Filipe Joel Soares

Filipe Joel Soares received the Physics degree (five-year course) from the Faculty of Sciences and an Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energies) Postgrad from Porto University, Porto, Portugal, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He also received the Ph.D. degree in Sustainable Energy Systems, in the MIT|Portugal Program, from Porto University, Porto, Portugal, in 2012. His Ph.D. thesis was entitled “Impact of the Deployment of Electric Vehicles in Grid Operation and Expansion”. Currently he is a Senior Researcher in the Centre for Power and Energy Systems of INESC Porto, lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and Assistant Professor in the Lusophone University of Porto. His research activity is directed towards the integration of distributed energy resources (i.e. controllable household loads, electric vehicles, renewable energy sources and stationary storage) in distribution grids, as well as to the development of advanced functionalities for their management and participation in electricity markets. Currently he is involved in several International projects, such as: STABALID – STAtionary BAtteries LI-ion safe Deployment, approved by the EU under the 7th Framework Program, which main objective is the safe deployment of large stationary batteries in the electric power systems;; ELECTRA – European Liaison on Electricity Committed Towards long-term Research Activities for Smart Grids, approved by the EU under the 7th Framework Program; and AnyPLACE – Adaptable Platform for Active Services Exchange, approved by the EU under the Horizon 2020, which intends to develop a modular smart metering platform to provide a bidirectional service exchange gateway that enhances the interaction between end users, market representatives, electricity network operators and ICT providers. He is author of more than 50 papers in international journals and conferences, 1 book and 7 book chapters.