Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI

Controller and communication system development for grid-converters applied to power quality and renewable energies.

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Summary of the technology

The research group "Electronic engineering applied to renewable energy systems", has developed controllers and communications systems for power electronic converters that operate as an interface to the power supply systems in order to improve power quality, to facilitate the efficient use of energy and to impulse the expansion of smart grids. The group is looking for technical cooperation agreements.

New and innovative aspects

  • Communications systems that allow high-level control systems for power quality improvement or renewable energy sources.
  • Development of algorithms to verify grid operation codes.
  • Development of algorithms to detect isolated mode of operation.
  • Algorithms to optimize the quality of electrical energy.
  • Algorithms to compensate harmonics and phase shift factor.
  • Control and communications in intelligent networks (smart grids)
  • Energy efficiency in rail transport

Main advantages of its use

This is a research group with an extensive experience in the development of projects related to the control and implantation of communications of convertors of power, used in systems of improvement of the quality of the electric power and also for renewable sources of energy. 

Specifications

The research group "Electronic engineering applied to renewable energy systems", has worked since 2005 on projects with both public and private companies in the development of communication and control systems for power electronic converters that operate as interface with the power grid, to improve the quality of electric power (power quality) and to integrate renewable energy sources. The technology developed addresses issues such as remote control of converters, application of grid codes in the case of grid faults, operation and compensation of voltage sags, power factor compensation and harmonic, etc.

Applications

  • Power electronic converters that operate as an interface to the power supply systems in order to improve power quality, to facilitate the efficient use of energy and to impulse the expansion of smart grids. 

Related keywords

  • Renewable Sources of Energy
  • Energy production, transmission and conversion
  • Rational use of energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Alternative Energy
  • Power generation
  • Energy Supply and Retail
  • energy
  • energy production
  • transmisión and conversión
  • transmission of electricity

About Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI

Research & Technology Organization from Spain

The Technology Transfer Office at Alcalá University serves as a liaison between the University and its socioeconomic environment in terms of research and innovation. It encorages collaboration between research groups from universities and companies/institutions, with the objective to promote and commercialize research results and scientific capabilities.

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