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Bruna Tavares was born in Porto, Portugal. In 2016 she received the M.S degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Faculty of engineering, University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal.

Currently she is a junior researcher at INESC TEC for the Centre for Power and Energy Systems. Her research activity is directed towards the integration of distributed energy resources (i.e. controllable loads, electric vehicles, renewable energy sources and stationary storage) in distribution grids, as well as to the development of advanced algorithms and functionalities for their planning and management.

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  • Name

    Bruna Costa Tavares
  • Cluster

    Power and Energy
  • Role

    Research Assistant
  • Since

    01st October 2015
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Publications

2020

An innovative approach for distribution network reinforcement planning: Using DER flexibility to minimize investment under uncertainty

Authors
Tavares, B; Soares, FJ;

Publication
Electric Power Systems Research

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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

Distribution Network Planning Using Detailed Flexibility Models for DER

Authors
Tavares, B; Soares, F;

Publication
Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion (MEDPOWER 2018)

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2017

Assessing the Impact of Demand Flexibility on Distribution Network Operation

Authors
Tavares, BD; Sumaili, J; Soares, FJ; Madureira, AG; Ferreira, R;

Publication
2017 IEEE MANCHESTER POWERTECH

Abstract
This paper presents a study about the influence of Distributed Energy Resources' (DER) flexibility on the operation of a Medium Voltage (MV) network, in a Smart Grid (SG) environment. An AC multi-temporal Optimal Power Flow (OPF) tool was developed and used to simulate the impact of the DER flexibility (including storage devices, EVs, controllable loads and micro-generation) in distribution network operation. Some simulations are presented, demonstrating the impact that DER flexibility can have on solving operation problems namely in terms of branch loading and voltage limits.

2017

Merging conventional and phasor measurements in state estimation: A multi-criteria perspective

Authors
Tavares, B; Freitas, V; Miranda, V; Costa, AS;

Publication
2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAP)

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