Special Issue "Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Converters in Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Systems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Amr Radwan
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Department of Engineering and Design, Electrical Engineering, Western Washington University, 98225 Bellingham, WA, USA
Interests: modeling; analysis; and advanced control of high-power power electronic converters in the smart-grid; alternative energy and grid-integration applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Motivated by the recent advancements in power electronics industry, and due to economic and environmental concerns, the integration of renewable energy resources into electrical grids is increasingly adopted worldwide. This includes the integration of photovoltaic generators and wind turbines as well as the high-voltage dc (HVDC) transmission systems. Power electronic converters are currently the main infrastructure devices in the modern microgrid and smart grid applications.

The main objective of this Special Issue is to address the recent challenges facing the integration of renewable energy resources using power electronic converters. Topics of interest include the following:

  • Modeling and stability analysis
  • Coordination and control of power electronic converters
  • Networked and autonomous power management
  • Protection and fault-ride through capabilities
  • Efficiency and reliability
  • Interfacing of renewable energy resources and energy storage
  • Weak grids integration
  • Two-level converters and Multi-module converters
  • HVDC applications

Prof. Dr. Amr Radwan
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Modeling and stability analysis
  • Coordination and control of power electronic converters
  • Networked and autonomous power management
  • Protection and fault-ride through capabilities
  • Efficiency and reliability
  • Interfacing of renewable energy resources and energy storage
  • Weak grids integration
  • Two-level converters and Multi-module converters
  • HVDC applications

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Open AccessArticle
Passive Current Control Design for MMC in HVDC Systems through Energy Reshaping
Electronics 2019, 8(9), 967; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8090967 - 30 Aug 2019
Abstract
The complexity of the internal dynamics of a modular multi-level converter (MMC) has raised severe issues for designing corresponding controllers. The existing MMC cascaded control strategies, based on classical linear control theory, require a relatively complex structure to achieve control objectives and the [...] Read more.
The complexity of the internal dynamics of a modular multi-level converter (MMC) has raised severe issues for designing corresponding controllers. The existing MMC cascaded control strategies, based on classical linear control theory, require a relatively complex structure to achieve control objectives and the parameter tuning processes during the corresponding controller design are normally difficult to solve for the highly non-linear systems with highly coupled states in MMC. On account of this, advanced controllers are required for the regulation tasks of MMC. Passivity is introduced into the MMC control system by the passive control (PC) proposed in this paper. PC can provide an extra damping effect to help save energy through utilizing passivity in the system. A controllable de-coupled form is achieved by passivation of the output calculation. Hence, well-tuned controllers can be designed and employed to effectively regulate the output current and inner differential currents of the MMC under system operating point variation. Simulation results yield numerical data that show significantly improved steady-state and transient-state performances with greatly reduced control costs. Full article
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