Alan Wood

Associate ProfessorAlan Wood

Acting Head of Department
Link Rm 506

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

I have a strong research interest in mathematical modelling of power electronic circuits that are connected to AC power supply networks. The aim of this modelling is two-fold; for the development of improved control strategies, and for assessing harmonic current and voltage levels, taking into full account the characteristics of the ac supply network and other electronic devices or loads that are connected to it. This modelling approach began with HVdc converters, and has been extended to a number of FACTs devices, and modelling of loads for active harmonic filter design. It is naturally applicable to renewable energy and distributed generation technologies, where the power source is likely to be connected to the AC system via power electronics. This type of plant has high controllability, but zero inertia, posing unique control problems.

Recent Publications

  • Omar A., Wood A., Laird H. and Gaynor P. (2023) Real-Time Emulation of a PMSM-Loaded MMC With BESS. IEEE Access 11: 55035-55045.
  • Omar A., Wood A., Laird H. and Gaynor P. (2022) Single-Phase Charging of EV Embedded Batteries in an MMC with Submodule Override Capability. Energies 15(6)
  • Harnefors L., Zhang L. and Wood A. (2021) Small-signal modeling and analysis of HVDC system. Modeling and Simulation of HVDC Transmission: 245-276.
  • Omar A., Wood A., Laird H. and Gaynor P. (2021) Simplified SOC Balancing of an MMC with Embedded Storage in an EV System. In IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON 2021-December: 929-934.
  • Schipper J., Wood A. and Edwards C. (2020) Optimizing Instantaneous and Ramping Reserves with Different Response Speeds for Contingencies-Part I: Methodology. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 35(5): 3953-3960.