Plenary Session Speakers
Prof. Pavol Bauer

Prof. Pavol Bauer,

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Pavol Bauer is currently a full Professor with the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy of Delft University of Technology and head of DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage group. He received Masters in Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Kosice (‘85), Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology (’95).  He is also professor in Czech Republic at the Brno University of Technology (2008) and honorary professor at Politehnica University Timisoara in Romania (2018).

From 2002 to 2003 he was working partially at KEMA (DNV GL, Arnhem) on different projects related to power electronics applications in power systems.

He published over 110 journal and 450 conference papers in his field (with H factor Google scholar 51, Web of Science 31), he is an author or co-author of 8 books, holds 9 international patents and organized several tutorials at the international conferences.

He has worked on many projects for industry concerning wind and wave energy, power electronic applications for power systems such as Smarttrafo; HVDC systems, projects for smart cities such as PV charging of electric vehicles, PV and storage integration, contactless charging; and he participated in several Leonardo da Vinci, H2020 and Electric Mobility Europe EU projects as project partner (ELINA, INETELE, E-Pragmatic, Micact, Trolly 2.0, OSCD) and coordinator (, SustEner, Eranet DCMICRO and Flexinet).

He is a Senior Member of the IEEE (’97), former chairman of Benelux IEEE Joint Industry Applications Society, Power Electronics and Power Engineering Society chapter, chairman of the Power Electronics and Motion Control (PEMC) council, member of the Executive Committee of European Power Electronics Association (EPE) and also member of international steering committee at numerous conferences.

DC systems and Storage integration: Two key technologies for energy transition


DC grids and storage are considered to be two key technologies for the connection, collection and integration of renewable energy resources, for the realization of integrated power systems, for mobile applications (electric ships, aircrafts), for new types of urban and industrial distribution power networks and to bridge and support existing AC systems.  Advanced power electronic components, power converters and system protection are enabling DC grids on multiple voltages levels. Especially medium voltage DC grids are expected to play a key role in managing the higher power flows in our future distribution grids.

Roadmap for DC and storage, different steps and research at the TUD is presented with focus on DC grids and DC microgrids and storage integration.