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Tiago Soares received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the School of Engineering of Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP), in 2013 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2017. He is currently postdoc at the INESC TEC, Centre for Power and Energy Systems. His research interests include electricity markets, distributed generation, energy resources management and optimization, optimization under uncertainty and future power systems.

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  • Name

    Tiago André Soares
  • Cluster

    Power and Energy
  • Role

    Researcher
  • Since

    01st September 2015
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2019

Peer-to-peer and community-based markets: A comprehensive review

Authors
Sousa, T; Soares, T; Pinson, P; Moret, F; Baroche, T; Sorin, E;

Publication
RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS

Abstract
The advent of more proactive consumers, the so-called "prosumers", with production and storage capabilities, is empowering the consumers and bringing new opportunities and challenges to the operation of power systems in a market environment. Recently, a novel proposal for the design and operation of electricity markets has emerged: these so-called peer-to-peer (P2P) electricity markets conceptually allow the prosumers to directly share their electrical energy and investment. Such P2P markets rely on a consumer-centric and bottom-up perspective by giving the opportunity to consumers to freely choose the way they buy their electric energy. A community can also be formed by prosumers who want to collaborate, or in terms of operational energy management. This paper contributes with an overview of these new P2P markets that starts with the motivation, challenges, market designs moving to the potential future developments in this field, providing recommendations while considering a test-case.

2019

Proactive management of distribution grids with chance-constrained linearized AC OPF

Authors
Soares, T; Bessa, RJ;

Publication
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS

Abstract
Distribution system operators (DSO) are currently moving towards active distribution grid management. One goal is the development of tools for operational planning of flexibility from distributed energy resources (DER) in order to solve potential (predicted) congestion and voltage problems. This work proposes an innovative flexibility management function based on stochastic and chance-constrained optimization that copes with forecast uncertainty from renewable energy sources (RES). Furthermore, the model allows the decision-maker to integrate its attitude towards risk by considering a trade-off between operating costs and system reliability. RES forecast uncertainty is modeled through spatial-temporal trajectories or ensembles. An AC-OPF linearization that approximates the actual behavior of the system is included, ensuring complete convexity of the problem. McCormick and big-M relaxation methods are compared to reformulate the chance-constrained optimization problem. The discussion and comparison of the proposed models is carried out through a case study based on actual generation data, where operating costs, system reliability and computer performance are evaluated.

2019

Stochastic energy and reserve market in a microgrid environment

Authors
Castro, D; Soares, T; Matos, M;

Publication
2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019

Abstract
The continuous proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER), mainly from renewable energy sources (RES) is changing the operational planning of distribution grids. Microgrids (MGs) as a small part of distribution grids are characterized by their ability to partially/fully self-producing their energy needs, and for the ability to trade different energy products (e.g. energy and reserve). This paper, addresses the energy and reserve market problem within the MG environment considering the RES uncertain production. Thus, a two-stage stochastic programming was modelled, minimizing the energy and reserve costs of the MG operator. A DC Optimal Power Flow (OPF) was incorporated to mitigate potential congestion that may occur in the MG. The assessment of the model is carried out through a test case based on actual generation data, considering a 37-bus distribution grid. The performance and accuracy of the model is determined based on the expected value of perfect information (EVPI) and value of stochastic solution (VSS). © 2019 IEEE.

2019

Reactive power management considering stochastic optimization under the portuguese reactive power policy applied to der in distribution networks

Authors
Abreu, T; Soares, T; Carvalho, L; Morais, H; Simao, T; Louro, M;

Publication
Energies

Abstract
Challenges in the coordination between the transmission system operator (TSO) and the distribution system operator (DSO) have risen continuously with the integration of distributed energy resources (DER). These technologies have the possibility to provide reactive power support for system operators. Considering the Portuguese reactive power policy as an example of the regulatory framework, this paper proposes a methodology for proactive reactive power management of the DSO using the renewable energy sources (RES) considering forecast uncertainty available in the distribution system. The proposed method applies a stochastic sequential alternative current (AC)-optimal power flow (SOPF) that returns trustworthy solutions for the DSO and optimizes the use of reactive power between the DSO and DER. The method is validated using a 37-bus distribution network considering real data. Results proved that the method improves the reactive power management by taking advantage of the full capabilities of the DER and by reducing the injection of reactive power by the TSO in the distribution network and, therefore, reducing losses. © 2019 by the authors.

2019

Assessment of real-time tariffs for electric vehicles in Denmark

Authors
Soares, T; Fonseca, C; Morais, H; Ramos, S; Sousa, T;

Publication
2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019

Abstract
The charging behavior of electric vehicles (EVs) is a key concern to system operators and retailers given a massive adoption these resources. System operators and retailers may profit from the handling of EVs as flexible loads. The former has interest to move their charging into periods without congestion and voltage problems. Similarly, the latter wants them to only charge at periods when energy is cheaper. This paper addresses the problem by modelling a real-time tariff to encourage flexible EVs charging behavior. More precisely, different tariffs are modelled based on the relation between wind power generation, load consumption and spot price, while assuming Denmark as showcase. The EVs behavior entails three different patterns and a socioeconomic term that defines the anxiety of EVs users' to be responsive to the tariffs. An important conclusion is that a proper real-time tariff design can reduce the energy costs for the retailer and EVs. © 2019 IEEE.