A. Design and construction of power converters
In order to validate the control strategies proposed by the research group, low power teams are designed, assembled and built, in order to evaluate new techniques. The objective is to emulate a real scenario on the laboratory, and observe the behavior of these equipments.
B. Digital control of power converters
Due to the accelerated technological advance, new control platforms are appearing on the market constantly. These are not only faster, but also offer wider storage capacity. The LCEEP seeks to maintain the technological avant-garde with its equipment to implement the proposed control techniques, while also ensuring their economic value.
D. Wind power generation systems
Technological development in Chile has led to an increase in the demand for electricity. As known, Chile is entitled as a poor country regarding the generation of energy, since it has little gas, oil and coal, situation which raises the costs of energy and affects the country’s competitiveness. Notwithstanding, this lack of fossil energy has stimulated the penetration of renewable energies, as well as the search for more profitable, efficient and reliable solutions. Within the lines of research developed in the LCEEP in this subject are synchronization, power control and operation against disturbances of different configurations.
E. Integration of renewable energies to the electricity grid
The integration of renewable energies such as solar and wind power with the existing grid requires electronic devices which will serve as an interface between generators and energy consumers. To this matter, different configurations and control strategies are developed to optimize the energy transfer.
F. Predictive control in power converters and drives
G. Comunication system