Although the situation seems to be improving in Europe, the CoVid-19 pandemic remains still a major concern and it has heavily affected the organization of EPE’20 ECCE Europe in Lyon.

To ensure 100% safety, the continuity and the quality of the EPE’20 ECCE Europe-Conference, we are launching the organization of the:

VIRTUAL EPE’20 ECCE Europe-Conference

The Power Electronics community will gather online from 7 to 11 September 2020, to exchange views on research progresses and technological developments in the various topics described hereunder.

On Monday 7 September a number of tutorials will be organised and several Industrial Forums are planned on Friday 11 September.

The 22nd Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (and Exhibition), EPE’20 ECCE (Energy  Conversion Congress and Expo) Europe is co-sponsored by the EPE Association and IEEE PELS.

Conference Chairman




Dr. Abdelkrm Benchaib
Supergrid Institute / Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers


Power Electronics is at the heart of the energy transition constituting critical elements for ecology transition which will help to drive our world towards a new economic and social model, a model of sustainable development that renews our ways of consuming, producing, working, and living together to meet the major environmental challenges. Advanced power electronics, with considerations to energy savings, reduced footprint and smart digitalization, will provide a greater boost to renewable energy penetration, to sustainable mobility as well as to energy efficient buildings.

On top of the tutorials, lecture and dialogue sessions and technical visits, the organising committees will propose several discussion sessions within the industrial forum as well as special sessions of power electronics related trends. The conference will specifically focus on the following challenging topics:

    • DC Grids
    • E-Mobility
    • Energy Digitalization

1.a. Passive Components
1.b. Active Devices and Components (Si)
1.c. Active Devices and Components (Wide Bandgap and other new materials)
1.d. System Integration, Packaging & Thermal Management
1.e. Reliability & Life-Time

2.a. Modular Multilevel Converters
2.b. Solid State Transformers
2.c. Grid Connected Converters
2.d. Resonant Converters
2.e. HF Power Converters
2.f. Wide-Band Gap Power Electronics
2.g. Modelling and Control
2.h. Converter Design and Optimization
2.i. EMI/EMC in Power Electronics Including HF Phenomena

3.a. Standard and advanced PWM techniques
3.b. Standard and advanced current/voltage/synchronization control techniques
3.c. Estimation, identification and optimization methods
3.d. Measurements techniques, drivers, sensors and state observers
3.e. Condition monitoring

4.a. Electrical Machines
4.b. Adjustable Speed Drives
4.c. High Performance Drives
4.d. Motion Control, Robotics, Special Drives

5.a. Wind Energy Systems
5.b. Solar Energy Systems
5.c. Other Renewable Energy Systems
5.d. Energy Harvesting
5.e. Energy Storage Systems for Renewable Energy

6.a. Power Electronics in Transmission and Distribution Systems
6.c. Micro-Grids
6.d. Smart Grids
6.e. Mobile Power Stations
6.f. Power Quality Issues and Power Factor Correction Techniques
6.g. DC Grids including Fault Coordination and Protection
6.h. Hybrid DC Circuit Breakers (DCCBs)
6.i. Real-Time Simulation and Mock-ups

7.a. Low Voltage DC Power Supplies
7.b. High Voltage DC Power Supplies
7.c. Distributed Power Supplies
7.d. Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
7.e. Electronic Ballasts and Solid State Lighting
7.f. Contactless (Wireless) Power Supplies

8.a. Electric Propulsion Systems for Electric Vehicles
8.b. Power Converters for Electric Vehicles
8.c. Batteries, Active and Passive Management Systems (BMS)
8.d. EV´s battery chargers: Contact
8.e. EV´s battery chargers: Contactless
8.f. Smart Charging and V2x
8.g. Standards and Regulations

9.a. ECCT in the Industry (Cement, steel, paper, textile, mining, etc…)
9.b. ECCT in Aerospace and Space Applications
9.c. ECCT in Rail Vehicles
9.d. ECCT in Marine Applications (Offshore, subsea & deep ocean and ships)
9.e. ECCT in Physics Research and Related Applications
9.f. Pulse Applications, including Passive Components and Transducers for Power Pulses
9.g. Embedded Energy Systems

10.a. Data Analysis applied to Power Electronics and Drives Systems
10.b. Application of AI to Power Electronics and Drives Systems
10.c. Communication for Power Electronics
10.d. Wireless control
10.e. Diagnostics


The following tutorials will be organized on Monday 7 September 2020, prior to the conference.
The tutorials will take place online


  • Bernardo Cougo, IRT Saint-Exupery (in Toulouse, France)

(Full day)

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Mertens, Institute for Drive Systems and Power Electronics, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • Dr.-Ing. Jakub Kucka, Institute for Drive Systems and Power Electronics, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • Dr.-Ing. Dennis Karwatzki, Siemens AG, Large Drive Applications, Nuremberg, Germany


  • Dr. Ing. Timothe Delaforge, Senior researcher Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

(Full day)

  • Tobias Geyer, ABB Corporate Research, ABB Switzerland Ltd., 5405 Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland
  • Petros Karamanakos, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere University, 33101 Tampere, Finland


  • Dr. Amir Sajjad Bahman, Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE), Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Prof. Francesco Iannuzzo, Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE), Aalborg University, Denmark


Several very interesting Keynotes are confirmed for EPE’20 ECCE Europe:

  • Tuesday 8 September: Roadmap to DC, Prof. Pavol BAUER, Delft University of Technology
  • Wednesday 9 September: Thomas Edison vindicated – the resurgence of DC in MV and HV power grids, Colin DAVIDSON, GE Grid Solutions
  • Wednesday 9 September: Integration of Electric Mobility in the French public electricity distribution network, Anne-Sophie COCHELIN, ENEDIS
  • Thursday 10 September: A critical role for R&I for clean energy for the EU green and digital recovery, Hélène CHRAYE, European Commission – Clean Energy Transition
  • Thursday 10 September: The role of collaborative research to support innovation for clean energy transition, Hubert DE LA GRANDIERE, SuperGrid Institute

Industrial Forums

Several very interesting Industrial Forums will be organised in the frame of EPE’20 ECCE Europe.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

EPE’20 ECCE Europe – Silver Sponsor:

The following companies and institutions are contributors of EPE’20 ECCE Europe:

The following companies and institutions are exhibiting at EPE’20 ECCE Europe:

EPE’20 ECCE Europe Conference Website: