Welcome to Stability and Control of Grid-Connected Voltage-Source Converters


Description: Voltage Source Converters (VSCs) have commonly been used with renewable power sources, flexible ac and dc power transmission or distribution systems, regenerative drives, and transportation electrification. As the increasing use of VSCs in electrical grids, the dynamic characterizations of VSCs are playing a critical role in building a stable and resilient powerelectronic-based power system. This course thus devotes to cover the fundamentals and state-of-the-art of modeling, stability analysis, and control topics for the VSCs in the grid-connected applications.

  1. Vector control and current control of VSCs
  2. Impedance-based modeling and stability analysis of VSCs
  3. Stability impact of grid-synchronization and dc-link voltage control
  4. Modular multilevel converters and their internal dynamics
  5. Active stabilizing techniques for VSC-fed systems

Prerequisites: Prior knowledge of power electronics fundamentals, feedback control theory, and three-phase systems is preferred.

Organizer: Assistant Professor Xiongfei Wang, email: xwa@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Assistant Professor Xiongfei Wang, Aalborg University and Lennart Harnefors, Adjunct Professor of Power Electronics KTH - Sweden


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: 15. - 17. May 2017


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Number of seats: 35

Deadline: 24. 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.