Speakers of PEPSC 2023
Plenary Speaker I
Prof. Ryuichi Yokoyama (IEEE Life Fellow)
Waseda University, Japan
Plenary Lecture: MicroGrid Designer：User-Friendly Design, Operation and Control Assist Tools for Resilient Microgrid and Autonomous Community
Abstract: In this decade, many countries experienced natural and accidental disasters such as typhoons, floods, earthquakes, and nuclear plant accidents causing catastrophic damage to infrastructures. Since the end of 2019, all the countries in the world are struggling in the Corona Virus and pursuing the countermeasures including inoculation of vaccine and change of our life style and social structures. All these experiences made the residents in the regions keenly aware of the needs for new infrastructures that are resilient and autonomous so that vital life-lines are secured in calamities. A paradigm shift has been taking place toward reorganizing the energy social service management in many countries including Japan by effective use of sustainable energy and new supply schemes. However, such new power sources and supply schemes would affect the power grid through intermittency of power output and the deterioration of power quality and service. Therefore, new social infrastructures and novel management systems to supply energy and social service would be required. In this paper, user-friendly design, operation and control assist tools for Resilient Microgrid and Autonomous Community are proposed and applied to a standard microgrid to verify its effectiveness and performance.
Biography: Ryuichi Yokoyama received the degrees of B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1968, 1970, and 1974 respectively. After working in Mitsubishi Research Institute, from 1978 through 2007, he was a professor in the Faculty of Technology of Tokyo Metropolitan University. Since 2007, he has been a professor of the Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering in Waseda University. His fields of interests include planning, operation, control and optimization of large-scale environment and energy systems, and economic analysis and risk management of smart grid and community. He is a life fellow of IEEE and a senior member of IEE of Japan, and a member of CIGRE. Chairmen of Standardization Commissions of Electric Apparatus and Wind Generation Grid Connection Commission in METI Japan. The president of Consortium of Power System Technology of Japan.
Plenary Speaker II
Prof. Jinjun Liu (IEEE Fellow)
Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Biography: Jinjun Liu received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi’an, China, in 1992 and 1997, respectively.
He then joined the XJTU Electrical Engineering School as a faculty. From late 1999 to early 2002, he was with the Center for Power Electronics Systems, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, as a Visiting Scholar. In late 2002, he was promoted to a Full Professor and then the Head of the Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Center at XJTU. He is currently a XJTU Distinguished Professor of Power Electronics. His research interests include modeling, control, and design methods for power converters and electronified power systems, and micro-grids for sustainable energy and distributed generation.
Dr. Liu received for many times governmental awards at national level or provincial/ministerial level for scientific research/teaching achievements. He also received the 2006 Delta Scholar Award, the 2014 Chang Jiang Scholar Award, the 2014 Outstanding Sci-Tech Worker of the Nation Award, the 2016 State Council Special Subsidy Award, the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 2016 and 2021 Prize Paper Awards, the Nomination Award for the Grand Prize of 2020 Bao Steel Outstanding Teacher Award, and the 2022 Fok Ying Tung Education and Teaching Award. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS since 2006, 2015-2019 Executive Vice President and 2020-2021 Vice President of IEEE PELS, and was elevated IEEE Fellow in 2018. He was the 2013-2021 Vice President for International Affairs, China Power Supply Society (CPSS), and the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of CPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications. He was elected the President of CPSS in Nov. 2021. Since 2013, he has been serving as the Vice Chair of the Chinese National Steering Committee for College Electric Power Engineering Programs.
Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Josep M. Guerrero (IEEE Fellow)
Alborg University, Denmark
Biography: Josep M. Guerrero received the B.Sc. degree in telecommunications engineering, the M.Sc. degree in electronics engineering, and the Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona. In 2022 he received the M.Sc. Degree in Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Since 2011, he has been a Full Professor with AAU Energy, Aalborg University, Denmark, where he is responsible for the Microgrid Research Program. From 2019, he became a Villum Investigator by The Villum Fonden, which supports the Center for Research on Microgrids (CROM) at Aalborg University, being Prof. Guerrero the founder and Director of the same center (www.crom.et.aau.dk).
His research interests are oriented to different microgrid frameworks in applications like digital twins, cybersecurity, maritime electrical ships, seaport electrification, nanosatellites, bioecological systems, and smart medical systems. Prof. Guerrero is an Associate Editor for a number of IEEE TRANSACTIONS. He has published more than 900 journal papers in the fields of microgrids and renewable energy systems, which are cited more than 90,000 times. During nine consecutive years, from 2014 to 2022, he was awarded by Clarivate Analytics as Highly Cited Researcher. In 2021, he received the IEEE Bimal Bose Award for Industrial Electronics Applications in Energy Systems, for his pioneering contributions to renewable energy based microgrids. In 2022, he received the IEEE PES Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award, for contributions to making the hierarchical control of microgrid systems a practical reality.
Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Yi Zhang (Vice President R&D and Chief Technology Officer, IEEE Fellow)
RTDS Technologies Inc., Canada
Keynote Lecture: TBA
Biography: Yi Zhang joined RTDS Technologies Inc. in 2000, where he now serves as Vice-President R&D and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Dr. Zhang has over 31 years of experiences working in power system simulation and analysis. His expertise includes the Real Time EMT Simulation, Voltage Stability and HVDC, etc. As a principal member of the RTDS development team, Dr. Zhang developed many simulation models on RTDS Real Time Simulator in the past over 22 years. At present, he leads the research and development activities in RTDS Technologies. Dr. Zhang obtained Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and The University of Manitoba. He is a registered professional engineer in the province of Manitoba. Dr. Zhang also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Manitoba Canada and Hunan University China, and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. Dr. Zhang was elected as Fellow of IEEE in 2020, Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada in 2021, and Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2022.
Keynote Speaker III
Prof. Weihao HU (IET Fellow)
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Keynote Lecture: Artificial Intelligence and its Application in Renewable Energy Systems
Abstract: Recent years, renewable energy is experiencing a rapid growth, large number of renewable energy sources have been installed and connected to power systems. In addition to the large centralized wind farms connected to transmission grids, many distributed wind turbines and PV panels are operated as distributed generators in distribution systems. This presentation discusses several applications of artificial intelligence in renewable energy systems, including the European and Chinese experiences. Some of our research at Institute of Smart Power and Energy Systems (ISPES), University of Electronics Science and Technology of China (UESTC) will also be introduced.
Biography: Weihao Hu (IET Fellow, IEEE Senior Member) received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2012, all in electrical engineering.
He is currently a Full Professor and the Director of Institute of Smart Power and Energy Systems, University of Electronics Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China. He was an Associate Professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark, and the Vice Program Leader of Wind Power System Research Program at the same department. He has led/participated in more than 15 national and international research projects and he has more than 170 publications in his technical field. His research interests include artificial intelligence in modern power systems and renewable power generation. Dr. Hu is an Associate Editor for the IET Renewable Power Generation, a Guest Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy Special Issue on Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Modern Power Systems, a Guest Editor-in-Chief for the Transactions of China Electrical Technology Special Issue on Planning and operation of multiple renewable energy complementary power generation systems, and a Guest Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS Special Section on Enabling very high penetration renewable energy integration into future power systems. He was the Technical Program Chair for IEEE INNOVATIVE SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES Asia 2019 and is the Conference Chair for the Asia Energy and Electrical Engineering Symposium. He is currently the Chair for IEEE Chengdu Section PELS Chapter. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, U.K.