Robust energy management and voltage control for microgrids with high renewables
Microgrid is an effective solution to integrate distributed generation resources. In Singapore, Nanyang Technological University is now building a microgrid calledRenewable Energy Integration Demonstrator for Singapore(REIDS) in Semakau Island.However, uncertain renewable power such as wind and solar photovoltaic generation and uncertain load demandscan introduce tremendous difficulties for energy management and voltage regulation inmicrogrids.This presentation will introduce the REIDS project and thena robust operation method to coordinate different controllable resources (including micro-turbine, energy storage unit, and demand response, capacitor banks, on-load-tap-changers, as well as converters) at different timescales to achieve robust energy management and voltage regulation against uncertain renewable power generation and load demands.
Dr Yan Xu obtained his B.E. and M.E. degrees from South China University of Technology, China, and PhD degree from University of Newcastle, Australia, in 2008, 2011, and 2013, respectively, all in electrical engineering. After his PhD graduation, he conducted postdoctoral research at University of Newcastle, and later at University of Sydney with theUniversity of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship(only 10 awarded internationally for all areas per year). In 2016, he joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with theNanyang Assistant Professorship(NTU’s flagship elite young scholar program, only 10 awarded internationally for all areas per year).
His research areas include power system stability and control, microgrid and multi-energy systems, and smart grid data-analytics. He has published 51 international SCI journal papers (including 28 in IEEE Transactions and 13 in IET Proceedings), 28 peer-reviewed conference papers, and 2 book chapters. His research deliverables have been practically applied by power utilities in Australia, USA, Hong Kong, Macau, and China Mainland. He has received a number of competitive academic awards including 4 IEEE and IET paper contest awards. As the Principal Investigator, he has secured a total of $1.2M SGD and $505K AUD research funding since 2013.