Valter Monteiro Oliveira Junior

Research themes
  • Methods
Research countries
  • Brazil
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Junior Researcher

Professional experience
Consultant for Electrification with Photovoltaic technologies, Integration Umwelt & energie (2009, 2012) Consultant for Photovoltaic projects (autonomous systems), documentation, tender, solutions, Energiebau Solarstrmsysteme (2009, 2012) Infrastructure Coordinator, CE Federal Bank (2006, 2008) Research Coordinator, Barddal College (2002, 2008) Lecturer, Barddal College (2000, 2008) Support & After Sales Manager, Ionics (1996, 2000) Industrial Automation Technician, Acominas Steel Industries (1986, 1996) Maintenance Electrician, Villares Ateel Industries (1980, 1986)

Master of Computer Sciences, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil (2004)

Electrical Engineer, Federal University of Sao Joao del Rey, Brazil (1994)

Thesis title

Electrification of isolated communities in the brazilian amazon with renewable energy: social, economical, and environmental factors in the performance of installed systems

Thesis abstract

The Brazilian project "Luz para Todos" proposed universal access and use of electric energy and was launched in November 2003 with the challenge of ending the exclusion concerning electricity in Brazil. The goal (bringing electricity to more than 10 million people in rural areas by the year 2008) was reached in May 2009, but during the execution of the program, new families without electrical energy at home were located and, depending on emergence of a large number of demands, the project has been extended to be completed in 2010.

The map of the exclusion power in the country shows that households without access to energy are mostly in smaller towns of the Human Development Index and in low-income families. About 90% of these families have incomes below three minimum wages and 80% lived in rural areas.

Therefore, the government's goal is to use energy as a vector of social and economic development of these communities, helping to reduce poverty and increase family income. Brazilian government believes that the arrival of electricity will facilitate the integration of social programs from the federal government, in addition to access to health services, education, water supply and sanitation.

Most of these families are concentrated in small isolated communities along the rivers that form the Amazon Basin. Due to low consumption perspectives, difficulties of access and long distance from transmission lines, the use of individual solar home systems (SHS) or mini-grid systems, both with renewable energies to supply electricity generation seem to be more efficient and provoke lower environmental impacts, although their implementation costs and risks are considered high.

Motivated by this situation, this study proposes to investigate the social and environmental impacts caused by the arrival of electricity particularly in these communities, and if the government program objectives will be achieved. The result of this research can be used as a guideline for planning activities concerning expansion of these systems.


Monteiro-Oliveira Jr, Valter.  2004.  Scheduling and Optimization under Time Constraints in High Level Microcontrollers' Design.  This paper extends a classical scheduling algorithm utlizing the notion of RT (Register Transfer) in HLS (High Level Synthesis), resulting a scheduler that handles precedence, functional-units and bus constraints. Further Information


Monteiro-Oliveira Jr, Valter.  2001.  Scheduling and Optimization under Restrictions Constraints.  .   78. 

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ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management