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/UWBG power semiconductor devices, and magnetic materials
c. Multi-port or multi-level power converters and applications
d. Grid integration using solid state transformers, 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/super-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. Internet of thing (IoT) and internet of everything (IoE) devices and technologies for cyber-physical sustainable-energy systems
d. Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems and real-time simulation for distributed generation
e. New and evolving standards (e.g., for electric-vehicle charging, cyber security, solid-state transformers, microgrid/virtual power plants), energy policy, and public policy issues relating to power electronics based distributed and sustainable generation systems