Prof. Pierluigi Siano
University of Salerno, Italy
Speech Title: Energy Communities in Smart Grids
Abstract: A novel scalable and privacy-preserving distributed parallel optimization that allows the participation of large-scale aggregation of prosumers with residential PV-battery systems in the market for the ancillary service (ASM) is proposed in this paper. To consider both reserve capacity and reserve energy, day-ahead and real-time stages in the ASM are considered. A method, based on hybrid Variable Neighborhood Search (VNS) and distributed parallel optimization is designed for the day ahead and real-time optimization. Different distributed optimization methods are compared and designed and a new distributed optimization method based on Linear Programming (LP) is designed that overcomes previous methods based on integer and Quadratic programming (QP). The proposed LP-based optimization can be easily coded up and implemented on microcontrollers and connected to a designed Internet of Things (IoT) based architecture. Both day-ahead and real-time proposed optimization methods, by allocating the computational effort among local resources, are highly scalable and fulfil the privacy of prosumers.
BIO: Pierluigi Siano (M'09–SM'14) received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information and electrical engineering from the University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He is a Professor and Scientific Director of the Smart Grids and Smart Cities Laboratory with the Department of Management & Innovation Systems, University of Salerno. Since 2021 he has been a Distinguished Visiting. Professor in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg. His research activities are centered on demand response, energy management, the integration of distributed energy resources in smart grids, electricity markets, and planning and management of power systems. In these research fields, he has co-authored more than 680 articles including more than 410 international journals that received in Scopus more than 14700 citations with an H-index equal to 59. In 2019, 2020, and 2021 he has been awarded as a Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering by Web of Science Group. He has been the Chair of the IES TC on Smart Grids. He is Editor for the Power & Energy Society Section of IEEE Access, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, IEEE SYSTEMS.
Prof. Yiming Zhang
Fuzhou University, China
Vice Dean of Fujian Key Laboratory of New Energy Generation and Power Conversion
Speech Title: Theory and Application of Wireless Power Transfer
Abstract: Wireless power transfer (WPT) is the transmission of electric energy from the source to the load without direct electrical contact. WPT is suitable for scenarios where conductive charging is inconvenient, dangerous, or impossible. The history of WPT dates back to Nikola Tesla with his advanced ideas of high-frequency operation and magnetic resonance. The category and basic theories of WPT are presented. The typical applications of WPT, including consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and rail transmit, are investigated. An electric vehicle wireless charging system is introduced. Recent research progress is presented. The space solar station is briefly discussed. The future development of WPT is projected.
BIO: Dr. Yiming Zhang is a full professor with Fuzhou University. He received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University. He has authored 1 book from Springer, authored or co-authored more than 70 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include wireless power transfer for electric vehicles and mobile phones, and resonant converters. He is the recipient of the National Youth Talent Program and the First-Prize Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations of Tsinghua University. He was recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer for IEEE TPEL and TIE.
Associate Professor, Muhyiddine Jradi
Center for Energy Informatics, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Speech Title: Continuous Commissioning for Highly-energy Efficient and Smart Future Buildings
Abstract: One of the main challenges facing the building sector nowadays is the reported mismatch between the predicted and the actual performance throughout the building operational phase. This mismatch is referred to as the ‘building performance gap’. In this regard, the need for a systematic continuous commissioning framework to monitor, assess and evaluate the buildings performance is vital to bridge the performance gaps. In this talk, ObepME, an innovative framework for online building energy performance monitoring and evaluation is presented, considering a list of performance tests addressing building subsystems. The framework relies on two major pillars, actual data collected from the building site, and calibrated energy model simulations to serve as a dynamic baseline for comparison and evaluation. The framework design, development and implementation in a highly energy efficient building is presented, and findings from the initial stages of implementing the framework are highlighted considering the energy systems operation and indoor comfort perspectives.
BIO: Muhyiddine Jradi, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Energy Engineering and the leader of the Building Energy Applications Group at the Center of Energy Informatics at the University of Southern Denmark. He has a mechanical engineering background and received his PhD degree in Sustainable Building and Energy Technologies from the University of Nottingham, in 2014. Dr Jradi's main research interests include energy efficient systems, building energy modelling and simulation, energy renovation, multi-generation systems, energy systems numerical modelling and simulation, renewable energy and energy storage. Dr Jradi is currently leading and taking part in multiple international research projects in collaboration with industrial partners and public parities with funding exceeding 4 million USD. In addition, he is serving as a member of multiple journal editorial boards and international conferences’ scientific committees. He has received multiple awards including the Dean of Engineering Research Scholarship for International Excellence from the University of Nottingham and the Sakkal Renewable Energy Award from the American University of Beirut. Dr Jradi research work has led to more than 140 academic publications in leading journals and international conferences.