Prof Luis(Nando) Ochoa

Overview

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 170+ 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 two patents, one filed by Psymetrix Ltd and one filed by The University of Melbourne.

Interested in Smart Grids? The following IEEE Smart Grid and IEEE PES webinars, IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters, IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, and IEEE Electrification Magazine articles will give you an idea of our world-class research.

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Research Interests

Within the 'big area' of Future Distribution Networks with High Penetrations of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) the following are our main research interests:

  • Distribution Networks (modelling, analysis, operation, planning, optimisation)

  • Network Integration of DER (renewables such as wind and solar PV, battery storage, electric vehicles, modelling, impacts, management, aggregation, planning)

  • Smart Grids (active network management, optimisation, hardware-in-the-loop)

  • Smart Meter Data-Driven Approaches (data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning)

Below are short videos showing some of our work at the Smart Grid Lab and our collaborations with industry.

IEEE and European Activities

Recent Technical Reports (list of reports)

Deliverable 4 "Non-Traditional Solutions"

Project Advanced Planning of PV-Rich Distribution Networks, Aug 2020. PDF Available: Research Gate

Deliverable 3 "Traditional Solutions"

Project Advanced Planning of PV-Rich Distribution Networks, Feb 2020. PDF Available: Research Gate

Deliverable 2 "Innovative Analytical Techniques"

Project Advanced Planning of PV-Rich Distribution Networks, Oct 2019. PDF Available: Research Gate

Deliverable 1 "HV-LV modelling of selected HV feeders"

Project Advanced Planning of PV-Rich Distribution Networks, Jun 2019. PDF Available: Research Gate

Recent Journal Papers (list of papers)

"Multi-year planning of LV networks with EVs accounting for customers, emissions and techno-economics aspects: A practical and scalable approach"

IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Accepted Sep 2020. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"Assessing the effects of DER on voltages using a smart meter-driven three-phase LV feeder model"

Electric Power Systems Research, December 2020. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"Bottom-up modeling of residential batteries and their effect on system-level generation cost"

Electric Power Systems Research, December 2020. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"A review on TSO-DSO coordination models and solution techniques"

Electric Power Systems Research, December 2020. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"On the fairness of PV curtailment schemes in residential distribution networks"

IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, Sep 2020. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"Regional-scale allocation of fast charging stations: Travel times and distribution system reinforcements"

IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Sep 2020. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"On the inadequacy of the CVR factor for active schemes"

IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery - Power Engineering Letters, Jun 2020. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"Paving the way for advanced distribution management systems applications: Making the most of models and data"

IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, Jan/Feb 2020. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"Robust recovery of missing data in electricity distribution systems"

IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, Jul 2019. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"OPF-based CVR operation in PV-rich MV-LV distribution networks"

IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Jul 2019. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"Advanced control of OLTC-enabled LV networks with PV systems and electric vehicles"

IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Jul 2019. Links: IET, DOI and Research Gate

"Electric vehicles in Latin America: Slowly but surely toward a clean transport"

IEEE Electrification Magazine, Jun 2019. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"Adaptive decentralized control of residential storage in PV-rich MV-LV networks"

IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, May 2019. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"Defining customer export limits in PV-rich low voltage networks"

IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Jan 2019. Links: DOI and Research Gate