SS 08 - Advanced Control of Grid-Connected Converters for Distributed Generation and Power Quality

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    Principle Organizer:

    Name: Hadi Kanaan


    Affiliations: Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon

    Co-Organizer 1:

    Name: Hasan Komurcugil


    Affiliations: Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Turkey

    Co-Organizer 2:

    Name: Kamal Al-Haddad


    Affiliations: École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Canada

Call for Papers


Renewable sources, such as photovoltaic panels, wind generators and fuel cells, are usually connected directly to the grid for cogeneration. This connection is made through power electronics interfaces that should ensure high stability, voltage regulation, power flow control, and low electromagnetic emission, along with high power density, low cost and high reliability. In some applications where high power level is required, the switching frequency of the power semiconductors is limited and the use of multilevel or interleaved converters becomes mandatory in order to get an acceptable power quality. This session addresses the issues of advanced control techniques applied to such converters to improve their performance, efficiency, reliability and cost-effectiveness.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced control of multilevel inverters
  • Advanced control of power electronics in DC grids
  • Grid-connectivity control requirements
  • Control of paralleled or interleaved topologies
  • Modeling and model-based control of switch-mode power converters
  • Optimal control in hybrid cogeneration systems
  • Predictive control of power converters
  • Intelligent control of power converters
  • Power quality control in renewable energy systems
  • Real-time control and simulations of high-power converters

Submission Procedure:

All the instructions for paper submission are included in our Paper Submission page.


Full paper submission: March 15, 2023

Work-in-progress paper submission: March 31, 2023

Paper acceptance notification: April 15, 2023

Camera-ready paper submission: April 30, 2023