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Microgrids are localized grids that can disconnect from the traditional grid to operate autonomously and help mitigate grid disturbances to strengthen grid resilience. (Wikipedia.org)






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2020 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'20 ECCE Europe)

Energy conversion and conditioning technologies, power electronics, adjustable speed drives and their applications, power electronics for smarter grid, energy efficiency,technologies for sustainable energy systems, converters and power supplies


2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)

The Annual IEEE PES General Meeting will bring together over 2900 attendees for technical sessions, administrative sessions, super sessions, poster sessions, student programs, awards ceremonies, committee meetings, tutorials and more


2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

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  • 2019 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

    Innovative Smart Grid Technologies

  • 2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

    Forum for participants to discuss state of the art innovations in Smart Grid Technologies and will feature plenary and panel sessions as well as technical paper presentations and poster sessions.

  • 2017 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

    Forum for participants to discuss state of the art innovations in smart grid technologies and will feature plenary and panel sessions as well as technical paper presentations and poster sessions

  • 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

    The Conference will be a forum for participants to discuss state-of-the-art innovations in smart grid technologies and will feature plenary and panel sessions as well as technical paper presentations and poster sessions.

  • 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

    Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; - Energy MgmtSystems (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2014 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

    Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2013 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)

    Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2012 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)

    Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2011 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)

    Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2010 Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)

    -Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and telec


2020 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D)

Bi-Annual IEEE PES T&D conference. Largest T&D conference in North America.


2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

IEEE-ECCE 2019 brings together practicing engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs and other professionals for interactive and multi-disciplinary discussions on the latest advances in energy conversion technologies. The Conference provides a unique platform for promoting your organization.

  • 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

    The scope of ECCE 2018 includes all technical aspects of research, design, manufacture, application and marketing of devices, components, circuits and systems related to energyconversion, industrial power and power electronics.

  • 2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

    ECCE is the premier global conference covering topics in energy conversion from electric machines, power electronics, drives, devices and applications both existing and emergent

  • 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

    The Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) is focused on research and industrial advancements related to our sustainable energy future. ECCE began as a collaborative effort between two societies within the IEEE: The Power Electronics Society (PELS) and the Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department (IPCSD) of the Industry Application Society (IAS) and has grown to the premier conference to discuss next generation technologies.

  • 2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition

    The scope of ECCE 2015 includes all technical aspects of research, design, manufacture, application and marketing of devices, components, circuits and systems related to energy conversion, industrial power and power electronics.

  • 2014 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

    Those companies who have an interest in selling to: research engineers, application engineers, strategists, policy makers, and innovators, anyone with an interest in energy conversion systems and components.

  • 2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

    The scope of the congress interests include all technical aspects of the design, manufacture, application and marketing of devices, components, circuits and systems related to energy conversion, industrial power conversion and power electronics.

  • 2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

    The IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) will be held in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. This will provide a forum for the exchange of information among practicing professionals in the energy conversion business. This conference will bring together users and researchers and will provide technical insight as well.

  • 2011 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

    IEEE 3rd Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition follows the inagural event held in San Jose, CA in 2009 and 2nd meeting held in Atlanta, GA in 2010 as the premier conference dedicated to all aspects of energy processing in industrial, commercial, transportation and aerospace applications. ECCE2011 has a strong empahasis on renewable energy sources and power conditioning, grid interactions, power quality, storage and reliability.

  • 2010 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

    This conference covers all areas of electrical and electromechanical energy conversion. This includes power electrics, power semiconductors, electric machines and drives, components, subsystems, and applications of energy conversion systems.

  • 2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

    The scope of the conference include all technical aspects of the design, manufacture, application and marketing of devices, circuits, and systems related to electrical energy conversion technology


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Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


Circuits and Systems Magazine, IEEE


Communications Magazine, IEEE

IEEE Communications Magazine was the number three most-cited journal in telecommunications and the number eighteen cited journal in electrical and electronics engineering in 2004, according to the annual Journal Citation Report (2004 edition) published by the Institute for Scientific Information. Read more at http://www.ieee.org/products/citations.html. This magazine covers all areas of communications such as lightwave telecommunications, high-speed data communications, personal communications ...


Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE

Each tutorial reviews currents communications topics in network management and computer and wireless communications. Available tutorials, which are 2.5 to 5 hours in length contains the original visuals and voice-over by the presenter. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials features two distinct types of articles: original articles and reprints. The original articles are exclusively written for IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials ...


Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on

Serves as a compendium for papers on the technological advances in control engineering and as an archival publication which will bridge the gap between theory and practice. Papers will highlight the latest knowledge, exploratory developments, and practical applications in all aspects of the technology needed to implement control systems from analysis and design through simulation and hardware.


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A Deviation Elimination Control Based on Autonomous Current-Sharing Controller for the Parallel-Connected Inverters in AC Microgrids

2018 International Power Electronics Conference (IPEC-Niigata 2018 -ECCE Asia), 2018

Conventional autonomous current-sharing controller (ACSC) will induce inevitable frequency and voltage magnitude deviations due to the output currents and virtual impedances. Thereby secondary control has been proposed to restore the frequency and voltage magnitude deviations by using communication links. In this paper, an autonomous deviation eliminative control method is proposed for the parallel-connected inverters in AC islanded microgrids in order ...


Operation of Multi-Microgrids

Microgrids: Architectures and Control, None

This chapter discusses the management of distribution networks with an increased microgrid penetration, that is, corresponding to a situation where most of the low voltage (LV) networks turn into active microgrids. It is therefore assumed that the microgrid concept is extended, leading to the development of a new concept - the multi-microgrid. A full exploitation of this concept involves the ...


Microgrids Control Issues

Microgrids: Architectures and Control, None

This chapter provides a framework for microgrid energy management. Not only the electrical operation is presented but also issues regarding the information and communication technology (ICT) challenges. An overview of the microgrid control architectures and their main functionalities is provided. The basic distinction between centralized and decentralized approaches is highlighted, identifying the benefits and characteristics of each approach. Centralized functionalities ...


The Microgrids Concept

Microgrids: Architectures and Control, None

The organization of microgrids is based on the control capabilities over the network operation offered by the increasing penetration of distributed generators including microgenerators, such as microturbines, together with storage devices. This chapter begins with a clarification on the microgrid concept is clarified in which a clear distinction from the virtual power plant (VPP) concept is made. Then, the possible ...


Secondary coordinated control of islanded microgrids based on consensus algorithms

2014 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2014

This paper proposes a decentralized secondary control for islanded microgrids based on consensus algorithms. In a microgrid, the secondary control is implemented in order to eliminate the frequency changes caused by the primary control when coordinating renewable energy sources and energy storage systems. Nevertheless, the conventional decentralized secondary control, although does not need to be implemented in a microgrid central ...


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  • A Deviation Elimination Control Based on Autonomous Current-Sharing Controller for the Parallel-Connected Inverters in AC Microgrids

    Conventional autonomous current-sharing controller (ACSC) will induce inevitable frequency and voltage magnitude deviations due to the output currents and virtual impedances. Thereby secondary control has been proposed to restore the frequency and voltage magnitude deviations by using communication links. In this paper, an autonomous deviation eliminative control method is proposed for the parallel-connected inverters in AC islanded microgrids in order to simplify the control scheme and to improve power quality and control reliability. Two high-pass filters are included in synchronous-reference-frame virtual impedance loop and are activated in steady-state operation to attenuate frequency and voltage magnitude deviations, meanwhile maintaining the autonomous current-sharing performance among the parallel inverters. Simulation results based on two parallel- connected voltage controlled inverters from Matlab/Simulink verify the effectiveness of the proposed approach in different scenarios.

  • Operation of Multi-Microgrids

    This chapter discusses the management of distribution networks with an increased microgrid penetration, that is, corresponding to a situation where most of the low voltage (LV) networks turn into active microgrids. It is therefore assumed that the microgrid concept is extended, leading to the development of a new concept  -  the multi-microgrid. A full exploitation of this concept involves the design of a new control architecture as well as the development of new management tools or the adaptation of existing distribution management systems (DMS) tools. Bearing in mind the relevance of some of the functionalities available at the central autonomous management controller (CAMC) level and the need to perform some of the key studies, the following topics are addressed: coordinated voltage/var support for normal operation; coordinated frequency control for islanded operation; local black start  - restoration of the MV grid following a blackout; and definition of dynamic equivalents for microgrids.

  • Microgrids Control Issues

    This chapter provides a framework for microgrid energy management. Not only the electrical operation is presented but also issues regarding the information and communication technology (ICT) challenges. An overview of the microgrid control architectures and their main functionalities is provided. The basic distinction between centralized and decentralized approaches is highlighted, identifying the benefits and characteristics of each approach. Centralized functionalities are formulated, and the results from their indicative application in a typical LV microgrid, adopting different policies in market conditions, are presented. Special focus is placed on intelligent decentralized control using multi-agent (MAS) technologies. The basic features of intelligent agents are provided, including practical implementation issues. Discussion about the forecasting needs and expectations and state estimation requirements at distribution level are also included.

  • The Microgrids Concept

    The organization of microgrids is based on the control capabilities over the network operation offered by the increasing penetration of distributed generators including microgenerators, such as microturbines, together with storage devices. This chapter begins with a clarification on the microgrid concept is clarified in which a clear distinction from the virtual power plant (VPP) concept is made. Then, the possible internal and external market models and regulation settings for microgrids are discussed. The discussion on possible market models for microgrids includes the distribution system operator (DSO) monopoly model and liberalized market model, and the energy and ancillary services markets. Demand side integration (DSI) is an important feature of microgrid operation. Demand response can be classified according to the way load changes are induced. A brief review of control strategies for microgrids is given and a roadmap for microgrid development is provided.

  • Secondary coordinated control of islanded microgrids based on consensus algorithms

    This paper proposes a decentralized secondary control for islanded microgrids based on consensus algorithms. In a microgrid, the secondary control is implemented in order to eliminate the frequency changes caused by the primary control when coordinating renewable energy sources and energy storage systems. Nevertheless, the conventional decentralized secondary control, although does not need to be implemented in a microgrid central controller (MGCC), it has the limitation that all decentralized controllers must be mutually synchronized. In a clear cut contrast, the proposed secondary control requires only a more simplified communication protocol and a sparse communication network. Moreover, the proposed approach based on dynamic consensus algorithms is able to achieve the coordinated secondary performance even when all units are initially out-of-synchronism. The control algorithm implemented in an islanded microgrid system is tested in different scenarios by means of hardware-in-the-loop results.

  • The Internet of Microgrids: A Cloud-Based Framework for Wide Area Networked Microgrids

    This paper presents a cloud-based and hybrid wireless mesh communication framework for bilevel, nested, distributed optimization of networked clusters of microgrids. The proposed optimization framework implements a diffusion- based, fully distributed algorithm on local wireless network and a quasi- distributed approach on wide-area internet-based cloud. The lower level of the bilevel optimization implements a distributed optimal economic dispatch solution for intramicrogrid among distributed energy resources, and the upper level implements a global optimal dispatch for intermicrogrid energy exchange. To demonstrate industrial applicability of the proposed framework, the IEC 61850 interoperability protocol is adopted to achieve a certain delay performance so that the distributed optimization convergence is guaranteed. First, hardware-based prototype intelligent electronic devices are developed using embedded systems. Then, the bilevel nested optimization algorithm is implemented for integration of networked microgrids. Finally, experimental results are demonstrated from a real-time smart grid testbed featuring realistic microgrids. The results demonstrate that the proposed framework meets communication requirements for distributed optimization of networked microgrids.

  • Comparative study of current redistributor's topologies for mitigating unbalanced currents in bipolar DC microgrids

    Whereas bipolar DC microgrid has several advantages over monopolar DC grid [1], [2], its disadvantages cannot be underestimated. The currents in the pole lines can become asymmetric, and the neutral conductor carries non-zero current. To eliminate the current imbalance caused by unipolar loads/generators in bipolar DC microgrids, different types of current redistributor have been proposed and implemented [3], [4]. However, the control design, switching currents and required operational power of the current redistributors have not been clearly discussed. This paper focuses on comparing single half-bridge and three phase half-bridge current redistributors by simulation and experimental validation.

  • Power management and optimization concept for DC microgrids

    This paper presents a power management concept for DC microgrids where the DC bus voltage is used as the mean of communications between the microgrid components. It is proposed that the energy storage system always controls the DC bus voltage independently of the microgrid mode of operation and sets its value based on power and energy management rules to activate responses from the other components. The proposed concept will eliminate time critical control mode changes resulting from grid disturbances or energy management conditions. Furthermore, the concept enables the use of individual and flexible generation and consumption patterns for each component in the microgrid that can be set to minimize the operating cost of the installation.

  • Characterization of series arcs in LVdc microgrids

    This paper provides an empirical study on series arc behavior in low voltage dc microgrids. The response of an R-L-C dc microgrid abstraction towards series arcs is studied experimentally for varying grid inductance, dc voltages, load capacitances and load currents. In order to account for the stochastic nature of arcs, experiments are repeated multiple times under similar conditions to gain statistical significance. Thereby, insight on percentage occurrence and burn time of initiated series arcs is provided. Load side voltage response is studied to gain insight on the expected peak drop and fall time. This empirical evidence was judged to be a necessary requirement in developing a novel series arc extinguishing method from load side power electronic devices.

  • Agent-based distributed unbalance compensation for optimal power quality in islanded microgrids

    In microgrids, the distributed generators (DG) can be used as distributed compensators so as to compensate the voltage unbalances in the critical bus. However, the power quality disturbance in generator sides and local buses may be affected and exceeds the limit. It can be more convenient to implement tertiary control so as to adjust the compensation efforts among DGs and ensure the acceptable power quality in local buses. Moreover, as centralized control methods have certain disadvantages, such as low flexibility, expandability and heavy computation burden, this paper proposes an agent-based distributed hierarchical control method. Communication links are required between neighboring units. Consensus algorithm and optimization algorithm are implemented in tertiary control for global information discovery and local optimal decision-making respectively. The tertiary control gives lower level controller a tertiary compensation gain to adjust the local DG compensation effort so as to ensure the acceptable power quality in the local bus while keeping the best power quality in critical bus. Simulation results are shown to demonstrate the effectiveness of the method.



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