APREN Award 2018
Ricardo Prata (PhD) and Gabriel Maciel (Master), both from Instituto Superior Técnico, are the winners of the APREN Award 2018!
Ricardo Prata was distinguished thanks to his thesis entitled "Regulatory Framework Design and Market Response Interactions under Growing Solar and Wind Generation Deployment in the Portuguese Electrical Energy System". As for Gabriel Maciel, he won the Award through the thesis "Development and Mechanical Design of a Foundation for an Offshore Wind Turbine".
Also worthy of mention are the second places awarded to Francesca Poggi (PhD), from Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, for the thesis "SMART RURAL: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies in Rural Space", and Filipe Fernandes, from Instituto Superior Técnico, for the thesis "Dispatch of a Reversible Water Plant in the Daily Market and in the Secondary Band Market".
Honors were awarded to Sara Freitas (PhD), from Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, for the thesis "Photovoltaic potential in building façades", Filipe Francisco (Master), from Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, for the thesis "Synthesis of three-dimensional hematite photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical cells" and João Marques (Master), from Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, for the thesis "Power Distribution Planning Under Distributed Generation Uncertainty".
Congratulations to all!
To consult the poster / summary of Ricardo Prata thesis, click here.
To consult the poster / summary of Gabriel Maciel thesis, click here.
To read our interview with Gabriel Maciel, click here.
The APREN Award
APREN, with the support of EDP Produção and EDP Renováveis, promoted this year the 4th edition of this initiative, that aims to disclose, to the renewable electricity sector, academic dissertations carried out in Portuguese higher education institutions contributing to technology transfer and knowledge dissemination between research institutions and companies.
The APREN Award, this year dedicated to master's and doctoral theses, included an exhibition of the 25 works selected by a jury in a poster format, which took place during our Annual Conference, on October 9, at Fundação Oriente, Lisbon.
APREN promoted yet another edition of its APREN Award, an initiative that aims to promote academic theses completed in Portuguese universities and related to renewable electricity.
The winners for this year's edition, sponsored by Voltalia, are already known:
- First Prize: : João Megre Barbosa (“Fast Assessment of Dynamic Behavior Analysis with Evaluation of Minimum Synchronous Inertia to Improve Dynamic Security in Islanded Power Systems"
- Second Prize: Rui do Couto (“Improving Solar Power Forecasting Through Advanced Feature Engineering")
- Honourable Mentions:
- José Cardoso (“Análise da Fase de Transporte de uma Fundação Inovadora para uma Turbina Eólica Offshore")
- Miguel Silva (“Technical and Economic Solutions for Grid-Connected Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants")
- First Prize: Mário Alberto Vieira (“Viability of Structural Health Monitoring Systems on the Support Structures of Offshore Wind")
- Second Prize: José Iria (“Optimal participation of na aggregator of prosumers in the electricity markets")
- Honourable Mentions:
- Raquel Figueiredo (“Renewable and resilient power systems under future climate variability")
- Rita Hogan Almeida (“Large power hybrid PV pumping for irrigation")