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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
043
Publications

2021

Influence of Load Dynamics on Converter-Dominated Isolated Power Systems

Authors
Gouveia, J; Moreira, CL; Lopes, JAP;

Publication
Applied Sciences

Abstract
The operation of isolated power systems with 100% converter-based generation requires the integration of battery energy storage systems (BESS) using grid-forming-type power converters. Under these operating conditions, load dynamics influences the network frequency and voltage following large voltage disturbances. In this sense, the inclusion of induction motor (IM) load models is required to be properly considered in BESS power converter sizing. Thus, this paper presents an extensive sensitivity analysis, demonstrating how load modeling affects the BESS power converter capacity when adopting conventional control strategies while aiming to assure the successful recovery of all IM loads following a network fault. Furthermore, this work highlights that generators with converter interfaces can actively contribute to mitigate the negative impacts resulting from IM loads following a network fault. Thereby, two distinct control strategies are proposed to be integrated in the power electronic interfaces of the available converter-based generators: one to be adopted in grid-following converters and another one suitable for grid-forming converters. The proposed control strategies provide an important contribution to consolidating insular grid codes, aiming to achieve operational scenarios accommodating 100% penetration of converter-based generation with a significative percentage of the IM load composition without resorting to a significative increase in BESS power converter sizing.

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

Supervised
thesis

2020

Inércia síncrona e inércia sintética: influência nas condições de estabilidade dos sistemas elétricos

Author
Gabriel Magalhães Sousa Rodrigues Pinheiro

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

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

Author
Justino Miguel Ferreira Rodrigues

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

New concept for power system restoration due to different generation mix

Author
Pedro Ernesto Oliveira Ferreira

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Frequency control in isolated power systems with low synchronous inertia

Author
José Miguel Rodrigues Gouveia

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Study of Electrical Protection function in grids with higher levels of Renewables that can cause a decrease of Short Circuit Currents and lead to grid Isolated systems

Author
João Pedro Alves Rodrigues da Costa

Institution
UP-FEUP