To increase efficiency and controllability in today’s transmission and distribution grids, controllable components are increasingly required.
This program studies system applications to derive requirements and specifications for new and improved grid hardware, and develops active components for use in tomorrow’s T&D grids.
One main focus area in the program is the design of hardware for grid control and compensation, including power-electronic-based systems, such as HVDC and FACTS, and energy storage systems. Other areas attracting increased interest are solar and wind parks.
Key competences in the program are: power electronics design and control, power system design, and power apparatus interaction and coordination.