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Upcoming Webinars 

Tuesday, 14 March 2023 (10:00 AM ET): "Transient Stability of Grid-forming Voltage-Source Converters" by Heng Wu, AAU Energy, Aalborg University, Denmark



Abstract: Grid-forming voltage-source converters (GFM-VSCs) are emerging as an attraction solution for developing the future 100% power electronic based power systems. However, different from synchronous generators whose synchronization is governed by the physical law of swing equation, the synchronization dynamics of GFM-VSC is determined by its control algorithm, which brings in difficulties in analyzing the synchronization stability (transient stability) of GFM-VSCs under grid faults. In this webinar, a design-oriented transient stability analysis of GFM-VSCs will be performed based on the phase portrait approach, based on which, the transient stability impact of virtual inertia and damping will be characterized with clear physical insight. In the end, the mode-adaptive control will be further introduced to enhance the transient stability of GFM-VSCs under different operating conditions. This webinar is intended to provide some inspirations of the possibility in utilizing the control flexibility of GFM-VSCs to guarantee a better transient stability performance of future power electronic based power systems.

Heng Wu Updated PicBiography: Heng Wu (S’17-M’ 20) received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), Nanjing, China, in 2012 and 2015, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, in 2020. He is now an Assistant Professor with AAU Energy, Aalborg University.

From 2015 to 2017, He was an Electrical Engineer with NR Electric Co., Ltd, Nanjing, China. He was a guest researcher with Ørsted Wind Power, Fredericia, Denmark, in 2018, and Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany, in 2019. He was a Postdoctoral researcher with Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, from 2020 to 2021. He is the Co-Chair of IEEE Task Force on Frequency-domain Modeling and Dynamic Analysis of HVDC and FACTS, the member of the technical committee (TC) of European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE), the member of GB grid forming best practice expert group formed by national grid ESO, UK, the member of Cigre working group B4.85 and B4/C4.93, and the Steering Committee Member of Cigre next generation network (NGN), Denmark. His research interests include the modelling and stability analysis of the power electronic based power systems. He is identified as world’s top 2% scientist by Stanford University from 2019. He received the 2019 Outstanding Reviewer Award of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS and the 2021 Star Reviewer Award of the IEEE JOURNAL of EMERGING AND SELECTED TOPICS IN POWER ELECTRONICS

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