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  • Optimized control of multi-terminal DC grids using particle swarm optimization 

    Rouzbehi, Kumars; Miranian, Arash; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2015-10-29)
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    The electric networks of the future will make an extensive use of DC grids. Therefore, the control of Multi-terminal DC (MTDC) grids is a key issue, which is gathering the attention of the industry and the research community. ...
  • Dielectric properties of various polymers (PVC, EVA, HDPE, and PP) reinforced with ground tire rubber (GTR) 

    Mujal Rosas, Ramón María; Marín Genescá, Marcos; Ballart Prunell, Jordi (2015-05-01)
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    Mass production of tires as well as its difficult storage or elimination is a real environmental problem. Various methods for recycling tires are currently used, such as mechanical crushing, which puts vulcanized rubber, ...
  • A generalized voltage droop strategy for control of multiterminal DC grids 

    Rouzbehi, Kumars; Miranian, Arash; Candela García, José Ignacio; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2015-02)
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    This paper proposes a generalized voltage droop (GVD) control strategy for dc voltage control and power sharing in voltage source converter (VSC)-based multiterminal dc (MTDC) grids. The proposed GVD control is implemented ...
  • Grid voltage synchronization for distributed generation systems under grid fault conditions 

    Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Rocabert Delgado, Joan; Candela García, José Ignacio; Hermoso Costa, Juan Ramón; Teodorescu, Remus; Blaabjerg, Frede; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2015-07-01)
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    The actual grid code requirements for the grid connection of distributed generation systems, mainly wind and photovoltaic (PV) systems, are becoming very demanding. The transmission system operators (TSOs) are especially ...
  • A new PWM strategy for grid-connected half-bridge active NPC converters with losses distribution balancing mechanism 

    Ma, Lin; Kerekes, Tamas; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro; Jin, Xinmin; Teodorescu, Remus; Liserre, Marco (2015-01-09)
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    Photovoltaic systems technological development is driven by the request for higher efficiency and safety. These concerns influence also the choice of the power converter stage. Several topologies have been proposed and ...
  • Analysis of derivative control based virtual inertia in multi-area HVDC interconnected AGC power systems 

    Rakhshani, Elyas; Remón, D.; Mir Cantarellas, Antonio; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2016-02-04)
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    Due to increasing level of power converter based component in the grid and consequently the lack of inertia, AGC in multi area interconnected power systems are experiencing different challenges. To cope with this challenging ...
  • Protection of AC and DC distribution systems. Embedding distributed energy resources: a comparative review and analysis 

    Monadi, Mehdi; Zamani, M. Amin; Candela García, José Ignacio; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2015-11-01)
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    The integration of distributed generation (DG) units into distribution networks has challenged the operating principles of traditional AC distribution systems, and also motivated the development of emerging DC systems. Of ...
  • Design considerations for primary control in multi-terminal VSC-HVDC grids 

    Gavriluta, Catalin; Candela García, José Ignacio; Citro, Costantino; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2015-05-01)
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    Multi-terminal dc networks based on voltage source converters (VSC) are the latest trend in dc-systems; the interest in the area is being fueled by the increased feasibility of these systems for the large scale integration ...
  • Connection and disconnection transients for micro-grids under unbalance load condition 

    Rocabert Delgado, Joan; Azevedo, Gustavo M.S.; Candela García, José Ignacio; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Blaabjerg, Frede; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2014-03)
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    In this paper the design and the implementation of a method oriented to carry out a safe and a stable intentional disconnection, and re-connection, of local micro-grids from the main distribution network under generic grid ...
  • DC voltage control and power sharing in multiterminal DC grids based on optimal DC power flow and voltage-droop strategy 

    Rouzbehi, Kumars; Miranian, Arash; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014-07-11)
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    This paper proposes an effective dc voltage and power-sharing control structure for multiterminal dc (MTDC) grids based on an optimal power flow (OPF) procedure and voltage-droop control implemented in the different ...

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