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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

    Assistant Researcher
  • Since

    01st September 2015
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Publications

2022

Liberalized market designs for district heating networks under the EMB3Rs platform

Authors
Faria, AS; Soares, T; Cunha, JM; Mourao, Z;

Publication
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY GRIDS & NETWORKS

Abstract
Current developments in heat pumps, supported by innovative business models, are driving several industry sectors to take a proactive role in future district heating and cooling networks in cities. For instance, supermarkets and data centers have been assessing the reuse of waste heat as an extra source for the district heating network, which would offset the additional investment in heat pumps. This innovative business model requires complete deregulation of the district heating market to allow industrial heat producers to provide waste heat as an additional source in the district heating network. This work proposes the application of innovative market designs for district heating networks, inspired by new practices seen in the electricity sector. More precisely, pool and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) market designs are addressed, comparing centralized and decentralized market proposals. An illustrative case of a Nordic district heating network is used to assess the performance of each market design, as well as the potential revenue that different heat producers can obtain by participating in the market. An important conclusion of this work is that the proposed market designs are in line with the new trends, encouraging the inclusion of new excess heat recovery players in district heating networks. © 2021 Elsevier Ltd

2022

Prosumer integration into the Brazilian energy sector: An overview of innovative business models and regulatory challenges

Authors
Botelho, DF; de Oliveira, LW; Dias, BH; Soares, TA; Moraes, CA;

Publication
ENERGY POLICY

Abstract
Considering the Brazilian energy policy's future, the perspective of a more decentralized energy system must be accounted for in the face of technological, business, and energy matrix changes. Therefore, the prosumer's figure combined with new Business Models (BM) brings opportunities and challenges for the sector. This paper aims to solidify knowledge, identify and understand the main regulatory barriers and enablers for the development of prosumers and prosumer-driven BMs in the Brazilian energy market. A comprehensive review of existing regulations provides a starting point for improving the relevant legal frameworks for prosumers' aggregation. Then, an analysis of innovative BMs in the Brazilian regulatory framework is carried out, seeking to guide the decisions for the country to develop its political and regulatory environment in the future. The paper concludes with policy recommendations to promote prosumers aggregation in the Brazilian energy sector. We conclude that the main barriers to prosumers' integration are of regulatory and technological nature, and the exploration of innovative BMs is crucial for the sector development. Redefining the role and responsibilities of utilities is a key factor, together with exploring collective self-consumption.

2022

Decarbonization potential of integrating industrial excess heat in a district heating network: The Portuguese case

Authors
Cunha, JM; Faria, AS; Soares, T; Mourão, Z; Nereu, J;

Publication
Cleaner Energy Systems

Abstract

2022

Consumer-centric electricity markets: A comprehensive review on user preferences and key performance indicators

Authors
Oliveira, C; Botelho, DF; Soares, T; Faria, AS; Dias, BH; Matos, MA; De Oliveira, LW;

Publication
ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS RESEARCH

Abstract
The power system is facing a transition from its traditional centralized model to a more decentralized one, through the emergence of proactive consumers on the network, known as prosumers. This paradigm shift favors the emergence of new electricity market designs. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) based structures have been gaining prominence worldwide. In the P2P market, the prosumer assumes a more active role in the system, being able to directly trade its energy without the need for intermediaries. This paper contributes with a comprehensive overview of consumer-centric electricity markets, providing background on different aspects of P2P sharing, in particular the inclusion of peer preferences in the electricity trading process through product differentiation. A performance assessment of the different modeled preferences was carried out using key performance indicators (KPIs). Different user preferences under the product differentiation mechanism were simulated. The results demonstrate that consumer-centric markets increase the penetration of renewable energy sources into the network and tend to affect loads flexibility according to the renewable generation.

2022

Market models and optimization techniques to support the decision-making on demand response for prosumers

Authors
Silva, WN; Henrique, LF; Silva, AFPD; Dias, BH; Soares, TA;

Publication
ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS RESEARCH

Abstract
Demand Response (DR) programs are essential for easing end-user demand on the power system, adding benefits across the power sector by reducing peak demand and power flow congestion. With the modernization of power grids, DR programs ensure the integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in a controlled manner through Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), which enables communication between grid operators, prosumers and consumers. However, the diversity of DR programs, the spread of DERs, the advent of prosumers, and the several types of power trading among system entities make network and market operation more complex. In this context, optimization methods have been widely applied in distribution grids and market operation, assisting in the decision-making of DER management, prosumer's and consumers' welfare, and DR program applications. This work will address the main market models comprising DR programs to assess opportunities in prosumers' decision-making with the help of optimization tools. Thus, different optimization techniques are introduced that have been addressed in the literature aiming at the application of market models, taking into account the pro -sumer framework. As a whole, this review paper aims to present the main perspectives of energy market models with demand-side management actions considering the prosumer design.

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thesis

2020

Cost Allocation Model for Distribution Networks Considering Flexibility from Distributed Energy Resources

Author
Miguel Ângelo Pereira da Cruz

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Modelling Stochastic Optimization to Energy and Reserve Market in a Microgrid Environment

Author
Diogo Castro

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Modelização de tarifas de energia elétrica para veículos elétricos

Author
Carlos Alexandre Oliveira da Fonseca

Institution
IPP-ISEP

2020

How will consumer-centric markets impact distribution grids considering AC-OPF?

Author
Catarina Isabel Silva de Oliveira

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Otimização de Serviços Auxiliares de Comando e Controlo de Subestações Móveis – Estudo da Inclusão de Novos Sistemas de Alimentação

Author
Bruno Gomes

Institution
IPP-ISEP