Optimization and Operation of Converter-Dominated Power Systems

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Gabriela Hug


ETH Zürich

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With the push towards more sustainable electric power systems, renewable generation resources, which are usually connected via power electronics, increasingly replace power plants that are based on synchronous machines. This, on one hand, changes the interactions of the generation resources with the grid and has impacts on the system dynamics, but the power electronics also allow for, or even require, new ways of power system planning and operation. In this talk, we will provide examples of where optimization can be leveraged at different time scales to integrate increased levels of renewable generation taking into account their capabilities but also addressing the newly arising challenges.


Gabriela Hug (Senior Member, IEEE) was born in Baden, Switzerland. She received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. After the Ph.D. degree, she worked with the Special Studies Group of Hydro One, Toronto, ON, Canada, and from 2009 to 2015, she was an Assistant Professor with Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. She is currently a Professor with the Power Systems Laboratory, ETH Zürich. Her research is dedicated to control and optimization of electric power systems.