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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

Education

Coordinator

Luis Rouco obtained his MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering 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 is the Director of the Course on Power System Operation jointly developed by Universidad Pontificia Comillas and Red Electrica de España. He has also served as Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1999 through 2005.

Prof. Rouco teaches undergraduate courses on Electrical Machines and Power System Protection and graduate course on Electric Power Systems.

Prof. Rouco develops his research activities at Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (IIT).

His areas of expertise are modelling, simulation, simulation, control and identification of electric power systems where he has led more than 250 research projects for Spanish public administrations, Spanish electric utilities and other Spanish engineering and industrial companies. He has also developed research projects for foreign companies and institutions.

Prof. Rouco has published more than 200 papers in international journals and conferences.

Prof. Rouco is Senior Member of IEEE and Distinguished Member of Cigré.

He is president of the Electric Energy Systems-University Enterprise Training Partnership (EES-UETP), Member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish National Committee of CIGRE, Convener of the Advisory Group A1.5 New Technologies of the Study Committee A1 Rotating Machines of CIGRE, editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, member of the Technical Program Committee of Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC) and Technical Program Chair of the IEEE PowerTech Madrid 2021.

He has been visiting scientist at Ontario Hydro (Toronto, Canada), MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) y ABB Power Systems (Vasteras, Sweden).