报告题目：Why Power Electronics is the Enabling Technology for the Future Electrical Energy Supply Grid
The move to more embedded and renewable power generation has led to the start of an increase in the dependency on power converters for the supply and stability of the future electrical energy grid. This talk will explore the applications of Power Electronics in the future grid, from the ‘last mile’ to the connection of GW off-shore wind farms. The converter topologies being developed and demonstrated for a range of applications, including HVDC, micro-grids and solid state sub-stations will explored. The challenges of deploying power converters in these power system applications will be considered and the impact on the future design, regulation and operation of the grid will be explored.
Prof Pat Wheeler received his BEng [Hons] degree in 1990 from the University of Bristol, UK. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering for his work on Matrix Converters from the University of Bristol, UK in 1994. In 1993 he moved to the University of Nottingham and worked as a research assistant in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In 1996 he became a Lecturer in the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group at the University of Nottingham, UK. Since January 2008 he has been a Full Professor in the same research group. He is currently the Global Director of the Institute of Aerospace Technology for the University of Nottingham and the Li Dak Sum Chair Professor of Electrical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Nottingham, China. He is a member of the IEEE PELS Executive and AdCom as well as the Constitution and Bylaws Chair. He has published over 500 academic publications in leading international conferences and journals.