Francisco Jurado

Francisco Jurado
Universidad de Jaén | UJAEN · Department of Electric Engineering

Ph.D. Industrial Engineering
He is now involved in research projects funded by Spanish Ministries and European Commission.

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Introduction
His research activities have been devoted to several topics, including power systems, and renewable energy. He is author of more than 360 papers in journals included in the Journal Citation Report (JCR), about 170 papers in the proceedings of International Conferences and 6 books. He has been involved in research projects funded by Spanish Ministries and European Commission. Researcher among the most influential in the world according to the classification made by Stanford University (USA)
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September 1993 - present
Universidad de Jaén
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Publications (643)
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Residential sector is being promoted to evolve towards nearly-Zero Energy Buildings (nZEBs), which draw a yearly net energy consumption near zero. This target can be attained through on-site renewable generation, achieving high efficiency in consumption. In this context, Home Energy Management (HEM) systems become an indispensable tool for obtainin...
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The proliferation of green mobility will bring multiple benefits to the society; however, it may be counterproductive for power systems if its integration is not properly planned. In this context, Intelligent Parking Lots have emerged as a valuable paradigm for integration of electric vehicles into energy systems. This framework consists of a set o...
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One of the essential studies in the planning and operation of a microgrid is Power Flow (PF). Traditional PF methods are not applicable for droop-controlled islanded microgrids due to the absence of a slack bus in the system. The steady state characteristics of the system such as frequency, bus voltages, Distributed Generators’ (DG) output power, a...
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Energy communities enable effective coordination among prosumers on pursuing collective targets. This paper focuses on isolated 100% renewable communities, involving individual (controllable appliances and small generators) and collective (wind generators and battery banks) assets. To effectively coordinate the agents involved in these structures,...
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In this paper, a new isolated hybrid system is simulated and analyzed to obtain the optimal sizing and meet the electricity demand with cost improvement for servicing a small remote area with a peak load of 420 kW. The major configuration of this hybrid system is Photovoltaic (PV) modules, Biomass gasifier (BG), Electrolyzer units, Hydrogen Tank un...
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In this paper, the optimal allocation of compensation devices in power systems is determined using Improved Moth-flame Optimization (IMFO) algorithm. The main objective of this study is to maximize power system loadability, reduce total power system losses and enhance the voltage profile through finding the optimal locations and sizes of Static VAR...
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With the advent of smart grids, novel businesses like energy communities are becoming more frequent, thus enabling alternative energy transactions for smart prosumers like peer-to-peer mechanisms, that may increment the efficiency of residential installations while reducing the electricity bill. However, the optimal participation in such frameworks...
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Nowadays, load serving entities require more active participation from consumers. In this context, demand response programs and home energy management systems play a crucial role in achieving multiple goals such as peak clipping. However, the adoption of demand response initiatives typically has a negative impact on the monetary expenditures of the...
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Photovoltaic and hydrokinetic systems are increasing their penetration in electrical distribution systems. This leads to problems of power fluctuations due to the intermittence of renewable sources that could compromise the stability and quality of the power grid. To address this issue, this paper presents a feasibility study of three power smoothi...
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Backward/forward load flow algorithm is commonly used in the power system, particularly in radial distribution networks. However, the rapid development in the power electronics technologies makes power systems more flexible with the integration of Renewable Energy Resources (RESs) and compensation devices. Consequently, this paper presents simple m...
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The present research produces a new technique for the optimum operation of an isolated microgrid (MGD) based on an enhanced block-sparse adaptive Bayesian algorithm (EBSABA). To update the proportional-integral (PI) controller gains online, the suggested approach considers the impact of the actuating error signal as well as its magnitude. To reach...
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Integrating renewable energy sources (RESs) into modern electric power systems offers various techno-economic benefits. However, the inconsistent power profile of RES influences the power flow of the entire distribution network, so it is crucial to optimize the power flow in order to achieve stable and reliable operation. Therefore, this paper prop...
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The random nature of renewable sources causes power fluctuations affecting the stability of the grid. This problem has motivated the development of new power smoothing techniques using supercapacitors and batteries in general. However, experimental studies that relate power smoothing techniques with self-consumption considering certain renewable so...
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This paper presents a modeling for D-STATCOM device into Monte Carlo probabilistic load flow algorithm. The model is used to improve the predictability and voltage profile of distribution networks. In this model, the D-STATCOMís bus is represented as a special generator bus which injects reactive power only. The injected reactive power of DSTATCOM...
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This research presents a 100% renewable system configured based on its real potential and use of renewable energies for the Ecuadorian Amazon, considered one of the places with the greatest diversity of native plant species on the planet. The transition processes that are born from the central state seek to take a radical turn in the electricity se...
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All power system sectors, such as protection, wide-area monitoring, and network control, necessitate the use of smart tools such as Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs), which provide full observability while also minimizing state estimate errors for the main network. Given that the PMU placement is seen as an optimization problem (OPP), observing all b...
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Power systems have protection devices whose job it is to quickly isolate any faults that occur in the protected zone from the remainder of the zone that is in decent health. Therefore, this work proposes a direct optimization approach called the Coyote Optimization Algorithm (COA) in an electrical power system, for coordinating the functioning of D...
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Abstract The present work develops a novel gorilla troops optimization algorithm (GTO) for optimal control of an autonomous microgrid. The proposed proportional‐integral controller parameters are properly designed by the GTO algorithm. It is based on the integral squared error to minimize the system objective function. The suggested islanded microg...
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Storage systems and demand-response programs will play a vital role in future energy systems. Batteries, hydrogen or pumped hydro storage systems can be combined to form hybrid storage facilities to not only manage the intermittent behavior of renewable sources, but also to store surplus renewable energy in a practice known as ‘green’ storage. On t...
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Renewable energy sources and technologies have the potential to bring answers to energy-related challenges in developing nations such as Ethiopia. PV systems generate clean, dependable electricity without the need of fossil fuels and are employed in a broad range of applications. Clean electricity is one approach for increasing capacity, improving...
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Conveyor belt dynamics and stability have significantly improved in recent years. Still, the conveyor belt system necessitates a great deal of human intervention. This paper describes an advanced form of conveyor belt system that employs automation to sort the products on the belt. This automated conveyor belt system can sort objects based on their...
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Hydropower potential In Cameroon could trigger economic growth and develop the energy sector in general and that of the electricity in particular, if properly harnessed. This potential is a prerequisite to the implementation of energy-intensive projects, as outlined in the upcoming master plan of renewable energy development in Cameroon. This study...
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This article introduces a novel hybrid adaptation algorithm comprising both continuous mixed p-norm (CMPN) strategy and the block-sparse Bayesian (BSB) technology to online adapt all the proportional plus integral (PI) controller gains of the power converters of flywheel energy storage units (FESUs). The FESU is based on the doubly fed induction ma...
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Energy consumption from residential sector is a growing concern nowadays. It has been widely demonstrated that domestic consumption worldwide could be notably reduced implementing home energy management tools. This kind of programs allows to schedule the different controllable home assets to optimize the electricity bill and increment the penetrati...
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In order to mitigate the influence of global warming and greenhouse gasses emission, different proceedings are suggested such as utilizing renewable energies and demand response programs. This paper investigates the expansion of renewable resources and electrical energy storage units in distribution systems towards reducing investment costs and e...
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The olive oil value chain faces nowadays important challenges toward environmental sustainability, both in terms of waste management and energy efficiency improvement. This research work proposes an integrated gasification plant fueled with olive pomace for combined heat and power (CHP) generation and biochar production, which can be installed dire...
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With the advent of smart cities, residential consumers have evolved towards the concept of prosumers. This paradigm calls for new businesses like energy communities. Energy management of such frameworks is essential to maximize the collective welfare. This paper addresses this issue by developing an energy management framework that accounts for fle...
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One of the main barriers for the wide penetration of fuel cell electric vehicles is the lack of proper infrastructures for hydrogen transportation that hinders the implantation of refuelling stations. This barrier could be overcome by deploying onsite hydrogen generators based on mature electrolysis and hydrogen storage technologies. This way, the...
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The presence of photovoltaic power systems is currently increasing as green power sources, and quasi-Z-source inverters are commonly used to connect them to AC grids. However, stability concerns can appear due to inverters. Several studies address these concerns but they are not completely solved yet. This paper contributes with a simulation study...
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Z‐source inverters have attracted considerable attention in renewable energy systems like photovoltaic (PV) systems due to advantages such as buck–boost power conversion in single stage, shoot-through capability, and wide range of input voltage regulation. Transformer-Based Z-source inverters (TransZSI) based on magnetically coupled inductors and r...
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This paper proposes a novel hybrid optimization technique based on a machine learning (ML) approach and transient search optimization (TSO) to solve the optimal power flow problem. First, the study aims at developing and evaluating the proposed hybrid ML-TSO algorithm. To do so, the optimization technique is implemented to solve the classical optim...
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The article considers feasibility of using air-water heat pumps to provide residential and industrial buildings with heating, cooling and ventilation requires taking into account a large number of different factors, such as the estimated and average outdoor temperature for the heating period in the considered climate region. The study of temperatur...
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The olive oil value chain faces nowadays important challenges toward environmental sustainability, both in terms of waste management and energy eciency improvement. This research work proposes an integrated gasification plant fueled with olive pomace for combined heat and power (CHP) generation and biochar production, which can be installed directl...
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With the emergence of smart appliances and communication infrastructures, Home Energy Management Systems have gained importance to help home users to reduce their electricity bills. A Home Energy Management System is a tool able to optimally coordinate the different home assets such as controllable appliances, onsite generators and storage faciliti...
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In this research, a hybrid algorithm called a Gradient Artificial Hummingbird Algorithm (GAHA) is developed for reducing energy cost (EC) of microgrid system; this hybrid approach is based on the combination between Gradient based optimizer (GBO) and Artificial Hummingbird Algorithm (AHA). This proposed GAHA is firstly tested on a group of 23 bench...
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Power-Flow solution in isolated Microgrids has attracted notable attention recently because particularities of this problem compared with the traditional Power-Flow solution in large meshed transmission networks. In this sense, this paper develops a novel Newton-like Power-Flow solver for isolated Microgrids. The new proposal is based on the Modifi...
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In power systems, contingencies and outages are more frequent nowadays due to climate changing effects. This circumstance along equipment aging may lead to unexpected failures and outages in power and energy systems. This issue is especially critical in isolated microgrids, which must be supplied by means of own resources and onsite assets. In thes...
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The most complex structure that has developed over the last decade is the network of the electrical system. Protective equipment's main function is to maintain network reliability stability. In the electric system, directional overcurrent relays (DOCRs) are generally applied. The main goal of DOCRs is to keep healthy sections in operation and disco...
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In this paper, a new metaheuristic optimization algorithm based on electromagnetism-physics called Electric Charged Particles Optimization (ECPO) is adopted to optimally allocate numerous Distributed Generations (DGs) units into distribution systems. The optimization procedure is carried out in order to reduce power losses. The ECPO algorithm is ba...
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This paper presents a bi-level bidding system for managing energy exchange between interconnected microgrids in the presence of traditional and smart consumers, in which the conditional value at risk (CVaR) method is employed to manage the risk arising from uncertainties of load demand and renewable generations (RGs). In the upper level of the prop...
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With the rapid expansion of the power system, the complexity of observing overall system performance has been increased. Hence, state estimation analysis is considered an ideal solution to assess the state of the electrical network which ensures the total observability of the system. Therefore, this paper presents a state estimation using phasor me...
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The purpose of protection devices in the power systems is to detect the fault occurrence in the protected zone and isolate it as fast as possible out of the healthy rest of the zone. Hence, this paper presents a simple optimization technique to coordinate the operation of directional overcurrent relay (DOCRs) in the electrical power system. A simpl...
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Worldwide, due to the abrupt growth of population, the load demand has been rising dramatically in the last few years. This led to an increase in branch overloads, voltage deviations, and power losses. These problems may result in line outages or the occurrence of blackouts. Flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) devices can be installed in the po...
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In this paper, fractional order PID (FOPID) optimized with seagull optimization algorithm (SOA) is designed as a secondary regulator for load frequency control (LFC) of the interconnected power system (IPS). However, the efficacy of FOPID is showcased with other integral order type classical controllers. IPS deliberated in this work is a widely use...
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With use of appropriate power converter renewable energy utilization can be increased many folds. Quasi-z-source inverter shows unconventional boosting with single stage power conversion. In this paper, effect of PV array output voltage variation is mitigated with appropriate closed loop control. Small signal models for the dc and ac sides are deve...
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The main function of Protective equipment is the provision of adequate level of network reliability and stability. In the electric system, directional overcurrent relays (DOCRs) are widely incorporated. The primary and decisive goal of DOCRs is to keep healthy sections in operation and disconnect only the fault part rapidly. This problem contains m...
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The Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motors find variety of application in industry because of their linear torque-speed curve, which allows smooth control of their angular speed and position. In this work, authors have proposed a novel Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) controller strategy based on Whale Optimization Algorithm (WOA) algorithm for the...
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Optimal sizing and cost assessment of off grid connected hybrid microgrid system
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This article presents a novel enhanced block-sparse adaptive Bayesian algorithm (EBSABA) to fully control proportional-integral (PI) controllers of superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) units. The main goal is to smooth the real power output from grid-tied wind farms (WFs) and enhance its power quality, which represents a significant conce...
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Air Quality Index data is observed across the country and seems not suitable for human kind. India is a country where a lot of potential and several plans are existing for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) based electricity generation. Such kind of generation is not only saves the transmission losses but mitigates the green house gases (GHG) emission in atmo...
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Renewable energy sources will be a vital option for electricity supply in rural communities. The objective of this research article is to plan a hybrid microgrid system for a rural district of Orissa i.e., Sundargarh in India. The performance of the hybrid system is analyzed based on the Total Net Present Cost (NPC), Energy Cost, Operating Cost (O....
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Zafarana Wind Park is considered the largest wind farm in Middle East. By the year 2022, Zafarana wind farm will inject 545 MW to Egypt national electric network (ENEN). This wind farm has been connecting to ENEN in stages (eight stages) from ten years ago. Each stage represents a project of wind farm. Hence, the impact of the emergency condition o...
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Energy Hubs (EHs) play an important role in sustainable cities; they are multi-carrier energy systems that can satisfy different energy needs of consumers by relying on the conversion and storage of energy sources as well as renewable energy sources. With efficient and reliable energy supply, EHs may significantly contribute in developments of sust...
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The forward method for modeling electric vehicles is one of the most suitable for estimating energy consumption in different imposed driving cycles. However, a detailed description of the methodology used for the development of electric vehicle models is necessary and is scarce in the current literature. To fill this gap, this study focuses on high...
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This paper proposes an improved version of Barnacles mating optimizer (BMO) for solving the optimal allocation problem of distribution generator (DGs) in radial distribution systems (RDSs). BMO is a recent bioinspired optimization algorithm that mimics the intelligence behavior of Barnacles' mating. However, like with any metaheuristic optimization...
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This paper presents a novel metaheuristic optimization algorithm inspired by the geometrical features of circles, called the circle search algorithm (CSA). The circle is the most well-known geometric object, with various features including diameter, center, perimeter, and tangent lines. The ratio between the radius and the tangent line segment is t...
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Nowadays, microgrids are emerging as an invaluable framework for the integration of renewable energy sources and demand response programs. In such systems, energy storage facilities are also frequently deployed to properly manage surplus energy from renewable sources on pursuing more efficient management of the system. Hybrid storage systems in whi...
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The electrical power system network is considered as one of the most complex systems that have been built by human civilization. The power network is growing larger and larger, and the complexity of power system operation is also increasing. Protective relays play an important role in saving continuity of the electric power network. The main goals...
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This paper introduces a novel enhancement to the Transient Search Optimization (TSO) algorithm to estimate an accurate electrical model of the proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). The PEMEFC model is a non-linear model that includes seven unknown variables which cannot be calculated analytically. The TSO is enhanced by inserting two new fact...
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This study presents an analysis of an isolated hybrid photovoltaic, hydrokinetic and wind system that has storage. The energy generated in combination of resources according to the availability on the site allows the permanent supply of electricity to an airplane-type building, the same one that serves to house people who want to get out of the str...
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First generation Photovoltaic (PV) systems need regular washing to avoid efficiency degradation. Dust deposition on the surface limits solar penetration into photovoltaics and consequently the PV output. Efficiency may fall by 50% after a month without cleaning the modules. This effect strongly depends on the area, being desert climates more proble...
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Nowadays, photovoltaic-assisted charging stations are becoming popular worldwide because its capacity to accommodate more clean energy, reduce carbon emissions, alleviate peak charging loads and provide wider charging infrastructures worldwide. When these infrastructures are operated locally, energy management becomes a challenge due to the large n...
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The power output obtained from the hydrokinetic renewable system fluctuates with changes in weather conditions, which could cause adverse effects on the voltage, frequency and stability of the electrical grid. In this article, an evaluation of power smoothing is performed for a renewable hydrokinetic on grid system using a supercapacitor. The power...
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In this paper, an isolated hybrid power system (HPS) is simulated and analyzed to obtain the optimal sizing and meet the electricity demand with cost improvement for servicing Alrashda village, which is a small village of the Dakhla Oasis villages in the New Valley, Egypt. The major configuration of this HPS is Photovoltaic panels (PV), Biomass gas...
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In this paper, a technical-economic study of the 100% renewable energy sources in the Galapagos islands is done. Historical consumption data for 2011–2020 have been considered to forecast the load curve. To achieve this goal, the load is forecasting by Nonlinear autoregressive exogenous neuronal network model for 2030 and 2050. The study focuses on...
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Hydrogen produced from renewable sources (green hydrogen) will be recognized as one of the main trends in future decarbonized energy systems. Green hydrogen can be effectively stored from surplus renewable energy to thus reducing dependency of fossil fuels. As it is entirely produced from renewable sources, green hydrogen generation is strongly aff...
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In this paper, the main objective is the simulation of the electric supply for homes in remote areas located in Morocco (Oujda and Ouarzazate), Spain (Granada), and Algeria (Bechar). This simulation study is divided into two ideas, the first one is to optimize the hybrid system under a varied number of houses and the second part is to fix it in cho...
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Growing demand, interconnection of multiple systems, and difficulty in upgrading existing infrastructures are limiting the capabilities of conventional computational tools employed in power system analysis. Recent studies manifest the importance of efficiently solving well- and ill-conditioned Power-Flow cases in a modern power-system paradigm. Whi...
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Bioenergy is one of the most important renewable-energy sources worldwide, accounting for more than two-thirds of the renewable-energy mix. Biomass accounted for 13–14% of the primary energy consumption in 2018, and by 2050, it is expected to account for 50% of the global primary energy consumption. This article studies the biomass potential in Ira...
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In this paper, a stochastic transmission expansion planning (TEP) in the presence of wind farms under uncertain load and wind source conditions when reliability and N-1 contingency is taken into consideration is proposed. The main aim of the suggested TEP is to minimize the total planning cost while satisfying techno-economic constraints. In this p...
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This research presents a completely decarbonized system structured with renewable energies for the fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, with a horizon to the year 2050. The transition process begins with clear legal actions and allocating economic resources that clearly promote a change in the energy matrix and the transition woul...
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Nowadays, the penetration level of renewable energy sources (RESs) has increased dramatically in electrical networks, especially in microgrids. Due to the replacement of conventional synchronous generators by RESs, the inertia of the microgrid is significantly reduced. This has a negative impact on the dynamics and performance of the microgrid in t...
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Home Energy Management systems have become an essential tool on pursuing an efficient energy consumption besides the implantation of demand response programs in residential consumers. This kind of systems have evolved from a single-objective paradigm, in which only the electricity bill was concerned, to many-objective frameworks that involve differ...
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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is a renewable energy source that uses differences in ocean water temperature between warm surface and cold depth to generate electricity. It is an essential link in the carbon neutrality chain and one of the rising sectors of the ocean energy. This paper provides an overview of studies on closed thermodynamic...
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The implantation of demand response programs may be unsuccessful due to a variety of reasons. One of the most important is the so-called response fatigue, which refers to the discouragement experienced by consumers when they received an excessive number of signals from the operator. This circumstance is, however, typically ignored in energy managem...