Power Seminar with Dominic Gross: Universal grid-forming control paradigms and their applications to converter-dominated power systems


October 11, 2022    
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Type

This Iowa State University Power Group Seminar is an online seminar only. 

Abstract: At the heart of the transition to a zero-carbon power system is a technological paradigm shift from conventional bulk generation to distributed renewable generation connected to the grid via power electronics. The rapid and massive integration of heterogeneous converter-interfaced renewable generation results in significantly different power system dynamics and challenges standard operating paradigms, system models, and controls. This talk will focus on recent results on universal grid-forming controls that are compatible with a wide range of emerging and legacy technologies and form the basis for scalable end-to-end analytical stability certificates for power systems containing conventional generation, grid-forming renewable generation with and without frequency support functions, and high-voltage dc transmission.

Bio: Dominic Groß is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kassel, Germany, in 2014. Prior to joining UW-Madison, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Automatic Control Laboratory of ETH Zürich. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2022. His research interests include distributed control and optimization of complex networked systems with applications in low-inertia systems and converter-dominated power systems with a particular focus on grid-forming control of power electronics.


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