W-ENER. Session 16

Wednesday November 4th, 2020

Along with greeting, we enclose an invitation for the last session of the Online Meetings of the Worldwide Energy NEtwoRK of this year 2020, on November 17 at 09:30 Chilean time.

The title of the talk is: “Development and Technology of Wind Energy in the World: a Brief Overview” and it will be given by Dr. Jose Luis Elizondo.

The link for registration will be https://bit.ly/WENER_1711

You can also follow the talk on our live YouTube channel https://youtu.be/TYzWo0OAJPg

The summary of the talk is:

A brief overview of the state of the wind energy market in 2019 will be presented with short and long-term projections, as well as wind turbine technologies and market share. In addition, mention will be made of the clean energy goals of the governments of Denmark, United Kingdom, Mexico and Chile, highlighting the world’s ongoing transition to a low-emission society.

I also leave you the biography of the panelists:

Dr. José Elizondo

Dr. José L. Elizondo was born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, in 1981. He received the degrees of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. Graduates in Electronic Systems Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), Campus Monterrey, Mexico, in 2004, 2007 and 2011, respectively. He worked as a professor and part-time researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at ITESM, Campus Monterrey, from 2007 to 2011 and 2014.

He has completed research internships and industrial courses in power electronics for renewable energy technologies at the Federico Santa María Technical University, in Valparaíso, Chile, at the Aalborg University, in Aalborg, Denmark, and at the University of Talca, in Curicó. , Chile, in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016, respectively. Since 2012 he has been a full-time maintenance engineer and technology consultant at Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) Exploración y Producción, in Reynosa.

Dr. Elizondo has been recognized by the IEEE with the Grade Elevation of Senior Member in 2018, based on significant performance in the oil and gas industry and research networks on power electronics for renewable energy technologies with The academy. His main research interests include model-based predictive control, electronic power converters and renewable energy conversion systems.

Panelist Alejandro Olloqui.

My current role at Vestas is to manage advanced root cause analysis, system diagnostics, multi-brand troubleshooting, and after-sales technical support to customers.

For the last three years I have worked for Siemens Gamesa (SG) as a Field Support Electrical Specialist (FSS) in the Service Engineering department. Mainly contributing to the analysis of wind farms and turbines in terms of the performance of their electrical systems, control, software, firmware, etc.

As an FSS engineer, I had to manage wind turbine control software implementations with all internal teams including engineering, SCADA, O&M, and project managers. Also, to understand and support design modifications(updates) regarding documentation of work instruction, budget control, implementation, monitoring plan and technical support to crews; coordinate with cross-functional teams on technical issues or engineering projects and products; to perform problem solving in the field, such as data collection, analysis, problem solving, solution evaluations, containment.

Parallel to the industry, I have an important role in a research group of Power Electronics in Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS) with international collaboration. My PhD and Master thesis studied the role of power converter topologies and advanced control techniques for DFIG power control and synchronization in WECS. I feel like my research skills combined with field experience have given me a strong sense of customer service, technology, and the real wind industry to understand and develop unconventional solutions.

Panelist Oliver Probst

Oliver Probst received his diploma in physics (Dipl.Phys.) From the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1990, and his Ph.D. in Natural Sciences / Physics in 1994, also from the University of Heidelberg. He has been a professor of physics and renewable energy at the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) since 1996 and a wind energy consultant. He has served as an advisor to nearly 1,500MW of commercial wind farms in operation in Mexico and the United States, and is currently involved in a portfolio of new wind farm projects; it also provides support for some of the projects developed in the past. His experience includes regulatory analysis, grid connection, intake analysis, permitting and evaluation of wind resources.

His group at Tecnológico de Monterrey is dedicated to the technology of small wind turbines and the structural dynamics of wind turbine blades. It participates in the Mexican Center for Wind Energy Innovation with rotor aerodynamics and control projects, as well as the Mexican Center for Smart Grids with a wind energy forecasting project. Oliver Probst is part of the National System of Researchers of Mexico (level II) and maintains a wide network of collaborations with alumni, entrepreneurs and researchers.

Dr. Probst is the founding director of the Master of Science in Engineering program covering (1) Clean Energy and Sustainable Water Use, (2) Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing, (3) Telecommunications, (4) Industrial Engineering. Currently he also serves as President of the Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems program with the following lines of research: (1) Product Design and Innovation,

(2) Advanced materials, (3) Automation of manufacturing systems, (4) Production engineering. Both M.Sc. The programs are accredited by the National Postgraduate Accreditation System of Mexico PNPC.

Panelist Osvaldo M. Micheloud

Dr. Osvaldo M. Micheloud was born in Argentina; He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rosario, Argentina, in 1973. He obtained his M.Sc. in 1978, and his Ph.D. in 1979, both in the area of ​​Electronics and Automatic Control at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

After 20 years of international industrial experience, in 1997 he became a full-time professor and head of the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires, ITBA. In 1998 he was appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In 2006 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico as visiting professor, and shortly thereafter he was appointed full professor and director of the Master’s Program in Energy Engineering.

For his contributions to academic activity in Monterrey, Dr. Micheloud received the Teaching and Research Award and was appointed Roberto Rocca Research Professor in 2009. In 2013, he received the Rómulo Garza Award for his contributions to the development of applied research related to to the needs of the Mexican Industrial Sector. He was the founder and has served as its first Director of the Industrial Consortium to Promote Applied Research for Economic Growth for 11 years at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. It is part of the National System of Researchers of Mexico (level I) and maintains a wide network of collaborations with industrial companies, former students, entrepreneurs and researchers.

In 2019, he retired from Tecnólogico de Monterrey and currently works as an independent consulting engineer in Argentina.