IEEE SSD14 Invited Keynote: Research challenges in Microgrid Technologies

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A microgrid could be defined as a part of the grid with elements like distributed energy sources, power electronics converters, energy storage devices and controllable local loads that could operate autonomously islanded but also interacting with the main power network in a controlled, coordinated way. Following the introduction of distributed control of these elements, cooperative control and hierarchical control schemes for coordination of the power electronics converters in order to control the power flow and to enhance the power quality will be elaborated. The focus will be on the analysis, modelling, and control design of power electronics based microgrids as well as power electronics control and communications. Further, the interconnection of microgrid clusters will be emphasized as an important step towards utilization of the Smartgrid concept.

Received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Autonomous University of Manizales, Colombia in 2004 where he has been teaching courses on digital circuits, servo systems and flexible manufacturing systems. In 2009, he received his Ph.D degree from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain in 2009 at the Department of Automatic Control Systems and Computer Engineering, from Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, where he worked as Post-doc and also teaching courses based on renewable energy systems. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark, where he is the co-leader of the microgrid research programme. He has been involved in a number if real microgrid site projects around the world. His research interests include modeling, simulation, networked control systems and optimization applied to distributed generation in AC/DC microgrids.
Period11 Feb 2014
Event title11th International Multiconference on Systems, Signals & Devices
Event typeConference
LocationCastelldefels, SpainShow on map


  • microgrids
  • LVDC
  • control strategies