Microgrids- Solutions for Enabling Low-carbon Transitions
This course introduces the concepts, fundamental theories, practical design process, effective analytical tools and recent applications of the various types of microgrids, including core functionalities, advanced applications in integration of distributed energy sources, and grid resilience enchantments.
Initial discussion will cover the definition and objectives of microgrids, challenges and barriers of microgrid development, microgrids planning and operation, energy trading inside and between microgrids and real world experiences with microgrid projects will be presented. Challenges and opportunities will be discussed, including optimisation and integration of Distributed Energy Resources, energy storage system, communication systems, and control hierarchy.
The potential audience would include power system planning/operation engineers, project/product managers, business leaders in power utilities, microgrid solution providers, system developers, research institutes, as well as individual researchers, college students and other individuals working on or interested in the microgrid solutions.
Dr Ke Meng joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications as a senior lecturer in energy system in 2018. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Queensland, followed by post-doctoral appointments at the Department of Electrical Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 2012, he transferred to the Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks at the University of Newcastle as an associate lecturer and was promoted to the research academic in late 2012. In 2015, he joined the University of Sydney as a lecturer in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering. He has also held research positions in China and Hong Kong SAR.
Dr Ke Meng has been involved in renewable energy research since 2008. He has established an independent research profile in wind energy, more specifically on easing large-scale integration of wind energy into the power system. This includes direct experience in power system dispatch, power system computation, stability assessment, and controller design for wind farms.
Dr Wang Zhang joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications UNSW as a research fellow in energy system in 2018. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Sydney. His current research is in distributed generation, microgrids, multi-agent systems and power system operation, and integration of renewable energy in electricity networks.