This talk will cover the design and implementation of different nonlinear control techniques for converter-interfaced renewable energy sources. These nonlinear control techniques includes mainly feedback linearization and backstepping approaches along with their combinations. The applicability of these schemes on solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power generation systems will be demonstrated while highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of these schemes.
Dr. Apel Mahmud received his PhD in Electrical Engineering with the best thesis award from the University of New South Wales, Australia in December 2012 and a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) in 2008 with the University Gold Medal. He also holds an MBA degree from Australian Institute of Business (AIB). Currently, he is working as a senior lecturer in electrical & renewable energy engineering at Deakin University, Australia. He also worked as a lecturer in electrical & electronic engineering at Deakin and Swinburne, a research fellow at the University of Melbourne, and a research publication fellow at the University of New South Wales. Since 2010, he has published more than 170 research articles including 51 high impact journal papers (around 90% in Q1) and he has attracted more than 1.2 million dollars internal and external grants. According to Google Scholar, his research articles have received more than 1690 citations with an H-index of 22. Dr. Mahmud's research interests include power system stability, control of power systems including renewable energy sources as well as microgrids, energy management for microgrids, energy storage systems, transactive energy (data analytics), and nonlinear control theory. Apart from this, Dr. Mahmud is actively engaged with different professional organizations. Currently, he was the chair and treasure of IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Victorian Chapter. He is currently serving associated editors of IET Renewable Power Generation, IEEE Access, and IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution. He was also listed as a program committee members of several IEEE conferences.