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A Holistic Approach on the Study of Power Systems: From Generation to End-Use of Electricity

Release time:October 22, 2019

Topic: A Holistic Approach on the Study of Power Systems: From Generation to End-Use of Electricity

Speaker:Prof. Aristides Kiprakis, The University of Edinburgh

Time: 7:00 pm, October 23

Vnue: South-Wing Room 503, Main Building, Xueyuanlu Campus

Abstract:

Electricity supply systems are vitally important to the future of UK industry and society. However, the energy trilemma presents many complex interconnected challenges. Current power system modelling and simulation techniques suffer from a series of shortcomings that undermine their ability to develop and inform improved policy and planning decisions, therefore preventing the realisation of the potential benefits. In developing countries, economic and social development of will be accelerated and sustained through wider access to more reliable and affordable supply of electricity. Research at the University of Edinburgh focuses on the development of a‘whole system’power system modelling approach, where conventional and renewable generation is combined with novel demand modelling and advanced network control, to fully utilise the potential of the system and improve the quality of supply, while ensuring that this is done at a minimal cost. This lecture will present some major highlights of the power system research carried out at the Institute for Energy Systems of the University of Edinburgh.

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr Aristides Kiprakis is a Senior Lecturer in Power Systems, Director of Internationalisation (Students), and Director of the MSc in Electrical Power Engineering and the 2-year MSc in Advanced Power Engineering at the School of Engineering of the University of Edinburgh. As a member of the Institute for Energy Systems at the School of Engineering, he conducts research in the areas of control systems, renewable energy conversion and integration, smart grids and energy efficiency. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Low Carbon College of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Dr Kiprakis is currently the Principal Investigator of the £2.5M EPSRC Centre for Advanced Materials for Renewable Energy Generation (CAMREG) and the £160k UKIERI-DST funded Data-Driven Intelligent Energy Management for Environmentally Sustainable Energy Access (D-DIEM) project. He has been investigator and work package leader in more than 10 other large collaborative national and international research projects in the areas of renewable energy, smart grids and robotics. He currently leads a group of 3 Postdoctoral and 6 Doctoral Researchers (with an additional 7 PhDs graduated). In collaboration with his group he has co-authored more than 50 peer reviewed publications.




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