As part of the smart-grid concept, more and more renewable energy sources, such as solar, are integrated into electricity distribution networks to meet the energy demand in an efficient and sustainable manner. However, with more penetration of renewable energy, the voltage regulation of transformers by conventional means has become difficult and ineffective. This project aims to develop a hybrid transformer, comprising a conventional transformer and an integrated power electronic converter, to overcome this problem. Students of this project are expected to carry-out a thorough investigation into voltage regulation issues, and design and build a scaled down version of a HT to demonstrate its applicability. The project involves modelling, analysis, simulations and both software and hardware design.
A prototype hybrid transformer to demonstrate the viability of the concept
Lab allocations have not been finalised