April 17, 2021 - Webinar: A Data-Driven Approach to Control of Microgrids

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    A Data-Driven Approach to Control of Microgrids

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    Abstract:

    A Data-Driven Approach to Control of Microgrids

    The use of renewable energy resources and storage units is increasing in the electrical grids. Most of distributed generation and storage units are connected to the grid via power-electronic converters. In near future the electrical grid will be dominated with the inverters of very fast dynamics. A new data-driven control methodology is introduced to design decentralized and distributed controllers using only frequency response data. The method is based on convex optimization and is used for frequency/voltage control and active/reactive power sharing in islanded microgrids.

     

    About the Presenter:

     

    Dr. Alireza Karimi

    EPFL

    E-mail: alireza.karimi[at]epfl.ch (use @ instead of [at])

    Alireza Karimi received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1987 and 1990, respectively, from Amir Kabir University (Tehran Polytechnic). Then he received Ph. D. degree in Automatic Control from the Institute of National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) in 1997. He was Assistant Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of Sharif University of Technology in Teheran from 1998 to 2000. Then he joined the Automatic Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He is currently a Professor of Automatic Control and the head of the “Data-Driven Modelling and Control” group. His research interests include data-driven controller tuning and robust control with application to mechatronic systems and electrical grids.

     

     

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