7th Floor ECERF
University of Alberta
9109-116 Street NW
Edmonton AB T6G 2V4
Power electronic technology plays a vital role in today’s energy systems in terms of efficient energy conversion, integration of dispersed energy resources, electric vehicles, etc. The ELITE Grid Research Lab aims at developing key technologies for Canada’s next-generation electric grids with a high percentage of renewable energy generation, highly efficient transmission and distribution grid structure, reliable and efficient power electronic interfaces to integrate renewable energy and high efficiency loads, and the highest cyber security and system reliability. More information on our research outcomes can be found in our publications.
1. Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Storage Systems.
2. Modeling, Control, and Energy Management of Microgrid and Smart Distribution Systems.
3. Smart Grid-Interfacing Power Converters.
4. High-Power Converters and Industrial Drives.
ELITE Grid Research Lab provides various lab equipment, including AC and DC power supplies, oscilloscope, power analyzer, real-time simulators (dSPACE and OPAL-RT), AC and DC electronic load, etc., which can fulfill the needs for various simulations and experiments. (A separate website is coming soon)
ELITE Grid Research Lab provides various power converter prototypes for experiments and projects, including two-level and multilevel converters, current source converters, DC-DC converters, parallel converters, grid-interfacing converters, motor drive converter platforms (PMSM), etc.