KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Felix Wu
University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and the University of Hong Kong (HKU)
"Smart Grids with Intelligent Periphery: An Architecture for the Energy Internet " click to view the abstract

Felix Wu is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He joined the faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UCB in 1974 and served at HKU as Pro Vice Chancellor (Vice President, 1997-2000), Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor of Electrical Engineering (2001-11) and Distinguished Visiting Professor in Clean Energy and Environment (2011-14). He is a Fellow of IEEE. He was the TEPCO Chair of “Frontier Technology for the Future Electric Energy System” in 1991 and held visiting professorship at Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich), University of Tokyo, University of Cassino (Italy), Tsinghua University and many other universities. He served as a consultant to a number of industry and government agencies including Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Electric Power Research Institute (USA), ABB-Systems Control, Starcraft Norway, Iberdrola Spain, Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, etc. He served on the Smart Grid Advisory Panel of CLP Power (2011-14). He is currently a member of Committee of Experts, China Southern Grid. Professor Wu is an Advisor to the President of Tianjin University and served as a Board Member of Shantou University (2000-03), and a Trustee of Croucher Foundation (2003-10). Professor Wu received his BS degree from National Taiwan University, MSc degree from University of Pittsburgh and PhD degree from University of California, Berkeley.

   
Prof. Vladimir Terzija
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester
" Integrated Smart Micro-, Distribution- and Transmission-Grids " click to view the abstract

Professor Vladimir Terzija is the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council Chair Professor in Power System Engineering with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K., where he has been since 2006. He was born in Donji Baraci (former Yugoslavia). He received the Dipl-Ing., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, in 1988, 1993, and 1997, respectively. From 1997 to 1999, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. From 2000 to 2006, he was a senior specialist for switchgear and distribution automation with ABB AG Inc., Ratingen, Germany. His current research interests include smart grid application of intelligent methods to power system monitoring, control, and protection; wide-area monitoring, protection, and control; switchgear and fast transient processes; and digital signal processing applications in power systems. Prof. Terzija is currently leading a number of large scale projects funded by the UK Government, UK and international industry and European Union. The total value of these projects is more than £30m. In his research team he has currently 10 PhD students and 5 Postdoctoral Research Associates. He is currently convenor of the Cigré Working Group B5.14 “Wide Area Protection and Control Technologies” and a contributing member of several IEEE working groups. Prof Terzija has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and in proceedings of international conferences. He held visiting professorship at the Shandong University (Jinan, China), University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and University of Belgrade (Belgrade, Serbia). He also servs as a consultant to a number of industry and government agencies including National Grid, UK, Scottish Power, UK, Electricity North West, UK, EPSRC and many others.
He is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems.
Prof. Terzija is IEEE Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, as well as a DAAD and Taishan Scholar.
   
Prof. J.B. Ekanayake
Professor and Head of the Department, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Reader, Cardiff University, UK
"A multi-level voltage control in a PV MicroGrid " click to view the abstract

Janaka Ekanayake is attached to the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka as a Professor since April 2013. He is also a visiting Reader at Cardiff University, UK.
His main research interests include power electronic applications for power system, renewable energy generation and its integration, and Smart Grids. He has published more than 50 papers in refereed journals, more than 100 conference papers and has also co-authored five books. The key books to which he contributed are: Electric Power Systems (2012), Wiley; Smart Grid: Technology and Applications (2012), Wiley; Distributed Generation (2010), Institution of Engineering and Technology; and Wind Energy Generation: Modelling and Control (2009) Wiley. He is a Fellow of IET and IESL, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is also an IEEE PES Distinguish Lecturer. He has been a Royal Society and Commonwealth Fellow at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK in 1997 and 2001.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Transaction on Energy Conversion, IET Renewable Energy journal and Wind Engineer. He was the Organising Vice Chairperson of the First IEEE PES conference of Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Asia (2012). He served as a consultant to a number of organisations such as Asian Development Bank; International Copper Association; National Microelectronic Institute, UK; Utility Partners Limited, UK; and Gamesa, Spain

Mr. Dinghuan Shi
Former Counselor of the Chinese State Council
Chairman of the China Technology Advisory Association, China Society for Scientific and Technical Information, Chinese Solar Energy Society and China Association of Promotion Centers.
"China's experience in Renewable Energy Integration with Mini/Micro-grid "

Mr. SHI Dinghua has been appointed as the Counselor of the Chinese State Council since March 2004. Mr. Shi also serves as the Chairman of the China Technology Advisory Association, China Society for Scientific and Technical Information, Chinese Solar Energy Society and China Association of Promotion Centers.
Mr. Shi was born in 1943 and graduated in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University. He has been responsible since 1980s for the research and setting of strategies and policies for energy, science and technology development. He has worked in Tsinghua University; then in State Commission of Science and Technology (the Former of Ministry of Science and Technology) as the Deputy Division Chief of the Forecasting Bureau, the Deputy Director of the Industrial Technology Bureau, and then Director of the Department of Industrial Science and Technology. Mr. Shi took the office of the Secretary General of Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC in August 2001, and became in 2013 a member of the Mid- and Long Term Project Planning Office for National Science and Technology Development and the leader of the Strategic Research Group.

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
 

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