Electrical Control, Conversion and Storage

Team Objectives:

  • Design and control of photovoltaic converters
  • Multilevel converters
  • Advanced converter control techniques
  • Development of solar charge controllers charge controllers
  • Energy storage for photovoltaic systems
  • control and supervision of multi-source system
  • Grid connected PV system
  • Power quality
  • Prototypes made:

    Single phase seven levels cascaded inverter

    Three phases three levels NPC inverter

    Synchronous buck converter

    Buck boost converter

    DC electronic load

    Two phases Two levels inverter


    1. Boualam Benlahbib, Noureddine Bouarroudj, Saad Mekhilef, Dahbi Abdeldjalil, Thameur Abdelkrim, Farid Bouchafaa, Abelkader lakhdari, Experimental investigation of power management and control of a PV/wind/fuel cell/battery hybrid energy system microgrid, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 45, Issue 53, 30 October 2020, Pages 29110-29122
    2. Abdelkrim Thameur, Bouarroudj Noureddine, Borni Abdelhalim, Benlahbib Boualam, Lakhdari Abdelkader, Benamrane Karima, Benslimane Tarak, “Particle Swarm Optimization of PI Controllers in Grid-Connected PV Conversion Cascade Based Three Levels NPC Inverter”, 20th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (IEEE EEEIC20), Madrid, Spain, 2020.
    3. Noureddine Bouarroudj, Djamel Boukhetala, Vicente Feliu-Batlle, Fares Boudjema, Boualam Benlahbib, Bachir Batoun, Maximum Power Point Tracker Based on Fuzzy Adaptive Radial Basis Function Neural Network for PV-System, Energies 2019, 12, 2827; doi:10.3390/en12142827
    4. Abdelkader Lakhdari, Fateh Krim and Abdelhalim Borni, Model predictive control for an SAPF interfaced by a wind energy conversion system based on permanent magnet synchronous generator, Journal of Engg. Research Vol. 7 No. (1) March 2019
    5. Noureddine Bouarroudj, Amor Fezzani, Boualam Benlahbib, Bachir Batoun, Said Drid, Djamel Boukhetala, Simulation and practical implementation under different scenarios of indirect incremental conductance algorithm for MPPT of PV system, International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2019
    6. Boualam Benlahbib, Farid Bouchafaa, Noureddine Bouarroudj, Saad Mekhilef," Fractional order PID controller for DC link voltage regulation in hybrid system including wind turbine- and battery packs-experimental validation", International Journal of Power Electronics, DOI: 10.1504/IJPELEC.2020.10013305, Vol 10 n°3, 2019.
    7. Boualem Benlahbib, Nourdinne Bouarroudj, Saad Mekhilef, Thameur Abdelkrim, Abdelkader lakhdari, Abdelhalim Borni, Farid Bouchafaa «Power Management and DC-Link Voltage Regulation in Renewable Energy system», 2019 International Conference on Advanced Electrical Engineering (ICAEE), Algiers, Algeria. DOI: 10.1109/ICAEE47123.2019.9014653
    8. Borni Abdelhalim, Bouchakour Abdelhak, Bessous Noureddine, Abdelkrim Thameur, Lakhdari Abdelkader, and Layachi Zaghba «Optimization of the Fuzzy MPPT Controller by GA for the Single Phase Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System Controlled by Sliding Mode» AIP Conference Proceedings 2190, 020003 (2019).
    9. Abdelkrim Thameur, Bouarroudj Noureddine, Lakhdari Abdelkader, Benlahbib Boualam, Borni Abdelhalim, Benamrane Karima, Design Novel Fuzzy Logic Controller of Photovoltaic Conversion Cascade Based Five Levels Inverter for Stand-Alone Applications, 19th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (IEEE EEEIC19), Genoa, Italy, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/EEEIC.2019.8783315
    10. Abdelhalim Borni, Abdelhak Bouchakour, Layachi Zaghba and Thameur Abdelkrim, "Optimization of the Fuzzy MPPT Controller by PSO for the Single Phase Grid Connected Photovoltaic System Controlled by Sliding Mode", IRSEC’18–6th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference. DOI: 10.1109/IRSEC.2018.8702873
    11. Abdelkrim Thameur, Borni Abdelhalim, Lakhdari Abdelkader, Benlahbib Boualam, Bouarroudj Noureddine, Benamrane Karima, Benslimane Tarak, "New Fuzzy Control of Photovoltaic Conversion Cascade Based Three Levels Inverter for Stand-Alone Applications", Twentieth International Middle East Power Systems Conference (MEPCON), Cairo University, Egypt 2018. DOI: 10.1109/MEPCON.2018.8635162
    12. Boualam Benlahbib, Noureddine Bouarroudj, Saad Mekhilef, Tameur Abdelkrim, Abdelkader Lakhdari, Farid Bouchafaa, " A Fuzzy Logic Controller Based on Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithm for Partially Shaded PV Array-Experimental Validation", Elektronika Ir Elektrotechnika, ISSN 1392-1215, VOL. 24, NO. 4, 2018
    13. Abdelhalim Borni, Noureddine Bouarroudj, Abdelhak Bouchakour, Layachi Zaghba, « P&O-PI and fuzzy-PI MPPT Controllers and their time domain optimization using PSO and GA for grid-connected photovoltaic system: a comparative study », International Journal of Power Electronics. DOI: 10.1504/IJPELEC.2017.10005637
    14. Noureddine Bouarroudj, Djamel Boukhetala, Abdelhamid Djari, Younes Rais and Boualem Benlahbib, « FLC Based Gaussian Membership Functions Tuned by PSO and GA for MPPT of Photovoltaic System: A Comparative Study », Proc ICSC 2017 batna, Algeria. DOI: 10.1109/ICoSC.2017.7958640
    15. Noureddine Bouarroudj; Abdelhamid Djari; Djamel Boukhetala; Fares Boudjema, « Tuning of decentralized fuzzy logic sliding mode controller using PSO algorithm for nonlinear Twin Rotor Mimo System », Proc ICSC 2017 batna, Algeria. DOI: 10.1109/ICoSC.2017.7958641
    16. Benlahbib, B., Bouchafaa, F., Mekhilef, S., Bouarroudj, N, Wind farm management using artificial intelligent techniques, International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2017
    17. T. Abdelkrim, A. Lakhdari, A. Borni, K. Benamrane, N. Bouarroudj, B. Benlahbib, 'Closed Loop for Regulation of AC Voltages of Cascaded PV Generator-Boost Converter-Five Levels NPC Inverter', 18th international conference on Sciences and Techniques of Automatic control and computer engineering (STA2017), DOI: 10.1109/STA.2017.8314870
    18. T. Abdelkrim, K. Benamrane, T. Benslimane, O. Abdelkhalek, A. Borni, Stability Study of Output Voltages of Two-Stage PV System Based Three Levels Inverter, Energy Procedia, Volume 139,pp. 658-663, 2017.
    19. T. Abdelkrim, T. Benslimane, A. Borni, K. Benamrane, A. Lakhdari, N. Bouarroudj, ‘Performance evaluation of a new control scheme of distributed two-stage PV conversion system using three levels voltage source inverter for stand-alone application’, Energy Procedia, Volume 119,pp. 270-277, 2017.
    20. A. Borni, T. Abdelkrim, N. Bouarroudj, A. Bouchakour, L. Zaghba, A. Lakhdari, L. Zarour, ‘Optimized MPPT Controllers Using GA for Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems, Comparative study’, Energy Procedia, Volume 119,pp. 278-296, 2017.
    21. Karima Benamrane, Tarak Benslimane, Othmane Abdelkhalek, Thameur Abdelkrim, Abdelhalim Borni, “Performance Evaluation and Comparison of Two Cascaded Configurations of PV Generators -Five Levels Inverter for a Stand-Alone Application in South Algeria” , International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive System (IJPEDS) Vol. 8, No. 2, 2017, pp.907-916.
    22. A. Borni, T. Abdelkrim, L. Zaghba, A. Bouchakour, A. Lakhdari, and L. Zarour, “Fuzzy logic, PSO based Fuzzy logic algorithm and Current controls comparative for Grid-Connected Hybrid System”, AIP Conference Proceedings 1814, 020006 (2017); doi: 10.1063/1.4976225
    23. K. Benamrane, T. Abdelkrim, A. Borni, T. Benslimane, O. Abdelkhalek, « Comparison Study of Two Cascaded Configurations of PV Generators-Three Levels Inverter for a Stand-Alone Application in South Algeria » 4th International Conference on Control Engineering & Information Technology (CEIT-2016) - pp.1-6 , DOI: 10.1109/CEIT.2016.7929027
    24. K. Benamrane, T. Abdelkrim, A. Borni, T. Benslimane, O. Abdelkhalek, ‘Stability Study of Output Voltages of Stand Alone Single Stage NPC Seven Levels Inverter for PV System in South Algeria’, 8th International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control (ICMIC 2016) – pp. 654 - 659, DOI: 10.1109/ICMIC.2016.7804193
    25. Thameur Abdelkrim, Karima Benamrane, Badreddine Bezza, « DC bus control of Back-to-Back connected Two-Level PWM Rectifier-Five-Level NPC Voltage Source Inverter to Torque Ripple Reduction in Induction Motor », MATEC Web of Conferences 28, 05002 (2015), DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/20152805002, EDP Sciences, 2015.
    26. Karima Benamrane, Tarak Benslimane, Othmane Abdelkhalek, Thameur Abdelkrim “New Algorithms for Stability of Output Voltages of Stand-Alone Single Stage Five Levels Inverter in South Algeria PV System” , The Mediterranean Journal of Measurement and Control, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 444-453, 2015.