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The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) is an interdepartmental research centre at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. The centre performs research in cooperative systems related to robotics, networked embedded systems and renewable energy systems. Its establishment and operation is funded by the European FP-7 Capacities "Research Potential" program [285939, FP7-REGPOT-2011-1].

Published: 2015-07-10 at 11:49
Colloquium "Optimal control of a...

The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) invites you to the colloquium

"Optimal control of a DC microgrid with renewable energy sources"

held by Marko Gulin, mag. ing.

Colloquium details
Title Optimal control of a DC microgrid with renewable energy sources
Speakers Marko Gulin, mag. ing.
Date 13. 7. 2015. 14:15 - 15:00
Location Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, TCR.

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Microgrid is a cluster of distributed generation sources, storages and loads that cooperate so as to improve the reliability and quality of the local power supply and of the power system. In this lecture a power flow optimization of a DC microgrid will be presented, whereas the DC microgrid consists of photovoltaic array, batteries stack and fuel cells stack with electrolyser, and is connected to the grid via bidirectional power converter. The optimization problem aims to minimize microgrid operating costs and is formulated using a linear program that takes into account the storages charge and discharge efficiency, and considers the residual state of the energy storage systems in the criterion function.



Marko Gulin received his master degree in electrical engineering and information technology from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG-FER) in 2011. Currently, he is with the Department of Control and Computer Engineering at UNIZG-FER, where he is pursuing his PhD degree. His research interests are in the area of control theory with application to renewable energy sources and microgrids, advanced estimation techniques and overall performance improvement.

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ACROSS project has received research funding from the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement No. 285939 FP7-REGPOT-2011-1).


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