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The Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky is pleased to continue its seminar series* regarding energy issues on the University of Kentucky campus. There are also opportunities to participate in online seminars. Details will be provided as they become available. Please join us. All faculty, students, staff, and visitors are welcome.

*Each seminar is worth one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for industry and professional participants. Participants wanting to receive certificates for Professional Development Hours should sign in on the request form at the seminar.

March, 27th 2019

Renewable Energy Large Variable Speed Generators - European Trends

Dr. Ion Boldea, IEEE Life Fellow

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: TBA

Abstract: This seminar presents a panoramic view of various renewable energy large power variable speed electric generator designs and their control in hydro and wind energy conversion, especially in Europe. With hydropower currently being the largest renewable source for electric power generation, this work explores the benefits of integrating variable speed generators such as Doubly Fed Induction Generators (DFIG), Cage Rotor Induction Generators (CRIG) and Permanent Magnet Synchronous generator (PMSG) in such systems.

Bio: Dr. Ion Boldea is a Professor at University Politehnica of Timisoara, Romania, a member of the Romanian Academy, and a Life Fellow of IEEE. Since 1973, when he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at University of Kentucky, he has returned to Lexington more than 15 times as a Visiting Professor and spent here more than 5 years altogether. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Oregon State University, University of Manchester and University of Glasgow in Britain, and Alborg University in Denmark. In 1977, Professor Boldea was part of the original team who established at UK under the leadership of Professor Nasar the Electric Power Components and Systems Journal, now part of the Taylor and Francis collection. He is the director and founder since 2001 of the internet-only international “Journal of Electrical Engineering”, www.jee.ro, and served as General Chairman of the biannual IEEE sponsored International Conference OPTIM in between 1996 and 2010, www.info-optim.ro. Professor Boldea published extensively in linear and rotary motion electric machines design and controls, more than 200 papers, including 6 that received IEEE best paper awards, and 18 books in USA and the United Kingdom. He has been consulting, lecturing, giving keynote addresses, and holding intensive courses in USA, Europe and Asia for the last 25 years. He has been an IEEE-IAS Distinguished Lecturer since 2008 and lectured in this capacity in USA, Denmark, Italy, and Brazil. He is the recipient of the IEEE 2015 Nikola Tesla Award.


This Seminar is presented in partnership with the IEEE Power and Energy Society, Lexington Chapter