Prof. Claudio Cañizares’ group
Prof. Claudio Canizares is a Full Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (E&CE) Department. He is a Fellow of IEEE, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and is the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Canada Electric Power Medal. He is holding leadership positions in various IEEE-PES Technical Committees and working groups.
1. Smart grids and microgrids:
• Microgrids planning, dispatch, control, and stability analysis, particularly of unbalanced, remote (isolated) systems, considering technical, economic, and social issues.
• Modeling, simulation, and control of distributed generation (DG), for both large grids and microgrids.
• Integration of renewables, particular wind and solar power, and energy storage systems considering their impact in dispatch, stability, and control in large grids and microgrids.
• Electric vehicles’ smart charging and their impact on transmission and distribution systems.
2. Stability and security analysis and improvements of power systems in a deregulated environment and in the context of smart grids:
• Stability analysis of power systems including HVDC and FACTS controllers, and development of new analysis methodologies and control strategies to monitor and avoid stability problems.
• Development of efficient computational tools for the analysis of stability, dispatch and planning problems in power systems.
• Application of optimization techniques to bifurcation and stability-constrained OPF problems.
• Nonlinear system theory application to power systems, particularly the study of bifurcations and chaotic behavior.
3. Optimal management and forecasting:
• Reactive power management and markets.
• Probabilistic and stochastic OPF problems in grid dispatch and planning considering variable load and generation.
• Load and price forecasting.
4. Simulation and studies of energy systems with multiple energy carriers:
• Feasibility studies of hydrogen systems with emphasis on the use of hydrogen as a storage medium for solar and wind power integration.
5. Simulation, modeling and analysis of FACTS controllers in power systems:
• Development of stability control strategies.