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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; Mourão, Z;

Publication
Sustainable Energy, Grids and 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

2021

Innovative business models as drivers for prosumers integration-Enablers and barriers

Authors
Botelho, DF; Dias, BH; de Oliveira, LW; Soares, TA; Rezende, I; Sousa, T;

Publication
RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS

Abstract
In recent years, traditional power systems have undergone a significant transition, mainly related to the massive penetration of renewable generation. More specifically, the transformation of residential consumers into prosumers has been challenging the existing operation of the electricity market. This transition brings new challenges and opportunities to the power system, leading to new business models. One widely discussed change is related to a consumer-centric or prosumer-driven approach, promoting increased participation of small consumers in power systems. The present paper aims at discussing the recent business models as enablers of the increasing prosumers' role. To do so, it defines the main features of prosumers and their related regulation as well as possible market designs within power systems. In addition, it discusses enabling technologies to properly create the conditions that sustain new prosumer-driven markets. Then, it presents a comprehensive review of existing and innovative business models and a discussion on their future roles in modern power systems. Moreover, a set of recommendations for promoting these business models in the power system is provided. An important conclusion is that, even though economically possible, not all innovative business models can spread around the world due to regulatory obstacles.

2021

Prosumer-centric P2P energy market under network constraints with TDF’s penalization

Authors
Botelho, D; Peters, P; de Oliveira, L; Dias, B; Soares, T; Moraes, C;

Publication
2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech

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2021

Otimização de Serviços Auxiliares de Comando e Controlo de Subestações Móveis - Estudo da inclusão de novos sistemas de alimentação

Author
BRUNO RICARDO VIAGE GOMES

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

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