Industrial PhD scholarship in DTU Electrical Engineering

    Industrial PhD scholarship in DTU Electrical Engineering

    Electrical Engineering – Industrial PhD scholarship in Stability Enhancement of Weakly-Connected Offfshore Wind Power Plants by Wind Turbines with Grid-Forming Converter Control, Centre for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) at the Department of Electrical Engineering (DTU Electrical Engineering), Denmark


    Deadline to Apply

    May 06, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    Overview

    PositionIndustrial PhD scholarship
    No. of Position(s)One
    Research AreaElectrical Engineering
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceCentre for Electric Power and Energy (CEE)
    Department of Electrical Engineering (DTU Electrical Engineering)
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years

    Qualifications

    You should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in Electrical Engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

    Preference

    The candidate with the following knowledge will be preferred:

    • Fundamental knowledge about the power system operation, control and analysis;
    • Good knowledge of power system simulation tools, such as PowerFactory, Matlab Simulink, etc.; and
    • Knowledge/experience about wind power modeling and control.

    Responsibilities

    The objective of the project is to investigate, develop and verify grid-forming wind turbine converter control that enhances the stability of weakly-connected offshore wind power plants (WPPs).

    You will contribute to the following tasks:

    • investigating promising grid-forming control schemes
    • developing analysis tools that identify stability issues in the design/scoping phase of a grid-forming connected WPP; and
    • increasing knowhow of complex interactions that may exist between wind turbines with grid-forming technology and other WPP components.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file

    Documents Required

    • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
    • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

    About the Project

    CEE offers outstanding career opportunities, has very strong relations to the industry and focuses on transforming the electric power system into an intelligent infrastructure based on renewable energy.

    In the coming years the offshore wind market will experience an increased growth in several markets around the world. Consequently, renewable energy sources being able to offer ancillary services such as frequency support and synthetic inertia. An emerging solution to raise the renewable penetration limit and offer ancillary services is by operating converters from wind turbines and other renewable sources with grid-forming control. Due to the expected growth in the offshore market approximately 20-40 GW of the total installed offshore wind power, it is expected to require grid-forming based control by 2030. Therefore, it is critical to develop the technology and knowhow surrounding grid-forming to meet the market demands and requirements.

    Note

    • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

    Inquiries

    Associate Professor Qiuwei Wu
    Tel.: +45 4525 3529
    Email: qw@elektro.dtu.dk.

    Official advertisement

    Industrial PhD scholarship in Stability Enhancement of Weakly-Connected Offfshore Wind Power Plants by Wind Turbines with Grid-Forming Converter Control

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday May 7th, 2021 (GMT+9)