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Virtual Power Producers and Distributed Generation in Energy Trading Markets: An Approach to the Integration of Renewable Energy in Latin America

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

ECCD Poster Session

Tagged Division

Energy Conversion and Conservation

Page Count

12

Page Numbers

22.1665.1 - 22.1665.12

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https://peer.asee.org/18567

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84

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Simon De Los Rios Lisbon Superior Engineering Institute (ISEL)

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Simon De Los Rios received his honors B.Sc. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida, United States in 2008. He is currently a researcher at Lisbon's Superior Engineering Institute (ISEL) in Lisbon, Portugal focusing on distributed generation and renewable energy sources integration to the energy market with emphasis on Latin America.

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José Carlos Quadrado is a currently the President of ISEL (Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal) and a full Professor of electrical machines in the electrical engineering and automation department. He has a B.Sc. in Energy and Power Systems, a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering, Automation and Industrial Electronics from ISEL, a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computers from Lisbon Technical University. He is also the president of a research and project center on electrical machines control and applications (CIPROMEC).

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Abstract

Virtual Power Producers and Distributed Generation in Energy Trading Markets: An Approach to the Integration of Renewable Energy in Latin America Simón De Los Ríos Director José Carlos Quadrado Instituto Superior de Engenheira de Lisboa - ISEL Rua Conselheiro Emídio Navarro, 1. 1949 - 014 Lisboa - Portugal ABSTRACTIn order for governments from around the world, but more specifically from Latin America tobe able to respond and meet increases in electrical power demand in the coming years anddeal with the tightening of global environmental standards; a shift from the currentconventional electricity production has to be altered, and new innovative energy productionalternatives have to be evaluated and introduced. There is no silver bullet for tackling thisissue; a profound change has to take place in all areas of the electrical energy spectrum –generation, transmission and distribution. However, Distributed Generation promises to bethe best all-around solution for solving increasing energy demand, reducing peak loads, jobcreation, improving distribution and transmission reliability, positive environmental impactand providing electrical power to rural areas. This paper aims to examine the integration ofDistributed Generation from Renewable Energy sources into electrical markets in LatinAmerica, specifically in Argentina, Chile and Colombia; aided by an energy market simulationtool – MASCEM that creates a technical and organizational framework, that allows the tradeof electrical energy from Distributed Generation be competitive in existing energy markets.Key Words - Latin America, Energy Market, Virtual Power Producers, Distributed Generation,Renewable Energy Simón De Los Ríos | José Carlos Quadrado

De Los Rios, S. (2011, June), Virtual Power Producers and Distributed Generation in Energy Trading Markets: An Approach to the Integration of Renewable Energy in Latin America Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18567

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