News from Department of Energy Technology

Graduate student from 2020 wins IDA Elektrofondets prize for his Master’s Thesis

Nikolaj Stig Stoltenborg receives IDAs Elektrofondet E-candidate prize 2021 for best Master’s thesis entitled “Investigation of applying grid-forming converter control on wind turbines and its influence on power systems”. The prize which comprises of a diploma and DKK 10.000 was awarded at a ceremony at IDA Mødecenter in Copenhagen on June 11th. IDA, which is the Engineering Association in Denmark, awards this prize each year to young promising engineering graduates in the field of Electrical Engineering. 



Nikolaj’s project was conducted in collaboration with Siemens Gamesa. Nikolaj has produced a well-documented solid piece of work with significant technical and scientific content, and it has a clear outlook for practical exploitation in the area of power system control of wind power generation. Throughout his thesis work, he has displayed outstanding commitment, critical and innovative thinking, professional and competent skills for independently identifying and investigating new scientific problem; and solving it using appropriate methods and tools.

Nikolaj was nominated for the E-candidate prize for the best Master’s thesis by his supervisors Associate Professor Jayakrishnan Pillai and Associate Professor Sanjay Chaudhary from the Electric Power Systems Section at the Department of Energy Technology. Nikolaj is currently working with grid integration and development of an electrical energy storage solution at Stiesdal Storage Technologies.

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