CPESE2017 Keynote Speakers
Fellow of IEEE Prof. Tony C.Y. Chung
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Dr C.Y. Chung is a Professor, the NSERC/SaskPower Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Technologies, and the SaskPower Chair in Power Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He is a prominent leader for advancing academic activities and applied research in power systems engineering development in the province of Saskatchewan. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IET. He is also an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and the Member-at-Large (Global Outreach) of IEEE PES Governing Board.
Dr Chung received the B.Eng. degree (with First Class Honors) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He has worked for Powertech Labs, Inc., Surrey, BC, Canada; the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. Dr Chung’s research interests include smart grid, renewable energy, power system stability/control, planning and operation, applications of advanced optimization methods, power markets and electric vehicle charging. His research work has not only generated 3 US patents, 2 book chapters and over 100 SCI journal papers, but has also resulted in successful transference of three new commercial software packages developed for power system analysis. Software package “Small Signal Analysis Tool (SSAT)” developed by him is now being used by over 80 power companies and nearly 90 universities worldwide.
Dr Chung was the Member-at-Large (Smart Grid) of IEEE PES Governing Board, the IEEE PES Region 10 North Chapter Representative, the Past Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Section, IEEE Hong Kong Joint Chapter of PES/IAS/PELS/IES and IET Hong Kong PES. He was the General Chair of IEEE PES APPEEC2014, Co-Chair of IEEE TENCON2015, IEEE PES APPEEC2013 and IEEE ICHQP2012, Vice-Chairman of IET APSCOM 2015 and IET APSCOM2012, Technical Chairman of IET APSCOM2009, and Honorary Secretary of IEEE DRPT2004 and IEEE IAS 2005 Annual Meeting.
Dr Chung is currently an Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY and an Associate Editor of IET GENERATION, TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION.
Title of Speech: Smart Grid Modelling: The Key to Smart Grid Analysis and Design
Abstract: Increasing concerns about energy security, fuel diversity and climate change have spurred growth in renewable energy sources in Canada and worldwide. Building a smart grid is an efficient means of enabling greater use of renewable energy and preventing large-scale system blackouts. The application of a broad array of emerging technologies has therefore been considered to modernize the existing power grid (collectively referred to as “smart grid technologies”). These smart grid technologies, which include new approaches and devices, are significantly changing the way power systems operate. Therefore, understanding and modelling these technologies are prerequisites for effective system analysis and design.
Canada is speeding up plans to virtually eliminate coal-fired electricity by 2030. SaskPower, owned by the Province of Saskatchewan, also has a very ambitious program to expand and modernize the existing power grid to support the provincial target of using 50% renewable energy by 2030. Dr Chung is now leading a research team, supported by SaskPower and NSERC of Canada, to conduct cutting-edge and long-term smart grid research for SaskPower and address critical technical issues associated with smart grid technologies and their applications to real power systems. This presentation will report some of their latest works on smart grid modelling including renewable energy generation, real-time thermal rating, energy storage and load demand.
Professor, Director of
Energy Safety and
Control Lab, Faculty of
Energy Systems and
Nuclear Science, and
Faculty of Engineering
and Applied Science
University of Ontario Institute of
Gaber, is a Professor in the
Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear
Science, and the Faculty of Engineering
and Applied Science (cross-appointed) at
the University of Ontario Institute of
Technology (UOIT), and the Director of
the Energy Safety & Control Lab at UOIT.
He is a world-leading scholar in the
fields of smart energy grid engineering
and process systems engineering, with
focus on plasma engineering, micro
energy grids, and energy safety and
control. He is certified Functional
Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland), Fellow
RAMSP and Senior Member of IEEE. He is
the founding Chair of Toronto Chapter of
the IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Science
Society, and the founding Chair of the
Technical Committee on Intelligent Green
Production Systems at IEEE, Systems,
Man, & Cybernetics Society. Dr. Gaber is
the chair and co-founder of the
Symposium on Plasma and Nuclear Systems,
and the founder of the IEEE
International Conference on Smart Energy
Grid Engineering. He serves as the
Editor-in-Chief of the International
Journal of Process Systems Engineering.
He also founded the Reliability,
Availability, Maintainability, and
Safety Professionals (RAMSP) Society,
and currently serves as its VP, Safety.
Dr. Gaber has successfully managed the
completion of 57 theses, has more than
212 academic journal publications to his
name, holds several inventions/patents,
has published several books, and is
regularly invited as a speaker at
international symposiums and
conferences. His previous successfully
completed projects include Modeling &
Simulation of Green Hybrid Energy
Production / Supply Chains with Grid
Integration, Automated Control Recipe
Design for Flexible Chemical Batch
Production Plants, Biomass Production
Chain Planning, and Plastic Production
Chain with Recycling.
Title of Speech:
Flywheel-Based Energy Storage Platform for Resilient Energy and Transportation Infrastructures
Abstract: This talk will present research designs and control strategies and systems for flywheel-based energy storage platform. The talk will cover resiliency considerations and applications on energy and transportation infrastructures. In addition, the talk will discuss advances in interconnected micro energy grids with energy storage systems for transportation electrification, including e-Bus and railway networks. The talk will demonstrate modeling, control, and optimization techniques and their use for improved performance in terms of cost, environmental impacts, and energy supply and generation performance.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Sikora
Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dr.-Ing. Axel Sikora holds a diploma of Electrical Engineering (M.Sc.) and a diploma of Business Administration (M.B.A), both from Aachen Technical University. He has done a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the Fraunhofer Institute of Microelectronics Circuits and Systems, Duisburg, with a thesis on SOI-technologies. After various positions in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry, he became a professor at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Loerrach in 1999. In 2011, he joined Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, where he leads the Institute of Reliable Embedded Systems and Communication Electronics (ivESK). Since 2016, he is additionally active as head of the business unit "software solutions" and deputy director of Hahn-Schickard in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), one of the leading state-funded research institutes for the Internet of Things.
His major interest is in the system development of efficient, energy-aware, autonomous, secure, and value-added algorithms and protocols for wired and wireless embedded communication. Dr. Sikora is author, co-author, editor and co-editor of several textbooks and more than two hundred papers in the field of embedded design and wireless and wired networking. Amongst many other duties, he serves as member of the Steering Board of Embedded World Conference (Europe's largest conference on embedded systems) and as Scientific Advisor to the annual Wireless Congress.
Title of Speech: Recent Trends in ICT Research and Solutions for Power and Energy Systems
Abstract: ICT solutions are a major precondition for efficient, smart and flexible power and energy systems. They provide communication and computing platforms for the exchange and processing of information, which can then be used for monitoring and control system applications. Special attention must be paid to safety and security issues.
The keynote discusses the challenges on ICT solutions for power and energy systems, gives an overview on available approaches and highlights the open issues that are addressed by the R&D community. It also mentions project experiences from the author's team.
Prof. Hassan Bevrani
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Eng., University of Kurdistan, Iran
Hassan Bevrani Hassan Bevrani received PhD degree in electrical engineering from Osaka University in 2004. He is a full professor, the Program Leader of Micro/Smart Grids Research Center (SMGRC), and Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Kurdistan. Over the years, he has worked with Osaka University (Japan), Kumamoto University (Japan), Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan), Centrale Lille (France), and Technical University of Berlin (Germany). He is the author of 5 international books (including Robust power system frequency control, Springer, 2009; Intelligent automatic generation control, CRC Press, 2011; Power system monitoring and control, IEEE-Wiley, 2014; and Microgrid dynamics and control, Wiley, 2017), 15 book chapters, and more than 250 journal/conference papers. Prof. Bevrani is senior member of IEEE and his current research interests include Microgrid dynamics and control, Smart grid operation and control, power system stability, and Intelligent/robust control applications in power electric industry. More information is available in
Title of Speech: Virtual Inertia in Microgrids: Applications and New Achievements
Abstract: The Microgrid (MG) concept as an important block of future smart grids provides a quite appealing solution for integrating renewable energy sources (RESs) into power grids. Recent investigations indicate that relatively high integration of inverter-based distributed generators (DGs) and RESs will have some negative impacts on MG dynamics, performance and stability. These impacts may increase at the expected penetration rates over next several years. An important source of these impacts is the reduction of the overall inertia. Compared to conventional power grids with bulk power plants, MGs with DG/RES units have either small or no rotating mass and damping property. A solution toward stabilizing a grid/MG with numerous low-inertia DGs is to fortify the system with additional inertia, virtually. Virtual inertia (VI) can be established by using short-term energy storage together with a power electronics converter and a proper control mechanism in a system known as virtual synchronous generator (VSG). The VSGs exhibit amount of inertia and damping properties of conventional synchronous machines for short time intervals. As a result, the VI concept may provide a basis for maintaining a large share of DGs/RESs in future grids without compromising the system performance and stability. The speech describes the most important issues on VI as well as new relevant perspectives and research outcomes.
Prof. Kien Wen Sun
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Kien Wen Sun
was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He holds a
PhD from the Department of Electrical
Engineering at Princeton University in
New Jersey, United States. From
1995-2000, he was on the faculty of the
Electronic Engineering at Feng Chia
University, Taiwan. He jointed the
faculty of Department of Physics as a
professor at National Dong Hwa
University, Hualien, Taiwan, from
2000-2005. Since year 2005, he became a
professor of Department of Applied
Chemistry at National Chiao Tung
University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. During his
sabbatical in 2012, he was a visiting
professor at Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering of University
of Waterloo, Canada. Dr. Sun was
appointed as the Department Chair of
Applied Chemistry at NCTU from
2012-2014. He is also currently a Joint
Appointment Professor at Department of
Elecronics Engineering and the Director
of the Center of Nano Science and
Technology at National Chiao Tung
University. His research interests
include femtosecond laser and laser
spectroscopy in III-V compound
semiconductors, spintronics, nanoimprint,
nanolithography, nanoelectronics, solar
cells, biochip and biosensing
technology. He has published more than
60 journal papers in above research
fields. He has served as reviewers and
editorial board members for numerous
international journals. He is now an
associate editor of Journal of
Title of Speech: PEDOT:PSS Conducting Polymer on N-Type Semiconductors: a Schottky Junction or P＋N Junction?
Abstract: Hybrid solar cells that combine Si and conjugated polymers at low temperatures provide an alternative to simplify the fabrication processes and reduce costs. The conjugated polymer called poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene): poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) is the most widely used organic material for hybrid solar cell devices. PEDOT:PSS is transparent and, conductive (1000 S/cm), and can produce a hybrid junction with Si. Illuminative light is absorbed in the n-type Si, and a hole transport layer in PEDOT:PSS can extract holes generated in the Si substrate out of the device. Thus, the efficiency of the hybrid PEDOT:PSS/Si solar cell is comparable with a conventional Si p-n junction solar cell in principle. Although recent experiments conducted on PEDOT:PSS/Si photovoltaic cells indicated that the PEDOT:PSS/Si interface should be described by a minority carrier-driven pn-heterojuntion, the same working principle has yet been resolved in PEDOT:PSS/GaAs cells.
This presentation reports the junction formation and interface properties of PEDOT:PSS/n-GaAs hybrid solar cells on planar GaAs substrates. Barrier height, photocurrent, dark saturation current and build-in potential at this hybrid interface are measured by varying n-GaAs doping concentrations. The work function and valence band edge of the polymer are extracted from ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy to construct the band diagram of the hybrid n-GaAs/PEDOT:PSS junction. The current-voltage characteristics were analyzed by using abrupt (p+n) junction and Schottky junction models. Contrary to the earlier results from the PEDOT:PSS/n-Si solar cells, the experimental evidence clearly suggested that the interface between n-GaAs and PEDOT:PSS more likely exhibited a Schottky type instead of a p+n junction. The current transport is governed by the thermionic emission of majority carriers over a barrier and not by diffusion. The dark saturation current density increases markedly owing to the increasing surface recombination rate in heavier n-doped GaAs substrates, leading to significant deterioration in solar cells performance.
Prof. Yuan-kang Wu
National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan
Yuan-kang Wu (M06) received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK in 2004 in Electrical Engineering. He was a researcher in Industry Technology and Research Institute (ITRI) from 2004 to 2006. In 2012, he joined the National Chung-Cheng University at Chiayi, Taiwan, where he is currently a full professor of the Electrical Engineering Department and the head of the Renewable Energy and Power System Lab. He is the Sectary of the Energy System Committee of IEEE/IAS.
Dr. Wu has been involved in research on renewable energy integration, offshore wind farm planning, wind turbine modelling and control, utility deregulation, smart grid control, and forecasting technique on load and renewable energy. He has served as the primary investigator (PI) or Co-PI of over twenty funded research projects in Taiwan for the recent 5 years. He has published more than seventy journal papers and conference proceedings. He has provided on-site training courses for power engineers in Taiwan and Malaysia.
Title of Speech: Renewable Energy Integration – Actual Case Studies for High Wind and PV Penetration Systems
Abstract: Renewable portfolio targets have been established in many regions around the world. Regional targets such as 20% renewable energy by year 2020 are not uncommon. As the levels of renewable power penetration increase, there are many challenges and technical requirements. This talk will focus on the impact of renewable energy integration on power grids, including the renewable energy forecasting, grid code requirement, transmission congestion, voltage rise, preventive control, spinning reserve, unit commitment, and frequency stability. Additionally, this talk will give several actual case studies in Taiwan.