Chair of Power Electronics

Presentation Prof. Ramon Blasco (8th December, 2017)

Dec 04, 2017

When and Where: Friday 8 December 2017 at 10.30 at CAU, Faculty of Engineering, Kaiserstraße 2, 24143 Kiel – Building B

Title: Control of wind power plants for integration to HVDC transmission systems


  • HVDC connection of off-shore wind power plants

  • Control of wind power plants with VSC-HVDC converters

  • Control of wind power plants with Diode Rectifier HVDC converters

  • Expected impact and conclusions

Short Bio:

Ramón Blasco-Gimenez obtained his BEng degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, in 1992 and his PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, U.K., in 1996. From 1992 to 1995 he was a Research Assistant at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Nottingham. In 1996 he joined the Department of Systems Engineering and Control of the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, where he is currently a professor in the Institute of Automatic Control and Industrial Informatics. His research interests include Control of HVdc systems, Wind Power Generation and Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems. He is a co-recipient of the 2005 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Best Paper Award. He has been guest co-editor of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion and the Mathematics and Computers in Simulation journals. He is a Chartered Engineer (U.K.), IET member, IMACS TC1 Committee member and former Chair of the Renewable Energy Technical Committee of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.



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