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Power and Information Integration Technologies in Microgrids

Project description

A mega development for EU microgrids

The EU electric system is currently based on centralised generation and consumption centres. But microgrids are essential to ensure the successful transition to a low-carbon-energy future. It’s a way to increase the consumption from renewable energy sources, improve energy efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. The EU-funded PAINTING project will develop advanced power and information integration technologies for microgrids. This will help to achieve integrated communication at the cooperative control layer and distributed power tracing for energy management in microgrids. The promotion and facilitation of microgrids will assist the EU to move towards greater sustainability, energy security and economic competitiveness.


This project aims at training a talented researcher, Dr Ruichi Wang by an interdisciplinary international research program which is focused on developing advanced power and information integration technologies (PAINT) for microgrids. PAINT is urgently demanded from industry and scientific research for the better use of green power. The Fellow will be trained on a series of theories and technical skills related to advanced power electronics, communication and microgrids control at the main host Loughborough University and a number of EU hosts including the University of Strathclyde, TU Delft and the University of Malaga. Capitalizing upon her original power and communication interdisciplinary background and expertise in integrated communication, the Fellow will make her a unique asset to the EU for developing novel PAINT for sustainable energy system. As demonstrated in her CV, Dr. Wang has proven track record in integrated communication with interdisciplinary background and her achievement has been outstanding though very young. The skills and technologies she will grasp during this Fellowship will allow her to diversify her capability significantly, including power electronics modelling, power/data integrated modulation/demodulation, distributed impedance analysis and microgrids control. Besides, the Fellowship will allow her to transfer the knowledge she gains through the research to the benefit of her hosts and regional industrial liaisons together with her existing knowledge on integrated communication. Starting from power electronics modelling with high frequency small signal injected through power conversion process, this project will develop a novel PAINT to achieve integrated communication at converter control layer and distributed power tracing for energy management in microgrids. Fostered by the Fellowship, a leading expert in power/information integration technologies is expected and will contribute greatly to EU industries and academic communities.


Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
LE11 3TU Loughborough
United Kingdom

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East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicestershire CC and Rutland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 212 933,76