Keynote Speaker I
Prof. C.Y. Chung, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Bioraphy: Dr C.Y. Chung is a Professor, the NSERC/SaskPower Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Technologies, and the SaskPower Chair in Power Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He is a prominent leader for advancing academic activities and applied research in power systems engineering development in the province of Saskatchewan. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IET. He is also an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and the Member-at-Large (Global Outreach) of IEEE PES Governing Board.
Dr Chung received the B.Eng. degree (with First Class Honors) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He has worked for Powertech Labs, Inc., Surrey, BC, Canada; the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. Dr Chung’s research interests include smart grid, renewable energy, power system stability/control, planning and operation, applications of advanced optimization methods, power markets and electric vehicle charging. His research work has not only generated 3 US patents, 2 book chapters and over 100 SCI journal papers, but has also resulted in successful transference of three new commercial software packages developed for power system analysis. Software package “Small Signal Analysis Tool (SSAT)” developed by him is now being used by over 80 power companies and nearly 90 universities worldwide.
Dr Chung was the Member-at-Large (Smart Grid) of IEEE PES Governing Board, the IEEE PES Region 10 North Chapter Representative, the Past Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Section, IEEE Hong Kong Joint Chapter of PES/IAS/PELS/IES and IET Hong Kong PES. He was the General Chair of IEEE PES APPEEC2014, Co-Chair of IEEE TENCON2015, IEEE PES APPEEC2013 and IEEE ICHQP2012, Vice-Chairman of IET APSCOM 2015 and IET APSCOM2012, Technical Chairman of IET APSCOM2009, and Honorary Secretary of IEEE DRPT2004 and IEEE IAS 2005 Annual Meeting.
Dr Chung is currently an Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY and an Associate Editor of IET GENERATION, TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION.
Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Hassan Bevrani, University of Kurdistan, Iran
Bioraphy: Hassan Bevrani received PhD degree in electrical engineering from Osaka University in 2004. He is a full professor, the Program Leader of Micro/Smart Grids Research Center (SMGRC), and Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Kurdistan. Over years, he has worked with Osaka University (Japan), Kumamoto University (Japan), Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan), Centrale Lille (France), and Technical University of Berlin (Germany). He is the author of 5 international books (including Robust power system frequency control, Springer, 2009; Intelligent automatic generation control, CRC Press, 2011; Power system monitoring and control, IEEE-Wiley, 2014; and Microgrid dynamics and control, Wiley, 2017), 15 book chapters, and more than 300 journal/conference papers. Prof. Bevrani is a senior member of IEEE and he was the gust editor of two volumes of Elsevier Energy Procedia (100 and 147). His current research interests include Smart grid operation and control, power system stability, Microgrid dynamics and control, and Intelligent/robust control applications in power electric industry. More information is available in http://smgrc.uok.ac.ir/.
Keynote Speaker III
Prof. Reiner Johannes Schütt
West Coast University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Bioraphy: Prof. Dr. Reiner Johannes Schütt is the coordinator of focus area “automation of sustainable energy systems” in the “Competence Centre Renewable Energies and Climate Protection Schleswig-Holstein” and member of the “Institute for the Transformation of Energy Systems”. Prof. Schütt received the Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universtity of Hannover in 1987. Prof. Schütt started his professional career as an R&D engineer in the department of power electronics at the University of Hannover and worked for several years as a technical director at ENERCON Nord Electronic GmbH. In 1998 he joined the West Coast University of Applied Scienes in Schleswig-Holstein as a Professor for Electrical Drives and Control with focus on applications in decentralized sustainable energy systems. He published numerous technical journals and conference proceedings especially in the field of control and automation of decentralized electrical generators. In 2010 he published the “Innovation Study Pellworm”, where he described how to build up a smart grid on a German island. Prof. Schütt is co-author of the book “Understanding Wind Power Technology”, 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Keynote Speaker Iv
Prof. Eduard Siemens,
Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Bioraphy: Professor for communication technologies at Anhalt University of applied Sciences since 2010, head of the Future Internet Lab Anhalt (FILA, fila.de); Visiting professor at National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University; ~80 granted patents and patent applications in the field of efficient and fast data transport, IT infrastructures, energy efficiency; Founder of serveral tech startups in the field of energy efficiency and also in Big Data – e.g. SmartLighting, Dexor, Tixel; ~60 papers in journals, peer reviewed proceedings of conferences and monograps. Research focuses: Communication technologies for system control in decentral energy systems and energy efficiency; Linux OS and RT-aspects in automation and in M2M communications and IoT; Efficient big data transport. Research on transport protocols for multi-gigabit data transmission over IP networks, IP infrastructures for Cloud services and M2M communication
He received several awards including Young Researcher Award from Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress in 2012, Outstanding paper award from Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan in 2013, and Japan Institute of Energy Award for Encouragement from Japan Institute of Energy in 2016.
He owns and manages some national and international research projects including Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS, Japan), New Energy and Industrial Technology Development (NEDO, Japan), New Energy Promotion Council (NEPC, Japan), and others collaborative research with industries and universities. AEC Center, in where he manages his current research activities, coordinates 6 industrial Collaborative Research Chairs and industrial consortium consisting of 45 companies.
pLENARY Speaker I
Prof. Mohan Kolhe,
University of Agder, Norway
Bioraphy: Professor (Dr) Mohan Kolhe is with the University of Agder (Norway) as full professor in electrical power engineering with focus in smart grid and renewable energy. He has also received the offer of Hafslund Professorship in Smart Grid from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has more than three decades’ academic experience at international level on electrical and renewable energy systems. He is a leading renewable energy technologist and has previously held academic positions at the world's prestigious universities e.g. University College London (UK / Australia), University of Dundee (UK); University of Jyvaskyla (Finland); and Hydrogen Research Institute, QC (Canada).
Prof. Kolhe was a member of the Government of South Australia’s Renewable Energy Board (2009-2011) and worked on developing renewable energy policies
Prof. Kolhe's academic work ranges from the smart grid, grid integration of renewable energy systems, home energy management system, integrated renewable energy systems for hydrogen production, techno-economics of energy systems, solar and wind energy engineering, development of business models for distributed generation.
Prof. Kolhe has been successful in winning research funding from prestigious research councils (e.g. EPSRC, BBSRC, EU, NRP, etc.) for his work on sustainable energy systems. He has published extensively in the area of energy systems engineering. He has been invited by many international organizations for delivering expert lectures / courses / key note addresses. He has also been member of many academic promotional committees as well as expert member of international research councils.