Luis Vargas

Associate Professor

University of Chile

Av. Tupper 2007, Santiago-Centro

Beaucheff 993, Santiago Centro

Santiago, Metropolit



Telephone: 56-2-678-4210

Fax: 56-2-695-3881

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Key words:

Deregulation, Renewable energy, Power system planning, Computational techniques and Simulation, Voltage stability

Research description:

The main focus of Dr. Vargas research has been in the areas of Electrical Energy Market Analysis, New and Renewable Energy, Power System Dynamics and Stability, Voltage stability and collapse, Interconnected and Multimachine Systems. In these fields Dr. Vargas has been director several reasearch projects (funded by the National Science Fundation in Chile, Fondecyt, ). Dr. Vargas has been director of more than 15 applied projects for the main electric companies and energy institutions in Chile. These projects cover the areas of environment implications of electrical energy production technologies, wind and geothermal energy production, design and implementation of analytical methods and software for electric energy systems analysis. In addition, Dr. Vargas has carried out consultant work in the areas of deregulated energy markets and planning applications for the regulatory entities in Chile. As a result of this work, he has published over 50 technical papers in international journals and conferences, as well as several technical papers in Chile.

Laboratory facilities:

Simulation Lab.
This simulation lab is equipped with modern simulations packages developed in the Energy Area, of the electrical engineering department. In addition, a new laboratory, named Integrated Electrotechnologies Laboratory, has been built in 2002. This lab has modern new and renewables energy modules for both, teaching and research activities(

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