RE&PQJ-1 ISSN: 2172-038X


Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal, Vol.1, No.1,

April 2003


RE&PQJ-1 Index


Experiences of ENDESA Group in Generation of Electricity with biomass.

Rafael Guinea, Xavier Noguer.

Endesa Cogeneración y Renovables (Spain)



Co-firing of Low Rank Coal and Biomass: A Chance for Biomass Penetration in the Renewables.

Antonio Valero and the Biomass group of CIRCE (Center of Research for Power Plant Efficiency). Spain



Outlook of the Solar Photovoltaic Energy in Spain

Manuel Vázquez. University of Vigo (Spain)



Power Quality Problems and New Solutions Almeida, L.Moreira, J.Delgado. University of Coimbra (Portugal)



RENEWABLE ENERGIES. Preliminary Issues.

INEGA (Energetic Institute of Galicia). Spain.



Opportunities for the development of renewable energy in the EU

Juan Fraga, General Secretary EUROFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources).



Medium term Develpment of Renewable Energy

Emilio Menéndez Pérez, Honorary Profesor in UPM and UAM. (Spain)



Environmental Impacts Caused by Eolic Energy.

F. Macías, C. Nieto and A. García. Environmental Technology Laboratory
University of Santiago de Compostela






Series Compensation for Hydro-Quebec Long Distribution Lines.

R. Wamkeue, N. Kandil, J. East, Y. Boiclair. UQAT, Dept. des Sciencies Appliquées. Canada.




Energy Conversion with Doubly Fed Machines.

J. Bendl., M. Chomat., L. Schreier. Institute of Electrical Engineering. Czech Republic



Comparison of Variable Speed Wind Turbine Control Strategies.

Santiago Arnaltes Gómez. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Spain.



Heat Transfer Modelling in a Circulating Fluidised Bed Biomass Boiler.

Alexandre Aibéo, Carlos Pinho. Instituto de Engenharia Mecánica e Gestao Industrial (INEGI). Portugal.


Robust Power System Stabiliser Design Based on m – Synthesis.

M. Bouhamida, M. A. Denaï. University of Science and Technology of Oran. Algeria.




Modelling and Simulation of a Grid Connected Variable Speed Wind Energy Conversion System with Low Cost Power Converters.

A.B. Raju, B. G. Fernandes, Kishore Chatterjee. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. India.




The Ocurrence of Faults in LCI Drive Systems and its Effects on the Power Supply Quality.

Adérito N. Alcaso , A. J. Marques Cardoso. Universidade de Coimbra. Instituto Politécnico da Guarda. Portugal.




Improvement of transient stability of power systems by using UPFC.

E. Gholipour and S.Saadate. Groupe de Recherche en Electrotechnique et Electronique de Nancy (GREEN). France.




Mechanical Stress Behavior Inside Slots of Large Hydro Generators.

Christian Grabner and H. Köfler. Institute of Electrical Machines and Drives. Graz University of Technology. Austria.



Voltage Wave Quality in Low Voltage Power Systems.

José M. R. Baptista, Manuel R. Cordeiro, A. Machado e Moura. Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. Facultade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto.  Portugal.




Electromagnetic Finite Element Calculations of Permanent Magnet Generators for ECObulb and HYDROMATRIX  Applications.

Erwin Schlemmer, Franz Müller. Engineering Manufacturing Electrical (EL) – Generators, Engineering Development (EL-ED1). VA TECH HYDRO GmbH&Co. Austria.




Fractal Classification of Solar Irradiances Into Typical Days Using a Cumulative Distribution Function.

S. Harrouni and A. Guessoum. Solar Instrumentation & Modeling Group/University of Science and Technology H. Boumediene (USTHB). University of Blida. Algeria..




Development of an Experimental Tool to Measure Power Quantities.

Cristina Gherasim, Jeroen Van den Keybus, Johan Driesen, Ronnie Belmans. K.U. Leuven – ESAT/ELECTA. Belgium.



Remote Control System for Small Hydro Energy Power Stations.

K. J. Sagastabeitia B., A. J. Mazón Sainz Maza, I. Zamora Belver, Z. Aginako Arri, J. R. Saenz Ruiz. Universidad del País Vasco. Spain.




Power Quality Enhancement Using a Unified Compensator and Switched Filter - Capacitor Compensator.

A. M. Sharaf, Pierre Kreidi. The University of New Brunswick. Canada.




Neural Network and Daubechies Wavelet in Power System Protection.

A. L. Orille, J. Iglesias Lorenzo and S. Bogarra. E.T.S.I.I.B.,UPC. Spain.




Dynamic and Steady State Modelling of the Doubly Fed Twin Stator Induction Generator With Core Loss.

G. Boardman, J. G. Zhu, Q. P. Ha. Faculty of Engineering. University of Technology. Sydney. Australia.




An Engineering Model for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells.

T. A. Suker, B. J. Holland, J. G. Zhu. Faculty of Engineering. University of Technology, Sydney. Australia.




Electromagnetic Forces in Induction Motor With Nonsinusoidal Power Supply.

M. Roytgarts. Electrosila Stock Company. St-Petersburg. Russia.



Analysis of Harmonic Current Propagation in Industrial Sector in Function of the Load Level.

Joao Pedro Trovao, Humberto Jorge. Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra. Facultade de Ciencias e Tecnología.  Portugal.




Development and Test of a Kinetic Accumulator of Electric Energy for an Hybrid Electrical Vehicle.

R. Garrigosa, E. Frias, R. Bosch. E.T.S.E.I.B. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Spain.




The Use of an Active Power Filter for Harmonic Elimination, and Power Quality Improvement in a Nonlinear Loaded Electrical Installation.

António P. Martins. Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto – DEEC – ISR. Portugal.




Modelling and Simulation Tool for the Analysis of Electric Power Quality Issues.

F. Magnago, C. Reineri, S. Lovera, R. Lima and E.Belenguer. Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto. Argentina.




Current Energy Situation in the Basque Country.

Idoia Manero Txintxetru, P. Eguia. Escuela de Ingeniería Técnica de Vitoria – Gasteiz – University of the Basque Country. Spain.




A Optimization Technique of Hydrothermal Systems Using Calculus of Variations.

L. Bayón, J.M. Grau, M.M. Ruiz, P.M. Suárez. Oviedo University. Spain.




Voltage Sag Source Location in Distribution Networks.

Enrique Belenguer, Claudio Reineri, N. Aparicio and R. Mampel. Universitat Jaume I. Spain. Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto. Argentina.




A Study of Product Quality in the Electricity Network in the Province of Burgos.

Jesús Sagredo González, Victoria Abad San Martín, Javier González de la Viuda. Escuela Politécnica Superior. Universidad de Burgos. Spain.




Small-Scale Renewable Energy in the Next Century Market Hydro Plants – State of the Art and Applications.

Catalin Serban Dragu, Ronnie Belmans. K.U. Leuven, ELECTA, Energy Institute. Leuven. Belgium.




Contribution to the Determination of the Elements of Photovoltaic Panel (PV) Equivalent Electric Model. Application in the Maximal Power Point (MPP) Available Analytical Expression.

V. Autier, V. Molcrette, H. Roisse. Faculté des Sciences Appliquées. Université d’ Artois - Béthune. France.




Adjustable Speed Hydro Generation.

J. R. Wilhelmi, J. Fraile Ardanuy, J.J. Fraile Mora and L. Íñigo. E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Spain.




New Design of Hydrogenerator Poles.

Kuchinskaia Z. M. Department of Hydrogenerators, Electrosila. St. Peterburg. Russia.




Implementation of a Methodology to Define the Optimum Capacity of a Wind Farm.

Paulo Pinto, Miguel Ferreira, Álvaro Rodrigues. IPB, INEGI, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto. Portugal.




Adjustable Speed Drives and Power Quality.

S. Galceran, M. Teixidó, A.Sumper, J. Casas, J. Sánchez. E.T.S.I.I.B., CITCEA- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. FECSA-ENDESA. Spain.




A Motor Facility Energy Program in a Chemical Industry.

L. F. Mantilla Peñalba, M. A. Rodríguez Pozueta, R. Diego García. E.T.S.I.I.T. Universidad de Cantabria. Spain.




Competitive Power Market Analysis – Evaluation of Market Power Due to Congestion Effects on Transmission System.

Manuel Joao D. Gonçalves, Zita A. Vale. Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP)/Institute of Engineering (ISEP)/Departement of Electrical Engineering (DEE). Portugal.




Sequence Components Obtained by Current Spectral Analysis in DC Motor Drives Working Under Abnormal Conditions.

G. Alonso Orcajo, J. M. Cano R., C. H. Rojas G., M. G. Melero, M. F. Cabanas. University of Oviedo. Spain.




Analysis of the AC-DC Harmonic Interaction Between the Power Network and Uncontrolled 6 Pulse Rectifiers Working in the Discontinuous Conduction Mode Using Newton’s Method.

J. M. Cano, G. A. Orcajo, C. H. Rojas, M. G. Melero, M. F. Cabanas. University of Oviedo. Spain.




A Control Procedure for Permanent Magnet Variable-Speed Wind Turbine.

A. Haniotis, A. Kladas, J. Tegopoulos. Laboratory of Electrical Machines. Electric Power Division. National Technical University. Greece.




3D Vibration and Stress Analysis of Insulators.

Damian Mazur, Mariusz Trojnar. Rzeszow University of Technology. Poland.




Modelling of Electrical and Mechanical Phenomena in Induction Motors with Air-Gap Eccentricity.

Damian Mazur, Mariusz Trojnar. Rzeszow University of Technology. Poland.




A Space Vector Modulation Control Algorithm for VSI Multi – Level Converters.

A. Cataliotti, F. Genduso, G. Ricco Galluzzo. Università Degli Studi di Palermo. Italy.




Switched Reluctance Drives for Electric Vehicle Applications.

Pere Andrada. EUPVG-UPC. Spain.




Stray Load Losses in Induction Machines A Review of Experimental Measuring Methods and a Critical Performance Evaluation.

Hansjörg Köfler. Technische Universität Graz. Austria.




Influence on Power Quality Measurement of the Simultaneous Presence of Different Disturbances.

Mañana, M; Eguíluz, L. I.; Lavandero, J. C.; Diez, G. University of Cantabria. Spain.




Problems Derived from the Simultaneous Utilisation of Different Flickermeters in Large Electric Networks.

Eguíluz, L. I.; Mañana, M.; J. C., Ortiz; Madrazo, A. University of Cantabria. Spain..



Modelling, Testing and Economic Analysis of a Small – Scale Hybrid Wind-PV-Battery System Installation.

Athanassios D. Karlis, Demetrios P. Papadopoulos. Democritos University of Thrace. Greece.



A New MatLab Model for Wind Speed Simulation in Wind Induction Generator Units.

José Coto Aladro, Mª. Isabel García Álvarez, Gúzman Díaz González, Javier Gómez-Aleixandre. Universidad de Oviedo. Spain.




Uncertainty in Measurements of Power and Energy on Power Networks.

Emil Manov, Nikolay Kolev. Technical University - Sofia. Bulgaria.




A Methodology Based on an Expert Fuzzy System for the Selection of the Architecture, Technology and Characteristics of a Domotics System.

R. Mayo Bayón, F. Mateos Martín, L. Reina Ortega, B. Fanjul Viña, A. Robles Álvarez, A. M. López Rodríguez. Universidad de Oviedo. Spain.




Determination of the Ground Resistance and Distribution of Potentials in Grounding Grids Using Solid FEM.

J. A. Güemes., F. Rodríguez, J. M. Ruiz, F. E. Hernando. E.U. Ingeniería Técnica Industrial. University of the Basque Country. Spain.




Economic Formalism for Optimizing the Design and Energy Management of a Hybrid Wind/Photovoltaic System.
O. Gergau, G. Robin, H. Ben Ahmed, B. Multon. SATIE – Brittany Branch, ENS de Cachan – Ker Lann Campus. Bruz. France




An Electricity Day-Ahead Market Simulation Model.

T. Nogueira, A. Almeida do Vale and Z. Vale,. Institute of Engineering, Polytechnique Institute of Porto. Portugal.




Low-Cost Digital System for Power Quality Monitoring.

José Batista, Júlio S. Martins, Joao L. Afonso. Instituto Politécnico de Bragança/Univesidade do Minho. Portugal.




Feasibility Study of Using Super Capacitors as Storage Devices in Photovoltaic Systems.

T. Zouaghi, B. Issaoui, A.Schmitt, M.LeBitoux. ENIT, Tunis – Elmanar University. Tunisia. EDF/DRD. France.




Influence of the Network Reconfiguration in the Performance of Harmonic Filters Located in an Electric Power System.

M. F. Coelho Monteiro, J. A. Dias Pinto, A. C. S. Machado e Moura. Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra/Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto. Portugal.




A Comprehensive Model of a Doubly Fed Induction Generator for Dynamic Simulations and Power System Studies.

Joris Soens, J. Driesen, R.Belmans. ESAT/ELECTA. K.U. Leuven. Belgium.




Cost of Transmission Transactions: Comparison and Discussion of Used Methods.

Judite Ferreira, Zita Vale, A. Almeida Vale, Ricardo Puga. Polytechnic Institute of Porto. University of Porto. Portugal.




Study of Wind Power Limit for a Network Bus.

D. García García, M. P. Comech, M. Sanz, J. B. Arroyo, M. García Gracia. University of Zaragoza. Spain.




Recycling of Small Electrical Machines and its Applications for Low Cost Wind Turbines.

A. Gálvez, M. Lejárraga, J. S. Artal, A. Usón, F. J. Arcega. University of Zaragoza. Spain.




Simulation Results of a Shunt Active Power Filter with Control Based on p-q Theory.

Emílio Ferreira do Couto, Júlio S. Martins, Joao L. Afonso. Universidade do Minho. Portugal.




Abstraction of Significant Temporal Features of Voltage Sags Recorded in a 25kV Substation.

David Llanos, Joaquín Meléndez, J. Colomer, J. Mora, J. Corbella and J. Sánchez. University of Girona – UdG/FECSA – Endesa. Spain.




A Series Active Filter Controlled by Personal Computer.

M. Joao Sepúlveda Freitas, Joao L. Afonso, Júlio S. Martins. Universidade do Minho. Portugal.




Power Systems Restoration Training – a Simulated Cooperative Approach.

A. Silva, Z. Vale, C. Ramos. Porto Polytechnic Institute. Portugal.




Dynamic Modelling of Wind Farms: a Comparative Study Between Two Modelling Approaches.

I. Zubia, S.K. Salman, X. Ostolaza, G. Tapia and A. Tapia. University of the Basque Country. Spain. The Robert Gordon University. U.K.




Classification of Sags Measured in a Distribution Substation Using a Fuzzy Tool.

J. Mora, J. Meléndez, J. Colomer, D. Llanos, J. Corbella and J. Sánchez. University of Girona. ENDESA. Spain.




Computer Science Tool for the Calculation of Technical-Economical Viability for the Integration of Renewable Energies in Pumping Stations (H.I.I.E.R & C.I.B.E.R).

Diego Botero, Marcos Navarro, Mariano Sanz and José Fco. Sanz Osorio,  University of Zaragoza. Spain.




Harmonic Distortion in an Steel Plant with Induction Furnaces.

I. Zamora, I. Albizu, A. J. Mazon, K. J. Sagastabeitia, E. Fernandez. University of the Basque Country. Spain.




Using Active Filters to Reduce THD in Traction Systems.

I. Zamora, P. Eguia, A. J. Mazón, E. Torres, K. J. Sagastabeitia. University of the Basque Country. Spain.




Continuous Harmonic Analysis and Power Quality Measurements in Three-Phase Systems.

J. C. Montaño, A. López, J. Gutiérrez, M. Castilla, D. Borrás and J. C. Bravo. Consejo Superior de Inv. Científicas. University of Sevilla. Spain.




Power Quality Analysis of Wind Turbines. Part I – Static Analysis

Joaquín Mur Amada, Ángel Antonio Bayod, Roberto Zapata, Samuel Ortiz.

University of Zaragoza. Spain.




Renewable Energy in Portugal - Legislation, Incentives and Suggestions.

M. Fernanda T. Moreira, Júlio S. Martins, Joao L. Afonso. Universidade do Minho. Portugal.




Hedging Using Futures and Options Contracts in the Electricity Market.

Filipe Azevedo, Zita A. Vale, António A. Vale. Polytechnic Institute of Porto. Portugal.




Power Quality and Air Emission Tests in a Micro Gas Turbine Cogeneration Plant.

J. C. Bruno, , Ll. Massagués and A. Coronas. CREVER – Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Spain.




Increase of Voltage Stability and Power Limits Using a Static Var Compensator.

Roberto Alves, Miguel Montilla, Ernesto Mora.
University Simón Bolívar. Venezuela.




Harmonic Detection By Using Different Artificial Neural Network Topologies.

Juan Luis Flores Garrido, Patricio Salmerón Revuelta.
University of Huelva. Spain.




Algorithm Optimization for PWM Signal Generation with Selective Harmonic Elimination Using the Walsh Transform.

Jesús Vicente Rodrigo, Rafael Pindado, Inmaculada Martínez Teixidor. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Spain.




Home Automation - A Step Towards Better Energy Management.

Renato Jorge Caleira Nunes.
Instituto Superior Técnico/INESC-ID.




Statistical model of wind farms for power flow.

Joaquín Mur Amada, Jesús Sayán, Ángel Antonio Bayod. University of Zaragoza. Spain.




Power Quality Analysis of Wind Turbines. Part II - Dynamic Analysis

Joaquín Mur Amada, Ángel Antonio Bayod, Samuel Ortiz, Roberto Zapata, Jesús Sallán. University of Zaragoza. Spain.




Characterization of Wind Farm Energy Production in a Zone by Artificial Neuronal Networks.

Joaquín Mur Amada, Ángel Antonio Bayod.
University of Zaragoza. Spain.




State-Space Averaged Model of Three-Phase Four-Wire Shunt Active Power Filter Based on Current-Controlled VSI.

P. Rodríguez, J.I. Candela and R. Pindado.

Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC). Spain.




Investigation of a Hybrid Energy System Including Wind Generator.

Evangelos C. Tsimplostephanakis, Athanassios N. Safacas.
University of Patras. Greece.


Wind Turbines Equipped with Self-Excited Induction Machine in Autonomous Mode: Analytical and Numerical Starting Studies.

H. Roisse(1),G. Peset(2), V. Autier(1), J. F. Brudny(1).

1.Laboratoire Systèmes Electrotechniques et Environnement (L.S.E.E.). France. 

2.Groupe Eolien de l’Université du Québec à Rimouski. Canada.


An Advanced Control Approach for a Shunt Active Power Filter.

M. C. Ben Habib, E. Jacquot, S. Saadate.  Groupe de Recherche en Electrotechnique et Electronique de Nancy. France.



Topology Optimizaton of Active Power Filters
Raul Monteiro(1,2), Beatriz Borges(1,3), Victor Anunciada(1,3).

1.Instituto de Telecomunicaçoes, 2.Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, 3.Instituto Superior Técnico. Lisboa, Portugal


Switching Signals Generation Technique for Minimizing the RMS Tracking Error in Active Filters.

Fermín Barrero González, Enrique Romero, Mª Isabel Milanés Montero and José Miguel Montero Milanés. University of Extremadura. Spain.



Reability of the Forecasting of the Monthly Demand of Electric Energy with Neural Networks.

M. A. Jaramillo, D.Carmona, E. González and J. A. Álvarez.

University of Extremadura. Spain.




Multipurpose Synchronised PQ Meters for Isolated Environments.

R. Zapata, S. Ortiz, A. Llombart, J. J. Melero, M. Sanz.
University of Zaragoza and Foundation C.I.R.C.E. Spain.




A Stochastic-Deterministic Optimization Method For Eliminating the Environmental Impact Produced By a Grounding System.

M. Sylos Labini, A. Covitti, G. Delvecchio, N. Medoro.
Polytechnic of Bari. Italy.




Renewable Energies, Option of Future.

Ramon Mujal-Rosas, Jasmina Casals-Terré, Joaquim Lloberas-Valls. Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC). Spain.




A Method for Estimating the Environmental Impact of a Wind Farm by Fuzzy Logic Techniques.

G. Delvecchio. University of Bari. Italy.




Magnetic Fields in Multiconductor Systems with Harmonic Currents.

M. Pineda Sánchez, L. Serrano Iribarnegary.
E.T.S.I.I., Polytechnic University of Valencia.




Simulation of Power Quality in Residencial Electricity Networks.

D. McQueen(1), M. McQueen(2), , P. Hyland(3),S. Watson(1),

1. Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology Loughborough University. United Kingdom.

2. School of Information Technology and Electrotechnology. Otago Polytechnic Dunedin, New Zealand.

3. AuStral Engineering Associates Limited. New Zealand




Technical Methods for the Prevention and Correction of Voltage Sags and Short Interruptions Inside the Industrial Plants and in the Distribution Networks.

Nicolás Louzán Pérez, Manuel Pérez Donsión.
E.T.S.I.I. Vigo University. Spain.




Preheating In Pellet Stoves: Efecct in Energy Balance and Emissions

J.C. Moran, E. Granada, J.Porteiro, J.L. Miguez.
E.T.S.I.I. University of Vigo. Spain.



Pellet Combustion in Stove: Perfomance and Emissions Statistical Approach

J.C. Moran, E. Granada, J.Porteiro, J.L. Miguez. University of Vigo. Spain.