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  • December 2018 - IEEE PELS Workshop on “Representations of Power Electronics for Grid Dynamic Studies” was held on 5 December 2018, Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. See the programme here.
    Download the presentations from the workshop.

  • November 2018 - Guest speak ’Gan and sic Power Electronics converters design and test using digital twin’ given by Prof. Stig Munk-Nielsen at , 21 November 2018, Indian Institute of Science,  Bangalore, India

  • November 2018 - Guest speak ’Gan and SiC Power Electronics converters design and test using digital twin’ given by Prof. Stig Munk-Nielsen at , 20 November 2018, Indian Institute of Technology,  New Dehli, India

  • November 2018 - Tutorial at the 3rd IEEE Workshop on the Electronic Grid (eGrid 2018), given by Prof. Xiongfei Wang and Prof. Rolando Burgos from Virginia Tech, USA, on November 12, Charleston, SC, USA

  • November 2018 - Invited speak  at ‘China IGBT Technology Innovation and Industry Alliance’ conference ‘SiC A disruptive or incremental technology? ’ given by Prof. Stig Munk-Nielsen at Hilton Hotel conference venue, 6 November 2018, Zhuzhou, China

  • November 2018 - PhD student, Hong Gong, received the Excellent Paper award at IEEE PEAC 2018, 4-8 November, Shenzhen, China. The paper title is “Parametric Identification of DQ Impedance Model for Three-Phase Voltage-Source Converters”, and is co-authored by Dongsheng Yang and Xiongfei Wang.

  • November 2018 - Half-day tutorial on “Design-Oriented Stability Analysis and Control of Power Converters in Weak Grids,” given by Prof. Xiongfei Wang and Assistant Prof. Dongsheng Yang, at IEEE PEAC 2018, 4-8 November, Shenzhen, China.

  • October 2018 - Guest lecture on “Synchronization stability of grid-connected voltage-source converters,” given by Prof. Xiongfei Wang at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and IEEE Swedish PELS/PES joint chapter, 15 October 2018, Stockholm, Sweden
     
  • September 2018 - Half-day tutorial on “Harmonic modeling and stability of power electronic based power systems,” given by Prof. Xiongfei Wang and Prof. Frede Blaabjerg, at IEEE ECCE 2018, 23 September 2018, Portland, USA
     
  • September 2018 - Full-day tutorial on “Stability analysis and damping of grid-converter interactions,” given by Prof. Xiongfei Wang, together with two Senior Principle Scientists from ABB, Prof. Lennart Harnefors and Dr. Mats Larsson, at IEEE EPE 2018, 17 September 2018, Riga, Latvia
     
  • August 2018 - Panel session on “Harmonic modeling and stability of renewable energy systems,” chaired by Prof. Xiongfei Wang at IEEE PES General Meeting 2018, 8 August 2018, Portland, USA

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About the programme

The legacy electrical grid infrastructure, built for the electricity transmission and distribution, is aging and incapable of accommodating the profound changes. Flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS) and high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems are increasingly deployed to reinforce the transmission grids interconnecting with large-scale renewable energy sources. New power-electronic-based grid infrastructure, e.g. charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs), solid-state transformers, medium-voltage DC (MVDC) transmissions, power-to-X systems, etc., are also emerging into distribution power networks. This Research Programme intends to develop the next-generation electrical infrastructure for the forthcoming power-electronic-based power systems. On the one hand, the opportunities brought by the emergence of wide-bandgap (SiC and GaN) power semiconductor devices are exploited. Novel hardware topologies of power converters are developed for the power grid infrastructure. On the other hand, the dynamic behaviour of power converters, considering the impacts of miscellaneous control schemes, are also characterized and shaped, in order to address the challenges coming with the proliferation of power electronics apparatus in the future power grids. The electromagnetic compatibility of electronic power grid infrastructure is also focused.


 

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PROGRAMME LEADER

Professor Xiongfei Wang
Direct phone: +45 2136 9166
E-mail: xwa@et.aau.dk

VICE PROGRAMME LEADER

Professor Stig Munk-Nielsen
Direct phone: +45 9940 9242
E-mail: smn@et.aau.dk


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