Keynote Speeches and Plenary Speeches

Prof. Joe Dong
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
IEEE Fellow

Prof Z.Y. Dong is currently Professor of Energy Systems with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His previous roles include SHARP Professor with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. He was the inaugural Director of UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute, Director of ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions, Ausgrid Chair and Director of Ausgrid Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks providing R&D support for the AU$500m Smart Grid, Smart City national demonstration project of Australia. His research interest includes power system planning, load modelling, smart grid, smart cities, energy market, renewable energy and its grid connection, and computational methods and their application in power system analysis. He has been serving as editor/associate editor of several IEEE transactions and IET journals. He is a Fellow of IEEE.



Prof. Mohamed Benbouzid
University of Brest, France
IEEE Fellow

Mohamed Benbouzid received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1994, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches degree from the University of Amiens, Amiens, France, in 2000.
After receiving the Ph.D. degree, he joined the University of Amiens, Amiens, France where he was an Associate Professor of electrical engineering. Since September 2004, he has been with the University of Brest, Brest, France, where he is a Full Professor of electrical engineering. Prof. Benbouzid is also a Distinguished Professor and a 1000 Talent Expert at the Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China. His main research interests and experience include analysis, design, and control of electric machines, variable-speed drives for traction, propulsion, and renewable energy applications, and fault diagnosis of electric machines.
Prof. Benbouzid is an IEEE Fellow. He is also a Fellow of the IET. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Energy Conversion and the Applied Sciences (MDPI) Section on Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. He is a Subject Editor for the IET Renewable Power Generation.


Speech title "Exploring Energy Management Techniques, Solutions, Challenges, and Prospects for Microgrids"

Abstract-Renewable energy resources are currently being deployed on a large scale to meet the requirements of increased energy demand, mitigate the environmental pollutants, and achieve socio-economic benefits for sustainable development. The integration of such distributed energy sources into utility grid paves the way for microgrids. The microgrid concept is introduced to have a self-sustained system consisting of distributed energy resources that can operate in an islanded mode during grid failures. In microgrid, an energy management system is essential for optimal use of these distributed energy resources in intelligent, secure, reliable, and coordinated ways.
In this context, this keynote aims to critically discuss decision-making strategies and their solution methods for microgrid energy management systems. Renewables and load demand volatility and intermittency will also be discussed through uncertainty quantification methods. Finally, a comparative analysis of communication technologies will also be discussed for cost-effective implementation of microgrid energy management systems.




Prof. Dr. Murat Fahrioglu
Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus, Turkey
IEEE Member

Dr. Murat Fahrioglu obtained the BS (Hon) degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, in 1993, the MS degree (1994) and the PhD degree (1999) from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is currently an Assoc. Professor at Middle East Technical University - Northern Cyprus Campus in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. His main research is electric power systems and more specifically in the design of demand management contracts between electric utilities and their customers to avoid forced outages. He is also working on renewable energy integration into power systems and assessment of solar and wind energy resources. His most recent research is about interconnecting the power systems of neighboring countries to enhance renewable energy use.