Project Details


The modern society has to become more energy efficient and use more renewable generation in order to be sustainable - a key technology in this mission is power electronics, which converts electrical energy from one stage to another and the power system is becoming very power electronic based. Three great technology challenges are facing in the future: 1) how to keep a high system reliability when many new power electronic components are introduced into the grid system; 2) the cost from failure, downtime, and maintenance are bottlenecks to further reduce Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) from renewable generation; and 3) development of efficient and reliable power electronics products requiring minimum testing time to validate the life expectancy. Meeting these challenges requires the establishment of a new research platform for design and test of power electronic systems and their integration into the grid for a future REliable Power Electronic based Power System. The development of modeling and test tools for the activity is only possible by combining several disciplines like electrical engineering, system engineering, power system analysis, physics, statistics for reliability assessment, and control theory. To create this new and better understanding of power electronic system combined with its integration into the grid system this project is initiated. The activity will have research on failure mechanism of power electronic and power system components, multi-time scale modeling and system assessment, power electronic system modeling and analysis, control of power electronic based power system, system probabilistic and reliability assessment, and validation of the proposed methods.
The outcomes will provide a unique fundamental understanding on the combined influence from different stressors on component and system wear out for the components used in the grid system. It also enables to identify the key variables in power system design to make it more reliable and robust.
Effective start/end date01/08/201731/07/2023

Research Output

Adaptive Control in Power Electronics Systems

Gholami-Khesht, H., Davari, P. & Blaabjerg, F., 2020, Control of Power Electronic Converters and Systems. Academic Press, Vol. 3. 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  • Adaptive Predictive-DPC for LCL-Filtered Grid Connected VSC with Reduced Number of Sensors

    Gholami-Khesht, H., Davari, P., Wang, X. & Blaabjerg, F., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE’20 ECCE Europe). 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

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    A Dual-Loop Control to Ensure Fast and Stable Fault-Tolerant Operation of Series Resonant DAB Converters

    Pan, Y., Yang, Y., He, J., Sangwongwanich, A., Zhang, C., Liu, Y. & Blaabjerg, F., Oct 2020, In : I E E E Transactions on Power Electronics. 35, 10, p. 10994-11012 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review