Special Issue "Control Technologies for Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Integration"

A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Hariharan Krishnaswami

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
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Interests: power converters for utility-scale solar photovoltaics; multi-level power converters; control of multi-level and multi-port power converters; real-time simulation of power electronics power hardware in the loop simulations; intra-hour solar forecasting; modeling high penetration photovoltaic impact; solid-state transformer; smart grid and power electronics applications to renewable energy generation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Distributed Energy Resources (DER), such as solar photovoltaics, are being integrated into the power grid in increasing numbers. Power electronics is an enabling technology used in almost all of the integrations of DER. Recent advancements in wide-band-gap (WBG) power semiconductor devices have expanded the use of power electronics in high temperature and high voltage applications, including those which require very high efficiency of power conversion, such as renewable energy integration. New circuit topologies that fully leverage the advantages of WBG devices for DER integration have been proposed in the literature. However, challenges remain in the control of new power electronics circuits to enable a more stable and reliable power grid especially under the variability of DER. This Special Issue is intended to report on new control technologies for power electronics that will enable higher renewable energy generation and better energy storage integration and, at the same time, make the power grid stable and reliable.

Dr. Hariharan Krishnaswami
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Active Power Control
  • Reactive Power Control
  • Grid Forming inverter control
  • Real-time control
  • Multi-level inverter control
  • Ride-through control
  • Power Balance Control
  • Frequency control

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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