ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES AND DISTRIBUTION GENERATION                     Spanish version

New form of energy resources and integration

The rapid development of distributed generation (DG) and new technologies of generation are gradually reshaping the conventional power systems in a number of countries in the Western Europe and North America. These generating systems are different from the conventional generation system based in synchronous generator. This new aspects provide a los of areas to provide a contribution to the universal knowledge.

A) VISION

Moving towards global prosperity by strengthening technological innovation, creating opportunities for electric power systems of the future through knowledge-based products.

B) OBJECTIVE

Innovate in the development, use and application of technology to seize opportunities and energy resources for electricity generation for the development of innovative energy products.

C) RESEARCH INTEREST

Since 2002 the Professor Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt started to research in new technologies of generation and distributed generation. His PhD proportioned a great view of the opportunities of research in some aspects considered challenging in this areas. The three axis of research interest of Professor Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt include: (i) Modelling and simulation (ii) integration and (iii) development of prototypes.

 

(I) Development of prototypes. Pursuing the generation of knowledge to the actual implementation of prototypes of alternative energy sources, which can measure in a controlled performance from them, and lay the foundation for cognitive modelling and simulation.

Image of the EOLO-1 Project. This is a first Venezuelan prototype of small wind turbine using single case induction generator directly connected to the grid. The leader of this project is Professor Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt and It is under developing with www.giaelec.org and UNEFA-Maracay, Venezuela.

(II) Modelling and Simulation. Involves the reproduction of the real phenomena of alternative energy sources and distributed generation through mathematical abstractions that allow a simple way to infer considerations, and issues related to the actual operation, through simulations.

Professor Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt has developed a lot of models in Matlab-Simulink, e.g. Photovoltaic arrays, batteries, inverter, micro turbines, fuel cells, etc.

(III) Integration. Corresponds to research the causes and effects of all phenomena associated with the use of alternative energy sources and distributed generation, including production of knowledge and creation of standards that establish requirements for security, economic, and environmental regulations.

Integration studies is a important aspect to research. Professor Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt has developed a great number of programs useful to make the integration studies. A complete list of some programs developed by Professor Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt are shown in modelling and simulation page.

D) RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ASPECTS

E) MAIN PROJECTS

Porject EOLO presuit the develop of the development of the first Venezuelan prototype of small wind turbine using single case induction generator directly connected to the grid. The leader of this project is Professor Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt and It is under developing with www.giaelec.org and UNEFA-Maracay, Venezuela. This project will be installed at the Universidad Nacional Experimental Politecnica de la Fuerza Armada Nacional (UNEFA), Venezuela.

Today the original project EOLO-1 evolution to EOLO-2. This new version is a small wind turbine prototype but for islanding purpose. This project is carried out by Alejandro Carantona as end career project and have received founding of UNEFA. This project consider about 8500 US$ and It is expected to finish to December of 2009.

Actually, as part of the project EOLO2 currently in development by the Group for Advanced Research in Energy and Professor Francisco M. González-Longatt, in recounts days was erected climate station called "Guardian of Heaven". This station will help to quantify the wind resource available at Mariara, Venezuela.

E) RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY

The ability to promote research of Professor Francis M. Gonzalez-Longatt is demonstrated by:

Advisor projects:

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PhD Thesis: 2 (currently in development)

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MSc Thesis: 15

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End of career projects: >15

Publications:

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Papers: >60

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Reports: >20

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Paper read in congress and events: >40

Public domain information:

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Web page: http://www.giaelec.org.ve: About 500 visits monthly with a 500 MB of download.

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Webpage: http://www.fglongatt.org.ve: More than 750 visits monthly with more than 2 GB of download.

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Facebook site: Site of giaelec in facebook have more than 420 registered members.

 

 

 

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26th April  2009. www.fgongatt.org.ve

 

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