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Pedro Macedo holds a M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with specialisation in energy systems, from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), since 2014.

Since then he develops his activity as a R&D in the area of System Planning and Reliability at the Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES), where he works in research projects in partnership with industry. He has been focusing his activity in the area of data mining and in the forecast models development applied to energy electrical systems.

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  • Name

    Pedro Miguel Macedo
  • Cluster

    Power and Energy
  • Role

    Researcher
  • Since

    06th April 2015
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2022

Identification of Typical and Anomalous Patterns in Electricity Consumption

Authors
Fidalgo, JN; Macedo, P;

Publication
APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL

Abstract
Nontechnical losses in electricity distribution networks are often associated with a countries’ socioeconomic situation. Although the amount of global losses is usually known, the separation between technical and commercial (nontechnical) losses will remain one of the main challenges for DSO until smart grids become fully implemented and operational. The most common origins of commercial losses are energy theft and deliberate or accidental failures of energy measuring equipment. In any case, the consequences can be regarded as consumption anomalies. The work described in this paper aims to answer a request from a DSO, for the development of tools to detect consumption anomalies at end-customer facilities (HV, MV and LV), invoking two types of assessment. The first consists of the identification of typical patterns in the set of consumption profiles of a given group or zone and the detection of atypical consumers (outliers) within it. The second assessment involves the exploration of the load diagram evolution of each specific consumer to detect changes in the consumption pattern that could represent situations of probable irregularities. After a representative period, typically 12 months, these assessments are repeated, and the results are compared to the initial ones. The eventual changes in the typical classes or consumption scales are used to build a classifier indicating the risk of anomaly.

2021

Estimation of the Global Amount of Mandatory Investments for Distribution Network Expansion Planning

Authors
MacEdo P.M.; Fidalgo J.N.; Saraiva J.T.;

Publication
2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech, PowerTech 2021 - Conference Proceedings

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2020

Assessing the Impact of Investments in Distribution Planning

Authors
MacEdo, P; Fidalgo, JN; Tome Saraiva, J;

Publication
International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM

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