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Electric Power Systems

The Modelling, Analysis and Control research unit is a multidisciplinary group made up of teachers and researchers from the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Its central focus is research related to the analysis, control and modelling of electricity power systems and its work has largely been carried out in collaboration with industry, and national and European public research bodies, whose financial support enables the group to do its work. The unit also has an important teaching function both within the university and in collaboration with a number of national and overseas institutions. The unit’s principal goal is to foster research and facilitate the education of postgraduate students in a range of technological fields through their participation in projects which are of interest to both industry and government. These objectives mean that the unit is actively involved in : - the development of core and applied research in areas within the unit’s remit. - PhD and post-doc education. - the dissemination of its research findings in publications and in national and international conferences.

Research topics

  • Steady-state
  • Automatic generation control
  • Stability
  • Electromagnetic Transients
  • Quality
  • Isolated systems: islands, microgrids, off-grid
  • Power electronics
  • HVDC/FACTS
  • *Quality
  • *Electromagnetic Transients
  • *Automatic Generation Control
  • *Stability
  • *Steady-state

Education

Coordinator

Luis Rouco obtained the “Ingeniero Industrial” and “Doctor Ingeniero Industrial” degrees from the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1985 and 1990 respectively. He is Full Professor of Electrical Engineering in the School of Engineering of Universidad Pontificia Comillas. He has served as Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1999 through 2005. He teaches at undergraduate level a course on Electrical Machines and at graduate level courses on Power System Analysis and Power System Stability and Control. He has been Director of the Course on Power System Operation jointly developed with Red Eléctrica de España in the period 2004-2007 and Director of the Master on Electrical Tecnhnology jointly developed with Endesa in the period 2007-2011. Profesor Rouco develops his research activities at Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (IIT). He has supervised a number of research projects for Spanish public administrations, Spanish electric utilities , such as Endesa, Gas Natural, Iberdrola, Red Eléctrica de España, Unión Fenosa and Viesgo, and other Spanish engineering and industrial companies such as ABB, AEG Ibérica de Electricidad, Ardanuy Ingeniería, Babcock & Wilcox Española, Duro Felguera, Eliop, Empresarios Agrupados, Indra, Initec Energía, Izar, SEMI, Sener and Técnicas Reunidas. He has also research projects for foreign companies and institutions such as Alstom Switzerland, CAMMESA y Universidad de La Plata (Argentina), Edison Spa (Italia), Electricité de France, RTE-France and INESC-Porto (Portugal). Professor Rouco areas of expertise are modelling, analysis, simulation and control of the steady-state, dynamic and transient behaviour of electric power systems. Professor Rouco has written many papers in international journals and conferences. Profesor Rouco is member of Cigré and IEEE, President of the Spanish Chapter of IEEE Power Engineering Society del IEEE and Member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish National Committee of CIGRE. He has been visiting scientist at Ontario Hydro (Toronto, Canada), MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) y ABB Power Systems (Vasteras, Sweden).