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Stecca, M. (author)
One of the fundamentals of a sustainable society is the production of electricity from renewable sources. Many countries and institutions are investing heavily for reaching this objective. However, the non-controllable nature of most renewable sources brings new challenges to the existing electrical networks. Energy storage systems can help the...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Stecca, M. (author), Abdelhakim, Ahmed (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Canales, Francisco (author), Bauer, P. (author), Palensky, P. (author)
This work proposes a hybrid space vector modulation (HSVM) scheme for multiport hybrid converters (MHCs). Moreover, the impact of shifting the auxiliary currents from the main ones is proposed and investigated in order to enhance the converter efficiency. The proposed operational schemes have been implemented in a three-phase 5 kW MHC...
journal article 2023
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Abdelhakim, Ahmed (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Stecca, M. (author), Canales, Francisco (author)
Compact and efficient power converter solutions are seen to be the backbone of future transportation systems in order to cope with the ongoing transition toward greener systems. Such systems usually comprise a main load section, in which one or more propulsion or traction motors are connected, in addition to an auxiliary load, which might...
journal article 2023
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Wu, Y. (author), Xu, J. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Stecca, M. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
Variable switching frequency PWM (VSFPWM) modulation can be advantageously implemented in industrial applications, such as renewable energy, motor drives, and uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems, to reduce the injected current harmonic amplitudes, to suppress audible noise, and to improve semiconductor power efficiency. In this article,...
journal article 2022
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Stecca, M. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Iyer, A.K. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Palensky, P. (author)
This article discusses the application of battery energy storage systems (BESSs) as power redistributors in three-phase distribution grids as an add-on functionality to typical BESS applications, such as congestion management and energy arbitrage. Combining those ancillary services into a single power unit is not yet performed in practice but...
journal article 2022
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Stecca, M. (author), Vermeer, W.W.M. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Palensky, P. (author)
This paper discusses the design and optimization of electric vehicles’ fast-charging stations with on-site photovoltaic energy production and a battery energy storage system. Three scenarios, varying the number of chargers, distance from the main grid, and on-site photovoltaic generation potential, are investigated. Such scenarios are...
conference paper 2022
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Argiolas, Luca (author), Stecca, M. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
Battery Energy Storage Systems typically procure their primary revenues from regulated energy and ancillary services markets; nonetheless, they have great potential in supporting distribution network operators and their users. This paper evaluates the potential business case of battery storage systems integrating market application and services...
journal article 2022
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Stecca, M. (author), Tan, Changyu (author), Xu, J. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Palensky, P. (author)
In this article, a hybrid Si/Si carbide (SiC) switch (HyS) modulation with minimum SiC MOSFET conduction (mcHyS) is experimentally characterized, so as to derive its conduction and switching performance. These are later used to derive a silicon (Si) area analytical model for the HyS configuration. The chip area model is used to benchmark the...
journal article 2022
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Stecca, M. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Palensky, P. (author)
Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESSs) are a new asset for Primary Frequency Regulation (PFR), an ancillary service for improving the grid stability. The system operators determine the implementation and remuneration of PFR. However, assessing the revenue stream is not enough to define the business case, as also the components’ lifetime has to...
journal article 2021
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Stecca, M. (author), Tiftikidis, Panagiotis (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
Wide band-gap materials, e.g., Silicon Carbide (SiC), allow the realization of power semiconductor with superior performance with respect to the traditional Si-based counterparts. On the other hand they require more stringent short-circuit or over-current clearing time to safeguard the device lifetime. This paper focuses on the analysis, design...
conference paper 2021
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Tan, Changyu (author), Stecca, M. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Dong, J. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
The parallel connection of a Silicon (Si)-based IGBT and a Silicon Carbide (SiC)-based MOSFET forming a so called hybrid switch (HyS) can be used to exploit the advantageous features of both semiconductor and materials technologies. In this paper, a HyS-based inverter designed for the application of Electric Vehicle (EV) traction is compared to...
conference paper 2021
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Koolman, George (author), Stecca, M. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
The high pulsating demand of fast charging stations (FCS) may cause monthly demand charges to account for a significant fraction of a station's electric bill. To reduce these costs, demand charge management can be applied to suppress peak power demands at FCSs, also using battery energy storage systems (BESS). This paper proposes a multi...
conference paper 2021
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Vermeer, W.W.M. (author), Stecca, M. (author), Chandra Mouli, G.R. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
In this paper a review on the effects of pulse charging of lithium based battery technology is done. Results published in existing literature are not in complete agreement regarding the effects of pulse charging. Several studies claim to have beneficial effects on charging efficiency, charging time, and capacity fade. While others have found...
conference paper 2021
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Stecca, M. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Palensky, P. (author)
This paper discusses a qualitative comparison between Two and Three-Level Voltage Source Converter (VSC) topologies for battery energy storage applications. Three-Level Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) and T-Type circuit topologies are benchmarked versus the state-of-art Two-Level VSC in terms of efficiency and power density considering a 100 kW...
conference paper 2020
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Stecca, M. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Palensky, P. (author)
LCL filters are commonly adopted to attenuate the current harmonics produced by Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Voltage Source Converters (VSC). Due to the nature of LCL filters, several combinations of L and C can deliver the attenuation required by the standards. The optimal configuration is generally evaluated, considering power density, costs,...
conference paper 2020
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Stecca, M. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Palensky, P. (author)
Recent developments in the electricity sector encourage a high penetration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES). In addition, European policies are pushing for mass deployment of Electric Vehicles (EVs). Due to their non-controllable characteristics, these loads have brought new challenges in distribution networks, resulting in increased difficulty...
journal article 2020
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Stecca, M. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Soeiro, Thiago B. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) are promising solutions for mitigating the technical problems created by high penetration of Distributed Generation (DG) in distribution grids. This paper presents a methodology for the ESS sizing and placement within the distribution networks. Those are found through an optimization routine that considers the...
conference paper 2020
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