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. Also, he is holder of a Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship with ScottishPower.

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.


Inertia and frequency support from Britain's AC powered trains
Henderson Callum, Egea-Alvarez Agusti, Rull-Duran Joan, Nedd Marcel, Papadopoulos Panagiotis N, Xu Lie
IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy Vol 14, pp. 1259-1268 (2023)
Responsive and resilient vector current control for variable grids
Kervyn de Meerendre Mathieu, Ahmed Khaled H, Egea Àlvarez Agustí
Open Journal of Power Electronics (2023)
Grid-forming VSM control for black-start applications with experimental PHiL validation
Alassi Abdulrahman, Feng Zhiwang, Ahmed Khaled, Syed Mazheruddin, Egea-Alvarez Agusti, Foote Colin
International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems Vol 151 (2023)
Demystifying inertial specifications : supporting the inclusion of grid-followers
Harrison Sam, Henderson Callum, Papadopoulos Panagiotis N, Egea-Alvarez Agusti
IET Renewable Power Generation (2023)
Grid strength impedance metric : an alternative to SCR for evaluating system strength in converter dominated systems
Henderson Callum, Egea-Alvarez Agusti, Knueppel Thyge, Yang Guangya, Xu Lie
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, pp. 1-10 (2023)
A communication-free active unit protection scheme for inverter dominated islanded microgrids
Khan Md Asif Uddin, Hong Qiteng, Egea-Àlvarez Agustí, Dyśko Adam, Booth Campbell
International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems Vol 142 (2022)

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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

CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Demystifying grid forming converters: challenges and opportunities of a new converter control technology
Demystifying grid forming converters challenges and opportunities of a new converter control technology
Power Electronics: The silent technology adding flexibility to the network
Energies (Journal)
Peer reviewer
9th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA) 2020

More professional activities


Introduction to Power Electronics and Electric Machines
Ahmed, Khaled (Principal Investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) McNeill, Neville (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
26-Jan-2023 - 10-Jan-2023
SIF Black start Demonstrator from offshore wind (SIF BLADE)
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator) Ahmed, Khaled (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Tzelepis, Dimitrios (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2023
Superconducting Direct Current for a Decarbonised 2050 Grid: PDRA 3
Xu, Lie (Principal Investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) Yuan, Weijia (Co-investigator) Chen, Yin (Research Co-investigator)
Linked to 180100 for overarching agreement
07-Jan-2022 - 06-Jan-2023
HVDC-based grid architectures for reliable and resilient WIdeSprEad hybrid AC/DC transmission systems
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator) Ahmed, Khaled (Co-investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2026
Distributed multiport converters for integration of renewables, storage systems and loads while enhancing performance and resiliency of modern distributed networks (iPLUG)
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
SSE-Protection-Field Trial
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) Tzelepis, Dimitrios (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
Extension/Additional Funding associated with RKES 210195
12-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2025

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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