IEEE Distinguished Lecture: "Modelling of Future Distribution Networks: State-of-the-Art and Challenges" and "Wide-Scale Adoption of PV Systems in Whole Distribution Networks" by Dr. Luis (Nando) Ochoa


Event Summary: This event consists in two talks. The first talk “Modelling of Future Distribution Networks: State-of- the-Art and Challenges” discusses 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.

The second talk “Wide-Scale Adoption of PV Systems in Whole Distribution Networks” will present some of the findings from the UK EPSRC project “Whole System Impacts and Socio-economics of wide scale PV integration (WISE PV)”. Focus is given to the interactions of high penetrations of small-to-medium scale PV systems considering low and medium voltage networks simultaneously. The long-term technical and economic benefits of Smart Grid schemes, including the use of OLTCs, curtailment and storage, are quantified using real rural and urban areas and then extrapolated to regional and national scales.

More information about Dr. Luis (Nando) Ochoa can be found here:

  Date and Time




  • The University of Manchester
  • Altrincham Street
  • Manchester, England
  • United Kingdom M1 7JA
  • Building: Renold Building
  • Room Number: Room F14

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  • Starts 30 June 2016 09:40 AM
  • Ends 13 July 2016 12:00 PM
  • All times are Europe/London
  • No Admission Charge
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Luis (Nando) Ochoa of The University of Manchester



2:30pm-3:30pm - Talk #1

3:30pm-3:45pm - Coffee break

3:45pm-4:45pm - Talk #2

4:45pm-5:00pm - Networking