2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy

SGRE-2019

19-21 November, 2019

Doha-Qatar

2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy

SGRE-2019

19-21 November, 2019

Doha-Qatar

2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy

SGRE-2019

19-21 November, 2019

Doha-Qatar

Keynote Speakers

Peter Palensky, Professor, TU Delft, Netherlands

Peter Palensky is Professor for intelligent electric power grids at TU Delft, and Principal Investigator at the Amsterdam Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) Institute, both Netherlands. He also serves as Director of TU Delft’s PowerWeb Institute.

Before that he was Principal Scientist for Complex Energy Systems at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) / Energy Department, Austria, Head of Business Unit “Sustainable Building Technologies” at the AIT, CTO of Envidatec Corp., Hamburg, Germany, Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University Assistant at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California.

He is active in international committees such as IEEE and is Editor in Chief of the IEEE Magazine on Industrial Electronics. His main research field is complex energy systems.

Title: Model-based Design and Operations of Smart Energy Systems

Abstract:

The smart grid is the ICT answer to the power challenges of tomorrow: flexible loads, active distribution grids, storage management, smart energy markets, and bidirectional power flows. Conceptually it is a distributed ICT and automation system that is amalgamated with the physical power infrastructure: a cyber-physical system, and even a system of systems. Designing, optimizing, running, and diagnosing such systems requires reliable and scalable computational models which leads us to the main problem with cyber-physical systems: hybrid models (discrete and continuous) are hard to deal with. There are, however, new and promising languages and methods to deal with such systems.

This talk will introduce you to the challenges of describing such complex energy systems and show you how modern modeling methods can overcome the hurdles. Ultimately, such models are capable of covering technical constraints, economic drivers, and complex interactions in several magnitudes of time.

Josep M. Guerrero, Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark

Josep M. Guerrero (S’01-M’04-SM’08-FM’15) received the B.S. degree in telecommunications engineering, the M.S. degree in electronics engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in power electronics from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, in 1997, 2000 and 2003, respectively. Since 2011, he has been a Full Professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark, where he is responsible for the Microgrid Research Program (www.microgrids.et.aau.dk). From 2014 he is chair Professor in Shandong University; from 2015 he is a distinguished guest Professor in Hunan University; and from 2016 he is a visiting professor fellow at Aston University, UK, and a guest Professor at the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

His research interests is oriented to different microgrid aspects, including power electronics, distributed energy-storage systems, hierarchical and cooperative control, energy management systems, smart metering and the internet of things for AC/DC microgrid clusters and islanded minigrids; recently specially focused on maritime microgrids for electrical ships, vessels, ferries and seaports. Prof. Guerrero is an Associate Editor for a number of IEEE TRANSACTIONS. He has published more than 450 journal papers in the fields of microgrids and renewable energy systems, which are cited more than 30,000 times. He received the best paper award of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion for the period 2014-2015, and the best paper prize of IEEE-PES in 2015. As well, he received the best paper award of the Journal of Power Electronics in 2016. During five consecutive years, from 2014 to 2018, he was awarded by Thomson Reuters as Highly Cited Researcher. In 2015 he was elevated as IEEE Fellow for his contributions on “distributed power systems and microgrids.”

Title: Microgrids Research and Applications: Smart Homes, EV Charging Stations, Electrical Ships and Seaports

Abstract:

A microgrid is an electrical distribution network consisted of distributed generators, local loads, and energy storage systems that can operate in grid-connected or islanded modes. Different technologies are combined together, such us power converters, control, communications, optimization, and so on. This way the energy can be generated and stored near to the consumption points, improving the stability and reducing the losses produced by the large power lines. In distributed energy systems like microgrids, multi-agent systems technologies will be presented distributed control is a powerful tool for distributed.

In this talk examples of research and projects in real sites including conventional islanded systems installed in islands and rural remote areas, low-voltage distribution systems and AC and DC microgrids for residential applications and homes electrical vehicle charging stations, ships, vessels, and ferries, and seaports will be shown.

Said Al-Hallaj, Research Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, CEO and Co-Founder of All Cell Technologies LLC, Chicago, USA

Said Al-Hallaj is the CEO and co-founder of All Cell Technologies LLC and a Research Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Dr. Al-Hallaj earned his B.Sc and M.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) and a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Said co-authored a book entitled “Hybrid Hydrogen Systems” and has published several book chapters and the numerous number of peer-reviewed and conference journal papers. Said is the co-inventor of several issued and pending patent applications in the areas of renewable energy, energy storage, and water desalination.

Title: Energy Storage for Smart Grid Applications

Abstract:

Lower renewable energy cost and escalating environmental concerns in the past 5-10 years have accelerated global deployment of renewable energy systems. However, further deployment of solar and wind energy systems is currently hindered due to the intermittent nature of these types of renewable energies. This intermittency problem combined with climate change impacts is causing grid instability and the mismatch between energy generation and demand which is leading to serious power infrastructure problems and significantly higher energy cost, especially during peak demand period. Many researchers, utilities, and regulators are evaluating various alternatives to mitigate these issues and energy storage is emerging as a leading candidate to address these challenges and facilitate further deployment of renewable energy technologies.

An overview of electrical and thermal energy storage technologies will be presented in this work but will focus on small to mid-size energy storage technologies for demand charge avoidance in commercial and industrial applications. The appropriate selection of a particular technology depends on the system requirements for the type of energy to be stored/used, discharge rate, capacity, lifetime, and cost. Lithium-ion batteries are a prominent candidate for smart grid applications due to their high specific energy and power, long cycle life, and recent reductions in cost. Special attention in this work will be on small to medium size grid-tied energy storage (i.e. 10 kW-500 kW) Li-ion battery and thermal energy storage systems that can help with demand charge reduction especially with applications that have a higher power to energy ratios.