President's Message: December 2017

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Powering a Sustainable Future by Alan Mantooth

The title of my column this issue is the same as the tag line of the Society – “Powering a Sustainable Future.” As hurricanes have devastated parts of the United States, including Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, we are reminded of the importance of reliable electric power products that we research and develop. Read More...


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinar: Power Electronics-Enabled Autonomous Power Systems - Synchronized and Democratized (SYNDEM) Smart Grids

Qing Chang Zhong 2016Tue, Mar 20, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Dr. Qing-Chang Zhong

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Abstract: Power systems are going through a paradigm change from the current power systems dominated by electric machines to the next-generation smart grid enabled by power electronics, presenting a great opportunity to the power electronics society. In this lecture, it will be shown that the power electronic converters in millions of active, intermittent, non-synchronous, variable and distributed energy resources and flexible loads can be controlled to behave like virtual synchronous machines (VSM). They can all take part in the regulation of power system frequency and voltage via independent individual actions in a synchronized and democratized manner, leading to synchronized and democratized smart grids. Moreover, the dedicated synchronisation units, often phase-locked-loops, can be removed to further reduce complexity and improve performance.  Read More...

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