special sessions

Future-proof power electronic systems and control for residential microgrids

Organisers: Dmitri Vinnikov, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, Gevork B. Gharehpetian, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, Joao Martins, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, Roya Ahmadiahangar, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Abstract: Thanks to rapid advances in semiconductor and packaging technologies as well as to the development of new power converter topologies, the power electronics is being increasingly employed in brand new applications, such as Electronic Power Distribution Systems, also known as Active Distribution Networks or Smart Grids. Depending on the power scale, such concepts could be applied either for a single building or for districts, thus facilitating larger shares of distributed energy generation and storage, demand-side efficiency and energy trading operations. Addressing these new challenges is the main focus of this special session.

Topics: DC and hybrid AC/DC residential microgrid architectures; Solutions resolving interoperability issues and facilitating deployment of microgrids; Optimal design methodologies, transient and stability analysis for residential microgrids; Power electronics systems for efficient integration of distributed energy generators and storages into residential microgrids; Active power filtering, load-sharing, islanding operation; Condition monitoring, intelligent protection, fault diagnosis and self-healing; Predictive maintenance, adaptive communication-based protection; Microgrids during emergency, islanding, and black start; Supervision, management, security, and hierarchical control; Communication-based resilient and robust control; Power management strategies, distributed control and/or decentralized decision making; Operation and control of interconnected residential microgrids (i.e., a microgrid community); Cyber security issues in residential microgrids; Control and management of multi-energy systems for residential microgrids

Advances in High Switching Frequency Power Converters for E-Mobility

Organisers: Mattia Ricco, University of Bologna, Italy, Riccardo Mandrioli, University of Bologna, Italy, Marco Liserre, Kiel University, Germany, Jun-Hyung Jung, Kiel University, Germany

Abstract: This Special Session covers innovative contributions concerning high switching frequency in e-mobility dealing but not limited to converter topologies, system configurations, optimal converter design (cost, size, weight, and passives), control algorithm and strategies, reliability, redundancy, and protection.

Topics: Converter topologies and system configurations: Dual/Semi/Multi-active-bridge and Resonant Converters, Advanced DC/AC traction inverters (1-phase/3-phase/Multi-phase) and AC/DC active front-end, Symmetrical / Asymmetrical reconfigurable multi-port modular solution, Power converters and compensation circuits for wireless power transfer; Optimal converter design (Cost, Size & weight, Passive component for HSF converters): Gate driver circuit and Passive components design, New design approach using machine learning, Design optimization; Novel Control Algorithm and Strategies: Enhanced soft-switching techniques, Modulation Techniques for HSF Power converters and inverters; Reliability, Redundancy, Protection (Fault diagnosis and tolerance control), and EMI/EMC