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My name is António. I'm from Chaves.

I studied Electrical Engeneering at Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and graduated in 2015.

In September 2015 I started working at INESC TEC (CPES).

In 2016 I started my PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems of the MIT program.

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2020

Wind variability mitigation using multi-energy systems

Authors
Coelho, A; Neyestani, N; Soares, F; Lopes, JP;

Publication
International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems

Abstract
Around the world, there is a great concern with the emission of greenhouse gases, creating great interest in turning the energy systems more sustainable. Multi-energy systems are considered as a potential solution to help to this cause and in recent years, it has gained much attention from both research and industry. In this paper, an optimization model is proposed to use the flexibility of multi-energy systems to mitigate the uncertainty associated with wind generation. The differences between the flexibility provided by multi-energy systems and electrical storage systems in the network were studied. The results prove that the flexibility of the multi-energy systems can benefit the system in several aspects and provide insights on which is the best approach to take full advantage of renewable resources even when a high degree of uncertainty is present. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd

2020

Flexibility assessment of multi-energy residential and commercial buildings

Authors
Coelho, A; Soares, F; Lopes, JP;

Publication
Energies

Abstract
With the growing concern about decreasing CO2 emissions, renewable energy sources are being vastly integrated in the energy systems worldwide. This will bring new challenges to the network operators, which will need to find sources of flexibility to cope with the variable-output nature of these technologies. Demand response and multi-energy systems are being widely studied and considered as a promising solution to mitigate possible problems that may occur in the energy systems due to the large-scale integration of renewables. In this work, an optimal model to manage the resources and loads within residential and commercial buildings was developed, considering consumers preferences, electrical network restrictions and CO2 emissions. The flexibility that these buildings can provide was analyzed and quantified. Additionally, it was shown how this model can be used to solve technical problems in electrical networks, comparing the performance of two scenarios of flexibility provision: flexibility obtained only from electrical loads vs. flexibility obtained from multi-energy loads. It was proved that multi-energy systems bring more options of flexibility, as they can rely on non-electrical resources to supply the same energy needs and thus relieve the electrical network. It was also found that commercial buildings can offer more flexibility during the day, while residential buildings can offer more during the morning and evening. Nonetheless, Multi-Energy System (MES) buildings end up having higher CO2 emissions due to a higher consumption of natural gas. © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

2019

Strategic Trade of Multi-Energy Aggregators with Local Multi-Energy Systems while Participating in Energy and Reserve Markets

Authors
Neyestani, N; Coelho, A; Soares, F;

Publication
International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM

Abstract
The multi-energy systems (MES) contain key resources driving the evolution of the future systems. Various components and convertors that are available in a MES make it operationally flexible and a potential source to be deployed in system operation. Like any other resources in the system, the flexibility brought by MES needs to be fairly valued. One of the approaches is through market participation of these resources. In this regard, new agents and trade system need to be defined. This paper studies the interactions of a multi-energy aggregator on various trade levels defined within the multi-energy paradigm. The levels include the upstream multi-energy markets as well as local energy trades such as local resources and flexible demand. The results discuss the increased level of profit due to the availability of multi-energy trade to the aggregator. © 2019 IEEE.

2018

Electric Vehicles Charging: Management and Control Strategies

Authors
Soares, FJ; Rua, D; Gouveia, C; Tavares, BD; Coelho, AM; Lopes, JAP;

Publication
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine

Abstract
In this article, we present a holistic framework for the integration of electric vehicles (EVs) in electric power systems. Their charging management and control methodologies must be optimized to minimize the negative impact of the charging process on the grid and maximize the benefits that charging controllability may bring to their owners, energy retailers, and system operators. We have assessed the performance of these methods initially through steady-state computational simulations, and then we validated them in a microgrid (MG) laboratory environment. © 2018 IEEE.

2018

Control Room Requirements for Voltage Control in Future Power Systems

Authors
Coelho, A; Soares, F; Merino, J; Riano, S; Lopes, JP;

Publication
ENERGIES

Abstract
In future power grids, a large integration of renewable energy sources is foreseen, which will impose serious technical challenges to system operators. To mitigate some of the problems that renewable energy sources may bring, new voltage and frequency control strategies must be developed. Given the expected evolution of technologies and information systems, these new strategies will benefit from increasing system observability and resources controllability, enabling a more efficient grid operation. The ELECTRA IRP project addressed the new challenges that future power systems will face and developed new grid management and control functionalities to overcome the identified problems. This work, implemented in the framework of ELECTRA, presents an innovative functionality for the control room of the cell operator and its application in assistance with the voltage control designed for the Web-of-Cells. The voltage control method developed uses a proactive mode to calculate the set-points to be sent to the flexible resources, each minute, for a following 15-min period. This way, the voltage control method developed is able to mitigate voltage problems that may occur, while, at the same time, contributes to reduce the energy losses. To enable a straightforward utilization of this functionality, a user interface was created for system operators so they can observe the network state and control resources in a forthright manner accordingly.