About this Research Topic
The power system is in constant evolution due to many factors such as high rate of renewable energy integration, energy highways, new conventional loads like electric vehicles and intelligent buildings and the flexible energy market. As a result, there is a necessity to manage the energy flows in the electrical grid for stability, power quality improvement and other technical and economic issues. Power electronics converters have been gaining much attention as a way of managing these issues. New structures and advanced controls have been developed and experimented in order to address new requirements and constraints especially with high voltage issues. Modern engineering application requirements for power electronics and the future of grid developments demand a constant evolution of modeling and analysis techniques.
This Research Topic aims to highlight the latest advancements in HVAC, HVDC transmission grids and MVDC distribution systems. This will also include HVDC and MVDC DC/DC and AC/DC conversion systems and their control. The main locks arise from the rapid and significant integration of unconventional sources and loads. Renewable energies and distributed generation on the one hand and electric vehicles on the other hand are the most significant examples. The electrical grid must face both the huge energy flows induced by these systems but also their uncertainties. The solutions to these problems require new architectures and new operational schemes. Power electronics systems have become the adequate tool for controlling these energy flows and their quality, through suitable conversion structures (voltage, current) and through their effective control at different levels.
Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
• HVDC , FACTS
• HV Interfaces for Renewable Energy Integration
• DC MV Microgrids
• Modeling, Analysis, Control and Protection of HVDC , MVDC power electronic converters
Keywords: Power electronics converters, power system, modeling, control, HVDC, FACTS, Microgrids
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