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Everton Leandro Alves was born in the city of Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He graduated in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, Porto Alegre) in 2009. He also holds a double degree in electrical engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs Électriciens de Grenoble, from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (ENSIEG , INPG, France). Received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from ENSIEG, INPG, in 2008, in the specialty of Optics and Radiofrequency.

He worked for the South-Brazilian electric power transmission company Eletrobrás Eletrosul, as an energy efficiency engineer from 2010 to 2013 and from 2014 to 2018 he worked as a project engineer for the expansion of the transmission sector, oriented to protection, control and automation, participating in factory acceptance testings and commissioning, together with the reference manufacturers in the area e.g., Siemens and Schweitzer.

He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Doctoral Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PDEEC) of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP, Porto), Portugal, and a researcher in the Center for Power and Energy Systems (CPES) of  the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) in Porto.

The areas of interests and also current studies for the Ph.D. course comprise power systems state estimation (PSSE), application of information theoretics in power systems, and the smart-grids.



  • Name

    Everton Leandro Alves
  • Cluster

    Power and Energy
  • Role

    Research Assistant
  • Since

    24th September 2018


Characterization of TSO and DSO Grid System Services and TSO-DSO Basic Coordination Mechanisms in the Current Decarbonization Context

Silva, R; Alves, E; Ferreira, R; Villar, J; Gouveia, C;


Power systems rely on ancillary services (ASs) to ensure system security and stability. Until recently, only the conventional power generation resources connected to the transmission grids were allowed to provide these ASs managed by the transmission system operators (TSOs), while distribution system operators (DSOs) had a more passive role, focused on guaranteeing distribution capacity to bring power to final consumers with enough quality. Now, with the decarbonization, digitalization and decentralization processes of the electrical networks, the growing integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) in distribution grids are displacing conventional generation and increasing the complexity of distribution networks' operation, requiring the implementation of new active and coordinated management strategies between TSOs and DSOs. In this context, DERs are becoming potential new sources of flexibility for both TSOs and DSOs in helping to manage the power system. This paper proposes a systematic characterization of both traditional and potentially new ASs for TSOs, and newly expected DSO local system services to support the new distribution grid operation paradigm, reviewing, in addition, the main TSO-DSO coordination mechanisms.