New national-funded research project

Wind farmThe research project Forecasting and optimization of wind generation in energy markets (FOWGEM) has been accepted for granting by the Spanish's National Program of R+D+i for the Challenges of the Society. This is a project coordinated by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (the project leaders are prof. Ma. Pilar Muñoz and prof. F.-Javier Heredia) in collaboration with the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (where the leader is leader prof. Andrés Ramos). Besides these two universities, several other universities and electrical utilities from Spain and abroad participate in the project: 

  • Universities: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain); Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea (Basc Country, Spain); Universidade Paulista Júlia de Mesquita Filho (Brasil); North Carolina State University (USA).
  • Electrical Utilities and research centers: Iberdrola, Gas Natural - Fenosa, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research
Project FOWGEM aims at aplying a global approach to the problem of the optimal integration of the wind-enery generation of a generation company in the wholesale electricity market through the combination of statistical forecasting models, mathematical programming models for electricity markets and advanced large-scale optimization algorithms.