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Description: The University of Seville is an institution with more than five centuries of history that have left a legacy of renowned academic tradition and a unique cultural heritage. Currently, its main asset is the extensive university community made up of more than 70.000 students, 4.400 professors and 2.400 administrative professionals.
The Electrical Energy Systems group (EES) of the University Seville was created about 30 years ago and conducts multiple research activities in power engineering and maintains strong connections both with the national industry and other research groups worldwide. Currently, the EES group is composed of nearly 20 PhD Electrical Engineers with permanent positions, including 4 full professors, 7 associate professors and 8 assistant professors. In addition to this permanent staff, a team of assistant researchers and PhD students contributes to the technology transfer to the industry.
Main Research Fields:

  • Computational and simulation tools for power systems
  • Transmission and distribution planning and operation
  • Energy efficiency and power quality
  • Energy interfacing with power electronic devices
  • Renewable energy control and integration
  • Optimal planning, control and operation of wind and PV farms
  • Electricity markets
  • Wave energy
  • Wide-area control using PMUs
  • Contribution of distributed generation to ancillary services

 

Laboratory Equipment

OPAL-RT 5600 and two HIL 402 platforms

Description: Allowing time steps of 0.5 to 1 microseconds. Main characteristics: 4 cores processor, 16 analogue inputs, 16 analog outputs, 32 digital inputs, 32 digital outputs, HIL DSP interface and HIL microgrid DSP interface.

Power Hardware in the Loop (HIL) testing

In addition to our OPAL-RT 5600 and HIL402 Typhoon platforms it has been acquired a power amplifier Regatron TC.ACS. It is a 50 kVA, full four-quadrant, and a three-phase four-wire unit especially suited for PHIL testing.

Converters with Digital Signal Processor (DSP)

Scaled-down MV distribution system

Description: Based on CIGRE benchmark network (Task Force C06.04.02).

Scaled-down LV distribution system

It has been reproduced in the laboratory a scaled-down version of the LV benchmark network proposed by the CIGRE Task Force C06.04.02 to analyze the impact of the distributed generation. The distribution system is a three-phase four-wire network fully configurable, controllable and monitored in real-time.

Recent Publications

Journals:

Conferences:

  • A. Gómez-Expósito:
    Advanced technologies squeeze urban feeders capacity to enhanced DER and EV integration
    IEEE International Forum on Smart Grids for Smart Cities, Paris, France, 16-18 October, 2016.
  • E. Romero-Ramos, A. de la Villa-Jaén and M. del P. Castillo-Gómez:
    New insight into the possibilities of estimating secondary distribution transformer taps
    IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Europe), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9-12 October, 2016.
  • R. González, M. Bocos, J. Mª Maza-Ortega, E. Romero-Ramos, I. Díaz, A. Gastalver:
    State estimation in MV distribution networks: experience in the Spanish smart grid project PRICE-GDI
    CIGRE SESSION 46, paper C6-110, pp. 1-9, Paris, France, 21-26 August, 2016.
  • J.M. Roldán-Fernández, M. Burgos-Payán, J.M. Riquelme-Santos, A.L. Trigo-García:
    The Merit-Order Effect of Energy Efficiency
    EEIC Energy Economics International Conference, Lisboa, Portugal, 4-5 February, 2016.
  • J.M. Roldán-Fernández, M. Burgos-Payán, J.M. Riquelme-Santos, A.L. Trigo-García:
    Renewables versus Efficiency: A Comparison for Spain
    EEIC Energy Economics International Conference, Lisboa, Portugal, 4-5 February, 2016.

last updated: 20.07.2017

University of Seville – Electric Energy Systems Group (EES)