VÍCTOR JAVIER GUTIÉRREZ MARTÍNEZ
Universidad de Guanajuato
Dr. Víctor J. Gutierrez Martinez Received the Electrical Engineering Diploma, the M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo (UMSNH), Morelia, Mexico, in 2002, 2005, and 2011, respectively. From June 2007 to May 2008, he was visiting student at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the same University from January 2012 to August 2013 working on three main topics such as: a) Residential Energy Hub Management Systems (EHMS). In this project, EHMS controllers were deployed in 21 houses to optimally dispatch household appliances. The objective functions considered were either energy cost savings, energy consumption reduction, greenhouse emissions reduction, or a trade-off between them. To achieve the optimal solution, the inputs to the model were weather forecasts, energy prices, human activity levels, and user preferences. b) Industrial EHMS. The application of an Optimal Industrial Load Management (OILM) model to a set of industrial loads was considered in this project. The objective was both to optimally dispatch the set of loads to generate reductions in their energy consumption and to reduce their associated demand peak; the OILM model thus, minimized the energy consumption and/or the peak power of the plant, as well as energy costs and peak demand charges. c) Industrial Voltage Optimization. The impact of voltage variations on industrial process loads and associated energy demand were evaluated in this project. Based on appropriate industrial load models, estimates of the energy savings were determined for different voltage and plant conditions (i.e. process types and rates). These estimates were compared to the actual measurements for similar plant conditions to validate the energy savings. Estimates and measurements of the energy savings allowed the evaluation of the effect that voltage has on the energy consumption of the plant, and thus allowed the evaluation of the plant’s overall savings. Dr. Gutierrez joined the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, Morelia, Mich., Mexico, in 2013, where he was a part-time Professor. Currently, he is a Full-time Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Guanajuato, Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico. His research interests are: 1. Power system modeling and operational aspects in the context of smart grids. 2. Dispatch issues in sustainable power and energy systems. 3. Demand Side Management and Demand Response topics. 4. Impact of renewable energy resources on the operation and control of electric distribution systems. The projects in which he currently is involved are: 1. “Development of intelligent tools for PMU applications in the National Interconnected power grid” Project registration number: 50730-National Council of Science and Technology, Mexico. 2019. 2. “Definition and development of loads and non-conventional generators models for their integration in electricity markets” Project registration number: 168-2016-Tecnologico Nacional de Mexico Research group: ¨Planning, operation, and control of electric power systems and distribution (ITMOR-CA-6). 3. “Mexican wholesale electricity market surveillance” Project registration number: submitted for approval-Tecnologico Nacional de Mexico Research group: ¨Planning, operation, and control of electric power systems and distribution (ITMOR-CA-6).
- Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México