My research interests can be divided into three main areas: Smart meter data analytics, probabilistic short-term load forecasting, and modeling and planning of multiple energy systems.

Multiple Energy System: Modeling and Analysis

Multi-Energy Systems (MES) envisage the integration of multiple energy vectors and systems (e.g., electricity, heat, cooling, gas, transport, water, etc.), which is the physical basis of energy internet. MES unlock the flexibility of shifting across multiple energy vectors and result in reduced costs and lower emissions compared to separate energy systems. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the modelling and analysis of MES. Energy production, conversion, storage, transmission and consumption are analyzed from MES perspective. Specific case study examples and recently developed modelling tools are presented and illustrated.

The topics include:

  1. Introduction

  2. General Methods for Network Analysis

  3. Network Matrices of Power Systems

  4. Sparse Techniques

  5. Modified Solution of Network Equations, Network Reduction and Equivalence

  6. Mathematical Models of Power Flow Calculations and Basic Solution Methods

  7. Introduction to energy generation, conversion and storage equipment

  8. Modeling and Analysis of Heat Network

  9. Modeling and Analysis of Gas Network

  10. Standardized Matrix Modeling of Energy Hub

  11. Modeling of Multiple Energy Networks and Energy Flows Calculations

Energy Internet Planning, Operation and Control

Energy Internet is a new form of energy industry development which integrates Internet with energy production, transmission, storage, consumption and energy market. Energy Internet has the main characteristics of equipment intelligence, energy integration, information symmetry, decentralization, system flattening, open trading and so on. Compared with traditional energy systems, energy Internet has achieved “three major integration”, namely, integration of multiple energy systems, integration of cyber and physical systems, and integration of multiple links from energy production to consumption. “Three major integration” will have a revolutionary impact on the physical form, scheduling, control and trading of energy internet. Energy Internet is an emerging field, which is a very important and promising development direction in the field of energy. Starting from the characteristics and development trend of energy system, this course pays attention to the study of the inherent physical and economic laws of energy Internet, and teaches the scheduling, control and trading modes, and models and key technologies of energy internet.

The topics include:

  1. Introduction: Background and Policy System

  2. Market Mechanism and Business Models of Energy Internet

  3. Optimal Scheduling of Energy Internet: Models and Methods

  4. Distributed Control of Energy Internet

  5. Optimal Scheduling of Energy Internet: Optimization and Application

  6. Operation of Integrated Electricity and Natural Gas Networks

  7. Operation of Energy Internet with High Proportion Distributed Energy Storage

  8. Integrated Demand Response

  9. Operation of Energy Internet Considering Energy Big Data

  10. Tradable Energy for Distributed Agents

  11. Optimal Planning of District Multi-Energy Systems

  12. Optimal Planning of Multi-Regional Multi-Energy Systems

Big Data Technology and Application

Traditional point electrical load forecasting can only provide the expectation values of the future loads. In recent years, the integration of distributed renewable energy, distributed energy storage and the implementation of the demand response complicate the change patterns of load profiles and present greater uncertainties in the power systems. People want to have a better understanding of these uncertainties and appropriately model them to provide more information for power system planning and operation.
In addition, the newly proposed stochastic or robust optimization techniques have been widely used in power system operation and planning, and they require the probabilistic load forecast as the input in the form of densities, quantiles, or intervals.

Specialized English Practice of Electrical Engineering (2 Credits, 32 Hours)

The course of Specialized English Practice for Electrical Engineering (SEPEE) aims at teaching the specialized English based on specific knowledge of electrical engineering (EE) in order to improve the practical English skills of EE students. The contents of the course are designed based on the general knowledge of several EE core courses, such as Circuit Theory, Electromagnetic Field, Electric Machine, Power Systems, High Voltage Technology, Automation Control and Power Electronics, et al. In addition to the teaching parts, several practical parts organized in small classes are involved in the course such as English reading, writing, and presentation. Every student has the chance to read a specific documentation, write a specific short article, and make a presentation in English.
Via the guided reading on several classic and specific EE articles, the course helps students understand the applications of specific words, as well as improving their reading and translation skills. The students are trained to do preliminary writing and oral communication by using EE terms, phrases, grammars, and other language skills. The study on the course is beneficial for undergraduate students to take pure-English specialized courses and to participate in cross-board communication and collaboration research in their senior years.

The contents of the course include:

  1. Overview of Specialized English on Electrical Engineering

  2. Specialized English on Circuit Theory and Electromagnetic Field

  3. Specialized English on Computer and Automation Control

  4. Specialized English on Power Systems

  5. Specialized English on Renewable Energy and Smart Grid

  6. Fundamentals of Specialized English Writing and Speech

  7. Practice and Discussions on Specialized English Writing

  8. Practice and Discussions on Specialized English Speech

Renewable Energy and Its Integration

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