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News: MGRP hosted a delegation from several representatives from Taiwan (National Taipei Univ. of Technology, National Cheng Kung University, National Sun Yat-Sen university, National Changhua University of Education, National Tsing Hua university and National Taiwan university of University of Science and Technology) supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) on September 6th - 7th

News: Our PhD/Industrial Microgrid Courses on 2019 are now scheduled. Please see them in the right column of this website for more information concerning dates and descriptions.

News: MGRP hosted a delegation from several representatives of  Three Gorges University from China on August 8th. Delegation included Rector, Dean and Vice Deans. Representatives from AAU include Dean at Technical Faculty of IT and Design Henrik Pedersen and the Vice-Dean of the same faculty, Prof. Jakob Stoustrup.

New: Collaborative meeting with the project partner, Associate Prof. Kai Sun from the Institute of Power Electronics and Electrical Machine Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University.

The MGParty2018 was held at the Department of Energy Technology - AAU.

Annoucement: There is a Special Session on IoT and Energy Internet . Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2019. For more information, please see the SS website here

Annoucement: There is a Special Session on The Digital Revolution in Future Power Distribution and Microgrids in Energies. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018. For more information, please see the SS website here

News: The Maritime website has been updated. Please see it here: www.maritime.et.aau.dk

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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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Ongoing Projects

IoT Projects

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Completed Projects

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 2019

(See course descriptions by clicking on each course link)

  • Maximum number of Participants per course: 25
    for practical information please contact Corina Busk Gregersen
    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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