Communications for MicroGrids
The tutorial will consist of two parts:
1. microgrids as basic concepts,
2. microgrids as advanced concepts.
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.
Josep M. Guerrero (S’01–M’04–SM’08) received the B.S. degree in telecommunications engineering, the M.S. degree in electronics engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in power electronics from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, in 1997, 2000, and 2003, respectively. He is a Professor at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Automatic Control Systems and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain, where he taught courses on digital signal processing, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), microprocessors, and renewable energy. Since 2004, he has been responsible for the Renewable Energy Laboratory, Escola Industrial de Barcelona. He has been a Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, and Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. His research interests include power electronics converters for distributed generation and distributed energy storage systems, control and management of microgrids and islanded minigrids, and photovoltaic and wind power plants control.
Dr. Guerrero is an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS. He has been a Guest Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS Special Issue of Power Electrics for Wind Energy Conversion, and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS Special Sections: Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) systems, Renewable Energy Systems, Industrial Applications and Implementation Issues of the Kalman Filter, and DG and Microgrids. He is the Chair of the Renewable Energy Systems Technical Committee of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES). He was an elected IEEE IES Adcom member.