Modelling of Future Distribution Networks: State-of-the-Art and Challenges

Type: IEEE PES Distinguished Lecture Series

Title: Modelling of Future Distribution Networks: State-of-the-Art and Challenges

Speaker: Prof. Nando Ochoa, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Date: 6th of September 2018
Time: 17:30 – 18.30
Location: C24 (CDT Seminar Room), Sackville Street Building (please use the Granby Row entrance)


This talk will discuss the use of simulation tools and approaches designed specifically to carry out sophisticated studies for distribution networks. It will highlight the importance of detailed network models and carrying out probabilistic analysis to cater for uncertainties. Furthermore, it will present novel frameworks in which optimisation and power flow analysis platforms can interact to mimic more realistically the future operation of network management systems. Finally, it will discuss the role of co-simulations with communication platforms as well as the role of hardware-in-the-loop studies.


Prof. Nando Ochoa

Nando Ochoa is Professor of Smart Grids and Power Systems at The University of Melbourne, Australia and part-time Professor of Smart Grids at The University of Manchester (former UMIST), UK. He is an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer since 2015 and an IEEE Senior Member since 2012. From 2007 to 2010 Prof. Ochoa was a Research Fellow in Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh, UK. In 2010 he also undertook an industrial secondment with the Edinburgh-based company Psymetrix Ltd (now part of GE). Prof. Ochoa holds 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). He is the co-author of 140+ research papers (list of publications and Research Gate) in peer-reviewed top-class international journals and conferences and 60+ technical reports. He is also the co-inventor of one patent filed by Psymetrix Ltd (now part of GE).