Nathalia Campos

Project 13: Dynamic stability of power systems with high penetration of power electronic-based interfaces – ELIA  and Innovation@Elia

I am an electrical engineer from Brazil and I received my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil in 2018.  As an undergraduate student, I worked as part of the Power Systems Research Group for three years in my home university.  I studied controlled switching techniques applied to transmission lines using the real-time RTDS simulator.  Being involved early on in these projects sparked my interest to pursue a career in power systems research.

During my undergraduate studies I was awarded the Science without Borders scholarship to study at the University of Manitoba, Canada from 2014 to 2015.  There I had the opportunity to do an internship at the Power Systems Laboratory.  My research consisted of the study of the fault ride through performance of a wind power plant when connected to weak grids.

In 2016 I was awarded the Erasmus Mundus scholarship for pursuing a master’s degree in France.  I completed the Master 2 in Electrical Engineering for Sustainable Development at the University of Lille 1, where I ranked first in the class.  My thesis covered the design of an energy-based control for an MMC-HVDC point-to-point link focusing on the case of the link as an overhead line.

I am working at Elia System Operator in Brussels and pursuing a PhD degree at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) of KU Leuven.

What made me want to join the InnoDC Project was its focus area and the opportunity to be a part of a large collaborative network of researchers committed to the study of renewable energy and HVDC.  These are important topics today and they will become even more important for future power systems.  I see this project as an excellent learning opportunity to further develop my skills and knowledge in the field, and to apply my previous experiences.

My research interests include power system modelling, HVDC transmission systems, renewable energy generation modelling and power system stability problems.  In my free time I enjoy travelling, cycling and exercising.


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