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Model Predictive Control for Microgrids: From power electronic converters to energy management

The existing electrical power network is going through a major transformation toward a decentralized and distributed form. Microgrids, integrated with distributed energy resources (DERs) and loads, become the building blocks of the next-generation power grid. Meanwhile, the increasing penetration of renewable energies and the associated electronic interfaces has led to new challenges in the control of microgrids. In this talk, we will review the state-of-the-art of model predictive control (MPC) in microgrids, including its applications in power converter control, energy management, as well as economic operation. In addition, major challenges and future trends of MPC in microgrids will be discussed. 



Josep M. Guerrero (S’01-M’04-SM’08-FM’15) received the BSc degree in telecom engineering, MSc degree in electronics engineering, and PhD degree from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona. In 2022 he received the M.Sc. Degree in Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Since 2011, he has been a Full Professor with AAU Energy, Aalborg University, Denmark, where he is responsible for the Microgrid Research Program. From 2019, he became a Villum Investigator by the Villum Fonden, which supports the Center for Research on Microgrids (CROM) at Aalborg University, being Prof. Guerrero the founder and Director of the same center ( 

His research interests are oriented to different microgrid frameworks in applications like artificial intelligence, digital twins, cybersecurity, block chain and transactive energy in maritime, aerospace and space electrification, micro-bioecological systems, and smart medical systems and neuroscience, including EEG sleep brain waves analysis and large-scale brain networks. 

Prof. Guerrero is an Associate Editor for several IEEE TRANSACTIONS. He has published more than 900 journal papers in the fields of microgrids and renewable energy systems, which are cited more than 90,000 times. During nine consecutive years, from 2014 to 2022, he was awarded by Clarivate Analytics as Highly Cited Researcher. In 2021, he received the IEEE Bimal Bose Award for Industrial Electronics Applications in Energy Systems, for his pioneering contributions to renewable energy based microgrids. In 2022, he received the IEEE PES Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award, for contributions to making the hierarchical control of microgrid systems a practical reality.  



Dr. Jiefeng Hu received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He participated in the research of minigrids in Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Newcastle, Australia. He was an Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Currently he is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy at Federation University Australia. He is also the stream leader of Centre for New Energy Transition Research (CfNETR) at Federation University Australia. His research interests include power electronics, renewable energy, and smart microgrids. He is an IEEE Senior Member and an IET Fellow. Dr. Hu serves as an associate editor/lead guest editor for prestigious journals including IET Renewable Power Generation, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. He is a general co-chair of 14th IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference 2022 (APPEEC) in Melbourne.