State Space Model of Distributed PV System for Network Voltage Management

Colin Levis

Cork Institute of Technology

Martin Hill Cork Institute of Technology (Presenting author) Martin Hill (M’99–SM’16) received a B.E. in electrical engineering from University College Cork in 1987 and an M.Eng.Sc for research on energy storage in photovoltaics systems from the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC) in University College Cork in 1989. He has held a number of posts in private and public research organisations and was Senior Research Scientist in NMRC, leading MEMS research, prior to taking a lecturing post in Cork Institute of Technology in 2002. He was awarded his Ph.D. for a thesis on “Micromachined CMOS compatible tunable capacitors” in June 2007. He has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He served as chairman of the steering committee of the Micromechanics Europe workshop series and is a regular reviewer with the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. His research interests are in the fields of MEMS device design and control, energy harvesting for self-powered devices and control systems for high penetration of PV systems in large-scale grid networksColin Levis Cork Institute of TechnologyColin Levis received his BEng (Honours) degree in electrical power systems from Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2015. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in electrical/electronic engineering from Cork Institute of Technology. His current research involves smart inverters for distributed PV network management


  1. Colin Levis (Cork Institute of Technology)
  2. Martin Hill (Cork Institute of Technology)

Topic Area

Track 3 Topics: Distributed generation power electronics and electric power quality


S9 » Voltage Management (15:20 - Tuesday, 26th June, University E)