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CANCELLED: Industrial/PhD Course: DC Microgrids


06.05.2020 kl. 08.30 - 07.05.2020 kl. 16.00



Professor Juan C. Vasquez
Professor Josep M. Guerrero


Professor Josep M. Guerrero
Professor Juan C. Vasquez
Associate Professor Sanjay K. Chaudhary
Assistant Professor Baoze Wei



DC distribution and transmission systems are a clear trend in electrical networks. The focus of this course is on modeling, control and operation of DC Microgrids, starting with stability and control strategies analyzed in detail, DC droop, virtual impedance concepts and hierarchical control structures for DC microgrids are also introduced. Control of DC-DC and AC-DC converters oriented as DC Microgrid interfaces are evaluated.

Distributed energy storage systems and mature DC output generation systems including distributed energy storage solutions are presented showing their interaction in DC distribution Microgrids. The course also shows examples of DC microgrids in different applications like telecommunication systems, wind power DC collector grid,  residential DC electrical distribution systems and hybrid AC-DC microgrids. 

Day 1: DC Microgrids Introduction, Design and Control.

Josep Guerrero (3h), Juan Vasquez(2h), Baoze Wei (1h)

Day 2: DC Collector Grids for WPPs and Hierarchical Control of Microgrids

Sanjay Chaudhary(1.5h), Josep Guerrero(1.5h), Juan Vasquez(2h), Baoze Wei (1h)


Matlab/Simulink knowledge is recommended for the exercises.

Form of evaluation

The participants will be grouped and asked to team work on several case study scenarios and tasks proposed along the course. The assessment in this course will be done through a final multi-choice test in combination with delivery of exercises reports.




6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry.


Department of Energy Technology


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 101, room 1.015, 9220 Aalborg East