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Special Issue "Control Strategies for Power Conversion Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2020.
Interests: electrical machines; variable speed drives; renewable energy systems
The increasing penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) in the utility and introduction of new generation topologies as microgrids and distributed generation systems have increased the penetration of power converters in modern power systems. At present, power converters (PC) are used in a wide range of applications, such as electric vehicles, microgrids, renewable energy conversion systems, variable speed drives, power conditioners, high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission, energy storage systems, traction systems, etc.
The high penetration of generation units based on power converters reduces the total rotational inertia available in a system, and this negatively impacts its stiffness and power system stability. Therefore, new control systems have to be developed to improve the performance of power converter based generation units, and it is now expected that they provide ancillary services, such as frequency and voltage support, harmonic compensation, as well as synthetic inertia emulation. New droop control methods have to be applied to PC-based generation units to achieve active and reactive power sharing, distributed averaging proportional integral controllers or centralized systems used to provide frequency regulation, in microgrids, etc.
Despite these several requirements, most PCs use control systems that rely on cascaded linear control. However, cascaded linear control could lead to performance limitations, inflexibility, and limited bandwidth.
Therefore, it is essential to develop advanced control strategies for power conversion systems so that the robustness, flexibility, and dynamic performance of modern power systems can be significantly improved.
Editors invite original manuscripts presenting recent advances in these fields with particular reference but not limited to:
- Novel modeling approaches and control strategies for PC based RES
- Novel modeling approaches and control strategies for microgrids and distributed generation systems
- Robust, predictive, nonlinear, passivity-based control of PC and RES
- Modeling and control of power systems with high penetration of RES
- Ancillary services for PC-based RES
- New control systems and topologies for large power RES applications
- Grid integration of large power RES
- New control systems for wind energy and PV conversion systems
Prof. Roberto Cárdenas Dobson
Prof. Matías Díaz
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- renewable energy sources
- advanced control strategies
- power converters
- robust control
- frequency control
- inertia emulation