El grup de recerca SEER de la UPC, actualment també Centre de Recerca en Sistemes Elèctrics d’Energia Renovable de la xarxa TECNIO, centra les seves activitats de recerca en l’àmbit de la connexió a la xarxa elèctriques de sistemes de generació basats en energies renovables, principalment fotovoltaica, eòlica i marina. La missió principal del grup es la de contribuir a la integració a gran escala de les energies renovables a les xarxes elèctriques del futur. Amb aquest objectiu en ment, el grup SEER centra el seu treball d'investigació en el disseny de sistemes de control avançats i processadors de potència per a nous generadors basats en fonts d'energia renovable.
Tanmateix SEER desenvolupa anàlisis, sistemes auxiliars i solucions de control per a sistemes elèctrics amb alta penetració de generació distribuïda, que són necessaris per incrementar la penetració de les renovables tot mantenint l’estabilitat d’operació de la xarxa elèctrica.

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El objetivo del grupo de investigación en Sistemas Eléctricos de Energía Renovable (SEER) es llevar a cabo investigación de vanguardia a nivel de excelencia internacional en las áreas de sistemas eléctricos de energía distribuida, detección/protección ante descargas atmosféricas y sistemas electrónicos de potencia. La investigación en estas áreas se aplica al campo de las energías renovables, fundamentalmente energía fotovoltaica y eólica, y su principal finalidad es contribuir a la integración a gran escala de fuentes de energía renovable en las redes inteligentes de distribución de energía eléctrica del futuro. Para ello, SEER focaliza su investigación en el diseño de sistemas avanzados de control, interactivos con la red eléctrica, para los procesadores electrónicos de potencia de las fuentes limpias de energía, en la mejora de estos procesadores de potencia para aumentar su eficiencia energética, en el incremento de la calidad de potencia en dicha red eléctrica, en la detección de descargas atmosféricas

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The objective of the Renewable Electrical Energy Systems (REES) research group is to conduct leading edge research at internationally excellent level in the fields of distributed electric power systems, detection/protection of atmospheric discharges and power electronics systems. Research in these areas is applied to renewable energies, mainly to photovoltaic and wind energy, and its main purpose is to contribute to the large scale integration of renewable energies into the smart electric power networks of the future. With this goal in mind, REES focuses its research in designing advanced control systems, interacting with the gird, for the power processors of clean energy sources, in improving these power processors for increasing its energy efficiency, in detecting atmospheric discharges and in protecting such electric power systems. Our mission consists of reliability improving, energy efficiency, power quality, cost reduction, and large scale integration of renewable energies into electrical power systems.

http://futur.upc.edu/SEER

The objective of the Renewable Electrical Energy Systems (REES) research group is to conduct leading edge research at internationally excellent level in the fields of distributed electric power systems, detection/protection of atmospheric discharges and power electronics systems. Research in these areas is applied to renewable energies, mainly to photovoltaic and wind energy, and its main purpose is to contribute to the large scale integration of renewable energies into the smart electric power networks of the future. With this goal in mind, REES focuses its research in designing advanced control systems, interacting with the gird, for the power processors of clean energy sources, in improving these power processors for increasing its energy efficiency, in detecting atmospheric discharges and in protecting such electric power systems. Our mission consists of reliability improving, energy efficiency, power quality, cost reduction, and large scale integration of renewable energies into electrical power systems.

http://futur.upc.edu/SEER

Recent Submissions

  • Single-phase modeling approach in dynamic harmonic domain 

    Karami, Ehsan; Madrigal, Manuel; Gharehpetian, Gevorg B.; Rouzbehi, Kumars; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2017-03-24)
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    In this paper, a frequency-based analytical approach is presented for dynamic analysis of three-phase balanced systems in the presence of harmonic distortion based on single-phase analysis. By providing mathematical ...
  • Power station for large scale photovoltaic power plants 

    Verdugo Retamal, Cristian Andrés; Candela García, José Ignacio; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2017)
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    Most of the large scale photovoltaic power plants (LS-PVPP) count on power converters with a central configuration. Advantages such as robustness, low maintenance and installation cost makes this configuration the preferred ...
  • Power system compensation using a power electronics integrated transformer 

    Atef Abbas Elsaharty, Mohamed; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2017-09-22)
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    This paper presents a new transformer, i.e., the Custom Power Active Transformer (CPAT) - which integrates shunt and series equivalent circuits within the transformer's magnetic structure. Thus, it provides power system ...
  • Grid synchronization of renewable generation systems using synchronous power controllers 

    Remón Rodríguez, Daniel; Zhang, Weiyi; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2017)
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    The increasing penetration of renewable energy sources in power systems has increased the amount of generating units employing power electronics as their grid interface, instead of synchronous generators. Their different ...
  • Grid-connected converters with virtual electromechanical characteristics: experimental verification 

    Zhang, Weiyi; Remón Rodríguez, Daniel; Candela García, José Ignacio; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2017-10-05)
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    Grid-connected power converters, which are frequently used to link renewable generation plants with the grid, are required to provide a better functionality for large scale integration of renewables. They are expected to ...
  • Control of D-STATCOM during unbalanced grid faults based on DC voltage oscillations and peak current limitations 

    Khoshooei, Arash; Moghani, Javad S.; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2017-12-19)
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    The safe operation of grid connected power converters during abnormal condition is a key issue in order to guarantee its operation and to avoid undesired trips. In this paper different control strategies for the operation ...
  • Grid voltage harmonic damping method for SPC based power converters with multiple virtual admittance control 

    Tarrasó, Andres; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rocabert Delgado, Joan; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2017)
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    The appearance of harmonics in the grid voltage is an issue for the generation systems and grid connected consumers. This paper presents the basic control strategy to be implemented in Synchronous Power Control (SPC) based ...
  • Phase stability enhancement in big power networks using renewable generation units controlled by SPC 

    Abdollahi, Mostafa; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rocabert Delgado, Joan; Muñoz Aguilar, Raúl Santiago; Hermoso Costa, Juan Ramón (2017)
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    High penetration of Renewable Generation Units (RGU), has led to that the interaction of this newfound participators in power network with conventional units be more critical challenges for network operators. Effect on the ...
  • Inertia emulation in AC/DC interconnected power systems using derivative technique considering frequency measurement effects 

    Rakhshani, Elyas; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2017-09-05)
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    Virtual inertia is known as an inevitable part of the modern power systems with high penetration of renewable energy. Recent trend of research is oriented in different methods of emulating the inertia to increase the ...
  • Power system compensation using a power electronics integrated transformer 

    Atef Abbas Elsaharty, Mohamed; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rodriguez, Pedro (2017-09-21)
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    IEEE This paper presents a new transformer, i.e., the Custom Power Active Transformer (CPAT) - which integrates shunt and series equivalent circuits within the transformer's magnetic structure. Thus, it provides power ...
  • Impact of 100-MW-scale PV plants with synchronous power controllers on power system stability in northern Chile 

    Remón Rodríguez, Daniel; Cañizares, Claudio A.; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2017-08-03)
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    © 2017, The Institution of Engineering and Technology. The impact that renewable energy sources interfaced by power electronics have on power systems becomes more important as their share in the generation mix increases, ...
  • Custom power active transformer for flexible operation of power systems 

    Atef Abbas Elsaharty, Mohamed; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2017-08-15)
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    IEEE This paper presents a new transformer, i.e., the Custom Power Active Transformer (CPAT) which integrates both series and shunt power conditioning through power electronics in a single transformer. This is achieved ...

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