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INESC TEC organises International Symposium on Bulk Power Systems Dynamics and Control

INESC TEC organises International Symposium on Bulk Power Systems Dynamics and Control

Espinho was the location chosen by INESC TEC to hold the 10th Bulk Power Systems Dynamics and Control Symposium – IREP’2017, devoted to the theme “The Power System of the Future: Global Dynamics arising from Distributed Actions”, which took place between the 27th of August and the 1st of September.

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INESC TEC team wins world contest once again

INESC TEC team wins world contest once again

Leonel Carvalho, researcher at the Centre for Power and Energy (CPES) of INESC TEC, and Vladimiro Miranda, member of INESC TEC’s board, won once more an international competition organised by the biggest professional association in the world, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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INESC TEC has a new European project in the field of energy

INESC TEC has a new European project in the field of energy

To develop, integrate and test new technologies in the field of energy and to apply them in analysis and consequent change of behaviours, these are the main goals of FEEdBACk – Fostering Energy Efficiency and BehAvioural Change through ICT, the new approved European project in the Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES) of INESC TEC.

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INESC TEC participates in a project about electric connections between south of Europe and North of Africa

INESC TEC participates in a project about electric connections between south of Europe and North of Africa

The INESC TEC’s Centre for Power and Energy Systems started this month with the project MedTSO. The project proposes to evaluate the viability and the technical impact of the construction of several electric connections between the south of Europe and the Norte of Africa.

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INESC TEC welcomes workshop on case studies of project InteGrid

INESC TEC welcomes workshop on case studies of project InteGrid

In February, INESC TEC organised a workshop on the case studies of InteGrid, a smart grids project. About 36 people attended the event.

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INESC TEC in new European Smart Grids project

INESC TEC in new European Smart Grids project

The kick-off meeting of European project InteGrid took place on 12 and 13 January, in Lisbon. The project is coordinated by EDP Distribuição and has been approved by the European Commission, as part of the European programme Horizon 2020, with a budget of 15 million Euros and a duration of 42 months.

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€7.8M European project in the energy field  comes to an end

€7.8M European project in the energy field comes to an end

INESC TEC, represented by its Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES), has been participating since September 2013 in project evolvDSO - Development of Methodologies and Tools for New and Evolving DSO Roles for Efficient DRES Integration in Distribution Networks.

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Member of the Board of INESC TEC joins PSDP IEEE

Member of the Board of INESC TEC joins PSDP IEEE

João Abel Peças Lopes, member of the Board of INESC TEC and full professor at FEUP, has been appointed member of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee (PSDP) of the IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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INESC TEC asks the Portuguese if they know what a smart grid is

INESC TEC asks the Portuguese if they know what a smart grid is

INESC TEC, together with EDP Distribuição, Withus - Inovação e Tecnologia and NOS, is conducting a national survey in order to understand the country’s knowledge of smart grids.

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INESC TEC cooperates with Siemens to develop microgrids

INESC TEC cooperates with Siemens to develop microgrids

One of the best ways of obtaining larger rates of renewable energy integration in the power grid is investing in microgrids and energy storage. Microgrids can autonomously supply energy to remote regions, whether they are connected to the main grid or not.

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INESC TEC project REStable receives Franco-German innovation award

INESC TEC project REStable receives Franco-German innovation award

Project REStable (Improvement of Renewables-based System Services Through Better Interaction of European Control Zones), which features INESC TEC’s Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES), received the Franco-German Innovation Award, promoted by Dena (Germany’s Energy Agency), together with the Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie (ADEME, France) and the German-French Office for Renewable Energies (DFBEE).

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INESC TEC develops probabilistic wind power forecasting algorithm for EDP Renováveis

INESC TEC develops probabilistic wind power forecasting algorithm for EDP Renováveis

In June, INESC TEC’s Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES) started an R&D consulting project on wind power forecasting for EDP Renováveis.

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INESC TEC organises advanced training session in risk management in power systems

INESC TEC organises advanced training session in risk management in power systems

INESC TEC’s Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES) has organised the training session “Risk Management in Power Systems: from Theory to Practice”, which took place between 15 and 17 June at INESC TEC as part of the EES-UETP (Electric Energy Systems – University Enterprise Training Program) consortium.

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INESC TEC develops platform to assess security of the electrical system

INESC TEC develops platform to assess security of the electrical system

The project, which started in January 2012, has a total budget of 19.4M, €13.2M of which funded by the European Union.

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Project SUSTAINABLE comes to an end

Project SUSTAINABLE comes to an end

Project SuSTAINABLE (Smart distribution system operation for maximizing the integration of renewable generation), which began in January 2013, has come to an end. The goal with this project was to develop advanced algorithms and features to support the operation of the distribution network in order to maximise the integration of renewable energies in a safe and sustainable way. The closing event took place on 30 and 31 March in Lisbon and Évora, respectively.

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Contract with EDP promotes renewable energy in the Azores

Contract with EDP promotes renewable energy in the Azores

INESC TEC has recently signed a contract with EDA - Electricidade do Açores (electricity provider in the Azores islands) for the provision of specialised technical consultancy services. As part of this contract, INESC TEC will be conducting different studies to find solutions for building pure reversible hydroelectric power plants on the islands of São Miguel and Terceira.

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4 large smart grid demonstrators will be installed in Europe until 2017

4 large smart grid demonstrators will be installed in Europe until 2017

European energy project, UPGRID, features INESC TEC as partner

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INESC TEC participates in 2016 Green Business Week

INESC TEC participates in 2016 Green Business Week

INESC TEC will participate in the 2016 Green Business Week 2016 – National Week for Green Growth, which takes place between 1 and 3 March 2016 at the Lisbon Congress Centre.

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Member of the Board of INESC TEC appointed IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

Member of the Board of INESC TEC appointed IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

Vladimiro Miranda, Member of the Board of INESC TEC and Full Professor at FEUP, has been nominated by the IEEE as a Distinguished Lecturer of Power Engineering Society.

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INESC TEC develops innovative algorithms for wind power forecasting in Spain

INESC TEC develops innovative algorithms for wind power forecasting in Spain

INESC TEC’s Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES) has recently started an R&D consulting project for the Spanish company Meteobit. The goal with this project is to develop new wind forecasting models and to produce a manual of good practices to address this problem.

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