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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

2021

Forecasting Energy Technology Diffusion in Space and Time: Model Design, Parameter Choice and Calibration

Authors
Heymann, F; vom Scheidt, F; Soares, FJ; Duenas, P; Miranda, V;

Publication
IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy

Abstract

2021

FEEdBACk: An ICT-Based Platform to Increase Energy Efficiency through Buildings’ Consumer Engagement

Authors
Soares, F; Madureira, A; Pages, A; Barbosa, A; Coelho, A; Cassola, F; Ribeiro, F; Viana, J; Andrade, J; Dorokhova, M; Morais, N; Wyrsch, N; Sorensen, T;

Publication
Energies

Abstract
Energy efficiency in buildings can be enhanced by several actions: encouraging users to comprehend and then adopt more energy-efficient behaviors; aiding building managers in maximizing energy savings; and using automation to optimize energy consumption, generation, and storage of controllable and flexible devices without compromising comfort levels and indoor air-quality parameters. This paper proposes an integrated Information and communications technology (ICT) based platform addressing all these factors. The gamification platform is embedded in the ICT platform along with an interactive energy management system, which aids interested stakeholders in optimizing “when and at which rate” energy should be buffered and consumed, with several advantages, such as reducing peak load, maximizing local renewable energy consumption, and delivering more efficient use of the resources available in individual buildings or blocks of buildings. This system also interacts with an automation manager and a users’ behavior predictor application. The work was developed in the Horizon 2020 FEEdBACk (Fostering Energy Efficiency and BehAvioral Change through ICT) project.

2021

Real-World Implementation of an ICT-Based Platform to Promote Energy Efficiency

Authors
Dorokhova, M; Ribeiro, F; Barbosa, A; Viana, J; Soares, F; Wyrsch, N;

Publication
ENERGIES

Abstract
The energy efficiency requirements of most energy-consuming sectors have increased recently in response to climate change. For buildings, this means targeting both facility managers and building users with the aim of identifying potential energy savings and encouraging more energy-responsible behaviors. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) platform developed in Horizon 2020 FEEdBACk project intends to fulfill these goals by enabling the optimization of energy consumption, generation, and storage and control of flexible devices without compromising comfort levels and indoor air quality parameters. This work aims to demonstrate the real-world implementation and functionality of the ICT platform composed of Load Disaggregation, Net Load Forecast, Occupancy Forecast, Automation Manager, and Behavior Predictor applications. Particularly, the results obtained by individual applications during the test phase are presented alongside the specific metrics used to evaluate their performance.

2021

Network-secure bidding optimization of aggregators of multi-energy systems in electricity, gas, and carbon markets

Authors
Coelho, A; Iria, J; Soares, F;

Publication
Applied Energy

Abstract

2021

A method for optimal integration of energy storage in distribution networks: A business case

Authors
Pisera D.; Silvestro F.; Joel Soares F.;

Publication
2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech, PowerTech 2021 - Conference Proceedings

Abstract
Increased levels of renewable generation and electric vehicles require grid operators to adapt their assets to ensure that they can maintain safe and reliable grid operations. This paper presents a methodology and a business case to determine the size and location of multiple storage options with respect of traditional wires grid upgrade. The work is focused on the analysis of a business case of a DSO that owns a distribution network and exploit the possibility to install energy storage to defer network infrastructure upgrade caused by peak power flow that exceed the existing capacity or give rise to voltage quality problems. The proposed method is validated by simulations considering a real distribution network in the northern Portugal in three different scenarios. The results show that installing energy storage is still more expensive than traditional wires upgrade.

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thesis

2021

Coordinated Operation of Peer-to-Peer Electricity Markets and Client-to-DSO Flexibility Markets

Author
Nuno Miguel Soares da Fonseca

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

Impacts of energy sector - Decarbonization on electrical power systems

Author
Bruna Daniela Costa Tavares

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

Multi Energy System Operation and Planning

Author
António Manuel Freitas Coelho

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Technology diffusion models in power system planning and policy design

Author
Fabian Heymann

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Multi Energy System Operation and Planning

Author
António Manuel Freitas Coelho

Institution
UP-FEUP