Power electronics has become a key technology for renewable energy and e-mobility. Intelligent grids and e-cars rely on these electronic components for power controls and conversion. The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology presents the intelligent converter concepts for smart grids and e-mobility from 7-9 May 2019, at the PCIM in Nuremberg, one of the world’s leading trade fairs for power electronics, intelligent drive technology and renewable energy.
Energy systems are getting increasingly complex with the growing share of renewable energy sources. Therefore, the precise co-ordination becomes essential to ensure the energy supply stability where AIT provides a test bed for converters up to the MW range. In addition, real-time simulation converter models (digital twin) greatly benefit the developers of smart grid algorithms before the roll-out of the solution in the field could take place. With the ASGC (AIT Smart Grid Converter), an intelligent grid-forming converter supplying the smart and microgrid, is presented as a Battery Energy Storage System. To enable grid integration of e-Mobility a test and validation system for charging infrastructure (up to 300kW) and electric vehicles will be shown. In addition, the wide-band-gap demonstrator solutions (GaN: DC/DC, AC/DC) are presented.
The highly efficient "Controls for Electric Vehicles"
Power electronics enable the electric vehicles’ interaction between the accumulator and the power unit in the electric vehicle, by controlling the drive and transforming accumulator-voltage into motor voltage. The novel power electronics devices presented by the AIT at the PCIM set new standards in terms of efficiency and power density.