Power electronics is a key enabling technology in the transition towards the renewable-based energy systems. Not only are most of the loads behind power electronics converters, but most of the new renewable-based generation (e.g. PV, wind) and energy storage (e.g. batteries, hydrogen) is interfacing the electricity network via power electronic converters. At the same time, power electronics plays a key role also in the electrification of transportation.
The mission of the program is to carry out cutting edge research in:
- Power electronic (PE) systems for grid integration of renewables
- PE for battery energy storage systems
- PE for electric vehicles, as well as grid-interactive chargers
- PE for green hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based energy storage
- PE in power systems
The program works in close cooperation with the other CCETP research programs, industry as well as the broader research community.