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Distributed multiport converters for integration of renewables, storage systems and loads while enhancing performance and resiliency of modern distributed networks

Project Objectives

IPLUG develops a set of novel power electronics solutions based on multiport converters¬†in order¬†to¬†enhance the integration¬†of multiple renewable sources, energy storage systems and loads. The¬†proposed converters, installed in several optimal locations, can facilitate a massive integration of¬†renewables, avoiding grid congestion, and allowing the provision of functionalities to both the¬†end¬†users¬†and the distribution grid.¬†‚Äč

The¬†project studies both system-level aspects and detailed power electronics innovative solutions for¬†low and medium-voltage applications. Multiport power converters and their inner control are¬†designed and validated¬†experimentally in the laboratory in Software-in-the-loop (SIL), Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), and Power-hardware-in-the-loop (P-HIL) contexts.‚Äč

 

An infographic showing that it is a research and innovation project, with a budget of 2.1 million euros, a duration of 36 months and 8 active partners.

Typhoon’s role as a project partner

Typhoon HIL is responsible for supporting real-time testing of the novel multi-port converter controls. To support¬†this, Typhoon HIL is providing the academic partners access to its¬†TyphoonSim¬†software as well as managing joint¬†access to a hardware-in-the-loop testbed hosted in Novi Sad, Serbia for the purposes of supporting Model-in-the-loop and Control-hardware-in-the-loop tests. Additionally, Typhoon HIL is providing support for partner’s converter¬†modeling¬†efforts to ensure such multi-port converter models can operate in real-time with sufficient fidelity.‚Äč

Field of Science

  • EC: Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering¬†‚Äč
  • Consortium: Multi-port converter, Renewables integration,¬†Meshed grids,¬†Soft open points,¬†AC-DC, DC-Bus,¬†Conversion loss reduction, Grid stability‚Äč
  • TH: Grid Modernization,¬†Power Electronics

Partners

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