题目: Controlling the Smart Grid: from Challenges to Opportunities
报告人：Prof. Mo-Yuen Chow （周武元）
时间：2011年6月15日，上午10:00 ~ 11:30
The smart grid technology provides a promising solution to the increasing demands of power quality, reliability, safety, availability, security, resilience, and environmental friendliness that legacy power systems have difficulties in fulfilling. In this seminar, we will first provide an overview of smart grids, and the benefits of using distributed control strategies for smart grid operations. We will describe two current smart grid research projects at ADAC Lab (Advanced Diagnosis, Automation and Control) at North Carolina State University (NCSU).
The first project, “Time-sensitive Distributed Controls on FREEDM Systems”, focuses on the investigation, design, and development of high performance distributed control to achieve real-time optimal power allocation in the FREEDM system, which is a prototype smart grid at NCSU. By using the distributed consensus framework, the Incremental Cost Consensus (ICC) algorithm is able to solve the centralized economic dispatch problem in a distributed fashion. The convergence rate of the algorithm will be discussed.
The second project, “Performance optimization of PHEV Municipal Parking Deck in a Smart Grid Environment”, focuses on the investigation, design, and development of optimal charging/discharging strategies for large-scale PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles) Parking Deck. We will discuss the relevant optimization algorithms, such as Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Estimation of Distribution Algorithm (EDA), and their applications on the project.
Finally, we will highlight several of our recent findings and results, and we will discuss the future direction of the aforementioned projects.
Presenter Bio: Mo-Yuen Chow, Ph.D.
Mo-Yuen Chow earned his degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S., 1982); andCornellUniversity(M. Eng., 1983; Ph.D., 1987). Dr. Chow joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University as an Assistant Professor in 1987, an Associate Professor in 1993, and a Professor since 1999. Dr. Chow is a Changjiang Scholar and a Visiting Professor atZhejiang University.
Dr. Chow’s recent research focuses on distributed control and fault management on smart grids, batteries, and robotic systems. Dr. Chow has established the Advanced Diagnosis and Control Laboratory at NC State University. He has published one book, several book chapters, and over two hundred journal and conference articles related to his research work. He is an IEEE Fellow, the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and has received the IEEE Region-3 Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, the IEEE ENCS Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, and the IEEE ENCS Service Award.