Smart and Green Networks Research Group
Área de Redes Inteligentes Sostenibles (REDES)
The Intelligent and Sustainable Networks/Grids research unit is an interdisciplinary group at the IIT which is focused on the analysis and development of models for the simulation and optimization of future electricity networks. These networks will enable us to ensure the viability of the model of sustainable energy required by society in the 21st century. This model is characterised by the centrality of the role of renewable energies with distributed characteristics, by a flexible energy demand and the capacity to meet that demand, and by a quality of service which meets the expectations of the digital society.
We offer an important range of activities, making a significant research contribution both nationally and internationally:
Externally financed research and development projects which include European projects, national CENIT projects, and a number of projects commissioned by private institutions and companies.
A contribution to the scientific knowledge base in the form of PhDs, articles in the most important journals in this field and participation in international conferences.
The development of our own software for the simulation of large networks. This software has a range of applications and can be sold under licence.
An important teaching role in the PhD and Postgraduate programme in Electrical Engineering in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería (ICAI) - including the Master’s Degree in the Electricity Sector which is supported by the European Commission through the ERASMUS MUNDUS programme - and a close collaboration with the training courses of the EES-UETP.
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Relevant research projects
Optimal integration of distributed energy resources.
Developed for: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. Oct/2009-Dec/2010.
Technological vigilance on operation of distribution networks and distributed generation.
Developed for: Unión Fenosa Distribución. May/2009-May/2009.
Active distribution networks with full integration of demand and distributed energy resources.
Developed for: European Commission. Jun/2008-May/2012.
Improvement of the Social Optimal Outcome of Market Integration of DG/RES in European Electricity Markets.
Developed for: European Commission. Sep/2007-Feb/2010.
Simulation models for intelligent electricity distribution networks.
Developed for: EVERIS. Jun/2007-Sep/2009.
Economic and regulatory analysis for an active demand management.
Developed for: Consorcio GAD. Jan/2007-Dec/2010.
ANDREA: an interactive planning tool for HV networks in the long-term.
Developed for: Iberdrola. Jan/2008-Dec/2008.
Support and maintenance in the use of the Network Reference Models of the National Electricity System.
Developed for: Comisión Nacional de la Energía (CNE). Nov/2008-Nov/2009.
Technology trends and economic impact of renewable energy sources in 2020-2030.
Developed for: Iberdrola. Apr/2009-Jun/2009.
Renewable electricity supply interactions with conventional power generation, networks and demand.
Developed for: Comisión Europea. Jan/2007-Jul/2009.
SOLID-DER: Coordinated action to consolidate RTD activities for large scale integration of DER into the European electricity market.
Developed for: Comisión Europea. Nov/2005-Mar/2008.
SUSPLAN: Development of regional and Pan-European guidelines for more efficient integration of renewable energy into future infrastructure.
Developed for: Comisión Europea. Sep/2008-Aug/2011.
| P. Frías, T. Gómez, R. Cossent, J. Rivier, "Improvements in current European network regulation to facilitate the integration of distributed generation", International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems. vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 445-451, October 2009. |
A. González, T. Gómez, "Use of system tariffs for distributed generators", 16th Power Systems Computation Conference - PSCC 08. ISBN: 978-0-947649-28-9, Glasgow, Scotland, 14-18 July 2008
P. Frías, T. Gómez, J. Rivier, "Integration of distributed generation in distribution networks: regulatory challenges", PSCC 2008, 16th Power Systems Computation Conference. ISBN: 978-0-947649-28-9, Glasgow, Scotland, 14-18 July 2008
M.A. Gallego-Preciado, T. Gómez, J. Peco, J. Rivier, "Long-term investment decision model for electricity subtransmission expansion planning", 11th International Energy Conference & Exhibition (ENERGEX'06). Stavanger, Norway, 12-15 June 2006
V. Méndez, J. Rivier, T. Gómez, "Assessment of energy distribution losses for increasing penetration of distributed generation", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 533-540, May 2006.
V. Méndez, J. Rivier, J.I. de la Fuente, T. Gómez, J. Marín, A. Madurga, "Impact of distributed generation on distribution investment deferral", International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems. vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 244-252, May 2006.
| J. Rivier, V. Méndez, T. Gómez, "Limits in the integration of Wind Farms in the Spanish wholesale electrical market", Sixth International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power and Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Farms. Pp. 60-65. Delft, Netherlands, 26-28 October 2006
A. Fabbri, T. Gómez, J. Rivier, V. Méndez, "Assessment of the cost associated with wind generation prediction errors in a liberalized electricity market", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 1440-1446, August 2005.