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Intelligent Renewable Energy Systems

Modelling and Control

  • Offers readers essential insights into renewable energy systems and the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for their integration in smart grids

  • Highlights key topics and technologies for renewable energy systems such as the intelligent control of power generators and of the power electronics that connect renewable power generation units to the grid

  • Features stability and convergence proofs for the proposed control and estimation methods


Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

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About this book


Focused on renewable energy systems and the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for their integration in smart grids, this book presents recent advances and methods that help to ensure that power generation from renewable sources remains stable, that power losses are minimized, and that the reliable functioning of these power generation units is maintained.

The book highlights key topics and technologies for renewable energy systems including the intelligent control of power generators, power electronics that connect renewable power generation units to the grid, and fault diagnosis for power generators and power electronics. In particular, the following topics are addressed:

• Modeling and control of power generators (PMSGs, DFIGs);

• Modeling and control of power electronics (converters, inverters); 

• Modeling and fault diagnosis of the transmission and distribution Grid; and

• Modelling and control of distributed power generation units (interconnected synchronous generators or photovoltaic units).

Because of the above coverage, members of the wider engineering community will find that the nonlinear control and estimation methods presented provide essential insights into the functioning of renewable energy power systems, while the academic community will find the book a valuable textbook for undergraduate or graduate courses on renewable energy systems.


Green Power Generators ICT in Smart Grids Nonlinear Control Nonlinear Estimation Power Electronics Reliable Green Power

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Unit of Industrial AutomationIndustrial Systems InstituteRion PatrasGreece

About the authors

Dr. G. Rigatos, obtained a diploma (1995) and a Ph.D. (2000) both from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He currently holds a Researcher position at the Industrial Systems Institute (Greek Secretariat for Research and Technology), on the topic of “Modelling and Control of Industrial Systems”. 
In 2001 he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires IRISA, in Rennes France, while in 2007 he was an invited professor (maître des conférences) at Université Paris XI (Institut d’ Electronique Fondamentale). In 2012 he held a Lecturer Position at the Department of Engineering, of Harper-Adams University College, in Shropshire, UK on the topic of “Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence". He has also been an adjunct professor in Greek Universities where he has taught courses on systems and control theory.
His research interests include control and robotics, optimization and fault diagnosis, adaptive systems and computational intelligence. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Intelligent Industrial Systems (Springer) which sets among its priorities research on renewable energy systems. He is a Senior member of the IEEE, and member of IET and IMACS.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Intelligent Renewable Energy Systems
  • Book Subtitle Modelling and Control
  • Authors Gerasimos Rigatos
  • Series Title Green Energy and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Green Energy,Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-39154-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81832-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-39156-4
  • Series ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-3537
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 542
  • Number of Illustrations 42 b/w illustrations, 194 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Energy Systems
    Renewable and Green Energy
    Environmental Economics
    Information Systems and Communication Service
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