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  • Name

    João Paulo Viana
  • Cluster

    Power and Energy
  • Role

    Researcher
  • Since

    16th January 2018
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Publications

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

Functional Scalability and Replicability Analysis for Smart Grid Functions: The InteGrid Project Approach

Authors
Menci, SP; Bessa, RJ; Herndler, B; Korner, C; Rao, BV; Leimgruber, F; Madureira, AA; Rua, D; Coelho, F; Silva, JV; Andrade, JR; Sampaio, G; Teixeira, H; Simoes, M; Viana, J; Oliveira, L; Castro, D; Krisper, U; Andre, R;

Publication
Energies

Abstract
The evolution of the electrical power sector due to the advances in digitalization, decarbonization and decentralization has led to the increase in challenges within the current distribution network. Therefore, there is an increased need to analyze the impact of the smart grid and its implemented solutions in order to address these challenges at the earliest stage, i.e., during the pilot phase and before large-scale deployment and mass adoption. Therefore, this paper presents the scalability and replicability analysis conducted within the European project InteGrid. Within the project, innovative solutions are proposed and tested in real demonstration sites (Portugal, Slovenia, and Sweden) to enable the DSO as a market facilitator and to assess the impact of the scalability and replicability of these solutions when integrated into the network. The analysis presents a total of three clusters where the impact of several integrated smart tools is analyzed alongside future large scale scenarios. These large scale scenarios envision significant penetration of distributed energy resources, increased network dimensions, large pools of flexibility, and prosumers. The replicability is analyzed through different types of networks, locations (country-wise), or time (daily). In addition, a simple replication path based on a step by step approach is proposed as a guideline to replicate the smart functions associated with each of the clusters.

2021

Explanatory and Causal Analysis of the Portuguese Manual Balancing Reserve

Authors
Goncalves C.; Ribeiro M.; Viana J.; Fernandes R.; Villar J.; Bessa R.; Correia G.; Sousa J.; Mendes V.; Cristina Nunes A.;

Publication
2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech

Abstract

2021

INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON SCADA DATA

Authors
Almeida, B; Santos, RJ; Louro, M; Santos, PM; Ribeiro, AF; Bessa, RJ; Gouveia, C; Andrade, JR; Silva, RE; Rocha, CN; Viana, JP;

Publication
CIRED 2021 - The 26th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution

Abstract