19 January 2017
The IEPE project is approaching its end and this was marked with a symposium, January 18th. As project partner, KK Wind Solutions were there presenting one of the results in the project namely the converter monitoring unit.
The symposium had a number of speakers from selected companies and universities presenting the IEPE project results. In addition, there was an exhibition with demonstrations and results from the project as well as a tour around the laboratory at AAU.
”All in all, it was a good symposium. We are happy that our new technology, the Converter Monitoring Unit, attracted a lot of attention. Now we are looking forward to getting into an even closer dialogue with partners and customers on this technology,” says Bjørn Rannestad, PhD and System Manager, Converter, Power Engineering.
He was available for interested students and fellow-engineers at the exhibition, presenting KK Wind Solutions’ new technology, the Converter Monitoring Unit (CMU), which has now been running in an operating turbine provided by DONG Energy Wind Power, since November 2016. This new technology was given much interest from many participants.
About 120 people participated in the symposium – representing different companies and industries, including:
KK Wind Solutions, Vestas, Siemens Wind Power, Vattenfall, PowerCon, Schneider Electric, Danfoss, Grundfos, Mitsubishi Electric, Aalborg University, University of Southern Denmark.
The IEPE project is a five-year project focusing on intelligent and efficient power electronics. The project has been running from April 2012 and will end March 2017.
Vision, objective, and success criterion within the funding period: Within five years the future generation of power electronic products are 20% more cost effective, has 20 % reduced volume and weight. Added to that they have reduced the power losses which contributes to a higher power efficiency. A joint development and research effort enabled by the platform will include three universities and four Danish leading high-technology companies and the network organisation CEES. http://www.iepe.et.aau.dk/about-iepe/Vision/
Participants in the IEPE project:
KK Wind solutions, Vestas, Grundfos, Danfoss, Aalborg University, Technical University of Denmark, University of Southern Denmark.
Read more about the IEPE project here.
IEPE Symposium at Aalborg University