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I graduated in Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto - FEUP (2003), and completed his PhD in Power Systems in November 2008, also in the University of Porto.

I am with the Centre for Power and Energy Systems of INESC TEC since September 2003, being senior researcher since 2009. I am also the “Network Studies and RES & DER Integration” Area leader in the Centre for Power and Energy Systems of INESC TEC since September 2015. In February 2009 I joined the Department of Electrical Engineering of FEUP as Assistant Professor, being involved in the lecturing activities in the Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as in the Doctoral Programs (Doctoral Program in Sustainable Energy Systems and Doctoral Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering). 

I have been involved (either as a technical leader of research teams or as a Researcher) in several EU-funded projects, namely:

1.      MICROGRIDS: Large Scale Integration of Micro Generation to Low Voltage Grids;

2.      MORE-MICROGRIDS: Advanced Architectures and Control Concepts for More Microgrids;

3.      MERGE: Mobile Energy Resources for Grids of Electricity;

4.      TWENTIES: Transmission system operation with large penetration of Wind and other renewable Electricity sources in Networks by means of innovative Tools and Integrated Energy Solutions;

5.      HYPERBOLE: HYdropower plants PERformance and flexiBle Operation towards Lean integration of new renewable Energies;

6.      EU-SysFLEX: Pan-European system with an efficient coordinated use of flexibilities for the integration of a large share of RES.

I have been also involved in technical consultancy activities regarding wind farms connection to the grid. Additionally, I have been also providing technical consultancy regarding large-scale integration of renewable energy sources in isolated power systems while adressing system dynanmic and transient stability. 

The main domains of my current research activities are related with large scale integration of renewable power sources in isolated and interconnected power systems, power system dynamics and microgrids operation and control.

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  • Name

    Carlos Moreira
  • Cluster

    Power and Energy
  • Role

    Senior Researcher
  • Since

    01st March 2003
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Publications

2020

Imbalance-Voltage Mitigation in an Inverter-Based Distributed Generation System Using a Minimum Current-Based Control Strategy

Authors
Ghahderijani, MM; Camacho, A; Moreira, C; Castilla, M; Garcia de Vicuna, LG;

Publication
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery

Abstract

2020

Aggregated dynamic model of active distribution networks for large voltage disturbances

Authors
Fulgencio, N; Moreira, C; Carvalho, L; Lopes, JP;

Publication
Electric Power Systems Research

Abstract

2020

A Hierarchical Optimization Strategy for Energy Scheduling and Volt/var Control in Autonomous Clusters of Microgrids

Authors
Castro, MV; Moreira, C; Carvalho, LM;

Publication
IET Renewable Power Generation

Abstract

2020

Defining connection requirements for autonomous power systems

Authors
Beires, PP; Moreira, CL; Lopes, JP; Figueira, AG;

Publication
IET Renewable Power Generation

Abstract

2020

Smart transformers as active interfaces enabling the provision of power-frequency regulation services from distributed resources in hybrid AC/DC grids

Authors
Rodrigues, J; Moreira, C; Lopes, JP;

Publication
Applied Sciences (Switzerland)

Abstract
Smart Transformers (STs) are being envisioned as a key element for the controllability of distribution networks in a future context of Renewable Energy Source (RES), Energy Storage System (ESS) and Electric Vehicle (EV) massification. Additionally, STs enable the deployment of hybrid AC/DC networks, which offer important advantages in this context. In addition to offering further degrees of controllability, hybrid AC/DC networks are more suited to integrate DC resources such as DC loads, PV generation, ESS and EV chargers. The purpose of the work developed in this paper is to address the feasibility of exploiting STs to actively coordinate a fleet of resources existing in a hybrid AC/DC network supplied by the ST aiming to provide active power-frequency regulation services to the upstream AC grid. The feasibility of the ST to coordinate the resources available in the hybrid distribution AC/DC network in order to provide active power-frequency regulation services is demonstrated in this paper through computational simulation. It is demonstrated that the aforementioned goal can be achieved using droop-based controllers that can modulate controlled variables in the ST. © 2020 by the authors.

Supervised
thesis

2019

Islanding Operation and Black Start Strategies for Multi-Microgrids using the Smart Transformer

Author
Mário Jorge Teixeira Couto

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Frequency control in isolated power systems with low synchronous inertia

Author
José Miguel Rodrigues Gouveia

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Smart Transformer: Innovative Control Strategies to Improve Electric Power Systems Stability

Author
Justino Miguel Ferreira Rodrigues

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Estabilidade de sistemas isolados face ao aumento da integração de produção de origem renovável e sistemas de armazenamento de energia

Author
Eduardo Machado Fontes

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Aggregated modelling of active distribution networks on the provision of power-frequency regulation services

Author
Nuno Rafael La-Salette Fulgêncio

Institution
UP-FEUP