Filipe Soares

Filipe Soares
Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) | INESC TEC · Power Systems Unit

PhD

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Introduction
Filipe Joel Soares received the Physics degree, an Electrical Engineering Postgrad and the Ph.D. degree in Sustainable Energy Systems, in the MIT|Portugal Program, from the University of Porto. Currently he is Project Manager at INESC TEC and Assistant Professor at the Lusophone University of Porto. His research activity is directed towards the development of advanced functionalities for flexible resources management and participation in electricity markets.
Additional affiliations
January 2015 - August 2015
University of Porto
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • • Professor of the course “Power Systems” of the Electrical Engineering MSc.
September 2012 - present
Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • • Director of the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Degree. • Coordinator of the course “Computational Mathematics”, “Energy Markets” and “Information and Communication Technologies”.
October 2011 - August 2012
Instituto Superior Politécnico Gaya
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • • Coordinator of the courses “Energy, Environment and Sustainability”, “Energy Management”, “Renewable Energies, Environment and Sustainability” and “Energy Storage and Microgeneration Technologies”.
Education
October 2007 - April 2012
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Smart Grids and Renewable Energy Sources
September 2006 - June 2007
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Electrical And Computer Engineering
September 1997 - May 2004
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Physics

Publications

Publications (120)
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This paper presents a data-driven spatial net-load forecasting model that is applied to the distribution network expansion problem. The model uses population census data with Information Theory-based Feature Selection to predict spatial adoption patterns of residential electric vehicle chargers and photovoltaic modules. Results are high-resolution...
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Reducing office buildings’ energy consumption can contribute significantly towards carbon reduction commitments since it represents ∼40% of total energy consumption. Major components of this are lighting, electrical equipment, heating, and central cooling systems. Solid evidence demonstrates that individual occupants’ behaviors impact these energy...
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The widespread adoption of distributed energy resources (DER) is creating an opportunity for aggregators to transform DER flexibility into electricity market services. In a scenario of high DER integration, aggregators will need to coordinate the optimisation of DER with the distribution system operator (DSO) in order to avoid congestion and voltag...
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The increasing replacement of conventional generators by variable renewable energy sources is reducing the flexibility of the power system, and consequently reducing its reliability indexes. To compensate for this reduction of flexibility, market participation of aggregators of multi-energy systems has been proposed in the literature. Under this sc...
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Recent advances in electric vehicle (EV) charging capability have seen a wide growth in the consumer market, which will continue to increase in future years with favourable policy incentives. However, the uncontrolled connection and charging of EV may have an adverse effect on three-phase distribution grids operation. This paper presents the impact...
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The energy efficiency requirements of most energy-consuming sectors have increased recently in response to climate change. For buildings, this means targeting both facility managers and building users with the aim of identifying potential energy savings and encouraging more energy-responsible behaviors. The Information and Communication Technology...
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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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The smart home will bring many challenges. One of the challenges is how to design a smart home that satisfies the needs of the residents in a cost-effective way. This paper addresses this challenge by proposing an optimization model to define the optimal portfolio of smart home technologies and electricity tariffs that minimizes the overall investm...
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Office buildings consume a significant amount of energy that can be reduced through behavioral change. Gamification offers the means to influence the energy consumption related to the activities of the office users. This paper presents a new mobile gamification platform to foster the adoption of energy efficient behaviors in office buildings. The g...
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New energy technologies such as Distributed Energy Resources (DER) will affect the spatial and temporal patterns of electricity consumption. Models that mimic technology diffusion processes over time are fundamental to support decisions in power system planning and policymaking. This paper shows that spatiotemporal technology diffusion forecasts co...
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With the growing concern about decreasing CO 2 emissions, renewable energy sources are being vastly integrated in the energy systems worldwide. This will bring new challenges to the network operators, which will need to find sources of flexibility to cope with the variable-output nature of these technologies. Demand response and multi-energy system...
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The increasing integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in electricity networks has required an improvement in the network management procedures. While the operation paradigm is evolving and adapting to the new network features, the planning approach is rather inefficient as network assets are usually oversized to meet the worst-case scena...
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Around the world, there is a great concern with the emission of greenhouse gases, creating great interest in turning the energy systems more sustainable. Multi-energy systems are considered as a potential solution to help to this cause and in recent years, it has gained much attention from both research and industry. In this paper, an optimization...
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Residential consumers have been adopting distributed energy resources (DER) like photovoltaics (PV), electric vehicles (EV) as well as electric heating, ventilation and air conditioning devices (HVAC) in recent years – thus substantially reshaping power systems. This study is dedicated to the analysis of such adopters in continental Portugal, using...
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The foreseen participation of aggregators of prosumers in the electricity markets will require the development of computational tools to support them in the definition and delivery of market products. This paper proposes a new hierarchical model predictive control (MPC) to support an aggregator in the delivery of multiple market products through th...
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The adoption of energy transition technologies for residential use is accelerated through incentive designs. The structure of such incentives affects technology adoption patterns, that is, the locations where new technologies are installed and used. These spatial adoption patterns influence network expansion costs and provide indication on potentia...
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Spatial data mining aims at the discovery of unknown, useful patterns from large spatial datasets. This article presents a thorough analysis of the Portuguese adopters of distributed energy resources using explorative spatial data mining techniques. These resources are currently passing the early adoption stage in the study area. Results show adopt...
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In this contribution the approaches that were developed in the European project SmartGuide are presented. Within its scope it is analysed how to address the challenges in planning and operating distribution systems resulting from the general transformation of the energy system, in particular concerning the development of generation and load. The pa...
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The use of fossil fuel vehicles is one of the factors responsible for the degradation of air quality in urban areas. In order to reduce levels of air pollution in metropolitan areas, several countries have encouraged the use of electric vehicles in the cities. However, due to the high investment costs in this class of vehicles, it is expected that...
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This paper addresses the participation of an aggregator of small prosumers in the energy and tertiary reserve markets. A two-stage stochastic optimization model is proposed to exploit the load and generation flexibility of the prosumers. The aim is to define energy and tertiary reserve bids to minimize the net cost of the aggregator buying and sell...
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This paper proposes a two-stage stochastic optimization model to support an aggregator of prosumers in the definition of bids for the day-ahead energy and secondary reserve markets. The aggregator optimizes the prosumers' flexibility with the objective of minimizing the net cost of buying and selling energy and secondary reserve in both day-ahead a...
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Demand management is becoming an indispensable part of grid operation with its potential to aid supply/demand balancing, reduce peaks, mitigate congestions and improve voltage profiles in the grid. Effective deployments require a huge number of reliable participators who are aware of the flexibilities of their devices and who continuously seek to a...
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Optimizing the participation of a large number of prosumers in the electricity markets is a challenging problem, especially for portfolios with thousands or millions of flexible resources. To address this problem, this paper proposes a cluster-based optimization approach to support an aggregator in the definition of demand and supply bids for the d...
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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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In future power grids, a large integration of renewable energy sources is foreseen, which will impose serious technical challenges to system operators. To mitigate some of the problems that renewable energy sources may bring, new voltage and frequency control strategies must be developed. Given the expected evolution of technologies and information...
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This paper addresses the problem faced by an aggregator of small prosumers, when participating in the energy market. The aggregator exploits the flexibility of prosumers' appliances, in order to reduce its market net costs. Two optimization procedures are proposed. A two-stage stochastic optimization model to support the aggregator in the definitio...
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In this article, we present a holistic framework for the integration of electric vehicles (EVs) in electric power systems. Their charging management and control methodologies must be optimized to minimize the negative impact of the charging process on the grid and maximize the benefits that charging controllability may bring to their owners, energy...
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Building automation systems (BAS) have promising potential to support power and energy management applications, in addition to the current and conventional intention of use for improving comfort. Integration of BAS with smart meters to provide remote monitoring and control over user-friendly interfaces can foster consumer awareness, proactiveness t...
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Building automation systems contribute to reduce electricity costs by managing distributed energy resources in an efficient way. However, a large share of consumption cannot be optimized through automation alone, since it mainly depends on human interactions. Gamification can be used as one form of changing users’ behaviours [1], but its implementa...
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Strong adoption dynamics of private passenger electric vehicles will require adjustments in the operation and planning of electrical distribution grids. This work compares the impact of overnight and midday electric vehicle charging spatially with the help of Geographic Information Systems while considering EV adoption dynamics. The proposed model...
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Building automation systems, by managing distributed energy resources, can contribute to reduce electricity costs. But there is a large range of consumption that cannot be optimized, because it depends of the human behaviours. So we propose to use gamification techniques merged with building automation solutions to enable behavioural demand respons...
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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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Demand-side solutions are one of the most important customer-dependent options among innovative smart grid technologies. Flexible loads can be controlled and coordinated in several ways to operate in favor of the grid. Contrary to conventional participators in grid services, responding to grid requests is not the primary objective of the owners of...
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In this paper, a mixed-integer linear programing (MILP) model for the stochastic clearing of electricity markets with probabilistic participants is proposed. It is assumed that the sources of uncertainty in the market comes both from generation and demand side. The wind generating unit and electric vehicle aggregator are the supposed sources of unc...
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The uptake of electric vehicles (EV) will require important modifications in traditional grid planning and load forecasting techniques. Existing literature suggests that the integration of EVs will be more adversarial to elements of the existing electricity infrastructure in terms of power supply (kW) than energy (kWh) delivery. While several studi...
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This paper presents a new approach for primary frequency control in interconnected power systems. This new approach is built upon the traditional control, but explores the capabilities that future network components may have, like faster communications and improved computing capacity. Specific control functions were developed aiming at solving freq...
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This work addresses the possibility of integrating Electric Vehicles (EV) in the Automatic Generation Control (AGC) operation for provision of secondary reserves in interconnected systems, contributing to reduce the requirements for conventional secondary reserves in systems with large scale integration of renewable sources. A test system was used...
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This paper addresses the bidding problem faced by an aggregator of small prosumers, when participating in the day-ahead energy market. A two-stage stochastic optimization model is proposed to support the aggregator in the definition of optimal and robust demand and supply bids. Stochastic programing is used to deal with uncertainty of end-users’ be...
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Vast increase of renewable energy resources’ (RER) share in total electricity production have led to evolving studies regarding different aspects of renewables integration. Other than their effects on network, the electricity markets are also affected by uncertain behavior of RERs in the market place. Hence, new approaches for market clearing are i...
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This work presents a new approach for primary frequency control in interconnected power systems. This approach is built upon the traditional control, but explores the capabilities that future network components may have, like faster communications and improved computing capacity. Specific control functions were developed aiming at solving frequency...
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This paper presents a study about the influence of Distributed Energy Resources’ flexibility on the operation of a Medium Voltage network, in a Smart Grid environment. An AC multi-temporal Optimal Power Flow (OPF) tool was developed and used to simulate the impact of the DER flexibility (including electric vehicles (EV), controllable loads and micr...
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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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The GReSBAS project is a European project that aims to achieve a set of consumer responses through serious games between homeowners or users of a single building using the last technologies. The main objective is to make users aware of a more efficient use of electricity while maintaining the same levels of satisfaction and comfort. This can be ach...
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Spatial load forecasting deals with the anticipation of load changes and is fundamental to distribution grid planning. Increasing use of distributed energy resources require a redesign of established load forecasting routines, considering neutralizing grid impacts by generation and demand as well as technology diffusion dynamics. The presented appr...
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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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In the European Union (EU), the greenhouse emissions from the transportation sector increased around 36% since 1990, which degraded the environmental quality. This sector, owing to its oil dependency, is responsible for around a quarter of EU greenhouse emissions, and the road transportation represents about 20% of the total CO2 emissions in EU. Mo...
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In order to reduce cost, size, weight, and volume of on board chargers in electric vehicles, it has been proposed to pursue integration for the dual usage of converters for both charging and propulsion. The solution here goes further in that it also supports the control of slow single-phase and fast three-phase charging through one and the same pow...
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Abstract This work proposes a novel primary frequency control technique with electric vehicles (EV), the combination of inertial emulation and droop control, for isolated systems. Being EV dispersed along the grids, the impacts of possible delayed actions are assessed. Islanded systems have reduced inertia and so load/generation imbalance situation...
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In this paper an innovative methodology for determining the energy requirements of EV in a given area or region is presented, in order to be used in EV electrical integration planning. EV movement patterns depend on the needs of EV owners for commuting and so, to accurately estimate EV energy needs, it is necessary to describe in the best possible...