Welcome to our Center for Research on Microgrids - CROM
CROM is a European leading research center, affiliated to the Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University. It is dedicated to the sustainable development on multi-disciplinary energy frameworks, providing reliable and optimal cutting-edge solutions to AC and DC microgrids, shipboard, offshore and maritime applications, space electric power systems, IoT-based energy systems among others. With more than 10 years of experience, CROM currently comprises world-class laboratories, having so far more than 100 members, including researchers, PhD students, and visiting scholars. As a major research center, CROM has established a close international cooperation with industry firms, universities, and research institutions.
MICROGRIDS: concept AND VISION
Microgrids are considered one of the most promising solutions to integrate renewable distributed generation into the electric power system. In the last decade, microgrid technology has been in a research and development phase. Even though there are a number of microgrid pilot plants around the world, the state-of-the-art solutions are not still mature enough to guarantee high reliability and expandability. In the past, microgrids were appearing as simple and small isolated electrical grids in remote areas and their control has basically been dominated by conventional techniques and management systems, while major part of them validated in a two or three-unit systems, often faraway from real-world power grids.
The urgency of the research proposed is arriving now since microgrids are becoming relatively large and complex interconnected systems with interactions between different technologies like power electronics, control systems, and communications, providing reliable energy support to the end-users, while taking into account efficiency and high rates of renewable energy penetration. On the other hand, the proposed research carries on high-risk by conjecturing that it is possible to support an unprecedented number of microgrids interconnected forming clusters, with high reliability levels due to the reduction of communications dependency.
MISSION AND VISION
CROM vision is to develop a research-oriented frameworks for design, analyse and assess multiple Microgrids with unprecedented levels of scalability and expandability, giving as a result highly efficient and resilient grids.
In CROM, we are aligned with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals.
OUR CROM MEMBERS
CURRENT VISITING SCHOLARS
NAME AFFILIATION PERIOD Halil Cimen 15.01.2019 - 15.04.2020 Zhenglong Zia 30.04.2019 - 29.04.2020 Jiyao Zhou 06.05.2019 - 01.05.2020 Zhenao Sun 17.07.2019 - 20.07.2020 Qi Dai 20.08.2019 - 31.03.2020 Manuel Antonio 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2020 Wenqiang Xu 20.09.2019 - 20.09.2020 Vishnu Sidaarth 15.12.2019 - 15.12.2020 Telli Birang 01.11.2019 - 31.10.2020 Narges Daryani 22.11.2019 - 21.09.2020 Yujun Gu 01.11.2019 - 01.05.2020 Zhang Xuemin 08.07.2019 - 08.07.2020 Wu Ying 14.10.2019 - 14.10.2020 Fermin Rodriguez Lalanne 01.01.2020 - 01.04.2020 Masoud Ghodsi 20.01.2020 - 20.10.2020 Arwa Ben Farhat 15.01.2020 - 15.04.2020
NAME AFFILIATION PERIOD Wang Xin 10.02.2020 - 10.05.2020
our partners AND collaborators
- The Tournesol Microgrids Association
- Microgrid Media
- Desarrollo Tecnológico, Colombia - D+TEC
- Smart/MicroGrids Research Center, University of Kurdistan
- École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL - People@EPFL
- Gdynia Maritime University
- Orbital A/S - Wind Turbine Control Systems and Off-Grid Solutions