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NUNO SOUZA E SILVA

Nuno Souza e Silva is member of the Executive Board and the General Manager of R&D Nester since 2013.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Nuno was Country Manager in Portugal for DNV KEMA Energy Consulting, an energy consulting multinational company. Nuno has also assumed engineering and senior management roles in several telecommunications and energy related companies and in the Ministry of Economy.

Nuno has a Degree in Electrical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal, an MSc. in Electrical Engineering from the same University, an MBA from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and an MSc. in Business Management from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

YANG WEI

Yang Wei is Deputy General Manager of R&D Nester since January 2017.

Yang Wei works in China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) since March 1995. Since April 2012, he is Director of Power Automation Test Lab at China EPRI.

He was Co-Leader of R&D Nester for the joint project ‘Substation of the Future' between Portugal and China, working at R&D Nester in Portugal for one year from December 2013 to December 2014.

Yang Wei holds a Master of Science(MSc) Degree in Electric Power System Automation and a Bachelor of Science(BSc) Degree in Computer Science and Application, both from Northeast China Electric Power University.

Hong Shen

Hong Shen was Deputy General Manager of R&D Nester since May 2013 until December 2016.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Hong Shen was a teacher in NEIEP in the area of power systems automation control and researching of new technology, before joining CEPRI in 2003. At CEPRI, Hong Shen worked in the power grid planning division and in the Consulting Service Department.

Hong Shen holds a Bachelor and a MSc. in Electrical Engineering from China North East Institute of Electric Power (NEIEP), and a PhD. in Electrical Engineering from China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI).

Isabel Alvite

Isabel Alvite is R&D and Innovation Manager of R&D Nester since July 2013.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Isabel worked at REN since January 1990, in the area of power system planning, regarding electricity generation simulation models. In the last years, she has been focusing her work on Innovation and R&D management area.

Isabel holds a Degree in Applied Mathematics/Informatics from Portucalense University (UPT), and a Post-Graduation in Information Management from Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP).

Francisco Reis

Francisco Reis is Chief Engineer and Project Leader of R&D Nester since 2015.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Francisco worked at REN since 1996 in the Planning Division carrying out several studies in areas such as Load-Flow studies, probabilistic simulation of power systems, development of models for a probabilistic and chronological simulation tool, etc . More recently has been Planning Methods Advisor for ENTSO-E carrying out studies concerning Pan-European network modeling and European Planning Standards.

Francisco holds a Degree, MSc and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Technical University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico.

His main fields of interest include power system planning and optimization methods.

Rui Pestana

Rui Pestana is collaborating in an R&D Nester project related to Dispatch Tools in order to ensure that the research performed is beneficial to the Portuguese electric network and its stakeholders.

Rui is working at REN since April 1989 and he is assistant director of the Systems and Development Department of the System Operator division since 1995 and he is also a invited professor in Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, with a title of expert in Energy.

Rui holds a Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and MSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Energy) from Instituto Superior Técnico.

João Afonso

João Afonso is collaborating in an R&D Nester project related to the Substation of the Future in order to define and demonstrate a new concept of substation that may be adopted by transmission grid utilities, thru a research that outcomes a real-time testing platform for future smart+ generation substations.

João is working at REN since 1996 assuming the role of Head of Planning and Engineering Division.

João holds a Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, a MSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Energy) from Instituto Superior Técnico and a Post-Graduation in Economics and Management from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Miguel Moreira da Silva

Miguel Moreira da Silva is Asset Manager at REN, serving also as Member of the Board of Directors at EnergyIN.

Miguel is collaborating in an R&D Nester project related to Energy market models and storage in order to ensure that the research performed is beneficial to the Portuguese electric network and its stakeholders.

Miguel has been working at REN since May 2012, firstly as R&D and Innovation Manager with the responsibility of setting up a technology partnership with State Grid Corporation of China, towards the creation of a joint R&D Center. He has also worked at Itron, Iskraemeco, EDF Energy Nouvelles, INESC and Ministry for Agriculture and Environment.

Miguel holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering (5yr), Executive Master in Sustainable Energy Systems and a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems, from MIT Portugal (University of Porto, FEUP), and a Postgrad in Business Management (ongoing course) from Católica Lisbon.

Zutao Xiang

Zutao Xiang is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since March 2015.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Zutao Xiang worked at Yupont Electric Power Corporation, as Software engineer and project manager of power grid billing system until 2004. After July 2005, Zutao Xiang worked at China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) in the Power System Department.

Zutao Xiang holds a Bachelor Degree and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University

Qu Linan

Qu Linan is a Project Researcher of R&D Nester since November 2014.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Qu Linan worked at CEPRI at Renewable Energy Grid Integration Planning & Simulation Technologies Division in the Renewable Energy Department.

Qu Linan holds a Bachelor Degree on Electrical Engineering from Hebei University of Technology and a Master Degree in of Electrical Machinery and Apparatus from Harbin Institute of Technology.

Nuno Pinho da Silva

Nuno Pinho da Silva is Researcher at R&D Nester since September 2014.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Nuno was responsible for Operations Research RD&I activities at Albatroz Engineering. He served as principal investigator at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon and as professor at the High Institute of Engineering of Lisbon of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon (ISEL) and at the School of Business and Administration of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (ESCE - IPS).

Nuno Pinho da Silva holds a 5 year Degree, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon, with major in Systems, Decision and Control. He holds the Executive Master in Applied Business Analytics from the INDEG-IUL Executive Education and the certificate in the Regulation of Power Sector from the Florence School of Regulation of the European University Institute, both with honors. Nuno is senior member of the Ordem dos Engenheiros (the Portuguese professional association of Engineers).

Ricardo Cartaxo

Ricardo Cartaxo is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since 2013.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Ricardo worked at REN since 2000 in several projects as Engineer at Substation Control Systems Department and before in EFACEC for 11 years.

Ricardo holds a Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, and a MSc. on Energy of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico.

Fan Chen

Fan Chen is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since December 2014.

 

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Fan Chen worked at SGEPRI/NARI - R&D Center until 2009 and at NARI Technology Development Co. Ltd. until February 2012. In March 2012 he started working at CEPRI, until December 2014 assuming also the role of Technology Supervisor at Power substation automation research section, Power Automation Department. Focused on the research about the application of IEC61850, smart substation and automation control of power system.

Chen Fan holds a MSc. in Electric Power System & Automation from Southwest Jiaotong University.

Ricardo Pastor

Ricardo Pastor is a Project Researcher of R&D Nester since April 2014.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Ricardo worked at Portuguese Air Force since 2007.

Ricardo holds a Degree and MSc. in Electrical Engineering with Major in Energy from Lisbon Polytechnic Institute (Lisbon Institute of Engineering – ISEL) with a dissertation in the field of network planning and renewables operation and a specialization in the field of Energy.

Among his areas of interest, it includes the simulation and analysis of power networks and the development and application of optimization methods.

NUNO AMARO

Nuno Amaro is a Project Researcher of R&D Nester since September 2015.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Nuno worked at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa where he was Researcher and Teaching Assistant in different courses at the Electrical Engineering Department until 2015.

Nuno holds a PhD (and MSc) in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the field of Energy from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His main areas of interest include simulation and analysis of power systems, renewable energy integration and sustainable power production and transportation.

Zhao Liang

Zhao Liang is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since March 2015.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Zhao Liang worked at State Grid Electrical Power Research Institute (SGEPRI) Clean Energy Generation Department until 2012. After 2012, assumed functions in the Renewable Energy Department focused on modeling and grid integration technology of renewable energy power system research.

Zhao Liang holds a MSc. in Thermal Power Engineering and a Phd. in Energy Information Technology from Southeast University.

Cristina Amaro

Cristina Amaro is Assistant to General Manager & Team Support of R&D Nester since December 2015.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Cristina worked in retail, advisory, audit, banking and telecommunications industries for the last 19 years (Henkel Ibérica, KPMG, Brandia Central, Banco Privado Atlântico Europa and Timwe) assuming office management and executive assistant roles.

WAN LEI

Wan Lei is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since November 2015.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Wan Lei worked at State Grid Electrical Power Research Institute (SGEPRI) Power System Simulation and Modeling Research Section focused on electromechanical and electromagnetic transient and their hybrid research and high voltage direct current transmission modeling research.

Wan Lei holds a Bachelor Degree of Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University and also a Master Degree of Electrical Engineering from State Grid Electric Power Research Institute (SGEPRI). At this point it is nearing the completion of his Phd. with State Grid Electric Power Research Institute (SGEPRI).

Jiang Dajun

Jiang Dajun is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since January 2016.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Jiang Dajun worked at State Grid Electrical Power Research Institute (SGEPRI) Grid Integration Planning and Simulation Technology of New Energy Research Department focused on new energy generation modeling, simulation analysis and operation control technology research.

Jiang Dajun holds a Master Degree of Engineering from State Grid Electric Power Research Institute (SGEPRI) and also a Bachelor of Engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

JOÃO ESTEVES

João Esteves is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since January 2016.

João holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa and also a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering – Energy from Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL).

XIA CHAO

Xia Chao is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since January 2016.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Xia Chao worked at State Grid Electrical Power Research Institute (SGEPRI) in Generator Control and Power Grid Engineering Test Research Section, Power System Department with Focus on Power system stability and control research/studies.

Xia Chao holds a Master Degree of Electronic Engineering from China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) and also a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from North China Electric Power University.

YU RUOYING

Yu Ruoying is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since April 2016.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Xia Chao worked at State Grid Electrical Power Research Institute (SGEPRI) in Renewable Energy Department with Focus on planning and grid integration technology of renewable energy power system research. Mainly participated and completed the related projects and technical services.

Yu Ruoying holds a Master Degree of Automation of Electric Power Systems from South East University and also a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from South China University of Technology.

MIN ZHAO

Min Zhao is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since June 2016.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Xia Chao worked at State Grid Electrical Power Research Institute (SGEPRI) as responsible for the development of electromechanical transient simulation program.

Min Zhao holds a Master Degree of Automation of Electrical Engineering from China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) and also a Bachelor Degree of Electrical Engineering from China Agricultural University.

Shubang Huang

Shubang Huang is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since January 2016.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Shubang Huang worked at State Grid Electrical Power Research Institute (SGEPRI) Substation Technology Research section, Power Automation Department.

Shubang Huang holds a Master Degree of Electrical Engineering from Southeast University and also a Bachelor Degree of Electrical Engineering from Hohai University.

YUAN HAO

Yuan Hao is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since September 2017.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Yuan Hao worked at China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) as Engineer of Power Automation Department.

Yuan Hao holds a Master Degree of Computer Science from Southeast University (China) and also a Bachelor Degree of Electrical Engineering from Southeast University (China).

Gonçalo Glória

Gonçalo Glória is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since April 2018.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Gonçalo worked at EDP Comercial as Junior Project Manager at Energy Services in B2B.

Gonçalo holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, where he majored in Energy.

JOÃO SARAGOÇA

João Saragoça is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since May 2018.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, João worked at GE Grid Solutions, as Control, Command and Protection Systems Engineer

João holds a Master Degree Electrical and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico

JIANGWEN MENG

Jiangwen Meng is Project Researcher of R&D Nester since May 2018, developing work at the Project ‘Smart Substation Testing and Implementation' of R&D Nester.

Prior to joining R&D Nester, Jiangwen Meng worked at China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) on Research on protection testing and dynamic simulation technology of half-wavelength AC transmission line.

Jiangwen holds a B.Sc.(Outstanding Graduate), Majoring in electrical engineering and automation and a M.Sc. (Recommend Exemption), Majoring in electrical engineering, both by North China Electric Power University, China.

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