Submission Deadline: 31 January 2020
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Addressing Challenging Issues of Grids with High Penetration of Grid Connected Power Converters: Towards Future and Smart Grids.
Penetration of grid connected renewable energy systems and smart loads based on high frequency power electronics converters (such as solar inverters, wind turbines and variable speed motor drive systems) has been increasing in low and medium voltage power networks. Power electronic converters have superior features of controllability, sustainability, and high efficiency, but at the same time also present a number of challenges such as low and high frequency harmonics (2-9 kHz and 9-150 kHz), and other disturbances which have been reported in distribution networks around the world. Similar issues have been identified involving significant high frequency harmonic resonances in wind farms, connected to low and medium voltage grids.
The recent development of Wide Band-Gap (WBG) semiconductor devices and their increasing acceptance in power electronics converters further accelerates such issues due to their ability to operate at higher switching frequencies. This new shift in harmonics emission from low frequency (0-2kHz) to higher frequency (2-150kHz) ranges will result in new power quality challenges in current and future grids.
In view of the increasing attention and effort directed toward power quality in future and smart grids, this Special Section in IEEE Access aims to present the latest research and industry practices on this topic.
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