Dr Agusti Egea Alvarez

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Agustí Egea-Àlvarez is Strathclyde Chancellor’s fellow (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.


Parameter design oriented analysis of the current control stability of the weak-grid-tied VSC
Wu Guanglu, Sun Huadong, Zhang Xi, Egea-Alvarez Agusti, Zhao Bing, Xu Shiyun, Wang Shanshan, Zhou Xiaoxin
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (2020)
Techno-economic assessment of energy storage technologies for inertia response and frequency support from wind farms
Beltran Hector, Harrison Sam, Egea-Àlvarez Agustí, Xu Lie
Energies Vol 13 (2020)
A new fast-acting backup protection strategy for embedded MVDC links in future distribution networks
Hunter Lewis C, Booth Campbell D, Egea Alvarez Agusti, Dyśko Adam, Finney Stephen J, Junyent-Ferré Adrià
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (2020)
The behaviour of virtual synchronous machine (VSM) based converters in front of non-saturable faults
Yang Zhenkun, Egea Alvarez Agusti, Dysko Adam
The 15th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (2020)
Assessment of grid-connected wind turbines with an inertia response by considering internal dynamics
Henderson Callum, Vozikis Dimitrios, Holliday Derrick, Bian Xiaoyan, Egea-Álvarez Agustí
Energies Vol 13 (2020)
High Penetration of Power Electronic Interfaced Power Sources and the Potential Contribution of Grid Forming Converters
Christensen Peter, Andersen Gert Karmisholt, Seidel Matthias, Bolik Sigrid, Engelken Sönke, Knueppel Thyge, Krontiris Athanasios, Wuerflinger Klaus, Bülo Thorsten, Jahn Jörg, Ndreko Mario, Salehi Saeed, Theologitis Ioannis, Weise Bernd, Urdal Helge, Egea Alvarez Agusti, Roscoe Andrew J, Fortmann Jens

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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

Control of Voltage Source Converters connected to weak grids
HVDC systems and grid integration challenges
Connection of VSC-HVDC to weak grids

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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 - 29-Jan-2021
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-2022
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
UK HVDC Centre Phase II Converter Interaction
Xu, Lie (Principal Investigator) Ased, Grain Philip (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
Laboratory Testing of Battery-VSM arrangement
Hong, Qiteng (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Harrison, Sam
Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Principal Investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator) Harrison, Sam (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2021

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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