Dr Agusti Egea Alvarez

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Personal statement

Dr Agustí Egea-Àlvarez is a Reader at the electronic & electrical engineering department and a member of the PEDEC (Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Conversion) group. Also, he is the 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.

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Publications

DC voltage stability analysis and enhancement for grid-forming-based MTDC systems
Pang Ying, Egea-Alvarez Agusti, Gonzalez-Torres Juan Carlos, Shinoda Kosei, Perez Filipe, Benchaib Abdelkrim
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, pp. 1-4 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1109/tpel.2024.3387126
A negative sequence current injection (NSCI)-based active protection scheme for islanded microgrids
Yang Zhenkun, Dyśko Adam, Egea Àlvarez Agustí
International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems Vol 158 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2024.109965
Capabilities and limitations of black start operation for system restoration from offshore wind farms
Alves Rui, Egea-Álvarez Agustí, Knuppel Thyge
2024 4th International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE) 4th International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1109/sgre59715.2024.10428846
Inverter parameters estimation using structured state-space and prediction error method
Qiblawey Yazan, Egea-Alvarez Agusti, Ahmed Khaled H, Alassi Abdulrahman
2024 4th International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE) 4th International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, pp. 1-6 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1109/SGRE59715.2024.10428833
Modeling of Power Transformers for Grid-forming Converters Based Soft Energization Studies
Alassi Abdulrahman, Ahmed Khaled H, Egea-Alvarez Agusti
2024 4th International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE) (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1109/sgre59715.2024.10428922
Analysis of optimal grid-forming converter penetration in AC connected offshore wind farms
Henderson Callum, Egea-Alvarez Agusti, Xu Lie
International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems Vol 157 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2024.109851

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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
2022
Demystifying grid forming converters: challenges and opportunities of a new converter control technology
Speaker
6/12/2021
Demystifying grid forming converters challenges and opportunities of a new converter control technology
Speaker
12/2021
Power Electronics: The silent technology adding flexibility to the network
Speaker
9/2021
Energies (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2021
9th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA) 2020
Participant
27/9/2020

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Projects

SIF-INSIGHT Alpha
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
Off-grid EV Charging Infrastructure
Ahmed, Khaled (Principal Investigator) Bayram, I. Safak (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
BLADE - Alpha phase
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator) Ahmed, Khaled (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Hong, Qiteng (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
Linked to project RKES 221702
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
Pan Continental DC Grids
Xu, Lie (Principal Investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) Chen, Yin (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 29-Jan-2024
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 - 08-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

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Dr Agusti Egea Alvarez
Reader
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Email: agusti.egea@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2373