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Energy Systems Innovation Center FA20 Zoom Seminar Series


About the event

“Impactful Microgrids” by Dr. Josep Guerrero, Center for Research on Microgrids (CROM), Denmark


Microgrids are small, autonomous energy systems. Microgrids are indeed a philosophy of life, coming from the idea of generating and consuming energy at the same point, thus avoiding electricity (energy) long distance transmission losses. The idea can be translated to water, food, or life. The talk will present the human body-brain as an example of hierarchical/distributed system. Then microgrid concept will be presented in different areas, from earth to space applications. Finally, the talk will present the microgrid research impact issues related to industry and society.


Josep M. Guerrero received his BS in telecommunications engineering (1997); his MS in electronics engineering (2000); and his PhD (2011) in power electronics from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona.  Since 2011, as a full professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark, he has been responsible for the Microgrid Research Program.  From 2014, he was chair professor in Shandong University. In 2015, he was a distinguished guest professor in Hunan University, and in 2016, he was a visiting professor fellow at Aston University, UK, and a guest professor at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications.  In 2019, he was designated Villum Investigator by The Villum Fonden, which supports the Center for Research on Microgrids (CROM) at Aalborg University. Dr. Guerrero is the founder and Director of CROM.  (