Special Session 4: Modelling and Control of Power Electronic Converters in Renewable Energy Applications

Organizer:Amr Radwan,Western Washington University, USA


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Power electronic converters are the enabling technology that allow efficient and reliable operation of renewable energy resources. Several topologies of power electronic converters are implemented to interface renewable energy resources such as two-level voltage and current source converters, modular multi-level power converters, in addition to various types of dc-to-dc converters. To achieve robust operation, power converters are equipped with different types of control schemes including but not limited to the grid-following control scheme and several emerging topologies of grid-forming schemes. The ultimate goal of power these many control schemes is to regulate the extracted power from renewable energy resources under normal conditions and to achieve a reliable operation under challenging conditions such as grid faults. This Special Session of CEEGE 2024 aims to attract researchers to address the recent emerging challenges and solutions that are relevant to these topics.

The topics of research papers include but are not limited to:

1) Modelling and stability analysis.
2) Grid following and grid forming controllers.
3) New control algorithms for interfaced power converters.
4) Protection of grid-tied renewable energy systems.
5) Two level and multi-level power converters topologies.
6) Weak grids integration.
7) Off-gird applications.

Amr Radwan (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc.(hons.) degree in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2007, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2012 and 2016, respectively. His research interests include the areas of smart active distribution systems and control of power electronic converters. Dr. Radwan is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Engineering and Design Department, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada.