In Feb 2019, several academic staff from the following universities initiated a core power engineering research group in Australia. The mission of this initiative is to stimulate an active, authentic and sustainable research culture with clear vision, responsibility and respect. CUPERG team members are expert in the following research fields.
UNSW (Joe Dong, John Fletcher, Jayashri Ravishankar, Rukmi Dutta, Daming Zhang, Ke Meng, Guo Chen)
QUT (Gerard Ledwich, Geoff Walker, Mahinda Villagathawama, Yateendra Mishra, Shawn Neilsen; Richard Taylor, Dejan Jocovic, Mark Broadmeado, Ghavam Nourbakhsh)
Monash University (Behrooz Bahrani, Reza Razzaghi, Tony Marxsen, Tony Morton )
Curtin University (Arindam Ghosh, Sumedha Rajakaruna and S M Muyeen)
The CUPERG team consists of the following Working Groups:
WG1: Power Converters: topology, control and modelling
WG2: Micro-Grids: control and modelling
WG3: Power System: optimization, forecasting and state estimation
WG4: Power System: dynamic, stability, protection and reliability
WG5: Renewable Energy Systems: impact, modelling, protection and stability
WG6: Battery Storage: technology, modelling and applications
WG7: Power Quality, Harmonics and Electromagnetic Interference
Due to an increasing number of grid connected high frequency power electronics converters (such as solar inverters, wind turbines and variable speed motor drive systems) low and high frequency harmonics (2-9 kHz and 9-150 kHz) and different disturbances have been reported in distribution networks around the world.
Similar issues have been identified involving significant high frequency harmonic resonances in wind farms connected to low and medium voltage grids. These issues are classified as:
The increasing demand for more efficient and reliable loads and renewable energy sources has promoted energy conversion systems extensively in industrial, commercial and residential sectors.
We are keen to support and help our existing and new partners and offer solutions to solve research and technology questions.
we are experts to perform power quality and grid robustness modelling, analysis and tests covering harmonics and supra harmonics (0-170 kHz) for distribution systems and micro grids with high penetration of power electronics converters. Our experience over the last years has resulted in building collaboration with many national and international research groups, developing new concepts and securing a number of research funds.
WG8: Transformer, Cables, AC Machines: modelling, reliability, failure mode and lifetime analysis