Welcome to DC Microgrids


Description: 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.

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

Organizer: Associate Professor Juan C. Vasquez, email: juq@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University, and Professor Josep M. Guerrero, email: joz@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Associate Professor Juan C. Vasquez, Aalborg University, Professor Josep M. Guerrero, Aalborg University, Associate Professor Sanjay K. Chaudhary, Aalborg University, Postdoc Sun Bo, Aalborg University, PhD Student Enrique Diaz, Aalborg University, Dr. Xiaonan Lu, Energy Systems Division in Argonne National Laboratory -USA


Price: 6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 1500 DKK for PhD students in Denmark, who are not from AAU. 8000 DKK for the Industry.

Time: 1. - 2. May 2017


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Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 10. April 2017


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.