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 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.
IEEE Electrification Magazine: June 2019
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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.
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