Prof Luis(Nando) Ochoa

Applications close on 13 Feb 2020

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 160+ 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 Flexible Low-Carbon Distribution Networks (medium and low voltage) the following are our main research interests:

  • Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) such as wind, photovoltaics, electric vehicles, storage, and 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.

IEEE and European Activities

Recent Technical Reports (list of reports)

Deliverable 2 "Innovative Analytical Techniques"

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

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

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

Recent Journal Papers (list of papers)

"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

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

IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery - Power Engineering Letters , Accepted Sep 2019. 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

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

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

"Advanced Control of OLTC-Enabled LV Networks with PV Systems and Electric Vehicles "

IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Accepted May 2019. Links: IET, 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

"How electric vehicles and the grid work together: Lessons learned from one of the largest electric vehicle trials in the world"

IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, Nov/Dec 2018. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"A voltage control scheme for generation-dominated networks to maximise power export"

IEEE Trans. on Power Systems - Power Engineering Letters, Nov 2018. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"AC OPF for smart distribution networks: An efficient and robust quadratic approach"

IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, Sep 2018. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"Analytic considerations and design basis for the IEEE distribution test feeders"

IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, May 2018. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"A novel voltage sensitivity approach for the decentralized control of DG plants"

IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Mar 2018. Links: DOI and Research Gate

"Voltage-led load management in whole distribution networks"

IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Mar 2018. Links: DOI and Research Gate