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PES Distinguished Lecturer | HVDC for Supporting Energy Internet & Energy Integration by Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang

Power and Energy Society

It is well-known that HVDC system is the key technology for long distance bulk power transmission. This lecture will look at the historic developments of HVDC technologies. Then we will introduce the applications of HVDC and HVDC grid technologies in renewable energy integration as well as energy distribution. Finally we will consider the future developments in the contexts of energy internet and energy integration. We will also review briefly the emerging HVDC technologies.

This event is organised by the Nigerian Society of Engineers Scotland UK Branch, the IEEE Nigeria Power and Energy Society Chapter, and the IEEE UK & Ireland Power and Energy Society Chapter. It is part of the IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer Programme.

Prof Xiao-Ping Zhang, PhD, FIEEE, FIET, FCSEE is currently Chair in Electrical Power Systems, Director of Smart Grid, Birmingham Energy Institute, Co-Director of Birmingham Energy Storage Centre at the University of Birmingham, UK. He was an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow with the University of Dortmund, Germany from 1999 to 2000. He co-authored 5 books including the monograph “Flexible AC Transmission Systems: Modelling and Control” (New York: Springer, 2006 and 2012) and “Restructured Electric Power Systems: Analysis of Electricity Markets with Equilibrium Models” (IEEE Press/Wiley in 2010).

Prof Zhang is an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer on HVDC, FACTS and Wave Energy Generation. Professor Zhang is Chair of the IEEE WG on Test Systems for Economic Analysis. Prof Zhang is also Secretary of IFAC Technical Committee on Power and Energy Systems Control. He is advisor to the IEEE PES UK & Ireland Chapter. He has been appointed as a panel member of the International Exchanges Committee of Royal Society since Jan 2018. He is co-founder of the UK-China Strategic Workshop Series on Smart Grid.

Professor Zhang has been made an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to “modeling and control of high-voltage DC and AC transmission systems.” He is also a Fellow of IET and Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering.

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