-What is a Multiport Converter?
#powerelectronics have an important role on improving the operation of the distribution grid. A Multiport Converter considers the possibility to integrate multiple ports with AC and DC outputs, which could be used to introduce #storage or DC loads, such as #electricvehiclecharging stations, between AC feeders or #microgrids .

-Why do we need Multiport converters?
The introduction of Multiport Converters improves #flexibility , #controllability and #resilence of distribution grids. In terms of flexibility and controllability, power flows can be controlled to improve grid efficiency, provide grid services and prevent line and transformer overloads or excessive voltage variations. In terms of resilience, islanding operation and black-start can be ensured for specific areas of the distribution grid. Multiport Converters can be also distributed in different locations to increase grid reliability.

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