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Electric Power Conversion

Majid Nayeripour

Cologne University of Applied Sciences

After an 8-year industrial experience and academic work in electrical engineering and renewable energy field, Dr. Nayeripour was promoted to full professor in the microgrid area in 2016. He has been awarded a fellowship program for experienced researchers from Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation in 2017.


Eberhard Waffenschmidt

TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Waffenschmidt is a Professor of Electrical Power Grids at TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences since 2011, currently a Chairman of the Solarenergie-Förderverein Deutschland e.V. (SFV, Society to Promote Solar Energy Germany), devoted to identifying and removing obstacles on the way to a 100% use of renewable energy.


Inverter-Based Microgrid Electric Power Conversion/Generation Towards 100% Renewable Energy Three Phase Microgrid Distributed Generation High Share of DG Control Strategy Topology Selection Design and Optimization Control and Operation Power Quality Cyber Security Car

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Traditional power systems contain synchronous based generators which are inherently stable. Renewable energy resources in smart modern power systems are connected through three phase inverters which convert DC power to AC power. The basic control strategy for microgrids is the hierarchical control, including primary control (droop control), secondary control (restoration of voltage and frequency), and tertiary control (optimal operation). The existing secondary control strategies have endeavored from centralized control (with low reliability), decentralized control, to the current distributed control (with high reliability and low cost). This is partly inspired by the idea of cooperative control for multi-agent systems, which allows all DGs to communicate with their neighbors and share information among neighboring units via local communication networks.

The inverters as energy conversion systems should be designed carefully in regard to different aspects in static and dynamic contexts. Topology selection, design, optimization, control and operation, interaction, power quality and cyber security car will be the main topics that this book will cover.

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Majid Nayeripour

Cologne University of Applied Sciences

After an 8-year industrial experience and academic work in electrical engineering and renewable energy field, he was promoted to full professor in microgrid area in 2016. He was given a sabbatical from Shiraz University of Technology, Iran, and has been invited to Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany in January 2016. During his research, he has gained new experiences about the problems related to high penetration level of distributed generations and towards 100% renewable energy in Germany, and he has been awarded a fellowship program for experienced researchers from Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation in 2017. Currently, he is with Cologne University of Applied Science and is involved in the research on control and dynamic investigation of interconnected microgrids. He has published more than 120 journal and conference papers, four books and supervised more than 10 research projects.

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