PV Microgrids
Mentor: Joaquín Vaquero
Email: joaquin.vaquero@urjc.es.
University: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Partner Host Institution: IMDEA Energy - Electric Systems Unit (Researcher Javier Roldán) (javier.roldan@imdea.org) - 2nd year of applied research compulsory
This research line has been developed by or together with IMDEA Energy. The second year of applied research in IMDEA Energy is compulsory under this line.
Keywords: power network stability, microgrids, converter control, energy management systems, renewable energy and storage integration.

PV Microgrids

Energy management and control of PV dominated microgrids has gained importance in recent years. The objective of the project is to develop novel planning and operating methods for such micgrogrids,primarily based on inverters interfacing PV and energy storage devices. The transient and small-signal stability aspects should be addressed as well as the development of novel control algorithms for primary, secondary and tertiary control. The microgrids should operate in both grid-connected and islanded modes and provide a smooth transition between the two.

Departament: Applied Mathematics, Materials Science and Engineering and Electronic Technology
Research Group:
More Information: www.energy.imdea.org/people/researchers/dr-milan-prodanovic
Relevants projects on the area: PROMINT: Programa MicroRedes Inteligentes de la Comunidad de Madrid
Relevants publications on the area: 1.- A. Rodríguez-Cabero, M. Prodanovic, J. Roldán-Pérez “Analysis of Dynamic Properties of VSCs Connected to Weak Grids including the Effects of Dead-Time and Time Delays” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
2.- J. Roldán-Pérez, A. Rodríguez-Cabero, M. Prodanovic “Harmonic Virtual Impedance Design for Parallel-Connected Grid-Tied Synchronverters” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics