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Power and Energy Webinar Series - Tools for promoting self-consumption and Renewable Energy Communities

The 13th “Power and Energy Webinar Series” will be organized on Thursday, July 14, at 11h00, under the motto “Tools for promoting self-consumption and Renewable Energy Communities”, moderated by João Tomé Saraiva

People interested in participating in the session should register on the initiative's website After completing the form available on the website (“participate” section), the participants will receive, closer to the session, an email from the organization with the credentials access.




1- Renewable Energy Community Pairing methodology applying machine learning to georeferenced energy profiles, Alexandre Lucas (INESC TEC)

A pairing evaluation of potential renewable energy community participants, ahead of asset dimensioning, can ensure higher rates of collective self-consumption from the beginning. A pairing methodology can be greatly improved by using georeferenced load consumptions. In this webinar the methodology will be explained and a case study based at a district level is presented, to show real life estimations. QGIS, PlanHeat tools and a supervised statistical learning approach are used to identify the feature importance of an overall district energy consumption profile. With the main variables identified, the methodology applies standard K-means and Dynamic Time Warping clustering from which, users from different clusters should be paired with. To validate the assumption, that this complementarity of load diagrams could decrease total surplus of a typical PV generation, 18 different pairings from the case study are tested to share the results with the webinar’s audience.


2- Integrating energy and flexibility local markets with self-consumption regulation, José Villar (INESC TEC) and João Mello (INESC TEC)

In this webinar, we will present the new self-consumption Portuguese regulation and how it may allow peers to trade energy in a post-delivery local energy market, significantly facilitating their engagement by eliminating the need to forecast energy deliveries. We also show how the provision of flexibility could be integrated with the post-delivery market by solving the energy transfer issues among suppliers and aggregators.


About the speakers:


Alexandre Lucas, Senior Researcher at INESC TEC

Alexandre Lucas is an Electrical Engineering (ISEL), Master in Business and Industrial Strategy from ISEG and PhD in Energy systems from the MIT Portugal Program (IST/MIT). He has 9 years of experience in the Power Substations field as project manager, joining the European Commission in 2014 in Transport and Climate Directorate (JRC) until 2020. He then joined INESC TEC, working for the Center of Power and Energy Systems, dedicated to research and innovation projects. Reference projects with his participation are Electra, Delta, Drimpac, H2020 Interconnect, H2020 OneNet and H2020 MAGPIE. Main interests are energy supply infrastructures, flexibility and energy analytics and mobility.


José Villar, Senior Researcher at INESC TEC

José Villar is Senior Researcher at INESC TEC in its Center for Power and Energy Systems where he manages the area of Electricity Markets. Born in 1967 in Madrid, he received the degree in Electronic Engineering in 1991 and his Ph.D in 1997 from ICAI (the school of Engineering of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid). From 1997 to 2017 he was Researcher at the IIT (the research institute of ICAI), IIT Deputy Director from 2004 to 2016, and Senior Associate Professor at ICAI until 2017. 


João Mello, Research Assistant and PhD Student at INESC TEC

João Mello is an economist from UFRJ (2011) with a master’s degree at UFF (2013), Brazil, and is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Sustainable Energy Systems at FEUP (2019/23). With a 6 years’ experience as a researcher at the Brazilian state Energy Research Office (EPE), João joined INESC TEC as a grant researcher in 2020 and contributes to several projects regarding Renewable Energy Communities, Collective Self-consumption entities and local transactions platforms, publishing articles in the main research areas of local energy and flexibility markets and regulation.




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    14th July 2022
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