Politehnica University of Bucharest
Description: Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti (UPB) is the largest (now 25000 students enrolled) and the oldest (since 1818) technical university in the country. UPB is ranked among the most prestigious universities in Romania.
MicroDERLab is a Research Group at Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania, reuniting teams from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Power Engineering. MicroDERLab promotes a common research agenda on electrical engineering topics focusing measurements and instrumentation for a faster deploying of the intelligent networks of the future. MicroDERLab has a strong record of R&D projects in DC microgrids area.
The Energy Router, which is a 3kW static converter/modular platform, enables controlled energy transfer from AC sources to AC loads and to a DC section (a control interface to electric storage, DC loads and PV generation). An important feature is the accessibility of the DC bus that operates unipolar up to 300V and enables controlled bidirectional energy transfer.
- Grid integration of renewable energy sources
- Monitoring and control for active distribution grids
- DC and hybrid microgrids
- Instrumentation and measurement for power systems
- Synchronized measurements
- State estimation and grid models
- Smart Metering
- Power Quality
Power System Emulator
Rapid prototyping platform
Description: The Rapid Prototyping platform has hardware and software building blocks allowing implementation and test of new equipment ideas and control strategies in the following areas:
- Power amplifiers and waveform generators
- Programmable voltage and current sources
- Motor drives
- Active filters
One unit (5 kVA) is installed in UPB – the EB105 room. A second unit (90kVA) is connected to a real distribution grid (Cheia substation, 160 km North of Bucharest), can be operated remotely and is used in collaboration with one of the Romanian DSOs. Both platforms are programmed and controlled in real time with Matlab/Simulink™. All parameters and process values are available for being changed and monitored directly from the numerical simulation environment.
- L. Toma, M. Sanduleac, S. A. Baltac, F. Arrigo, A. Mazza, E. Bompard, A. Musa, A. Monti:
On the virtual inertia provision by BESS in low inertia power systems
2018 IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2018, 27 June 2018, Pages 1-6
last updated: 24.10.2019