Aalborg University, Denmark

Aalborg University (AAU) is a Danish public university with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg, and Copenhagen founded in 1974. The university accommodates one of the world’s leading power electronics research centres. Over the past 20 years, AAU has acquired impressive achievements in the fields of renewable energy power generation, electronic power grid, high efficiency and high reliability power electronic converters designing.

Key persons

Dr. Xiongfei Wang

Dr. Fangzhou Zhao

Dr. Heng Wu

Key research facilities, infrastructure and equipment

Electronic Power Grid Laboratory: the Electronic Power Grid Laboratory is equipped with the latest hardware, real-time data measurement and control platforms, including grid simulator, multi-converter architecture, motor drive systems, voltage source and current source power converters, electronics load, multiple DC power supply.

General facilities: AAU accommodates one of the world’s leading power electronics research centers (global top 3 over the last 3 years). The department, i.e., AAU Energy, is fully dedicated to research, innovation and education within the broad field of energy. The university has more than sufficient capacity to host and supervise the research and training of the recruited ESRs.

Status of research premises

All research facilities are owned by AAU and wholly independent from other beneficiaries and associated partners in the consortium.

Previous involvement

Current involvement

WinGrid (861398): the WinGrid consortium aims to train the next generation of researchers on future power system integration issues associated with large-scale deployment of wind generation, focussing on the modelling and control aspects of wind turbine design, and the system stability issues and supervisory structures required for robust implementation.

Other relevant efforts

Publications: comprehensive research on modelling of power electronics converters involving different methods and small/large-signal analysis for stability and dynamic performance design. [1] X. Wang, F. Blaabjerg and W. Wu, “Modeling and Analysis of Harmonic Stability in an AC Power-Electronics-Based Power System,” in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 6421-6432, Dec. 2014. doi: 10.1109/TPEL.2014.2306432. [2] X. Wang and F. Blaabjerg, “Harmonic Stability in Power Electronic-Based Power Systems: Concept, Modeling, and Analysis,” in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 2858-2870, May 2019. doi: 10.1109/TSG.2018.2812712.

Software: tool that automates the impedance measurement for power electronics converters in simulation with high efficiency.