Welcome to Maritime Microgrids

Description: Nowadays, an important kind of islanded microgrids can be found in maritime power systems. For example, under normal operating conditions, the ship power system can be considered as a typical isolated microgrid and its characteristics, including variable frequency, are matched to terrestrial islanded microgrids.

This course provides an overview of the present and future architectures of such microgrids, associated control technologies, optimization methods, power quality issues and state of the art solutions. The significant role of power electronics in realizing maritime microgrids, challenges in meeting high power requirements and regulations in the maritime industry, state-of-the-art power electronic technologies and future trend towards the use of medium voltage power converters in maritime microgrids are also presented in this course.

Prerequisites: Matlab/Simulink knowledge is recommended for the exercises.

Form of evaluation: The participants will be grouped and asked to team work on several case study scenarios and tasks proposed along the course. The assessment in this course will be done through a final multi-choice test in combination with delivery of exercises reports

Link: http://www.et.aau.dk/phd/phd-courses/

Organizer: Associate Professor Juan C. Vasquez, e-mail: juq@et.aau.dk, Professor Josep M. Guerrero, e-mail: joz@et.aau.dk,

Lecturers: Professor Josep M. Guerrero - Aalborg University, Professor Tomasz Tarasiuk - Gdynia Maritime University, Poland, Assistant Professor Giorgio Sulligoi - Triste university, Italy


Time: 2-3 May 2019


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Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 11 April 2019

Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.