Professor Nando Ochoa

Research Interests

  • Distribution Networks (analysis, modelling, operation, planning, optimisation)
  • Network Integration of Battery Storage (medium-to-small scale battery storage, management, aggregation)
  • Network Integration of Electric Vehicles (impacts, management, planning)
  • Network Integration of Renewables (medium-to-small scale wind and photovoltaic generation, impacts, management, planning)
  • Smart Grids (distribution networks, active network management, low carbon technologies, optimisation, hardware-in-the-loop)

Biography

I am Professor of Smart Grids and Power Systems at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I am also part-time Professor of Smart Grids at The University of Manchester, UK. I am an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer since 2015 and an IEEE Senior Member since 2012. From 2011 to 20 From 2007 to 2010 I was a Research Fellow in Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh, UK. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering received from UNI (Peru), and a Research MSc and a PhD in Electrical Power Engineering, both received from UNESP Ilha Solteira (Brazil). I am co-author of 130+ research papers (list of publications and Research Gate) in peer-reviewed top class international journals and conferences and 50+ technical reports, and co-inventor of one patent filed by Psymetrix Ltd (now part of GE).


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Citation Metrics (September 2017)

Scopus Author ID h-index: 23 ; Citations: 2022

Google Scholar h-index: 27 ; Citations: 3420


Recent Publications

  1. Franco J, Ochoa L, Romero R. AC OPF for Smart Distribution Networks: An Efficient and Robust Quadratic Approach. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 2017.
  2. De Almeida MC, Ochoa L. An Improved Three-Phase AMB Distribution System State Estimator. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017, Vol. 32, Issue 2.
  3. Kaloudas CG, Ochoa L, Marshall B, Majithia S, Fletcher I. Assessing the Future Trends of Reactive Power Demand of Distribution Networks. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017.
  4. Quiros-Tortos J, Valverde G, Arguello A, Ochoa L. Geo-Information Is Power. IEEE POWER & ENERGY MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017, Vol. 15, Issue 2.
  5. Procopiou AT, Quiros-Tortos J, Ochoa L. HPC-Based Probabilistic Analysis of LV Networks With EVs: Impacts and Control. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017, Vol. 8, Issue 3.
  6. Ochoa L. Slowly but Surely: Smart Grids Are Just Around the Corner Guest Editorial. IEEE Power and Energy Magazine. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017, Vol. 15, Issue 3.
  7. Ballanti A, Ochoa L, Bailey K, Cox S. Unlocking New Sources of Flexibility CLASS: The World's Largest Voltage-Led Load-Management Project. IEEE POWER & ENERGY MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017, Vol. 15, Issue 3.
  8. Procopiou AT, Ochoa L. Voltage Control in PV-Rich LV Networks Without Remote Monitoring. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017, Vol. 32, Issue 2.
  9. Ballanti A, Ochoa L. Voltage-Led Load Management in Whole Distribution Networks. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017.
  10. Troiano G, Ferreira HS, Trindade FCL, Ochoa L. Co-Simulator of Power and Communication Networks Using OpenDSS and OMNeT plus. 2016 IEEE INNOVATIVE SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES - ASIA (ISGT-ASIA). IEEE. 2016.
  11. Quiros-Tortos J, Ochoa L, Alnaser SW, Butler T. Control of EV Charging Points for Thermal and Voltage Management of LV Networks. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2016, Vol. 31, Issue 4.
  12. Gutierrez-Lagos L, Ochoa L. CVR Assessment in UK Residential LV Networks Considering Customer Types. 2016 IEEE INNOVATIVE SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES - ASIA (ISGT-ASIA). IEEE. 2016.
  13. Trindade FCL, Ochoa L, Freitas W. Data Analytics in Smart Distribution Networks: Applications and Challenges. 2016 IEEE INNOVATIVE SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES - ASIA (ISGT-ASIA). IEEE. 2016.
  14. Ochoa L, Pilo F, Keane A, Cuffe P, Pisano G. Embracing an Adaptable, Flexible Posture Ensuring That Future European Distribution Networks Are Ready for More Active Roles. IEEE POWER & ENERGY MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2016, Vol. 14, Issue 5.
  15. Alnaser SW, Ochoa L. Optimal Sizing and Control of Energy Storage in Wind Power-Rich Distribution Networks. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2016, Vol. 31, Issue 3.

Nando Ochoa

Level: 02 Room: 215
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Parkville
University of Melbourne
3010 Australia

T: 0390354570
E: luis.ochoa@unimelb.edu.au


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