Cookies Policy
The website need some cookies and similar means to function. If you permit us, we will use those means to collect data on your visits for aggregated statistics to improve our service. Find out More
Accept Reject
  • Menu
About
Download Photo HD

About

João A. Peças Lopes (PhD) is Full Professor (Professor Catedrático) at the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University, where he teaches in the graduation and post-graduation areas.

Was for 7 years Director of the Sustainable Energy Systems PhD program at FEUP and Director of Advanced course on Sustainable Energy Systems also at FEUP.
He is Director/Member of the Board of INESC TEC.

He is Vice-Presidente of the board of the Portuguese Association for Electric Vehicles.

Prof. Peças Lopes was responsible by INESC Porto activities in several EU financed research projects, namely the project - MICROGRIDS - Large Scale Integration of Micro Generation to Low Voltage Grids  and MORE_MICROGRIDS -  Advanced Architectures and Control Concepts for More Microgrids and MERGE - Mobile Energy Resources for Grids of Electricity.

He supervised several consulting projects related with the impact analysis of the connection of wind parks in the electrical grids of Madeira, Azores,  Sal, S. Vicente and S. Tiago, in the Republic of Cabo Verde. He was the responsible for several consultancy projects related with the electrical grid impact resulting from the connection of large wind parks in Portugal.

He was also responsible for the definition of technical rules for the integration of wind power in Brazil. He coordinated also consultancy studies for the Hungarian Regulator regarding the evaluation of the integration of wind power in Hungary. He coordinates the participation of INESC Porto in the InovGrid project.

He was also the Chair of the Selection Committee of the public tender that decided about the integration of 1800 MW of wind generation in Portugal, launched by the Portuguese government in 2005.

He was member of the Executive board of the EES/UETP consortium and Chair of its course program committee.

He has served as research project evaluator for the European Commission and for governmental science organizations in Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Finland, Danemark and Ireland.

He was for more than 4 years one of the coordinators of INESC Porto Power System Unit.

He is co-editor of the (SEGAN) Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks journal.

His main domains of research are presently related with large scale integration of renewable power sources in power systems (namely wind generation), power system dynamics, microgrids, smartmetering and integration of electric vehicles in electrical grids.

In 2012 he received the CIGRE Technical Committee Award in recogmition of his outstanding contribution to the work of the Study Committee C6 – Distribution Systems and Dispersed Generation.

Prof. Peças Lopes is an IEEE Fellow
He is member of the Power Systems Dynamic Performance Committee of the IEEE PES.

Interest
Topics
Details

Details

  • Name

    João Peças Lopes
  • Cluster

    Power and Energy
  • Role

    Associate Director
  • Since

    01st March 1989
053
Publications

2020

Wind variability mitigation using multi-energy systems

Authors
Coelho, A; Neyestani, N; Soares, F; Lopes, JP;

Publication
International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems

Abstract
Around the world, there is a great concern with the emission of greenhouse gases, creating great interest in turning the energy systems more sustainable. Multi-energy systems are considered as a potential solution to help to this cause and in recent years, it has gained much attention from both research and industry. In this paper, an optimization model is proposed to use the flexibility of multi-energy systems to mitigate the uncertainty associated with wind generation. The differences between the flexibility provided by multi-energy systems and electrical storage systems in the network were studied. The results prove that the flexibility of the multi-energy systems can benefit the system in several aspects and provide insights on which is the best approach to take full advantage of renewable resources even when a high degree of uncertainty is present. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd

2020

Aggregated dynamic model of active distribution networks for large voltage disturbances

Authors
Fulgencio, N; Moreira, C; Carvalho, L; Lopes, JP;

Publication
Electric Power Systems Research

Abstract

2020

Defining connection requirements for autonomous power systems

Authors
Beires, PP; Moreira, CL; Lopes, JP; Figueira, AG;

Publication
IET Renewable Power Generation

Abstract

2020

Optimal Load Restoration in Active Distribution Networks Complying with Starting Transients of Induction Motors

Authors
Sekhavatmanesh, H; Rodrigues, J; Moreira, CL; Lopes, JAP; Cherkaoui, R;

Publication
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

Abstract

2020

Flexibility assessment of multi-energy residential and commercial buildings

Authors
Coelho, A; Soares, F; Lopes, JP;

Publication
Energies

Abstract
With the growing concern about decreasing CO2 emissions, renewable energy sources are being vastly integrated in the energy systems worldwide. This will bring new challenges to the network operators, which will need to find sources of flexibility to cope with the variable-output nature of these technologies. Demand response and multi-energy systems are being widely studied and considered as a promising solution to mitigate possible problems that may occur in the energy systems due to the large-scale integration of renewables. In this work, an optimal model to manage the resources and loads within residential and commercial buildings was developed, considering consumers preferences, electrical network restrictions and CO2 emissions. The flexibility that these buildings can provide was analyzed and quantified. Additionally, it was shown how this model can be used to solve technical problems in electrical networks, comparing the performance of two scenarios of flexibility provision: flexibility obtained only from electrical loads vs. flexibility obtained from multi-energy loads. It was proved that multi-energy systems bring more options of flexibility, as they can rely on non-electrical resources to supply the same energy needs and thus relieve the electrical network. It was also found that commercial buildings can offer more flexibility during the day, while residential buildings can offer more during the morning and evening. Nonetheless, Multi-Energy System (MES) buildings end up having higher CO2 emissions due to a higher consumption of natural gas. © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Supervised
thesis

2019

Design and implementation of smart strategies toward enhanced energy management of buildings

Author
Cláudia Rocha de Abreu

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Smart Transformer: Innovative Control Strategies to Improve Electric Power Systems Stability

Author
Justino Miguel Ferreira Rodrigues

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Fast Assessment of Dynamic Behavior Analysis with Evaluation of Minimum Synchronous Inertia to Improve Dynamic Security in Islanded Power Systems

Author
João Pedro da Silva Megre Barbosa

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

electricity market modeling with electric vehicles

Author
Ahmad Karnama

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Improving the Management of Future Distribution Networks by Leveraging TSO-DSO Coordination Schemes

Author
Micael Filipe de Oliveira Simões

Institution
UP-FEUP