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Power electronics for the integration of renewable energy in the grid

A. García-Cerrada J. Zamora M. Ochoa R.R. Pecharromán J. Renedo

May 2011 - December 2014

Funding entity Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación

Participated by Red Eléctrica de España, S.A. (Coordinador), Incoesa-Trafos, S.A, Ingeteam Technology, S.A, Universidad de Mondragón


This project will investigate the contribution of voltage source converters to the integration of renewable energy in the grid. It will look into optimal exploitation of existing grids, more flexible and efficient power flow control and better utilization of existing grids with the contribution of power electronics.
For the purpose describe above, this project will have three specific actions:
(1) A new strategy to control power flows will be developed and fully tested. It will take the form of a Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC).
(2) Studies will be promoted to improve the current knowledge of the use of FACTS and HVDC in the Spanish grid. Models and tools will be investigated.
(3) The results obtained in the national and international arena



Project funded by Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, into Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica, 2008-11.

Project funded by Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.


    Research topics:
  • *Power Electronics and Control Systems
  • *Steady-state: load flows, analysis of power system constraints, optimal load flows, voltage control ancilliary service,short-circuits, protections in transmission and ditribution networks

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