Systems Science Seminar

Power electronics in electric utilities - Large and small

Giri Venkataramanan

Department of ECE University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thursday, February 03, 2011
11:00am - 12:00pm
1005 EECS

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About the Event

Power flow control in large scale transmission systems have traditionally been realized using thyristor based power electronic converters and dc link voltage source converters. We will discuss some of the recent developments that utilize ac link power converters, and bridge of bridge power converters towards these applications. Topologies, modeling, control and experimental results will be presented. On a smaller scale, increasing interests in integration of distributed and renewable energy sources are providing opportunities for power converter based solutions to play a role in the emerging area of microgrids. We will discuss some of the developments in modeling the interactions between converter controls and system parameters and conclude with a short discussion of upcoming opportunities and challenges.

Additional Information

Contact: Beth Olsen

Phone: 734 763-8090


Sponsor(s): ECE

Open to: Public