President's Message: June 2019

Frede Blaabjerg

From a New Open Access Journal to PELS Day, Society Activities Continue to Grow

 by Frede Blaabjerg

I have just returned from the 2019 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) in Anaheim, California., which is one of the largest conferences (more than 6000 attendees) in power electronics and includes a very large exhibition. It was quite amazing to see how fast wide bandgap (WBG) power devices have entered the mainstream, and how the adoption of these devices has accelerated. In particular, some of the demonstrations in automotive designs were quite remarkable. Read More...


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Upcoming Webinar: A Review of Power Electronics based DERs and Interactions with the Grid

Thu, Jul 18, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

Presenter: Ehab Shoubaki

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Ehab ShoubakiAbstract: Currently the bulk of energy generated from fossil fuels, nuclear, geothermal, hydro and some wind resources interface with the grid through rotary machines. An ever-increasing but small portion of generation comes from renewable energy resources distributed across the network that are harvested and dispatched into the grid by power electronics. It is well understood that increased penetration of renewable DERs introduces power quality and system-wide stability issues. This webinar explores the effect of classically controlled DERs on grid stability and future directions for achieving autonomous grid forming capability with power electronics. Read more...





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