Power and Energy Webinar Series – Stationary energy storage technologies and applications for future distributed energy systems
The 14th “Power and Energy Webinar Series” will be organized on Thursday, September 29, at 2 PM (GMT+1), under the motto “Stationary energy storage technologies and applications for future distributed energy systems”.
Tiago Lagarteira, Project Engineer at LEPABE-FEUP, and Ricardo Silva, Researcher at INESC TEC, will be responsible for leading this webinar. Clara Gouveia, Senior Researcher at INESC TEC, will be in charge of the moderation.
People interested in participating in the session should register on the initiative's website: https://energywebinars.inesctec.pt/. After completing the registration, the participants will receive, closer to the session, an email from the organization with the credentials access.
About the presentations:
1- Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical technologies for efficient energy storage and conversion
Due to the intermittent nature of renewable power generation, electrical grids need to be steadily balanced or compensated to avoid the use of using fossil fuels for electricity generation. Advanced batteries or storing renewable electricity into chemicals (energy vectors) will be crucial to achieve the full decarbonisation of our economy. But, the market penetration of such technologies strongly depends on the type of application and on a strong interplay between efficiency, response time, scalability and cost. Redox flow batteries or Power-to-X energy storage systems have important advantages compared to the more mature technologies. The decoupling between power from capacity and being able to store energy for longer periods and transport it through larger distances will enable the decarbonise of industries where there are not still today alternative to fossil fuels.
2- Energy management tools for distributed energy storage connected to distribution networks and renewable energy communities
The increased robustness of forecasting tools has enabled the migration of predictive energy management from an academic research topic to real-life applications. Such applications are now being used not only for planning but also for the operational scheduling of controllable and flexible assets in electrical power systems. This webinar will focus on three use cases within this topic, explored by our team in recent projects, namely the management of microgrids, hybrid parks and Renewable Energy Communities integrating distributed energy storage. Special attention will be given to the battery modeling and the search for the right balance between tractability and accuracy in their design.
About the speakers:
- Tiago Lagarteira, Project Engineer at LEPABE-FEUP
Tiago Lagarteira is a project engineer at LEPABE-FEUP. He received his MSc degree in chemical engineering (processes and products) from University of Porto, in 2016. His research activities include the design of chemical reactors for hydrogen production and electrochemical conversion/storage energy systems such as PEM fuel cells, PEM electrolysis, electrochemical reduction of CO2 and advanced redox flow batteries. His publications include 14 research articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, 1 patent and 12 presentations in international conferences. He is currently the work package leader 112CO2 EU project and responsible for the design and optimisation of a disruptive reactor for low temperature-catalytic methane decomposition.
- Ricardo Silva, Researcher at INESC TEC
Ricardo Silva received the MSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal, in 2018. Currently, he is a Researcher at the Centre for Power and Energy Systems, INESC TEC. His research interests include optimal management of micro-grids and energy communities, data-driven modeling, and the design of local electricity markets.
About the moderator:
Clara Gouveia, Senior Researcher at INESC TEC – Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES)
Clara Gouveia received her MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP) in 2008 and 2015 respectively. Since 2011 she is a member of the Centre for Power and Energy Systems of INESC TEC – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência, where she currently holds a Senior Researcher position and is the coordinator of EMS/DMS network and automation area. Her research interests are focused on the development of the smart distribution networks and MicroGrid concept, integrating renewable energy sources, plugged-in electrical vehicles and distributed storage.
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