Advanced Power Electronics Training Course

PE 201 - Advanced Power Electronics

The advanced power electronics training covers the application of switch-mode DC-AC converters (inverters), and power supply applications. Furthermore, control of power electronics converters in various operating modes will be covered. By taking the advanced power electronics training course, you will understand the operation and design of single-phase inverters, three-phase inverters, pulse width modulation (PWM) techniques applied to inverters, and effect of switching schemes on the operation of power electronics inverters.

Next, the training helps you to understand the operation of basic linear power supplies, control of switch-mode power supplies and design consideration in power supply applications. Furthermore, the course covers various control algorithms used in switch-mode inverters including synchronous reference frame control, stationary frame control, voltage/frequency control, phase lockedloop, grid forming mode, and grid supporting control. Finally, the concept of islanded operation of inverters will be briefly introduced.

Training Participants

The advanced power electronics is a 2-day course aimed to train:

      • Any individual from industry, government, or academia who needs to understand, use, or implement power electronics.
      • Any individual with a basic knowledge about the power who needs to design, analyze and control various forms of inverters and converters.
      • Electrical engineers who are involved in hardware design.
      • Personnel of government agencies related to energy sectors who require a deep understanding of the design, analyze, and control of batteries, converters, and inverters in various applications of wind, solar, and electric grid.
      • Faculty members and research engineers from academic centers who need to learn about hardware design of electronic devices.
      • Engineers working with storage devices such as batteries and fuel cells.
      • Government and state personnel who are involved in developing, adjusting, or passing legislations and policies related to energy conversion systems.
      • Government entities related to energy including the personnel of Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy-Energy; Air Force Installations, Environment & Logistics; Department of the Navy Energy Program for Security and Independence; Department of the Navy Strategy for Renewable Energy; Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office; Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Installations and Environment; U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI); and U.S. Energy Information Administration.
      • Grant writers working on power and energy related projects who need a brief and quick training about power electronics.
      • Utility operators, mostly entry- and mid-level.
      • Non-technical personnel of utility companies who need to know the basis of power electronics system, such as in marketing, finance, and executive sectors.
Course Objectives

Upon completion of advanced power electronics training course, the participants will be able to:

      • Learn the basics of DC-AC conversion.
      • Understand the operation of single and three-phase inverters.
      • Learn the operation of AC-AC converters and their applications.
      • Understand the operation and design of power supplies.
      • Recognize the modeling and analysis of multilevel power converters.
      • Understand various modulation techniques used for power electronics converters.
      • Learn various methods of power factor correction and apply for any design.
      • Understand various types of controllers applied to power converters.
      • Implement different operating mode controllers for power electronics converters.
      • Differentiate the islanded and grid-connected control modes.
      • Learn the synchronous reference frame theory for converter control.
Course Outline

The following contents will be covered in the advanced power electronics course; however, they can be adjusted to the client’s need:

      • Introduction to inverters
      • What are the single-phase inverters?
      • The fundamentals of three-phase voltage sources inverters
      • What are the three-phase current source inverters?
      • The multi-level inverters; topologies and techniques
      • What are the components of closed-loop operation of inverters?
      • How does the regeneration work in inverters?
AC-AC Converters
      • Introduction to AC-AC converters
      • What is single-phase voltage controller?
      • What are three-phase AC-AC voltage converters?
      • What are the components of cycloconverters?
      • Various forms of matrix converters
      • What are the applications of AC-AC converters?
      • Introduction to multilevel power converters
      • What are the structures of multilevel power converters modulation?
Power Factor Correction Circuits
      • Introduction to power factor correction circuits
      • What is PF and THD?
      • Various forms of power factor corrections
      • What is CCM shaping method? Current and voltage mode control
      • What is DCM input method?
Power Supplies
      • Introduction to power supplies
      • Definition of voltage regular and its categories
      • What is linear series voltage regulator?
      • What is linear shunt voltage regulator?
      • Various forms of integrated circuit voltage regulators
      • Different modes of switching regulators
Control of Converters
      • Synchronous reference frame theory
      • Control in alpha-beta frame
      • Control in d-q frame
      • Phase-locked loop
      • Control of single-phase inverters using space phasors
      • Control of single-phase inverters in alpha-beta frame
      • Control of three-phase inverters using space-phasors
      • Control of three-phase inverters in d-q frame
      • Active and reactive power control
      • Voltage and frequency control
      • Droop control
      • DC-link voltage control
      • Compensator design
      • Control of multiple converters
      • Control of multi-level converters
      • Islanded mode control