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Reactive power control

Thesis cover Destano del Puerto Flores
Cover of the thesis written by Destano del Puerto Flores. The doctoral thesis defence took place on 5 December 2011.


Reactive power of electrical systems is important to consider, since it may result in unwanted by-products and losses. However, up to now, the solutions in order to reduce the negative aspects of relative power are taken care of in an ad hoc fashion. The purpose of this research is to develop structural methods to deal with reactive power incorporated in a nonlinear control framework that relies heavily on the physics. Therefore, passivity-based control and the cyclo-dissipativity property are being used as cornerstone in this research. A laboratory experimental is part of the research.

Projectleader J.M.A. Scherpen

Contact information

Secretary Frederika Fokkens
Telephone +31 50 363 8493
FAX +31 50 363 8498
Postal address University of Groningen
Nijenborgh 4
NL-9747 AG Groningen
The Netherlands


Last modified:12 October 2012 1.51 p.m.