Background and activities

I am a PhD Fellow at the Department of Electric Power Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Elisabetta Tedeschi and financed by the project HES-OFF from the Research Council of Norway.

HES-OFF is developing a novel concept for stable electric power and heat supply in offshore oil and gas installations, in which wind power is combined with hydrogen energy storage and CO2 emissions can be reduced in up to 35%.

My interests and contributions to this project are in the:

  • Optimization procedures to size and design the energy storage system, considering long- and short-term energy demands of the electric system
  • Control strategies to guarantee the stability and power quality in the electric system
  • Validation of design proposals using Power Hardware-in-the-Loop
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    Moreover, I am also contributing to IMAGINE, a project financed by the Horizon 2020 program from the European Union. This project is developing and demonstrating an innovative power take-off (PTO) concept for wave energy applications.

    My interests and contributions to this project are in the:

  • Optimization procedures to maximize the energy yield of a given wave energy converter, considering a modular PTO approach and the influence of different control strategies
  • Design validation of the proposed PTO using Power Hardware-in-the-Loop
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    My research interests include: power system stability and control, AC micro-grids, power electronics for renewable and distributed power systems, energy storage systems, electrical machines, excitation systems, condition monitoring.

    Scientific, academic and artistic work

    A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

    Journal publications

    Part of book/report

    Report/dissertation

    • Alves, Erick Fernando; Montoya Andrade, Dan El Andres; Chapaloglou, Spyridon; Tedeschi, Elisabetta. (2020) D5.2 - EMG control strategy selection and pre-test report. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2020.
    • Riboldi, Luca; Alves, Erick Fernando; Pilarczyk, Marcin; Nord, Lars O.; Tedeschi, Elisabetta. (2020) HES-OFF H2: Integrated model of the hybrid energy system. 2020.
    • Pilarczyk, Marcin; Riboldi, Luca; Alves, Erick Fernando; Nord, Lars O.; Tedeschi, Elisabetta. (2019) HES-OFF H1: Case study definition and benchmarking. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2019.
    • Alves, Erick Fernando; Montoya Andrade, Dan El Andres; Tedeschi, Elisabetta. (2019) IMAGINE D5.1 - EMG control strategy analysis report. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2019.