Special Session Application

Special session title

Dynamics Analysis and Operation Control of High Power Electronics-penetrated Power Systems

Length of the session

Half day (Nov 12-14, 2018)

Special Session Chair

Assistant Prof. Siqi BU, Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, siqi.bu@polyu.edu.hk

Dr Siqi Bu received the Ph.D. degree from the electric power and energy research cluster, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, U.K., in 2012, where he continued his postdoctoral research work before entering industry. Subsequently, he joined National Grid UK as a Power System Engineer and then became an experienced UK National Transmission System Planner and Operator. Currently he is an Assistant Professor with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong and also a Chartered Engineer with IET and UK Engineering Council, London, U.K.. He is a senior member of IEEE. He serves as a committee member of IET Hong Kong Power and Energy Section and was a committee member of IET Berkshire local network. He is in the editorial board of 2 open access journals and also an active reviewer for over 20 international peer-reviewed journals and book publishers.

His research areas include power system modeling, stability analysis and control, power system planning and operation, grid integration of onshore/offshore wind power generation, VSC/LCC-HVDC system and FACTS/ESS/VSG technology utilization and plug-in electric vehicle application. He has received various prizes due to excellent performances and outstanding contributions in operational and commissioning projects during the employment with National Grid UK. He is also the recipient of Outstanding Reviewer Awards from Renewable Energy, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.

The Special Session Detail

With the rapid development of various renewable energy sources (RESs), energy storage systems (ESSs), plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), virtual synchronous generators (VSGs), FACTS and HVDC technology, increasing number of power electronic converter-connected equipment has penetrated into the conventional power system. The utilization of power electronics enhances the system flexibility and controllability on one hand, but also considerably reduces the inertia and complicates the dynamics of both transmission and distribution power systems on the other hand, which deserves a careful and in-depth investigation.

This special session aims to present the state-of-the-art research work on the dynamics analysis and operation control of high power electronics-penetrated power systems. Topics of presentations and research papers include but are not limited to:

  1. Modeling and stability analysis of power electronics-penetrated power systems
  2. Design of different ancillary services (e.g., frequency and voltage) in power electronics-penetrated power systems
  3. Frequency regulation and control by utilizing the inertia emulation from the power electronic converter-interfaced systems (e.g., RESs, ESSs and VSGs)
  4. Monitoring and control of dynamic interactions and stability issues brought by high penetration of power electronics
  5. Design of power electronic converter control mode and analysis methods of parameter selection under different network scenarios and power electronics penetration levels

Planned format of the session including projected number of referred papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, and panel discussions

It is estimated that a total of 8~10 papers will be submitted to this special session covering the above hot topics. After paper presentations, a panel discussion session may be followed.

Brief description of publicity plan

This special session will be widely broadcasted through circulations in email, professional networking websites as well as personal websites of the organizers and potential attendees.


Please submit your abstract in the same format as the ASPCOM abstract submission and email to: siqi.bu@polyu.edu.hk Dr. Siqi BU for his consideration.