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Filipe Joel Soares received the Physics degree (five-year course) from the Faculty of Sciences and an Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energies) Postgrad from Porto University, Porto, Portugal, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He also received the Ph.D. degree in Sustainable Energy Systems, in the MIT|Portugal Program, from Porto University, Porto, Portugal, in 2012.

Currently he is a Senior Researcher in the Centre for Power and Energy Systems of INESC Porto and Assistant Professor in the Lusophone University of Porto. His research activity is directed towards the integration of distributed energy resources (i.e. controllable loads, electric vehicles, renewable energy sources and stationary storage) in distribution grids, as well as to the development of advanced algorithms and functionalities for their management and participation in electricity markets.

He is author of more than 50 papers in international journals and conferences.

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  • Name

    Filipe Joel Soares
  • Cluster

    Power and Energy
  • Role

    Area Manager
  • Since

    01st April 2008
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Publications

2018

Trading Small Prosumers Flexibility in the Energy and Tertiary Reserve Markets

Authors
Iria, JP; Soares, FJ; Matos, MA;

Publication
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

Abstract

2018

Electric Vehicles Charging: Management and Control Strategies

Authors
Soares, FJ; Rua, D; Gouveia, C; Tavares, BD; Coelho, AM; Lopes, JAP;

Publication
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine

Abstract
In this article, we present a holistic framework for the integration of electric vehicles (EVs) in electric power systems. Their charging management and control methodologies must be optimized to minimize the negative impact of the charging process on the grid and maximize the benefits that charging controllability may bring to their owners, energy retailers, and system operators. We have assessed the performance of these methods initially through steady-state computational simulations, and then we validated them in a microgrid (MG) laboratory environment. © 2018 IEEE.

2018

Control Room Requirements for Voltage Control in Future Power Systems

Authors
Coelho, A; Soares, F; Merino, J; Riano, S; Lopes, JP;

Publication
ENERGIES

Abstract
In future power grids, a large integration of renewable energy sources is foreseen, which will impose serious technical challenges to system operators. To mitigate some of the problems that renewable energy sources may bring, new voltage and frequency control strategies must be developed. Given the expected evolution of technologies and information systems, these new strategies will benefit from increasing system observability and resources controllability, enabling a more efficient grid operation. The ELECTRA IRP project addressed the new challenges that future power systems will face and developed new grid management and control functionalities to overcome the identified problems. This work, implemented in the framework of ELECTRA, presents an innovative functionality for the control room of the cell operator and its application in assistance with the voltage control designed for the Web-of-Cells. The voltage control method developed uses a proactive mode to calculate the set-points to be sent to the flexible resources, each minute, for a following 15-min period. This way, the voltage control method developed is able to mitigate voltage problems that may occur, while, at the same time, contributes to reduce the energy losses. To enable a straightforward utilization of this functionality, a user interface was created for system operators so they can observe the network state and control resources in a forthright manner accordingly.

2017

Assessing the Impact of Demand Flexibility on Distribution Network Operation

Authors
Tavares, BD; Sumaili, J; Soares, FJ; Madureira, AG; Ferreira, R;

Publication
2017 IEEE MANCHESTER POWERTECH

Abstract
This paper presents a study about the influence of Distributed Energy Resources' (DER) flexibility on the operation of a Medium Voltage (MV) network, in a Smart Grid (SG) environment. An AC multi-temporal Optimal Power Flow (OPF) tool was developed and used to simulate the impact of the DER flexibility (including storage devices, EVs, controllable loads and micro-generation) in distribution network operation. Some simulations are presented, demonstrating the impact that DER flexibility can have on solving operation problems namely in terms of branch loading and voltage limits.

2017

Assessing the Adaption of Stochastic Clearing Procedure to a Hydro-penetrated Market

Authors
Neyestani, N; Soares, FJ; Alves, R; Reis, FS; Pastor, R;

Publication
2017 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE EUROPEAN ENERGY MARKET (EEM 17)

Abstract
Vast increase of renewable energy resources' (RER) share in total electricity production have led to evolving studies regarding different aspects of renewables integration. Other than their effects on network, the electricity markets are also affected by uncertain behavior of RERs in the market place. Hence, new approaches for market clearing are investigated. One of the possible solutions is the deployment of stochastic market clearing. However, the adaption of new market models should consider different market characteristics. As a result, this paper assesses the adaption of stochastic market in a hydro-penetrated system. The co-optimized energy and reserve schedule in the day-ahead time frame is derived using the mixed integer linear programming (MILP). The model is tested with Portuguese electricity market data as a real-case of hydro-penetrated system.

Supervised
thesis

2016

Synergies between Electric Vehicles and Dispersed Renewable generation in a GIS Environment under Information Theory Criteria

Author
Fabian Heymann

Institution
UP-FEUP

2015

Enabling Active Demanding Response in Smart Grids

Author
José Pedro Barreira iria

Institution
UP-FEUP