, is detailed here and will imply the optimization of operating conditions by using the control capabilities of power electronic interfaces...
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The objective of this paper is to analyse the steady state and dynamic behaviour of a MicroGrid system containing one microturbine generating Combined Heat and Power feeding some small local loads in islanded mode of operation. Future operating scenarios were also analysed and simulated, namely considering the installation of photovoltaic panels ne...
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Under normal operating conditions, a MicroGrid (MG) is interconnected with the Medium Voltage (MV) network. However, planned or unplanned events like maintenance or faults in the MV network, respectively, may lead to MG islanding. In order to deal with islanded operation and even black start following a general blackout, an emergency operation mode...
Conference Paper
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The main objective of this paper is to present the development of microsource modelling and the definition of control strategies to be adopted to evaluate the feasibility of operation of a microgrid when it becomes isolated. Normally, the microgrid operates in interconnected mode with the MV network, however scheduled or forced isolation can take p...
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The objective of this paper is to evaluate the impact of a nearby Wind Farm on Power Quality at a Sawmill or, it were be possible, the impact of the sawmill over the power system. Adequate, specialized measuring equipment made it possible to measure several quantities and assess the main Power Quality parameters with special incidence on Flicker an...
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The objective of this paper is to present novel control strategies for MicroGrid operation, especially in islanded mode. The control strategies involve mainly the coordination of secondary load-frequency control by a MicroGrid Central Controller that heads a hierarchical control system able to assure stable and secure operation when the islanding o...
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The objective of this paper is to evaluate the impact of a nearby Wind Farm on Power Quality at local domestic and industrial facilities. Adequate, specialized measuring equipment made it possible to measure several quantities and assess the main Power Quality parameters with special incidence on Flicker and Harmonics levels.
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The objective of this paper is to evaluate the impact of a nearby Wind Farm on Power Quality at local domestic and industrial facilities. Adequate, specialized measuring equipment made it possible to measure several quantities and assess the main Power Quality parameters with special incidence on Flicker and Harmonics levels.