This area aims to generate studies and develop new techniques and methodologies that assist the operation and planning of Energy Systems (ES) considering the constant changes dictated by the evolution in all stages of the electric energy generation, transmission and distribution process. The process chain involved in an ES has the following premises: quality of supply and economy. To achieve these objectives, in the operation planning phase, the aim is to meet the demand with reliability, safety of equipment and installation (satisfied operational restrictions) and operational economy. And, in the planning operation, we seek to make the objectives of the operation feasible by allying minimization of expansion costs. The treatment of these issues requires the use of sophisticated computational methods and models, the developments of which are research objects in the Energy Systems Area of the Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering at UFPR.
This line of research basically addresses three main objectives: