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Keynote Presentation

Yonghua SONG
Rector, University of Macau

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 | 09:00 - 09:45 | Ballroom I

"Harmonizing Fluctuating Renewable Energy and Flexible Demand Resources: A Smart Grid Solution in Deregulated Environment"

Abstract
Recently, the rapid growth of renewable generation poses significant challenges for securing power system and economic operations. Nowadays, the total installed capacities of wind and solar power generations in China both rank first in the world. However, due to inherent stochastic nature of renewable energy generation, a large amount of wind and solar power was curtailed, which induced great economic loss.
With the development of smart grid and information technologies, one possible approach to tackling these challenges is to aggregate the distributed flexible resources on demand side (e.g., flexible loads, distributed generation and energy storage) so as to participate in the optimal operation of power grid. This talk will introduce a solution for flexible demand resources participating in operations of smart grids. Moreover, necessary policies and mechanisms to fulfill this vision in deregulated environment will be discussed in this presentation.

About the Speaker
Professor Yonghua Song received his B.Eng. and Ph.D. from Chengdu University of Science and Technology (now Sichuan University) and the China Electric Power Research Institute in 1984 and 1989 respectively. In 2002, he was awarded DSc by Brunel University for his outstanding contributions to power system research and knowledge. In 2014, he was awarded Honorary DEng by Bath University. Prior to joining the University of Macau, Professor Song has held a number of leadership positions at British and Chinese universities including Brunel University, the University of Liverpool, Bristol University, Bath University, John Moores University, Zhejiang University and Tsinghua University, and possessed rich experiences in higher education management at senior level. He has been actively promoting internationalization and institutional cooperation and is particularly familiar with the development and operational models of higher education institutions in Europe, the United States and Asia.

Professor Song has long been engaged in electrical power system research and elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) since 2004 and an IEEE Fellow since 2007. He is also a Fellow of the International Euro-Asia Academy of Sciences, IET Fellow, Vice President of Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering, Vice President of Chinese Electrotechnical Society, and an expert in the World Bank Energy Program for Romania Power and for the United Nations Development Program aided project for Chinese Power Industry Reform. Professor Song also has an early connection with Macao as he has been appointed as Advisor of Science and Technology Committee of the Macao SAR Government since 2002.