Smart grids

Research within development and implementation of advanced control and protection approaches for grid-integration of renewable energy and energy storage in the context of smart grids

Keywords and applications

Keywords
Control, protection, power quality, microgrids, renewable energy systems

Applications
Renewable energy systems (RES), microgrids, high voltage DC (HVDC), energy storage systems (ESS)

Profile

Our Control And Protection in Smart Grids (CAP-SG) team dedicates its research work to the development and implementation of advanced control and protection approaches for grid integration of renewable energy and energy storage in the context of smart grids. We actively work on the following areas:

  • Design and implementation of protection and control schemes for smart grids and microgrids with high penetration of RES
  • Low voltage and fault ride through (LVRT and FRT) of RES
  • Power quality challenges and solutions with high penetration of RES
  • Performance analysis of power systems with high penetration of PV and wind power plants involved in providing both electrical power and grid support services
  • Control design and implementation for ESS, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and Power Conditioners (e.g. active power filters).

Services

  • Development of new solutions for industry
  • Development and test of control schemes
  • Design and implementation of protection schemes
  • Tests for standalone and grid-tied converters
  • Technology clarification and expert´s report

Equipment

CAP-SG lab
  • Protective relay (IED)
  • Protective relay test set
  • Real-time simulators and controllers (OPAL-RT, dSPACE MicroLabBox)
  • Grid simulator
  • Power quality analyser
  • Power converters
  • Active and passive loads, etc.

Contact

Mehdi Savaghebi 
Associate Professor
SDU Electrical Engineering
The Mads Clausen Institute

T +45 65 50 36 93 
mesa@mci.sdu.dk