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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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Research Output

Assessment of grid-connected wind turbines with an inertia response by considering internal dynamics

Henderson, C., Vozikis, D., Holliday, D., Bian, X. & Egea-Álvarez, A., 26 Feb 2020, In : Energies. 13, 5, 28 p., 1038.

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    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

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  • Thesis

    Wind farm high frequency electrical resonances : impedance-based stability analysis and mitigation techniques

    Author: Amico, G., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Egea Alvarez, A. (Supervisor) & Xu, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Prizes

    Teaching Excellence Awards - Best in Faculty – Engineering

    Agusti Egea Alvarez (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 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