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2011-04 Impact of Large Scale Deployment of Electric Mobility in Power System Operation and Planning
October 3-4, 2011


At the present time, the electrification of the transportation sector is assuming an increasing importance to contribute for the solution of several environmental problems, such as global warming and air pollution in highly populated areas. As the cost of renewable technologies is decreasing and their installed power rising, it is expected that electricity will get “cleaner” and cheaper, therefore making Electric Vehicle (EV) utilization more economically attractive.

Assuming a scenario where a high number of EV connect to the electric power system for charging purposes, it will be necessary to adapt the existing network management, control and communication mechanisms in order to efficiently accommodate this new kind of consumers in the power system. Also, other issues such as electricity markets functioning and regulatory aspects must also be addressed. All of these changes imply designing specific tools in order to support power system planning and operation, in a way that an increase in the integration of renewable energy sources and electric vehicles can be made avoiding at the same time high investments in the reinforcement of new generation facilities and grid infrastructures.

In this context, this course will address the following topics:

 • Evaluation of the impact from the presence of EV in power grids;
 • Development of new strategies, concepts and methodologies for managing large amounts of EV;
 • Development of tools for evaluating the impact of large scale EV integration in power system operation and planning;
 • Development of advanced communication solutions for EV / power grid interface;
 • Development of regulatory solutions for allowing an effective integration of EV in power systems;
 • Presentation of on-going initiatives on electric mobility from the industry perspective and strategy for the future.


Prof. João Abel Peças Lopes (

João Peças Lopes was born in Portugal. He obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University (FEUP) in July 1981. From 1981 to 1982 he worked as Engineer in the department of studies of an electrical equipment manufacturer – EFACEC. In November 1981 he joined the staff of the Department of Electrical Engineering at FEUP as teaching and research assistant. In 1988 he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Porto, having reached the highest grade. In November 1996 he obtained his Aggregation degree also from FEUP.
He is presently Full Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of FEUP, being also Director of the Sustainable Energy Systems PhD program. Prof. Peças Lopes is presently Director of the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto (INESC Porto). He is also the convenor of the CIGRE WG C6.20 on electric mobility.


Prof. Rodrigo Garcia (

Rodrigo Garcia was born in Mexico. He received the electrical engineering degree from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, in 2001, the M.Sc. degree from CINVESTAV, Mexico, in 2003 and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2007from the University of Glasgow, UK. In 2008, he was granted with the Hans Christened Ørsted Award at the Centre for Electric Technology (CET) by the Technical University of Denmark to carry out postdoctoral research activities. Since 2009 he holds the position as Assistant Professor. His research interests are dynamics, stability and control of electric power systems; renewable energy integration; and modelling and simulation of FACTS and custom power controllers. He is an IEEE, IET and CIGRE member.



João Peças Lopes
Portugal (Coordination)

Rodrigo Garcia

Nikos Hatziargyriou

Ed Bower

Kai Strunz
TU Berlin

Matthias Galus
ETH Zurich

Tomás Gómez San Román
Comillas University

Miguel Pinto

Pedro Silva

Filipe Joel Soares

Pedro Rocha Almeida

David Rua

Mauro Rosa

Course duration and location

Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June 2011

INESCPorto, Porto , Portugal


Courses Contents

Day 1 - Monday, October 3rd

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Opening Session (João Peças Lopes)
09:15 – 10:30 The EU MERGE Project: A Global Overview (Nikos Hatziargyriou / J. Peças Lopes)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Characterization of EV Deployment and Driver’s Behaviour (Ed Bower)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Benchmark Modelling of Distribution Networks with EV (Kai Strunz)
15:00 – 16:00 Integration of EV in Distribution Networks: Impact Analysis and Advanced Control Solutions (Filipe Joel Soares)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 EV Contribution for Improving Power System Dynamic Behaviour (Pedro Rocha Almeida)
17:30 – 18:30 The Portuguese MOBI-E Initiative for Electric Mobility (Miguel Pinto)

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 4th

08:30 – 9:45 The EDISON Project: A General Overview (Rodrigo Garcia)
09:45 – 10:45 Communications for Smart Grids and Electric Mobility (David Rua) 10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 Impact Assessment from Wide Scale Adoption of EV and V2G (Matthias Gaulus)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Assessing the Impacts of the Presence of EV on System Operational Reserve (Mauro Rosa)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Regulatory Framework and Business Models for Plug-in EV Integration (Tomás Gómez)
17:00 – 18:00 Fast Charging EV Stations: An Industry View (Pedro Silva)
18:00 – 18:30 Wrap-Up and Open Discussion (João Peças Lopes)

Course fees

The course fees include lectures, documentation, coffee breaks, lunches and course dinner.
Member of EES-UETP 245 EUR
Non-Member of EES-UETP: University 600 EUR
Non-Member of EES-UETP: Industry 1000 EUR

The Course Secretariat will send an invoice to each registered participants after the reception of the filled Registration Form.
Payment is requested before the beginning of the course.

IMPORTANT: the minimum number of attendees on this course must be 15, otherwise this course cannot be held.

Registration form

Registration Form


Special Prices were arranged at Hotel Ibis S. João (5 minutes from INESC Porto), Hotel Axis Porto Business & Spa Hotel (10 minutes from INESC Porto) and Hotel Teatro (down town). Please contact directly:

Hotel Ibis S. João ***
Phone: +351 22 551 31 00
Fax: +351 22 551 31 01
Single and double room: €55 (breakfast not included)

Hotel Teatro ****
Phone: +351 220 409 620
Fax: +351 220 409 629
Single room: €80 (breakfast included)
Double room: €90 (breakfast included)

Hotel Axis Porto Business & Spa Hotel ****
Phone: +351 229 052 000
Fax: +351 229 052 009
Single room: €55 (breakfast included)
Double room: €62 (breakfast included)

When making a reservation please mention “INESC Porto EES-UETP”.





Mrs. Paula Castro
Phone: +351 22 2094230 Fax: +351 22 2094150

Campus da FEUP
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 378
4200 – 465 Porto


How to get here

If you are arriving by plane at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, you can take the “Metro” directly from the airport to INESC Porto. The two nearest “Metro” stations are “Hospital S. João” and “I.P.O” in the Yellow line (please see the map for more details). You can also get a Taxi and go directly to INESC Porto asking the driver for this address: INESC Porto, Campus da FEUP, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 378.

If you are arriving by train to “Campanhã” Main Station, you can take the “Metro” directly from the train station to INESC Porto. The two nearest “Metro” stations are “Hospital S. João” and “I.P.O” in the Yellow line (please see the map for more details). You can also get a Taxi and go directly to INESC Porto asking the driver for this address: INESC Porto, Campus da FEUP, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 378.

If you are arriving by car to Porto, you should follow the directions to “Hospital S. João”. (Please see the map for more details)

How to get to INESC Porto inside FEUP Campus

How to get to INESC Porto inside FEUP Campus