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Power and Energy

ECOplay: the mobile application that helps you save energy

After being tested in three different pilots, in which INESC TEC's building, ECOplay, the mobile application that helps you save energy, is now available for free download - for all iOS and Android smartphones users. 

10th November 2020

Power and Energy

INESC TEC in the top three best theses on renewable energies

INESC TEC took 1st and 2nd place in the master's thesis category, and 2nd place in the PhD thesis rank, at the APREN 2020 awards.

26th October 2020

Power and Energy

INESC TEC participates in the definition of smart AC strategies for factories

INESC TEC, together with INEGI and P2E, is helping one of the IKEA factories in Portugal in the definition of smart control strategies for the ventilation and air conditioning system of the building. The main objective? Help the factory improving the energy efficiency of different systems and processes, such as dust or gas extraction, and the use of renewable resources, while achieving higher levels of comfort and indoor air quality.

11th September 2020

Power and Energy

INESC TEC promotes a series of webinars in the Energy area

During the current month, INESC TEC’s Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES) and Energy cluster will launch the “Power and Energy Webinar Series” initiative. In each webinar, a researcher from INESC TEC will present and discuss ideas, as well as expected and/or already achieved results associated with the energy systems of the future.

17th July 2020

Power and Energy

INESC TEC explores the possibility of active consumers’ participation in the electricity market

INESC TEC concluded the FlexAgg project, a consultancy contract with EDP Comercial related to the participation of large electrical energy consumers in the regulation reserve market, within the scope of the pilot-project promoted by the Portuguese Energy Regulator (ERSE). This pilot will enable consumers to participate more actively in the electricity and ancillary services markets.

14th July 2020

Power and Energy

PSCC 2020 with more than 400 participants from all over the world

For the first time since 1963, the year the first edition the PSCC – Power Systems Computation Conference – took place, the event was organised and held online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. INESC TEC organised the conference, one of the most important world events in the field of energy systems, with close to 450 participants attending.

13th July 2020

Power and Energy

INESC TEC completes study for EDPD on the digitalisation of the distribution network

The project Digital Distribution Networks: Evolution of the Automation Architecture of the Distribution Network, developed by INESC TEC’s Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES), ended in June. 

29th June 2020

Computer Science

INESC TEC researchers in the TOP 5 of the Computer Science ranking in Portugal

João Catalão, researcher at the Centre of Power and Energy Systems (CPES), and João Gama, researcher at the Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Laboratory (LIAAD), reached third and fourth places, respectively, in the Computer Science ranking in Portugal.

15th June 2020

Power and Energy

INESC TEC technology reduces energy consumption in wastewater treatment plants

Researchers from the INESC TEC's Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES) developed the e-Predator Artificial Intelligence system, in partnership with Águas do Tejo Atlântico, part of the Águas de Portugal Group. Thanks to e-Predator, it’s possible to reduce the consumption of electricity in wastewater treatment plants by up to 20%.

21st May 2020

Power and Energy

INESC TEC develops solutions for the European network of transmission system operators

INESC TEC is the only entity involved in the project “Long_Forecasting: ENTSO-E demand forecasting methodology – Performance assessment and improvement”. The four-month project launched in March focuses on developing and implementing a long-term electricity consumption forecasting system for European countries until 2050.

23rd April 2020

Power and Energy

“Future electrical networks ” are the focus of the new project led by INESC TEC

ATTEST - Advanced Tools Towards cost-efficient decarbonisation of future reliable Energy SysTems - is the name of the new European project that aims to develop a set of innovative tools to support the planning, maintenance and operation of future electrical networks. INESC TEC, through the Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES), is responsible for coordinating the project, which started in early March and will last for three years.

19th March 2020

Power and Energy

INESC TEC integrates European project for the design of flexibility services, markets and applications for distribution networks

The EUniversal – Market Enabling Interface to Unlock Flexibility Solutions for Cost-effective Management of Smarter Distribution Grids, whose kick-off meeting took place on February 10, aims to develop new market, innovative services and tools to allow the seamless integration of flexibility in the operation and planning of distribution networks. The main goal is to enable the massive integration of renewable energy sources via services that ensure the contribution of flexible resources, such as storage systems and electric vehicles – V2G, consumers and energy communities.

24th February 2020

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