Optimization in Wind Energy Resources

Chair: Dr. Rafael Campos Amezcua

The increasing demand for electrical energy, as well as the adverse effects of the indiscriminate use of fossil fuels, encourage the search for new sources of energy that are more environmentally friendly, safe, and economically feasible. Wind energy is the most widely used renewable energy source to produce electricity.

Wind turbines are the devices that are used to transform the kinetic energy of the wind into electrical power. Although it is a mature technology, with more than 100 years of existence, there are still various challenges that require study and research, from the early stages of a wind power project, such as the evaluation of the wind resource, through the design of wind turbines and even systems integration.

Contributions addressing the following (and related) topics are welcome:

  • Wind power assessment
  • Wind speed forecasting
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Wind turbines

All submission will be peer-reviewed by a panel of international experts.

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Short Bio: In 2000 he graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the Instituto Tecnológico de Morelia, México. In 2005, he obtained a master’s degree from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France; and in 2009, he obtained a Ph.D. from the École Nationale Supérieur d’Arts et Métiers from Paris, France. Since 2000, he worked in the Turbomachinery Department of the Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas (IIE), in the evaluation, diagnosis, and extension of the useful life of Turbomachinery. Starting in 2009, he collaborated with the IIE's Non-conventional Energy Department in the design of a large wind turbine. He was a researcher at the Institute of Renewable Energies of UNAM from 2012 to 2017. He is currently Professor-Researcher at the Tecnológico Nacional de Mexico. His main lines of research are wind resource assessment, wind speed forecasting, and wind turbine design. He has participated in research projects that include the aerodynamic and aeroelastic analysis of wind turbines, as well as the numerical simulation and experimentation of the flow of diphasic mixtures for the design of pumps and hydraulic turbines. He is the author of articles JCR, book chapters, and works presented at national and international conferences.