Special Issue "Design, Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Converters for/in Renewable Energy Systems"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Power Electronics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gomez-Lazaro
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1. Renewable Energy Research Institute, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
2. Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Control Communications. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Albacete, Spain.
Interests: power electronics and power systems; renewable energy systems; modeling; dynamic performance of inverter-based generation in power systems; maintenance of renewable energy power installations; transmission and distribution studies
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Assoc. Prof. Andres Honrubia-Escribano
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Department Renewable Energy Research Institute, Escuela de Ingenieros Industriales de Albacete. Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Control Communications. Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 02071 Albacete, Spain
Interests: electrical engineering; energy storage systems; integration of distributed generation; modeling of renewable power plants; model validation; solar photovoltaics; wind power

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Variable renewable energy (VRE) generation is currently emerging as of key importance due to its substantial impact on power systems. Specifically, wind and solar PV energy should be addressed due to their importance in the energy mix of current and future power systems. This revolution has been possible thanks to advances in power electronic converters. Power converters can be found in the electric grid, distributed generation systems, and as part of renewable energy power plants. This Special Issue deals with these power electronic converters, showcasing their unique properties, which have triggered great interest in researchers. Power converters in this field include multilevel, multi-input, modular, matrix, soft switching, and Z-source converters. Furthermore, current energy storage technologies are able to improve the technical and economic performance of the whole power system when integrated with the power converter.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present solutions to challenges related to VRE modeling, specifically wind and solar PV generation. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Detailed VRE modeling (wind turbines, wind power plants, and solar PV power plants) to provide accurate response and design, with analysis focused on the power converter;
  • Simplified VRE modeling (wind turbines, wind power plants, and solar PV power plants) with application to power system studies; model assessment in accordance with national and international Standards, such as IEC 61400-27 or WECC, with a focus on the power converter;
  • Modeling of new control strategies for power converters;
  • Model validation;
  • Grid support and ancillary services provided by wind and solar PV generation with power converters;
  • Power quality;
  • Novel approaches to maintenance for power converters;

The combination of power electronics with storage systems of all sizes (from home to utility scale) to manage hybridized power systems.

Prof. Dr. Emilio Gomez-Lazaro
Assoc. Prof. Andres Honrubia-Escribano
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • power converters
  • wind power plants
  • solar PV power plants
  • variable renewable energy integration
  • storage technologies
  • model validation

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A Novel Compact dq-Reference Frame Model for Inverter-Based Microgrids
Electronics 2019, 8(11), 1326; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8111326 - 11 Nov 2019
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The development and the experimental validation of a novel dynamic model of an islanded three-phase Inverter-based Microgrid (IMG) is presented in this paper. The proposed model reproduces the relevant system dynamics without excessive complexity and enough accuracy. The dynamics of the IMG are [...] Read more.
The development and the experimental validation of a novel dynamic model of an islanded three-phase Inverter-based Microgrid (IMG) is presented in this paper. The proposed model reproduces the relevant system dynamics without excessive complexity and enough accuracy. The dynamics of the IMG are captured with a compact and scalable dynamic model, considering inverter based distributed generators with d-current droop primary and proportional resonant inner controllers. The complete development of the model, the practical assumptions, and the accurate proportional power sharing of the primary control technique are shown. The accuracy performance was verified in experiments performed at the Aalborg Intelligent Microgrids Laboratory for an islanded IMG case. Full article
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