DC distribution and transmission systems are a clear trend in electrical networks. The focus of this course is on modeling, control, and operation of DC Microgrids, starting with stability and control strategies analyzed in detail, DC droop, virtual impedance concepts and hierarchical control structures for DC microgrids are also introduced. Control of DC-DC and AC-DC converters oriented as DC Microgrid interfaces are evaluated.

Distributed energy storage systems and mature DC output generation systems including distributed energy storage solutions are presented showing their interaction in DC distribution Microgrids. The course also shows examples of DC microgrids in different applications like telecommunication systems, wind power DC collector grid, residential DC electrical distribution systems and hybrid AC-DC microgrids.

Day 1: DC Microgrids Introduction, Design and Control.
Josep Guerrero (3h), Baoze Wei (3h)

Day 2: DC Collector Grids for WPPs and Hierarchical Control of Microgrids
Sanjay Chaudhary (1.5h), Josep Guerrero(1.5h), Baoze Wei (3h)

Prerequisites: Knowledge on power electronics modelling, control theory and Matlab/Simulink 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.

Professor Josep M. Guerrero,
Professor Juan C. Vasquez, 

Professor Josep M. Guerrero, Aalborg University
Associate Professor Sanjay K. Chaudhary, Aalborg University
Assistant Professor Baoze Wei, Aalborg University


 28 – 29 April 2022

 AAU Energy, Aalborg

Price6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT

Number of seats: 20

 7 April 2022

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 3.000 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 four 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.