Associate Professor at the Electrical and Computers Engineering Department, NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA), NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal.
keynote speech : “On the use of Smart Meters for Energy Awareness and Energy Efficiency“.
Smart meters are nowadays a reality in the electrical system. By 2014 close to 200 million smart meters were already deployed in the European Union. The EU aims to replace at least 80% of electricity meters with smart meters by the end of 2020. Several European projects and worldwide research are helping improving their functionalities and their role on the smart grids of the future. This presentation will discuss the unbundled smart meter concept, which is a specific architecture that simultaneously combines metrology features and high flexibility within smart meters. The unbundled smart meter is a meter systematization where smart meter functionalities are adequately grouped in two separate, unbundled, components, enabling better ancillary services and user awareness.
J. Martins (IEEE SM’96) was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1967. He graduated in electrical engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, in 1990. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at the same institute, respectively in 1996 and 2003. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Electrical and Computers Engineering Department, NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA), NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal and a senior researcher at UNINOVA-CTS, Portugal. He has published more than 50 scientific articles in refereed journals and books and more than 150 articles in refereed conference proceedings. His research interests are mainly in energy efficiency, alternative energies and power quality, intelligent and energy efficient buildings, energy awareness, smart grid renewables integration.