Prof Luis(Nando) Ochoa
I am Professor of Smart Grids and Power Systems at The University of Melbourne, Australia and part-time Professor of Smart Grids at The University of Manchester (former UMIST), UK. I am an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer since 2015 and an IEEE Senior Member since 2012. From 2007 to 2010 I was a Research Fellow in Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh, UK. In 2010 I also undertook an industrial secondment with the Edinburgh-based company Psymetrix Ltd (now part of GE). I hold a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering received from UNI (Peru), and a Research MSc and a PhD in Electrical Power Engineering, both received from UNESP Ilha Solteira (Brazil). I am the co-author of 140+ research papers (list of publications and Research Gate) in peer-reviewed top-class international journals and conferences, 60+ technical reports, and the co-inventor of a patent filed by Psymetrix Ltd (now part of GE).
Within the 'big area' of Flexible Low-Carbon Distribution Networks (medium and low voltage) the following are my main research interests:
- Integration of Distributed Low-Carbon Technologies (wind, photovoltaics, electric vehicles, storage, demand side management)
- Active Network Management (Smart Grids)
- Optimisation of Distribution Networks (operation and planning)
- Future Distribution Network Management Systems
- Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) Hardware-in-the-Loop Studies
Below is a short video showing how the electricity industry (in the UK) is taking the first steps towards Smart Grids.
Selected Technical Reports (list of reports)
Smart Street Project "Key Findings from Final Deliverables"
Final Report for WP 1.1 and 1.2 "Wide-Scale Adoption of PV in UK Distribution Networks"
WP2 Part A - Final Report "Off-Line Capability Assessment"
Work Activity 5 "Esprit-Enabled Deterministic Impact Studies"
Dissemination Document "Low Voltage Networks Models and Low Carbon Technology Profiles"
Deliverable 2.2 "Guidelines, benefits and limitations"
Recent Journal Papers (list of papers)
According to current IEEE regulation (see here) only accepted paper versions are being made available.
"A voltage control scheme for generation-dominated networks to maximise power export"
"AC OPF for smart distribution networks: An efficient and robust quadratic approach"
"Defining customer export limits in PV-rich low voltage networks"
IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Accepted Jun 2018. Links: Research Gate