Welcome to DC Microgrids


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 nature DC output generation systems are presented showing their interaction in DC distribution Microgrids. The course also shows examples of DC microgrids in different applications like telecommunication systems or residential DC electrical distribution systems and hybrid AC-DC microgrids.


Matlab/Simulink knowledge is recommended for the exercises.


Organizer: Professor Josep M. Guerrero, e-mail: joz@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Professor Josep M. Guerrero, Associate Professor Juan C. Vasquez, Assistant Professor Tomislav Dragicevic, Associate Professor Sanjay K.Chaudhary, Associate Professor Min Chen, PhD Student Sun Bo, PhD Student Nelson Aldana, PhD Student Enrique Diaz

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 11-13 April 2016

Place: Aalborg Univeristy, Pontoppidanstræde

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg East

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 21 March 2016

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.