Special Session – Solid state transformers (SST) (26 October)

Solid state transformers (SST) provides exciting opportunities and functionalities compared to existing 50 Hz/60 Hz transformers at the distribution level. Apart from forming a controllable and regulated power bridge between a MVAC grid and LV (AC or DC) grid, it provides a path to envision future gird where there could be an internet of power layer superimposed and controlled by an internet of communication network. There are multitude of challenges that needs to be overcome before such a futuristic controllable and bi-directional power grid with optimized energy utilization can be realized. These revolve around mainly the requirements benchmarked in terms of reliability, safety, efficiency and cost.

The objective of the special session on SST is to bring forth the views based on practical approaches from various experts around the globe in this critical domain at a critical juncture in the field of electrical power generation and utilization where renewable energy generation could be the way going forward.

This 90mins session on 26 October (4.00pm – 5..30pm) will fuel more ideas and identify opportunities for improvement in efficiency and reliability of new designs in the field of SST. With experts sharing their experiences ranging from design of converters, trade-offs in Silicon and Silicon carbide based power topologies, stability and methods of control, multi-objective simulation, protection and EMI mitigation methodologies and their envisioning of future grid running on SST platform, this special session is expected to be one of a kind knowledge and experience sharing that will help and provide a platform for open discussion and communication with the expert group of people to understand and tackle the nuances from high voltage insulation, gate driver design, high frequency magnetic effects, optic fibre communication and etc.

Paper session presentation is by invitation only.

Interested presenters are to email  a paper title and bio-sketch of no more than 300 words to ACEPT@ntu.edu.sg by 10 July.