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 150+ 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 (now part of GE) 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, and IEEE Power & Energy Magazine articles will give you an idea of our world-class research.
- Webinars: IEEE Smart Grid 2018 (Q&A), IEEE PES 2018, IEEE Smart Grid 2016, IEEE Smart Grid 2015 (Q&A), and IEEE PES 2014
- Newsletters: IEEE Smart Grid March 2019, IEEE Smart Grid Nov 2018, IEEE Smart Grid Nov 2015
- IEEE Power & Energy Magazine: Nov/Dec 2018, May/Jun 2017 (1), May/Jun 2017 (2), Mar/Apr 2017, Set/Oct 2016
Within the 'big area' of Flexible Low-Carbon Distribution Networks (medium and low voltage) the following are our 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 are short videos showing some of our work at the Smart Grid Lab and how the electricity industry 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)
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