Updates

  • 21 Dec. 2019, Prof Kang and I was interviewed by CNBC about high penetration of renewable energy in China and the multi-energy systems solution. The TV show is the third part of the Episode The ideas and innovations helping to change the way we think about energy. CNBC also airs an article reporting our work named How smart ideas are helping to accommodate China's renewable energy drive

  • 21 Dec. 2019, Our China-UK NSFC-EPSRC project “Interactive Operation and Resilient Control to Support Power Electronics Based Smart Urban Energy Systems” is successfully approved among many competitors. The project is led by Prof. Hao Ma from Zhejiang University and Prof. Tim Green from Imperial College London. The period of the project is from Jan. 2020 to Dec. 2022.

  • 20 Dec. 2019, Our project “Key technology and engineering application of efficient modeling and optimization for large power grid dispatching” receives The First price of Ministry of Education Science and Technology Award.

  • 7 Dec. 2019, I visit the Dr. Tomislav Capuder and Ninoslav Holjevac in University of Zagreb regarding our FUTURE project. Our Ph.D student Zhenyu Zhuo and Pei Yong give talks to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. It is my great pleasure to collaborate with the team in University of Zagreb. We will continue a two-year project named FIRE (Flexible integrated demand response in multi-energy system). Really looking forward to that!

  • 6 Dec. 2019, I visit the Prof. Goran Strbac and Dr. Fei Teng in Imperial College London regarding our NSFC-JPI project and joint center. I give two talks named “Topology Identification and Line Parameter Estimation for non-PMU Distribution Network” and “Data driven power flow linearization”.

  • 4 Dec. 2019, I attend the Instigation of Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Solutions for Cities IRES-8 project Concluding meeting in the University of Manchester. It is the first time since my 9-month study in Manchester. Lots of memories coming back!

  • 21 Nov. 2019, I attend IEEE Sustainable Power & Energy Conference, iSPEC 2019 and give a talk named Multi-energy Systems Planning for Urban Cities. It is one of the activities of our NSFC-JPI project “STEP-UP Socio-Techno-Economic Pathways for sustainable Urban energy development”.

  • 21 Nov. 2019, My Ph.D Yanghao Yu's paper “A linear LMP model for active and reactive power with power loss” receives 2019 IEEE Sustainable Power & Energy Conference best paper award.

  • 13 Nov. 2019, I received China Electric Power outstanding young science and technology talent award.

  • 4 Aug. 2019, I go to IEEE PESGM 2019 in Atlanta from. Our Panel Session “ Ultra-High Penetration of Renewable Energy Integration” is a great success. I give two talks: Data-driven Analysis of Power System Operation Under High Renewable Energy Penetration, and Multi-energy Systems Modeling and Planning: Methodology and Application. My Ph.d student Haiyang Jiang's paper is selected in Best Paper Session.

  • 12 Apr. 2019, During the stay in Switzerland, I visit Prof. Gabriela Hug's group Power Systems Laboratory in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and give a talk “Cloud Energy Storage: Concept, Business Model and Key Technologies”. ETH is very beautiful and Prof. Gabriela Hug's group is a very successful group!

  • 9 Apr. 2019, Our project 'Simulation Software for Electrical Power System with High Level Share of Renewable Energy' win Gold Medal in International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, 2019.

  • 25 Mar. 2019, Tsinghua and Imperial launch a Research Centre on Intelligent Power and Energy Systems. The center focus on tackling common challenges faced by China and UK in providing secure, low-carbon power systems. Link.

  • 08 Mar. 2019, Our paper 'Probabilistic duck curve in high PV penetration power system: Concept, modeling, and empirical analysis in China' have been accepted by Applied Energy. Congratulations to Qingchun Hou! The paper is an open access paper.

  • 25 Mar. 2019, Tsinghua and Imperial launch a Research Centre on Intelligent Power and Energy Systems. The center focus on tackling common challenges faced by China and UK in providing secure, low-carbon power systems. Link.

  • 14 Feb. 2019, Our CSP research is quoted in IEEE Spectrum by the article about CSP progress in China. Actually, our CSP research has been reported by a series of websites. IEA SolarPACES reported our research on the technical economic of CSP in Jul. This special report is reproduced by AAAS EurekAlert (AAAS is famous for its journal “Science”). Our research was also reported by an energy technology news website New Energy Update on Oct.

  • From 21 Jan. to 25 Jan. 2019, I give a course in Yonsei University invited by Prof. Hur Kyeon. The title of the course is “Analytics and Optimization for Renewable Energy Integration” and my newly published book is used as textbook. I enjoy the course very much. The Professors and students in Yonsei University give me very nice impression. During the stay in Korea, I also visit Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI) and give a talk “Integrating High Share of Variable Renewable Energy in Bulk Power Systems”.

  • 11 Jan. 2019, I become an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power System and IEEE Power Engineering Letters. It is my honor to serve the two top journals!

  • 7 Jan. 2019, I become an Editor of Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clear Energy (MPCE). It is my honor to serve!

  • 1 Jan. 2019, My first book will be published on February by CRC Press: Ning Zhang, Chongqing Kang, Ershun Du, Yi Wang, “Analytics and Optimization for Renewable Energy Integration,” 380 pages, CRC Press. It is now available for booking online.

  • 21 Dec. 2018, Our JPI-NSFC project “STEP-UP Socio-Techno-Economic Pathways for sustainable Urban energy development” is successfully approved among 77 competitors. The project is supported by the multilateral co-operation program of Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas organized by JPI Urban Europe and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The project is led by Prof. Chongqing Kang from and Prof. Richard Green. The collaboration also involves Prof. Goran Strbac and Dr Fei Teng from Imperial College London, Dr. Laurens de Vries and Dr. Simon Tindemans from Delft University of Technology, Prof. Yi Ding from Zhejiang University and Prof. Baofeng Huo from Tianjin University. The period of the project is from Mar. 2019 to Feb. 2022.

  • Dec. 2018, I am awarded as outstanding Editor of International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems (ITEES) and CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems (JPES). Thanks for the recognition of the two journals. I highly recommend you to submit papers to these two journals. The editorial process of ITEES has been improved a lot in recent years. CSEE JPES enters SCIE index this year.

  • Dec. 2018, I am awarded as outstanding reviewer of Power System Technology and Chinese Journal of Power Sources.

  • 7 Nov. 2018, Our two Chinese journal papers titled “Review and Prospect of Optimal Planning and Operation of Energy Hub in Energy Internet” and “Blockchain Technique in the Energy Internet: Preliminary Research Framework and Typical Applications” are awarded as the second and third prizes of “2018 CSEE Excellent Journal Articles”, respectively.

  • 16 Nov. 2018, I visit the University of Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. I give a talk titled “Multiple energy system planning methodology and application”. It is my second time vising Zagreb. It is a very nice city!

  • 7 Nov. 2018, I and Dr. Xin Fang are approved to chair a panel session title “ Ultra-High Penetration of Renewable Energy Integration” in the PESGM 2019 in Atlanta. See you in Atlanta!

  • 25 Oct. 2018, Our paper titled “Probabilistic Individual Load Forecasting Using Pinball Loss Guided LSTM” was accepted by Applied Energy.

  • 14 Oct. 2018, I give a talk titled “Regional Multiple Energy Systems Planning ” on the 34th China University General Conference on Power System and its Automation.

  • 29 Aug, 2018, We post a blog on ESIG website about our research Integrating Multiple Energy Systems to Accommodate High Penetration of Renewable Energy in China.

  • 11 Aug. 2018, I am awarded the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Young Engineers for UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2018. The award is given by WFEO. It gives to the leadership efforts of 10 15 young engineers around the world to progress the UN Sustainable Development Goals through engineering.

  • 2 Apr. 2018, Our research on multiple energy systems is reported on Science Trends.

  • 20 Sep. 2016, Our research on wind power accommodation in Inner Mongolia is quoted in the article about wind power curtailment in China by IEEE Spectrum, Thanks for Mr. Peter Fairley.

  • 18 Mar. 2015, Our research on the analysis of pumped hydro storage generation on wind power accommodation is quoted in IEEE Spectrum, Thanks for Mr. Peter Fairley.