13M011UEM - Control of grid-side power converters

Course specification
Course title Control of grid-side power converters
Acronym 13M011UEM
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition Basics of Electronics, Theory of Electric Circuits, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines
The goal Operating modes of grid-side inverters in DC and AC systems. Control algorithms, synchronization and protection mechanisms. Primary, secondary and tertiary contours. Converters in transmission and distribution networks and their impact on U-Q and P-f contours, stability, power distribution, quality of electricity and protection.
The outcome Introduction to the principles of operation of grid-side converters in load-side, grid-side and bus-side roles in transmission, distribution and micro-networks. Understanding the influence of control structures on the dynamic properties of the inverter and performance in transmission and distribution. Understanding the basic control loops of grid-side converters.
Contents of lectures Typical grid-side inverters as voltage actuators. Basic characteristics, disturbances and the noise. Control structures for U, I, P, Q control. Influence of the output admittance on the grid stability. The influence of the inverter dynamic properties on propagation and damping of electromechanical waves in power systems. Basic approaches to designing the structure and setting parameters.
Contents of exercises Solving computational tasks and problems. Examination of the static and dynamic properties of energy converters in microgrids using computer simulations. Laboratory exercises on the multipurpose three-phase network converter available in the laboratory.
  1. S.N. Vukosavic, Digital Control of Electrical Drives, Springer 2007.
  2. Slobodan N. Vukosavic, "Grid-side converters design and control", Springer, 2018
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching 45 lectures, 15 hours of auditory exercises. 15 hours of laboratory and demonstration exercises. 50 hours of independent work, 25 hours of work with teachers through seminars and discussions. Working with students 1:1 for 4 hours each week consultation.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 20
Practical lessons 20 Oral examination 20
Colloquia 30
Seminars 10