The 8th China International Conference on Electricity Distribution

“An Integrated GIS-based Procedure for Re-planning Urban Distribution Networks”

Alessandro Bosisio

Teaching Assistant, Polytechnic University of Milan

Mr. Alessandro Bosisio is a postdoctoral researcher and teaching assistant for the subjects "Principle of Electrical Engineering" and “Electric Power Systems” at Polytechnic University of Milan.

His research activity deals with the optimization of electric urban distribution networks. The main goal is the definition of mathematical models and algorithms for an optimal design and operation of the Milan distribution network. The project is carried out in collaboration with the electric utility of Milan UNARETI S.p.a. He offers technical advising to the Palestinian Electricity Transmission Company LTd. (PETL) for the Northern and Southern of West Bank electric distribution network development.

“Standardization and Digital Transformation of the Electric Grid”

Bernhard Thies

President, European Standards Institute

Dr. Bernhard Thies, born in 1951, studied Power Engineering at RWTH Aachen, followed by his doctorate at Institut für Allgemeine Elektrotechnik und Hochspannungstechnik. From 1984 to 1998 he held various positions at ABB (BBC). In 1999 Dr. Thies started as Deputy Managing Director of the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE), followed with the nomination as Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 2007.

Since October 2008 Dr. Bernhard Thies holds lectures at the RWTH Aachen. In his capacity as Secretary of the German National Committee of IEC and CENELEC Dr. Thies also represented German interests in various Management Committees up to 2015. In March 2014 he was elected as Chairman for the External Relations Committee of CEN, CENELEC and ETSI. In January 2015 Dr. Thies has started his duties as the incoming CENELEC President; his CENELEC presidency will last from 2016 until 2018. Since May 2017 he retired from DKE. At the General Assembly of CENELEC in June 2018 he was elected as a member of the board and Vice President policy for 2 Years, starting at 01.01.2019.

“The Grid, a Lever to Facilitate the Development of Low-carbon New Uses”

Bernard Hourtane

Program Director, EDF R&D

Graduated Engineer in Electricity and Industrial Computing from the Ecole Centrale de Marseille, he has more than 20 years of experience in EDF in Distribution grids on many aspects : operations on MV/LV networks, HV/MV substations, metering, remote control and telecommunications, human resources, purchase, supply chain, IS projects management.

He joined EDF R&D seven years ago to manage the research program on distribution grids related to energetic transition. He is a lecturer at the École Centrale of Lille on the challenges of a smarter power system.

“Milestones in Electricity Distribution in Finland”

Erkki Lakervi

Professor Emeritus, Aalto University
Milestones in Electricity Distribution in Finland

Professor Erkki Lakervi retired from a professorship at Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) on January 1st, 2009 in the age of 63. Before TKK, he was a professor in Electric Energy Systems at Tampere University of Technology (also in Finland) from 1976 to 1997. He also have work experience from three electricity distribution companies and served until spring 2013 as expert member of Market Court (Finland) in electricity market cases.

His main professional contributions are obviously: Pioneering electricity distribution as a field of university education and research; Writing and co-authoring textbooks; Lecturing in numerous tutorials and international courses worldwide; Active in a number of international committees and working groups since 1973; Revitalizing power systems activities at TKK (now Aalto University); Benchmarking and evaluation of research and education in electrical engineering.

“To be confirmed”

Chen Chen

Computational Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Chen Chen received his M.S. in Information and Communication Engineering and B.Eng. in Information Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, and Ph.D. degree from Lehigh University, USA in 2013. He joined Argonne National Laboratory, served as a Postdoctoral Researcher during 2013 to 2015, and now as a Computational Engineer of Energy Systems Division.

Dr. Chen’s research interests include Power Distribution System Resilience, Research Interests, Demand Response in Smart Grids, Cyber-Physical System Modeling with Applications in Smart Grids and Smart Grid Communications. He is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, guest editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, symposium Co-chair of IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications.

“Research on the Analysis and Control of Power Quality for Electrified Railway”

Chen Minwu

Associate Professor, Southwest Jiaotong University

Dr. Chen Minwu received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University, China, in 2004 and 2009 respectively. From 2010 to 2012, he was a post-doctor at the First Survey and Design Institute of China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), China. From 2014 to 2015, he was an academic visitor in University of Birmingham, UK. He is currently an Associate Professor in Southwest Jiaotong University, China. He has 6 Chinese patents and over 40 technical journals and conference papers. His research interests include modeling, simulation and optimization of traction power supply system, power quality monitoring and control, power electronic technology applied to electrified railway and system reliability assessment.

Dr. Chen is the reviewer of National Natural Science Funds of China and the member of innovation research team for the safety and protection of traction power supply system of high speed railway.

“Distribution Energy Systems Based on Renewable Energy”

Chen Zhe

Professor, Aalborg University

Professor Chen Zhe received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees all in Electrical Engineering from Northeast China Institute of Electric Power Engineering, Jilin City, China, respectively, the Ph.D. degree in Power and Control, from University of Durham, England. Dr Chen has a full Professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark since 2002.

He is the Danish Principle Investigator for Wind Energy of Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC), the leader of Wind Power System Research program at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, and an international expert of Danish China Wind Energy Development (WED) program. He is a member for many research project evaluation panels, including European Research Council (ERC), Portuguese Public Research Council (FCT), Portugal, The Research Council of Norway, etc. International evaluation expert of many research funding organisations, including Belgian, Canada, Finland, Italy, Ireland, Netherland and UK, etc. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, a Subject Editor (wind turbine control) of IET Renewable Power Generation, and a member of Editor Board of some international journals, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (London, U.K.), and a Chartered Engineer in the U.K.

“How to Promote the Positive Impact of Electric Vehicles on the Power Grid in CICED 2018”

Dai Xianzhong

Researcher, State Grid Energy Research Institute Co., Ltd.

Mr. Dai Xianzhong is a doctor of electrical engineering, senior engineer and senior researcher of State Grid Energy Research Institute, who focuses on policy and business model of smart gird, energy internet, electric vehicle and charging facilities.

He will deliver a speech on how to promote the positive impact of electric vehicles on the power grid in CICED 2018.

“Agent-based Sand Table Simulation of Energy Trading in a District Multi-energy System”

Dong Jun

Professor, North China Electric Power University

Professor Dong Jun from North China Electric Power University focuses on teaching, researching and consulting in the areas of energy systems planning, energy markets and energy efficiency. She gives lectures of “Electricity Markets”, “Energy Systems Analysis and Planning” to the undergraduate and graduate students.

She has been technical supporting expert and consultant for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and China International Engineering Consulting Corporation (CIECC), etc. With her research group, she has undertaken the research projects from the international agencies, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Government agencies, as well as from the large energy enterprises such as the State Grid Corporation of China. She is reviewer of several international and domestic scientific journals.

“To be Confirmed”

Dong Zhaoyang

Professor, University of NSW

Obtained Ph.D. from the University of Sydney, Australia in 1999, he is now with the University of NSW, Sydney. His immediate role is Professor and Head of the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, the University of Sydney. He was Ausgrid Chair and Director of the Ausgrid Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks (CIEN) providing R&D support for the $600M Smart Grid, Smart City national demonstration project. He also worked as manager for (transmission) system planning at Transend Networks (now TASNetworks), Australia.

His research interest includes smart grid, power system planning, power system security, load modeling, renewable energy systems, and electricity market. He is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, IEEE PES Transaction Letters and IET Renewable Power Generation.

“Control and Stability Analysis of Power Electronics-Enabled DC Distribution Networks”

Gao Fei

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford

Dr. Fei Gao received the M.Sc. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree from The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K., in 2016, both in electrical engineering. From March 2010 to September 2012, he worked in Jiangsu Electric Power Research Institute, State Grid Corporation of China. Since 2016, he has been with the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K., as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. His current research interests include modeling, control, power management and stability of dc microgrids and more electric transportations.

Dr. Gao has been highly involved in several United Kingdom and European Union projects such as EU 7th Framework Programme (FP7), UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and High Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) projects. He has published more than twenty papers in IEEE journals and IEEE/SAE conference proceedings and has been working on three IET/Elsevier books. Dr. Gao won the European Union Clean Sky Best Ph.D. Award 2017 (first prize) and Outstanding Graduates in Shanghai City.

“IEMS: the Brain of Future Energy Internet”

Guo Qinglai

Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

Guo Qinglai has been appointed Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Department of Tsinghua University since 2009. He holds Bachelor's degrees of Electrical Power Engineering in 2000, and a Ph.D in Electrical Power Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2005. In 2015, he was awarded the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars. In 2016, he was awarded the Mao Yisheng Beijing Youth Technology Award. In 2017, he was awarded the Yangtze River Young Scholar. His research interests include Energy Management System, Voltage Stability and Control, Cyber-Physical System, Renewable Energy Integration, and Electric Vehicles.

He is now an IEEE senior member and a CIGRE member, and is involved in 5 workgroups of these two organizations. Now he is the co-chair of IEEE PES Work Group on Energy Internet and IEEE PES Task Force on Voltage Control for Smart Grid. He is an editorial member of “IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid”, “IET Renewable Power Generation”, “IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications”, “Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy”, and “Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems”. He is also the member of 4 committees in China, Asia and Europe, and has chaired 3 sessions in international conferences.

“To be confirmed”

Guo Xin

General Manager, Energy Department, BTC Business Technology Consulting AG

Dr. Guo Xin developed and marketed the advanced functions for the control system PRINS for after his doctorate at the University of Stuttgart in Germany from 1984 to 1990. Beside OT themes (Operational Technology), from 2003 to 2010 he worked in IT integration solutions and conducted them to the IT/OT integration. As a senior manager, he is responsible for BTC’s topics about smart grid, BTC PRINS control technology, BTC GRID Agent, smart grid infrastructure and IT/OT integration. In 2007, Dr. Guo was technical responsible for the largest VPP project for a large power generation group in Germany. In 2013 and 2014, he was technical responsible for a project funded by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) which resulted in the publication of the study "Regulatory Pathways for Smart Grid Development in China".

Dr. Guo Xin is a member of Working Group for the active distribution networks VDE/ETG/ITG in Germany. He is the General Manager Energy Department of BTC Shanghai since March 2017.

“Control of Interlinking Converters for AC/DC Hybrid Microgrid Interconnection”

He Jinwei

Professor, Tianjin University

He Jinwei received a B.Sc. degree from Southeast University, China, a M.Sc. degree from the Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Canada, all in Electrical Engineering.

In September 2015, he joined Tianjin University, China, where he currently is a Professor. He was a senior power electronics engineer with Accuenergy Canada. His research interests are power electronics for microgrid and distributed power generation.

“Resilient Interconnected Micro Energy Grids with Flywheel-Based Energy Storage Platform for Energy and Transportation Infrastructures”

Hossam Gaber

Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Dr. Gabbar is a full Professor in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and cross appointed in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Gabbar is also an Adjunct Professor at York University. He is the recipient of the Senior Research Excellence Aware for 2016, UOIT.

He is leading national and international research in the areas of smart energy grids, safety and control systems, advanced plasma systems and their applications on nuclear, clean energy and production systems. He is leading research in Canada with international recognition in energy safety and control for nuclear and energy production facilities. Dr. Gabbar obtained his B.Sc. degree in 1988 with first class of honor from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University (Egypt). In 2001, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from Okayama University (Japan) in the area of Safety Engineering. From 2001 till 2004, he joined Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), as a research associate in the area of process systems engineering. From 2004 till 2008, he joined Okayama University (Japan) as a tenured Associate Professor, in the Division of Industrial Innovation Sciences. From 2007 till 2008, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto, in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

“Simulation of Large Scale Distribution Grids from Steady-state to Time-domain”

Jean Mahseredjian

Professor, Polytechnique Montréal

He received the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada, in 1985 and 1991, respectively. From 1987 to 2004, he was with IREQ (Hydro-Québec), working on research-and-development activities related to the simulation and analysis of electromagnetic transients. In 2004, he joined the faculty of electrical engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada. He is the creator and main developer of EMTP-RV.

Prof. Mahseredjian is Chairman of the IEEE Task Force “EMT-type modeling of Wind Turbine Generators and Parks” and Chairman of the IEEE Task Force “Portable Data and Modeling for Electromagnetic Transient Analysis program”. He is an IEEE Fellow laureate for his contribution to computations and modeling of power system transients.

“Smarter Grids with Intelligent Transformer Substations and the Opportunities of Cloud-based, Open LoT Operating Systems”

Jens Weibert

Director of Technology and Product Portfolio Management, Siemens Ltd., China

Mr. Jens Weibert is the director of Technology and Product Portfolio Management with EM MS Siemens Ltd., China since Feb 2015. He was responsible for Product Portfolio Management at Siemens AG, Germany from Oct 2011 to Jan 2015. He also served as Head of R&D Department at Siemens Ltd., China during Oct 2007 to Sept 2011.

Mr. Jens Weibert received his degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Applied Science, FH Darmstadt, Germany in 1993. During CICED 2018, He will deliver a speech on Smarter Grids with Intelligent Transformer Substations and the Opportunities of Cloud-based, Open LoT Operating Systems.

“Maritime Microgrids: Land-based Microgrid Technologies going to the Sea”

Josep M. Guerrero

Professor and Fellow of IEEE

He received the B.S. degree in telecommunications engineering, the M.S. degree in electronics engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in power electronics from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona. Since 2011, he has been a Full Professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. From 2012 he is a guest Professor at the Chinese Academy of Science and the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics; from 2014 he is chair Professor in Shandong University; from 2015 he is a distinguished guest Professor in Hunan University; and from 2016 he is a visiting professor fellow at Aston University, UK, and a guest Professor at the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

His research interests is oriented to different microgrid aspects, including power electronics, distributed energy-storage systems, hierarchical and cooperative control, energy management systems, smart metering and the internet of things for AC/DC microgrid clusters and islanded minigrids; recently specially focused on maritime microgrids for electrical ships, vessels, ferries and seaports. Prof. Guerrero is an Associate Editor for a number of IEEE TRANSACTIONS. He received the best paper award of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion for the period 2014-2015, and the best paper prize of IEEE-PES in 2015. As well, he received the best paper award of the Journal of Power Electronics in 2016.

“Enabling Flexible Operation for Active Distribution Network through Integrated Smart Buildings with HAVC Systems”

Jiang Tao

Associate Professor, Northeast Electric Power University

Awarded with his doctor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2015, Mr. Jiang Tao now serves as an associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Northeast Electric Power University, Jilin, China. He is also a visiting scholar with North Carolina State University, the University of Tennessee and Malardalen University.

His research interest includes power system analysis, renewable energy integration and integrated energy system. He was the winner of “Best Conference Paper in IEEE PES General Meeting 2016”, awarded by IEEE Power & Energy Society, and the “Best Dissertation in Tianjin University 2016”.

“Exploration and Practice of Digital Transformation in Guangzhou Power Supply Co., Ltd.”

Liu Yuquan

Deputy General Manager, Guangzhou Power Supply Co., Ltd.

Dr. Liu Yuquan, professor-level senior engineer, has been responsible for the power grid dispatching, production and operation for a long time. In recent years, he has done extensive work in Wide-Area Protection, Substation Remote Access and Intelligent Dispatching. He is committed to the transformation of technological achievements and engineering practice, which has achieved outstanding social and economic benefits. Achievements include the first prize of the China Power Science and Technology Progress Award, 8 patents, one monograph and more than 20 academic papers.

Dr. Liu Yuquan is in charge of the national key R&D program of China in 2016, ‘Research and Implementation of Distribution & Demand Side Key Technologies to Support Multi-type Consumers Interaction in Industrial Parks’. The program aims to build a reliable, clean and efficient integrated energy system to utilize local renewable energy with high penetration, and improve the energy efficiency. The key technologies cover integrated planning, coordinated control and intelligent dispatching of distributed energy systems with cold energy, thermal energy, electricity and gas. All the technologies will be tested and implemented in Conghua Pearl Industrial Park, Guangzhou.

“Distributed Generation Integration Technologies and Standardization”

Luan Wenpeng

Chief Expert, China Electric Power Research Institute,National "Thousand People Plan" Specially-invited Expert

Dr. Luan Wenpeng received the B.Sc. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1986, the M.Sc. degree from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 1989, and Ph.D. degree from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK, in 1999, all in electrical engineering.

He has extensive academic and industrial experience in power system analysis, power system planning, smart grid applications, and distributed generation integrations. Currently, he works with China Electric Power Research Institute as Chief Expert. His special fields of interest include smart sensing, data analytics, distribution system analysis, renewable energy resource integration, and utility advanced applications. He is a member of CIGRE, a senior member of IEEE, also is a Professional Engineer registered at the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada. Also, he is the Secretary of IEC SC8B Decentralized Electrical Energy Systems, Chair for IEEE WG P2030.9 Recommended Practice for the Planning and Design of the Microgrid.

“To be Confirmed”

Mark W. Stephens

Principal Project Manager, EPRI

Mark Stephens manages research and services work related to Industrial Power Quality, Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Energy Savings Devices (RESDs) at EPRI. He is a Senior Member of the Association of Energy Engineers, and several power quality standards working groups in IEEE and CIGRE. With over 30 years of professional experience, he has a solid background in all aspects of industrial plant systems including control systems, power quality, energy efficiency and energy management systems.

EPRI Power Quality Program Project Set C Manager, achieving Cost-Effective PQ Compatibility between the Electrical System and Loads; PQ TechWatch Author; PQ Hotline Team and Author; PQ Encyclopedia Author; SEMI F47 Lead; Power Quality Audit Lead; Professional Engineer; Certified Energy Manager; Certified Practitioner in Energy Manage Systems.

“Challenges and Opportunities in the Power Quality Field of Modern Power Grid”

Mo Wenxiong

Institute President, Guangzhou Power Supply Co., Ltd.

As a professor of engineering, Mr. Mo is the president of Electric Power Test & Research Institute in Guangzhou Power Supply Co., Ltd. He is the convener of Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE) urban power supply committee, committee member of China Electricity Council (CEC) for Standardization of Materials for Power Transmission and Transformation Equipment, and committee member of National Standardization of DSM in Power Industry.

He has taken charge or participated in the formulation of 5 national and industry standards, published more than 20 high-level research articles (including 8 SCI/EI), written 2 books, and been authorized with 34 patents for invention and utility.

“Perspectives on the Integration of Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles”

Nedjib (Ned) Djilali

Professor & Canada Research Chair, University of Victoria

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Advanced Energy Systems Design and Computational Modelling. His research focuses on transport phenomena and energy systems analysis, with application to: electrochemical energy conversion; integration of renewable energy and electric vehicle in the electricity grid; and the energy-water nexus.

Djilali has served as Director of UVic’s Institute for Integrated Energy Systems and of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. He lectures widely on various aspects of sustainable energy systems, has published over 180 peer reviewed journal papers (H-index 55), holds 14 patents, and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals.

“To be confirmed”

Raymond Lings

President and CEO, Powertech Labs

Raymond Lings is currently the President and CEO of Powertech Labs. He received scholarships from ESKOM for all his studies and worked for ESKOM from 1986 to 1998. He holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. He rose from an Engineer in Training through to Manager of Research and Research Labs by 1998.

Ray moved to San Francisco in 1998 and joined EPRI and by 2006 he had risen from Project Manager to head up EPRI’s T&D programs. At EPRI, Ray interacted with executives from around 100 utilities, from every continent, and published extensively. He joined Kinectrics as General Manager for T&D. After leaving Kinectrics, Ray joined Tetra Tech, Engineering & Technology as VP of Energy. In 2012, Ray was offered the Managing Director position at Powertech Labs and recently was appointed as the President and CEO of Powertech Labs.

“To be confirmed”

Samuel Enggist

Tiko Energy Solutions AG

Samuel Enggist is Senior Business Development Manager at tiko Energy Solutions AG. Starting his career at the Swiss Economic Promotion Agency he changed to the energy sector 10 years ago. Before joining tiko he was responsible for sales and marketing at a Swiss based international energy supplier and was managing a renewable energy investment company. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations of the University of St. Gallen and an Executive Master in Energy Economics FH.

“To be Confirmed”

Sandra Trittin

Head of Business Dev & Marketing, Swisscom Energy Solutions

Sandra began her career at a management consultancy working in the areas of process optimization/restructuring and supply chain management for different companies in the automotive, food processing and telecommunications industry.

She joined Swisscom in 2002 reorganizing process and organizational structures to increase process efficiency for the service delivery and network construction. Afterwards she was leading teams in software design/development for the construction of IP based communication services. She joined the strategy team of Swisscom and is now co-founder and Head of Business Dev. & Marketing of Swisscom Energy Solutions. Sandra has studied business administration and holds an MBA of the Business Schools of Mannheim, Copenhagen and Warwick.

“Sharing Economy in Smart Grid – A Potential Pathway to Sustainability”

Wang Jianxiao

Postdoctorate, Tsinghua University

Wang Jianxiao received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2014, where he is working toward Ph.D. degree, supervised by Prof. Qing Xia and Chongqing Kang. He worked as a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2016-2017. His research interests include electricity market and energy policy, multi-energy system operation and optimization theory, machine learning methods and the application in load and renewable power forecasting.

In 2017, Wang Jianxiao was awarded as “Outstanding Researcher for Advanced Innovation Think-Tank Program”, and also held a research project supported by China Association for Science and Technology. In recent years, he has been engaged in 3 projects supported by National Natural Science Foundation, and several projects financed by State Grid Corporation of China. Currently, Wang Jianxiao has over 20 publications, among which 12 articles are SCI indexed. He is the Editor of International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering (IJEPE), and also the reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Smart Grid, IET Generation Transmission and Distribution, International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems and etc.

“To be confirmed”

Wang Peng

Professor, Nanyang Technological University

Dr. Peng Wang (IEEE Fellow) received his B.Sc. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, in 1978, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1995 and 1998, respectively. He joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 1999 where he currently is a full professor in School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He was associate editor of IEEE Trans on Smart Grid and currently is associate editor of IEEE Trans on Power Delivery. He was Chair and Deputy-Chair of IEEE PES Singapore Chapter from 2011 to 2013, and obtained IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award in 2014.

He has published over 350 journal and conference papers including over 100 papers in IEEE Trans. Three papers were selected as the best paper awards in international conferences and several journal papers are listed as highly cited papers and most popular papers by Web of Science. He has been a principle investigator (PI) for over $15 million research projects from industries and government organizations in several countries such as Singapore, China, USA and Europe, and involved in and initialized several multi-millions projects. His research areas include power system reliability, resilience, architecture, economics and operation, smart grids, micro grids, and power market.

“To be confirmed”

Xu Meng

Research Engineer, EDF R&D

Mr. Xu Meng received his bachelor and master degrees from Huazhong University of Science & Technology and Arts et Metiers ParisTech in 2012 and 2015, respectively. Mr. Xu now serves as a research engineer in the R&D department of EDF (Electricte de France). He works in the Grid & Electricity Market Team focusing on electricity, energy market analysis and portfolio optimization.

His working fields include supply-demand fundamental analysis for on electricity and fuel energy market; market price forecasting and portfolio management for upstream and downstream assets; renewable energy market analysis and curtailment risk assessment; new technologies for sustainable city, smart energy and energy trading.

“Monitoring of Intermittent Faults of Low Voltage Cables”

Tony Yip

Technical Committee Director, Kehui Power Automation Co. Ltd.

Tony Yip received his Ph.D. in Power Systems Protection from the University of Manchester. He has over thirty years’ experience in the power systems protection domain, working in the R&D Department of ALSTOM Grid in Stafford UK and as a Research Fellow in Beijing Jiaotong University, China. He is now with Shandong Kehui Power Automation Co. Ltd. in Zibo, China as a Technical Committee Director, responsible for new product development and international business support.

Tony is a corporate member of IET, a past member of the CIGRE WG B5-04 on generator protection, and the member of WG10 and WG17 for IEC TC57.

“Should China Focus on the Development of Solar and Wind Power?”

Yu Yixin

Professor, Tianjin University

Professor Yu Yixin with the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Tianjin University, China, is an Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering from 2005. He is the current chairman of the Technical Committee of the China National Committee of CIRED. His research on security region methodology for large power systems has achieved systematically significant original accomplishments both in theory and practical applications.

At the same time, Prof. YU and his research team have developed a comprehensive set of theories, models and methods in the area of urban power distribution system expansion planning, which have been widely used in China and gained tremendous economic and social benefits. Since 2006, he has taken the lead in developing smart grid development strategy research in China, making important contributions to the scientific development of smart grid in China.

“Review and Outlook of Distributed Energy Resources in Macao”

Yue Zongbin

Principal Consultant, Macau Power Supply Co., Ltd.

Mr. Yue Zongbin was awarded with bachelor degree and master degree in electrical power engineering at Shandong University, China. He started his engineering career with China Electric Power Research Institute in 1995 and joined Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM) in 1999.

His experience of electrical engineering covers SCADA/EMS/DMS, transmission and distribution network planning and operation, energy contract management, power generation and so on. Currently, Mr. Yue is principal advisor to the Executive Committee, mainly assisting supervision of power generation as well as transmission and distribution network business.

“Development Status and Opportunities of Regional Smart Energy”

Zeng Pingliang

Professor, Hangzhou Dianzi University

Dr. Zeng Pingliang is a Professor at Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou, and a member of National “One Thousand Talents Programme”. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the IET, senior member of IEEE, and a member of IEC TC122 and TC8. He obtained his bachelor and PhD degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, respectively from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in1984, and Strathclyde University, UK, in 1990. Upon attaining doctorate degree, he joined National Grid Company (NGC), UK, where he held a number of important positions including System Operator Incentives and Strategy Manager, and Network Design Manager.

In 2012, he joined China Electric Power Research Institute as the Chief Expert in Power System Analysis and Planning, where he led a research team undertaking a number of key projects including National High Technology Development (“863” Plan), SGCC special projects, and key Sino-UK joint research projects funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China. on integration of EV and energy storage in power systems.He joined Hangzhou Dianzi University in August 2017. He has published one book and about 100 academic papers.

“Exploration and Practice of Smart Distribution Network in SGCC”

Zhang Xuehong

Department Deputy Director, State Grid Corporation of China

Dr. Zhang Xuehong, Ph.D., professor-level senior engineer, deputy director of the equipment management department of State Grid Co., Ltd., long engaged in power grid planning, dispatching operation and maintenance management; drafted the development strategy of the SGCC distribution network ; participated in the construction of the top layer of the smart distribution network.

“Electricity Market”

Zhong Haiwang

Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

Mr. Zhong Haiwan - IEEE Member, IEEE PES Member and IET Member, received both the Bachelor and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University. His research interests include smart grids, electricity markets, power system operations and demand response. He has published over 80 papers (including 1 ESI highly cited paper). He owns 1 US Patent, 1 Hongkong Patent, 6 Chinese Patents and 6 Computer Software Copyrights.

He currently serves as the Vice-chair of the Demand Response Working Group under the IEEE PES Power System Operations, Planning and Economics Committee (PSOPE) Committee. He serves as the Editor for International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, Associate Editor for CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems and Journal of Modern Power System and Clean Energy (MPCE). He was awarded the ProSPER.Net Young Scientist Award. He was awarded 2 provincial Science & Technology Awards. He won the Gold Medal in 44th Geneva International Invention Exhibition in 2016. He was awarded as the Outstanding PhD Graduate and Outstanding Post-doctor of Tsinghua University.

“New concept of active distribution network planning”

Zhu Shouzhen

Professor, Tsinghua University

Professor Zhu Shouzhen, senior member of China Society of Electrical Engineering, member of national electricity regulatory standardization technical committee, senior expert of China Gas Association Distributed Energy Committee. BS in Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University 1977 & BS in Sociological Science, Tsinghua University, 1986.

The main research areas are power system dynamic modeling and parameter identification, on-line security monitoring of large generating units, power quality analysis, distributed energy grid-connected technology and trading mode, micro-grid design and control, active distribution network planning, energy Internet technology and so on. Won 2 National Science and technology progress awards, 7 provincial and ministerial level scientific and technological progress awards and 6 patents.

Important Dates

31 May 2018

Deadline of abstract submission

15 June 2018

Notification of acceptance

15 July 2018

Deadline of full paper submission

15 August 2018

Notification of acceptance

Sponsored by:
CIRED Chinese National Committee
Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE)
State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)

Co-sponsord by:
International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED)

Technical sponsored by:
IEEE Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES)
International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE)
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Hosted by:
Tianjin University
State Grid Tianjin Electric Power Company

Media support:
Proceedings of the CSEE
CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems
Power System Technology

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