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Special Issue "Grid-Connected Converters"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2019.
Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Interests: design automation; large-scale (cluster) computing; IC development; system simulation; modeling; discrete-time control techniques; (hybrid) switched-capacitor power conversion
Grid-connected converters are an essential part of the electricity distribution infrastructure. They connect the generator to the end user and are applied to many of the intermediate links. Although the use of power electronics in grid-connected installations is far from new, much progress is still being made, and is dearly needed, given, e.g., the growing penetration of fast charging stations for electric vehicles, increased interest in solid state transformers, widespread distributed generation, and the expected growth of distributed storage. Especially, research into multilevel power converter topologies and the introduction of wide bandgap semiconductor devices have sparked interest in using power converters in medium-to-high voltage applications. A further trend is that advanced control methods—model predictive control, iterative learning control, repetitive control, etc.—have found their way into grid-connected converters, promising to increase performance in terms of grid stabilization and voltage and power quality. Advanced modelling and control techniques provide a way of dealing with the decentralization of power flow control that is required in grids where the power generation is widely dispersed, as well as with predicting and combatting stability issues that occur when connecting a multitude of client-side converters to the public grid.
This Special Issue focuses on all aspects related to grid-connected power converters. We encourage every researcher working in this field to submit his or her work for consideration.
Prof. Dr. Marcel A. M. Hendrix
Prof. Dr. Maurice G. L. Roes
Manuscript Submission Information
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- grid-connected converter
- power converter topologies
- power quality
- distributed generation
- solid state transformer
- power management