Control of electric energy flow, change of DC and AC voltage, conversion from DC to AC voltage or frequency conversion is performed in present-day power systems by power electronics converters. These converters are major components of electric drives, as well as they enable connection of renewable energy driven generators, such as wind generators or solar-cell generators, to power systems. Also, such converters enable high voltage DC transmission of energy. Power electronics converters very fast become one of the most important devices both on the energy provider and the energy consumer sides.
The Power Electronics Laboratory is equipped with basic set of power electronics converters, instruments and meters that enable observation of various features of these converters as well as evaluation of their performance.
The Lab teaches students how power electronics converters operate and perform various tasks in power systems and acquire a basic knowledge on such converters design.