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Introduction to the Research Programme in MicroGrids

A Microgrid is an electrical distribution network consisted of distributed generators, local loads, and energy storage systems that can operate in grid-connected or islanded modes. Different technologies are combined together, such us power converters, control, communications, optimization, and so on. This way the energy can be generated and stored near to the consumption points, improving the stability and reducing the losses produced by the large power lines.

A Case Study: DC Microgrids for on-board Power Systems

The Microgrid research programme areas include AC and DC MicroGrids control and management, centralized and distributed control architectures, power quality and protections, multi agent systems, standard-based information and communication technologies, online optimization techniques and energy management systems. All of the foregoing can also be conceived within a problem based learning (PBL) education for Postgraduates, PhD students and industrial partners.

The Microgrid research programme is connected to other multidisciplinary programmes of the Energy Technology and the Electronic Systems departments at Aalborg University. The programme also promotes national and international cooperation with universities, institutions and companies.

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partners/collaborators

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Ongoing Projects

IoT Projects

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Completed Projects

Laboratory Facilities

The Microgrid research programme has a number of state of the art laboratory facilities at its disposal:

Contact Information

Programme Leader

Professor Josep M. Guerrero
Direct phone: +45 20378262
E-mail: joz@et.aau.dk

Vice Programme Leader

Associate Professor Juan Carlos Vasquez
Direct phone: +45 20378261
E-mail: juq@et.aau.dk

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PhD/Industrial Microgrid Courses in 2018

  • Advanced FPGA based Controllers for Power Electronic and Drive applications
  • AC Microgrids   
  • Power Quality in Microgrids
  • DC Microgrids
  • Optimization Strategies and Energy Management Systems

    Maximum number of Participants per course: 25
    Please register here 

Programme Members

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Who we are?

In 2011, the Department of Energy Technology started the Microgrids Research Programme. In the beginning, it was a small, but at the same time, ambitious research team, which has been growing thanks to the hard research work, passion of its members and its visibility within the international Microgrid community. The MGTeam involves a continuously increasing number of PhD students, Postdocs and guest researchers. It consists of international members, which have exceptional backgrounds in the fields of power electronics, distributed generation and/or microgrids. Each team member provides the basis of his/her research work through Project/Problem-Based Learning (PBL) linked by a self-determination to develop outstanding contributions within Microgrids field. 

The MGTeam is covering various aspects of AC and DC Microgrids, including but not limited to modelling, control and operation, renewable energy systems, energy storage systems, protection, power quality, standard-based ICT, networked control, energy management and optimization as well as multi-agent systems.

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