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  • Impact of different regulatory structures on the management of energy communities 

    Hoz Casas, Jordi de la; Alonso Travesset, Alexandre; Coronas Herrero, Sergio; Martín Cañadas, María Elena; Matas Alcalá, José (2020-06-01)
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    The following paper aims to prove the importance of embedding the regulatory framework when analyzing the distributed generation activity of an energy community. At present, most of the scientific literature has focused ...
  • Multiport interline current flow controller for meshed HVDC grids 

    Sau Bassols, Joan; Ferrer San José, Ricard; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-07-01)
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    In meshed high voltage direct current grids, the current of each line cannot be controlled independently, since it depends on the resistances between nodes. Additional devices, such as current flow controllers (CFCs), may ...
  • Maximum torque per voltage flux-weakening strategy with speed limiter for PMSM drives 

    Miguel Espinar, Carlos; Heredero Peris, Daniel; Gross, Gabriel Igor; Llonch Masachs, Marc; Montesinos Miracle, Daniel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-09-02)
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    This paper presents an enhanced Flux Weakening (FW) control scheme for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSMs), focused on electric vehicle applications. The novelty of the proposed algorithm is the integration in a ...
  • Optimal current reference calculation for MMCs considering converter limitations 

    Westerman Spier, Daniel; Prieto-Araujo, E.; López Mestre, Joaquim; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-08-31)
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    The paper addresses an optimization-based reference calculation method for Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC) operating in normal and constrained situations (when the converter needs to prioritize its quantities as it has ...
  • Overcurrent protection based on ANNs for smart distribution networks with grid-connected VSIs 

    Bakkar, Mostafa; Bogarra Rodríguez, Santiago; Córcoles López, Felipe; Iglesias, Javier (2020-12-16)
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    Recently, the global concern for protection coordination is growing with the impact of distributed generators connected to medium voltage distribution system. Effective protection strategies need to be developed in order ...
  • Contributions for improving the stability of marine power generation plants 

    Herrero Sabat, Antonio; Álvarez Flórez, Jesús Andrés; Casals Torrens, Pau; Bosch Tous, Ricardo; Serrano Fontova, Alexandre (Elsevier, 2020-06-20)
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    The Electrical Engineering department of the University FNB/UPC -Barcelona Tech. conducted a large set of real tests on a hybrid propulsion platform with compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel at the facilities of Marina Barcelona ...
  • Optimal multivariable MMC energy-based control for DC voltage regulation in HVDC applications 

    Sánchez Sánchez, Enric; Groß, Dominic; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; Dörfler, Florian; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-04-01)
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    The penetration of renewable energy resources is changing the way the power system is understood and operated. With an increasing number of power electronics devices integrated into the power system, the modular multilevel ...
  • A mathematical model for the scheduling of virtual microgrids topology into an active sistribution network 

    García Muñoz, Fernando Esteban; Díaz González, Francisco; Corchero García, Cristina (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-10-15)
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    This article presents a method based on a mathematical optimization model for the scheduling operation of a distribution network (DN). The contribution of the proposed method is that it permits the configuration and operation ...
  • On-line health condition monitoring of power connectors focused on predictive maintenance 

    Martínez Reyes, Jimmy Arturo; Gómez-Pau, Álvaro; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Moreno Eguilaz, Juan Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-12-16)
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    Electrical power connectors are critical points of electrical networks. Failure in high-voltage connectors may result in major power outages, safety risks and important economic consequences. Therefore, there is an imperious ...
  • Observations of corona point discharges from grounded rods under thunderstorms 

    Sousa Arcanjo, Marcelo Augusto; Montanya Puig, Joan; Urbani, Michele; Lorenzo, Victor; Pineda, Nicolau (2021-01-01)
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    We investigated features of corona point discharges when a grounded conductive rod is subject to a high background electric field. In the laboratory, high voltage is applied to an upper plate in a plane-to-point experiment, ...
  • Seasonal variations on the conditions required for the lightning production 

    Salvador Yuste, Albert; Pineda Rüegg, Nicolau; Montanya Puig, Joan; Solà de las Fuentes, Glòria (2020-10-01)
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    Given the growing concern on lightning threats outside the main warm-season, the objective of this study is to get further insight on the seasonal variations of the necessary conditions required for the production of ...
  • A review of deterministic and data-driven methods to quantify energy efficiency savings and to predict retrofitting scenarios in buildings 

    Grillone, Benedetto; Danov, Stoyan; Sumper, Andreas; Cipriano Lindez, Jordi; Mor, Gerard (2020-10)
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    Increasing the energy efficiency of the built environment has become a priority worldwide and especially in Europe. Because of the relatively low turnover rate of the existing built environment, energy efficiency retrofitting ...

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