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Fernando Pires Maciel Barbosa was born in Porto, Portugal. He graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1971 from FEUP and received the M.Sc in 1977 and the Ph.D. in 1979, in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems Analysis)  from UMIST (Manchester).

Since 1971 he is with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto and since 1989 he is full professor in Power Systems. (Professor Catedrático).

His main research interest incudes Power System Reliability and Power System Analysis (load flow studies, steady state security analysis, stability analysis and economic operation of Power Systems).

From 1990 to 1997 he was the Head of the Department. He held various administrative positions at the Faculty and at the University.

He is a researcher at CPES – Centre for Power and Energy Systems, INESC TEC.

He has been the leader of many scientific projects at the University and the supervisor of several M. Sc. and Ph. D. students.  He has authored or co-authored many publications in National and International Conferences and Journals. He has been involved in several European Projects (Tempus, Socrates and Leonard da Vinci Projects). He has lectured in several European Universities in the area of Power System, namely Reliability Evaluation.

He is a Cigré member and participated on Cigré WG6, Distribution Systems and Dispersed Generation, member “Conselheiro” of the Portuguese professional association of Engineers “Ordem dos Engenheiros” (Portuguese Professional Institution of Engineering) and IEEE Senior Member.

He was part of the evaluation committee of the Universities and Polytechnics courses quality evaluation by “Ordem dos Engenheiros”, A3ES (Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education) and ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education) in the accreditation and quality assurance to award the EUR-ACE label to accredit engineering degree programmes.

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  • Name

    Fernando Maciel Barbosa
  • Cluster

    Power and Energy
  • Role

    Research Coordinator
  • Since

    01st July 2007
Publications

2018

Influence of crowbar and chopper protection on DFIG during low voltage ride through

Authors
Monteiro Pereira, RM; Pereira, AJC; Ferreira, CM; Maciel Barbosa, FP;

Publication
Energies

Abstract
The energy sector is evolving rapidly, namely due to the increasing importance of renewable energy sources. The connection of large amounts of wind power generation poses new challenges for the dynamic voltage stability analysis of an electric power system, which has to be studied. In this paper, the traditional Doubly-Fed Induction Generator model is employed. Based on this model, a crowbar and chopper circuit is set up to protect the turbine during the short-circuit period. The EUROSTAG software package was used for the simulation studies of the system, and numerical results were obtained. Conclusions are drawn that provide a better understanding of the influence of crowbar and chopper protection on Doubly-Fed Induction Generators (DFIG), during low voltage ride through, in a system with wind power generation. © 2018 by the authors.

2017

STATCOM to improve the Voltage Stability of an Electric Power System using Trajectory Sensitivity Analysis

Authors
Monteiro Pereira, RMM; Pereira, AJC; Machado Ferreira, CMM; Maciel Barbosa, FPM;

Publication
2017 IEEE MANCHESTER POWERTECH

Abstract
The voltage stability security is a very important and relevant issue in the modern power networks. The voltage instability can drive the system to a blackout. One of the methodologies to deal with this problem is analysing the trajectory sensitivity of the system. The STATCOM is an important hardware that is used to improve the voltage stability of an electric power network. The main objective of this paper is to analyse the results of different studies that were realized in a power system with wind farms. The wind farms were modelled considering that the wind turbines were equipped with pitch control coupled with a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator. The EUROSTAG program was used to obtain the simulation results. The Matlab software package was used for the post-processing module developed.

2017

FACTS Performance in the Dynamic Voltage Stability of an Electric Power System

Authors
Monteiro Pereira, RMM; Pereira, AJC; Machado Ferreira, CMM; Maciel Barbosa, FPM;

Publication
2017 52ND INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES POWER ENGINEERING CONFERENCE (UPEC)

Abstract
The application of technologies for the improvement of voltage stability, particularly during contingencies is a major concern in the field of power networks operation and control. In this paper it is studied the FACTS performance in the dynamic voltage stability of an electric power system. It was considered the influence of two FACTS controllers in parallel or shunt connection, the Static VAR Compensators (SVC) and the Static Synchronous Compensators (STATCOM) in the dynamic voltage stability during a disturbance of the BPA test power network. The models of SVC and STATCOM were developed in EUROSTAG. The Automatic Voltage Regulators (AVR) of the generating units and the turbine speed governors were modelled in detail. Different load models were used and the Under Load Tap Changers (ULTC) were also taken into account. Finally, some conclusions that provide a better understanding of the dynamic voltage stability using FACTS devices during a disturbance are pointed out.

2016

Unit commitment based on risk assessment to systems with variable power sources

Authors
Fonte, PM; Monteiro, C; Barbosa, FM;

Publication
IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Abstract
This paper presents the development of a complete methodology for power systems scheduling with highly variable sources based on a risk assessment model. The methodology is tested in a real case study, namely an island with high penetration of renewable energy production. The uncertainty of renewable power production forecasts and load demand are defined by the probability distribution function, which can be a good alternative to the scenarios approach. The production mix chosen for each hour results from the costs associated to the operation risks, such as load shed and renewable production curtailment. The results to a seven days case study allow concluding about the difficulty to achieve a complete robust solution. © 2016 IEEE.

2016

Unit commitment based on risk assessment to systems with variable power sources

Authors
Fonte, PM; Monteiro, C; Barbosa, FM;

Publication
IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

Abstract

Supervised
thesis

2017

Análise da vulnerabilidade Energética da Comunidade Europeia

Author
Valter Augusto Leal Alves da Rocha

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

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Author
Rosária Maria Afonso Rodrigues de Melo

Institution
UP-FCNA

2016

Os Novos Paradigmas da IP

Author
Catarina Afonso Alves Teles Menezes

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

Armazenamento de Energia e Utilização em Ambiente de Mercado SPOT

Author
Emanuel Delgado Neves

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

Redes ativas de MT - análise de um caso

Author
Nuno Cadavez Branco Malaquias

Institution
UP-FEUP