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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

2019

Optimal bidding strategy for variable-speed pump storage in day-ahead and frequency restoration reserve markets

Authors
Filipe, J; Bessa, RJ; Moreira, C; Silva, B;

Publication
Energy Systems

Abstract

2019

Multi-temporal Active Power Scheduling and Voltage/var Control in Autonomous Microgrids

Authors
Castro, MV; Moreira, CL;

Publication
Green Energy and Networking - Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering

Abstract

2019

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

Authors
Castro, M; moreira, c; Carvalho, L;

Publication
IET Renewable Power Generation

Abstract

2019

Control strategies for Multi-Microgrids islanding operation through Smart Transformers

Authors
Couto, M; Lopes, JP; Moreira, C;

Publication
Electric Power Systems Research

Abstract

2018

Stability of autonomous power systems with reversible hydro power plants: A study case for large scale renewables integration

Authors
Beires, P; Vasconcelos, MH; Moreira, CL; Pecs Lopes, JAP;

Publication
Electric Power Systems Research

Abstract
This paper addresses the dynamic stability analysis of an islanded power system regarding the installation of a reversible hydro power plant for increasing renewable energy integration. Being a high-head facility, the hydro power plant consists of separated pumps and turbines (Pelton type). In order to properly support the identification of hydro pumps connection requirements and the technology to be used, different options were taken into consideration, namely: fixed speed pumps coupled to induction machines directly connected to the grid and adjustable speed pumps supplied by a drive system. Extensive numerical simulations of the power system's dynamic behaviour response allowed the evaluation of the hydro power plant's role for the purpose of grid stability conditions. These simulations showed that the high-head hydro power installation provides a marginal contribution to system frequency regulation when explored in turbine operation mode, leading to a reversible power station with a single penstock. Moreover, due to the significant additional system load introduced by the hydro pumping units, the obtained results clearly indicate that supplementary regulation flexibility is required to attend the need of assuring the stable operation of the system in case of critical disturbances such as grid faults. The study case demonstrates that, although the foreseen operation of a reversible hydro power plant creates new security challenges to overcome in an autonomous power system, robust technical solutions can be identified without increasing, from the local system operator's perspective, the operation complexity of the power system. © 2018 Elsevier B.V.

Supervised
thesis

2017

Optimization and Control of Virtual Power Plants

Author
Jorge Miguel Pérola Filipe

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

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

Author
Mário Jorge Teixeira Couto

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

O papel dos dispositivos de armazenamento de energia em redes de distribuição de baixa tensão

Author
António Pedro Pereira da Silva

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

Voltage and reactive power control in autonomous microgrids

Author
Ivan Luís Afonso Nascimento

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

Centrais hídricas com bombagem: conversão para operação a velocidade variável

Author
Ricardo Miguel Pinto de Oliveira

Institution
UP-FEUP