With the increasing integration of renewable energy, future power grids will be power converter dominated grids, as power electronic converters are interface of renewable energy. However, high penetration of power converters bring new stability and security challenges due to their fast dynamics, low inertia and interaction issues. On the other hand, power converters have full controllability that are promising to provide different grid support functions, like voltage support, frequency support and inertia support. The development of AI and digitalization provide powerful tools to further enhance the functionalities of power converters. This PhD project aims to develop intelligent and multi-functional converters to support future sustainable power systems. The developed solutions will also be validated by hardware prototypes. The project is funded by Swedish Energy Agency, Future Electricity System program.
Third-cycle subject: Electrical engineering
Supervision: Ass. Professor Qianwen Xu and Professor Hans-Peter NeeWhat we offer
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Target degree: Doctoral degreeInformation regarding admission and employment
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