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Dr Luis Ochoa

Senior Lecturer in Smart Distribution Networks

Within the 'big area' of Flexible Low-Carbon Distribution Networks (medium and low voltage) the following are my 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

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Climate
Education
Energy
Transport

Connections

Course

Smart Grids and Sustainable Electricity Systems

Smart grids and future low-carbon networks; sustainable electricity systems; renewable and low-carbon generation technologies; low carbon technologies; distributed renewable generation; electric vehicles; electro-thermal technologies

Research

Innovation Squared

This is a relatively small project that aims to trial a 'smart socket' in domestic properties to help DNOs to manage 'clusters' of electric vehicles (EVs).

http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/Networks/ElecDist/lcnf/stlcnp/year3/innovation-s...

Research

WISE PV

This project is associated with the EPSRC Solar Energy Hub. It sets out the scientific, technical and socio-economic grand challenge of wide scale integration of photovoltaic systems (PV) into electric power systems with particular focus on the UK.

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K022229/1

Research

CLASS

This project aims to explore the relationship between voltage and demand. The project will seek to use existing network assets in an innovative way to vary the voltage on the network to reduce the load.

http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/Networks/ElecDist/lcnf/stlcnp/year3/class/Pages/...

Group

Electrical Energy and Power Systems

The Group focuses on future networks, with research into the design and operation of power-system plant, transmission networks, and smart low-carbon distribution networks, and the development of HVDC expertise. 

Keywords: 
Smart grids, Electric and electronics, Power system, Power electronics, Power engineering, Energy, Energy industry, Cogeneration, Energy networks