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Personal Statement

Dr Agustí Egea-Àlvarez is Strathclyde Chancellor’s fellow (Lecturer) at the electronic & electrical engineering department and member of the PEDEC (Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Conversion) group. He obtained his BSc, MSc and PhD from the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona in 2008, 2010 and 2014 respectively.  In 2015 he was a Marie Curie fellow in the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI). In 2016 he joined Siemens Gamesa as converter control engineer working on grid forming controllers and alternative HVDC schemes for offshore wind farms. He is a member of IEEE, IET and has been involved in several CIGRE working groups.

Research Interests

His current research interests are:


-          Grid forming and Virtual Synchronous Machine converter control algorithms.

-          Control of Voltage Source Converters to weak grids and low inertia systems.

-          Alternative HVDC connection schemes for offshore wind farm.

-          Control and operation of DC-DC converters for HVDC systems.

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Projects 2015 2022

Research Output 2011 2019

Dispatching parameters, strategies and associated algorithm for VSM (virtual synchronous machines) and HGFC (hybrid grid forming convertors)

Ierna, R., Johnson, A., Marshall, B., Urdal, H., Li, C., Sumner, M. & Egea-Àlvarez, A., 19 Oct 2019. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceProceeding

Open Access
Security systems

Enhanced virtual synchronous machine (VSM) control algorithm for hybrid grid forming converters

Ierna, R., Dysko, A., Urdal, H., Yu, M., Avras, A., li, C., Egea-Àlvarez, A. & Booth, C., 18 Oct 2019. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Static synchronous compensators


Teaching Excellence Awards - Best in Faculty – Engineering

Agusti Egea Alvarez (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

university teacher

Activities 2018 2019

  • 3 Invited talk

Control of Voltage Source Converters connected to weak grids

Agusti Egea Alvarez (Speaker)
23 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

HVDC systems and grid integration challenges

Agusti Egea Alvarez (Speaker)
4 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk