Richard G. Baraniuk (Rice University, Houston, USA)

Deep Optimization

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Josep M. Guerrero (Aalborg University, Denmark)

State of the Art in Microgrid Technology

A microgrid can be defined as a part of the grid with elements like distributed energy sources, power electronics converters, energy storage devices and controllable local loads that can operate autonomously in islanded mode but also interacting with the main power network in a controlled, coordinated way. Following the introduction of distributed control of these elements, cooperative control and hierarchical control schemes for coordination of power electronics converters in order to control the power flow and to enhance the power quality will be elaborated. Different technologies are combined together, such as power converters, control, communications, optimization, and so on. This way, energy can be generated and stored near to the consumption points, improving stability and reducing losses produced by large power lines. In distributed energy systems like microgrids, multi-agent systems technologies will be presented, including distributed control. The focus of this presentation will be on the analysis, modelling, and control design of power electronics-based microgrids, as well as power electronics control and communications. Further, the interconnection of microgrid clusters will be emphasized as an important step towards utilization of the smart grid concept. Examples of real microgrid sites including conventional islanded systems installed in islands and rural remote areas will be shown. Further, low-voltage distribution systems and DC microgrids for residential applications and homes will be introduced. New worldwide projects to develop technologies for low voltage DC distribution systems and maritime ship-board microgrids will be shown. Finally, the integration of microgrids by using smart meters and Internet of Things (IoT) concepts will be presented. 


Mini Symposium organized by Markus Clemens (University of Wuppertal, Germany)

Computational Electromagnetics: State-of-the-Art and Future Developments

David A. Lowther (Mc Gill University, Canada):
“Multi-Domain Design of Low Frequency Devices in a World of High Performance Computing”

Christophe Geuzaine, Erin Kuci (University of Liège, Belgium):
"State-of-the art and recent developments for sensitivity analysis of electromagnetic problems, in view of shape and topology optimization"

Stéphane Clénét (Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France):
"Model order reduction in low frequency computational electromagnetics : methods and applications”

Sebastian Schöps (Technische Universität Darmstadt):
"What Can Isogeometric Analysis Do For Computational Electromagnetics?"