October 20, 2020 - Webinar: Microgrids Concepts and Control

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    Microgrids Concepts and Control

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    Microgrids Concepts and Control

    Microgrids, as novel paradigms of active Distribution Networks, have been gaining increasing interest and constitute an active area of research in the last 20 years. Currently, they are considered as key components in power system decentralization, providing viable solutions for rural electrification, enhancing resilience and supporting local energy communities. Their main characteristic is the coordinated control of the interconnected distributed energy resources (DER), which can be realized by various methods, ranging from decentralized, communication-free approaches to centralized ones, where decisions are taken at a central point. This webinar provides an overview of basic Microgrids definitions and historical developments and briefly presents their key benefits from a technical, economic and environmental point of view. It describes the various hierarchical levels and focuses on the technical control solutions proposed for the levels of their organization hierarchy.


    About the Presenter:


    Prof. Nikos Hatziargyriou

    National Technical University of Athens


    Nikos D. Hatziargyriou is a professor in Power Systems at the National Technical University of Athens. He has over 10 years of industrial experience as Chairman and CEO of the Hellenic Distribution Network Operator and as executive Vice-Chair of the Public Power Corporation. He was chair and currently vice-chair of the EU Technology and Innovation Platform on Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP-SNET) representing E.DSO. He is an honorary member of CIGRE and past Chair of CIGRE SC C6 “Distribution Systems and Distributed Generation”. He is Life Fellow Member of IEEE, past Chair of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee (PSDPC), and currently Editor in Chief of the IEEE Trans on Power Systems. He has participated in more than 60 RD&D projects funded by the EU Commission, electric utilities, and manufacturers for both fundamental research and practical applications. He is the author of the book “Microgrids: Architectures and Control” and of more than 250 journal publications and 500 conference proceedings papers. He is included in 2016, 2017, and 2019 Thomson Reuters lists of the top 1% most cited researchers.


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