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Introducing Microgrids & Local Energy Communities

Decarbonization of power system and the electrification of everything The electricity production has traditionally been governed namely by a combination of large centralized power plants, in addition to smaller distributed Combined Heat and Power plants (CHP), both of which were primarily fed by fossil fuels. Environmental concerns, commercial and economic factors, together with national/European initiatives,…
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The odyssey of monitoring distribution networks

The operation of a power network requires accurate monitoring of its state: bus voltages, line currents, consumption, and generation. This is especially relevant in transmission networks where volatile and distributed generation and consumption cause bidirectional power flow and voltage drops. Therefore, State Estimation (SE) [1] is used to estimate the bus voltage phasors using the…
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Resonances, Interactions, and Stability of Future Power Systems

Since time immemorial, electrical power quality issues have been a relevant topic considering every consumer expects to receive the best quality service. Whilst expecting constant, reliable, and stable electricity, consumers also desire to be able to power just about any device available to them, unaware that so many of this devices cause problems that the…
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Workshop “Energy Flexible Buildings”

On Monday March 26th 2018, an open workshop about “Energy flexible buildings” was organized by IREC, in the building of the Palau Robert in the heart of Barcelona. The objective of the workshop was to disseminate the ideas behind energy flexible buildings to a wider audience, and raise the awareness of local engineers, designers, architects…
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