Open Lecture by Dr. Frede Blaabjerg (Denmark) "Power Electronics — the Key Technology for Grid Integration"

Open Lecture by Dr. Frede Blaabjerg (Denmark)

On September 15, at 1:30 pm, Dr. Frede Blaаbjerg (Denmark) will give an open lecture titled "Power electronics — the key technology for grid integration" in the video conference room of the building 5.

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Frede Blaаbjerg is the most quoted author among scientists of all engineering disciplines. It ranks first in the world in the number of publications and their citation of 1.5 million leading researchers in the field of electrical engineering.  The results of the research have been implemented by ABB, Grundfos, Danfoss, Vestas, KK-Electronics, Fuji, Mitsubishi, Rockwell Automation, Sanken and others.

He heads the Center for Resilient Power Electronics (CORPE, Center of Reliable Power Electronics) at Aalborg University (Denmark). 

The Thomson Reuters news agency named Dr. Blaabjerg as one of the most influential scientific minds in the world.

For outstanding technical contributions to the design of power management systems enabling the integration of renewable power in 2019 Dr. Blaabjerg was awarded the International Energy Prize.

At the lecture you will find out:

The energy paradigms in many countries (e.g., Germany and Denmark) have experienced a significant change from fossil-based resources to clean renewables (e.g., wind turbines and photovoltaics) in the past few decades. The scenario of highly penetrated renewables is going to be further enhanced – Denmark expects to be 100 percent fossil-free by 2050 – and maybe even before.

Consequently, it is required that the production, distribution and use of the energy should be as technologically efficient as possible and incentives to save energy at the end-user should also be strengthened. In order to realize the transition smoothly and effectively, energy conversion systems, currently based on power electronics technology, will again play an essential role in this energy paradigm shift. Using highly efficient power electronics in power generation, power transmission/distribution and end-user application, together with advanced control solutions, can pave the way for renewable energies.

In light of this, some of the most emerging renewable energies — , e.g., wind energy and photovoltaic, which by means of power electronics are changing character as a major part in the electricity generation —, are discussed in this presentation. Issues like technology development, implementation, power converter technologies, control of the systems, and synchronization are addressed. Special focuses are paid on the future trends in power electronics for those systems like how to lower the cost of energy and to develop emerging power devices and better reliability tool.

Lecture language - English

The lecture is supported by the Global Energy International Prize.

Recording in video format will be uploaded to the public link later.