Masdar Institute Innovative Technology Issued US Patent
The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven, graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, announced that their new system, developed by a team of its researchers, was issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The system ensures that utility-scale wind generators can support electrical grid power during power dips and surges.
The patented fault ride-through (FRT) system and transient management scheme, developed by Dr. Mohamed El Moursi, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Dr. Weidong Xiao, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; and Po Hsu Huang, Electrical Power Engineering MSc alumnus, responds to the need to maintain uninterrupted electrical power supply. Maintaining a constant supply of electrical power is critical to modern day life; even a temporary stoppage of power can lead to monetary setbacks, health risks, and lost data, which is why maintaining grid performance and reliability is a priority worldwide.