Dr Agusti Egea Alvarez

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Agustí Egea-Àlvarez is a Senior Lecturer at the electronic & electrical engineering department and member of the PEDEC (Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Conversion) group. He obtained his BSc, MSc and PhD from the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona in 2008, 2010 and 2014 respectively.  In 2015 he was a Marie Curie fellow in the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI). In 2016 he joined Siemens Gamesa as converter control engineer working on grid forming controllers and alternative HVDC schemes for offshore wind farms. He is a member of IEEE, IET and has been involved in several CIGRE working groups.


Innovative energy management system for MVDC networks with black-start capabilities
Alassi Abdulrahman, Ahmed Khaled, Egea-Àlvarez Agustí, Ellabban Omar
Energies Vol 14 (2021)
Addressing frequency control challenges in future low-inertia power systems : a Great Britain perspective
Hong Qiteng, Khan Md Asif Uddin, Henderson Callum, Egea Alvarez Agusti, Tzelepis Dimitrios, Booth Campbell
Engineering (2021)
Operating a Zero-Carbon GB Power System : Implications for Scotland
Nedd Marcel, Browell Jethro, Egea-Alvarez Agusti, Bell Keith, Hamilton Robert, Wang Shuren, Brush Susan
Robustness testing of two impedance estimation techniques
Kervyn Mathieu, Ahmed Khaled, Egea-Alvarez Agusti
10th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (2020)
Vector control of a single phase voltage source converter for the supply of inertia to weak grids
Henderson Callum, McNeill Neville, Holliday Derrick, Egea Alvarez Agusti
The 10th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (2020)
Validating grid-forming capabilities of hybrid power park technologies in future OFTO networks
Dysko Adam, Ierna Richard, Yu Mengran, Egea-Alvarez Agusti, Avras Andreas, Li Can, Horley Mark, Booth Campbell, Urdal Helge
IET Renewable Power Generation (2020)

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Research interests

His current research interests are:


-          Grid forming and Virtual Synchronous Machine converter control algorithms.

-          Control of Voltage Source Converters to weak grids and low inertia systems.

-          Alternative HVDC connection schemes for offshore wind farm.

-          Control and operation of DC-DC converters for HVDC systems.

Professional activities

Energies (Journal)
Peer reviewer
9th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA) 2020
Challenges and potential solutions for power systems with high penetration of power converters: a British perspective
Presentation on Grid Forming Converters and future trends
CIGRE working group B4.84 (External organisation)
Energies (Journal)
Peer reviewer

More professional activities


Sustainable impact by design: a pilot study of effective STEM dissemination for hard-to-reach audiences
Essex, Jane (Principal Investigator) Gonzalez-Longo, Cristina (Co-investigator) Li, Rui (Co-investigator) Somorin, Tosin (Co-investigator) Hendry, Martyn (Co-investigator) Yue, Hong (Co-investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Ivaturi, Aruna (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) Cunningham, Margaret Rose (Co-investigator)
STEM Equals and RKES funding £10,000
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Coffey, Sophie
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator) Li, Rui (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator) Coffey, Sophie (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Henderson, Callum
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator) Holliday, Derrick (Co-investigator) Henderson, Callum (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Sustainable Security of Supply in a Low Carbon Electricity System: Climate XChange
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2021
Industrial Case Account - University of Strathclyde 2019 / S190404-108
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2024
EPSRC vacation bursary - StrathPEARL
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator)
Summer student EPSRC funded to design a prototype of StrathPEARL
03-Jan-2019 - 09-Jan-2019

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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