An important part of the technical programs at past PEDG Symposia have been tutorials, and proposals are invited for technical and professional education tutorials at PEDG 2021. The tutorials may be on topics provided in the tracks below.

Prospective presenters are invited to submit their proposals for tutorials. The proposals are expected to contain: (1) Page-1: Contact information for all the presenters and identification of the corresponding author, short biography (no more than 150 words) of each presenter, title of presentation (2) Page-2: Description no more than 1000 words.

You may download the templates for PEDG 2021 Tutorial Proposals here: PDF Microsoft Word

The proposals must be in the form of a single PDF file, submitted via email to (Subject: CFT_Proposal_PEDG2021_Track_X). All submitted proposals will be reviewed by the symposium program committee and six to eight tutorials are expected to be selected. Each selected tutorial may have a maximum of three presenters but only one will be the corresponding presenter. Each tutorial is expected to be no more than two hours duration.

Track 1: Power Electronics for Sustainable Sources

a.New power-converter controls for wind, solar PV, CHP, wave, and tidal, fuel cell, other DERs
b.High efficiency power conversion for sustainable sources: efficiency improvements using new topologies, WBG power semiconductor devices, and magnetic materials
c.Multi-port or multi-level power converters and applications
d.Grid integration using solid state transformer (SST), controllable distribution flexible alternating current transmission systems (D-FACTS), and medium voltage DC distribution
e.Islanding detection, protection, and standards of DG systems

Track 2: Energy Storage Systems

a.Power electronics for battery, supercapacitor, and hybrid energy storage systems
b.Power electronics for wireless and wired charging and operation of electric, hybrid electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
c.Energy management, optimal sizing of energy storage, and power converter systems for various cases including peak shaving, intermittency mitigation etc.

Track 3: Distributed Generation Interacting with Power Transmission and Distribution Systems

a.Ac/Dc microgrids and nanogrids – grid interconnected and islanded operation; networked microgrids
b.Distributed generation power electronics and electric power quality – voltage, frequency, harmonics impacts and mitigation
c.Power electronics as power stations: demand response, high penetration of distributed generation power electronics in the grid, and renewables generation forecasting applied to power electronics

Track 4: Other Advanced Topics

a.Power semiconductor modules development for distributed generation power electronics
b.Power electronics and cybersecurity issues (including digital twin applications)
c.Hardware-in-the-loop systems and real-time simulation for distributed generation
d.Energy policy and public policy issues relating to power electronics based distributed and sustainable generation systems  (Note: focus more on standards) EV charging, cyber security, SST

Download the PEDG 2021 Call for Tutorial Proposals

Important Dates:

Proposals Due
January 31, 2021

Notification of Acceptance
March 1, 2021

Presentation and Video Due
May 25, 2021