Event Details

Large Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle

Date: 05-Dec-2019 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00pm– 8:15 pm
Venue: LT-10, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Organizer(s): The Hong Kong Association of Risk Management and Safety (HKARMS)
Joint Organizer(s): HKNS
Co-Organizer(s): Dept of Mechanical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
Supporter(s): HKARMS,
Speaker: Dr. Abhisek Ukil Senior Lecturer, Dept of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering, The University of Auckland
Language: English
Contact Person: Dr Louis Liu
Contact Email: info@hkns.hk
Content: Following the 2015 Paris Agreement, with over 180 countries accepting to take initiative to reduce the carbon footprint, the world focus is shifting towards clean energy resources. The renewable energy sources (RES) are thus expected to grow continuously in the smart grid framework. Besides, widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) would significantly help to achieve the clean energy objective. This seminar will present the challenges and opportunities in these two overlapping areas. In the first part of the seminar, grid integration challenges for the renewable energy resources will be discussed, which will cover the energy management issue, utilization of energy storage device, microgrid. The second part of the seminar will focus on the challenges for large scale EV grid integration, which would require comprehensive planning of the charging infrastructure, to mitigate any demand–supply mismatch. Charging demand of the EVs is also influenced by several factors, such as driver behavior, location of charging stations, electricity pricing, etc., which will be presented alongside case-studies.

Speaker’s bios: Dr. Ukil is currently Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand. From 2013–2017, he was Assistant Professor in the School of EEE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he led a group of 13 researchers, and 7 PhD students, attracting 5 Million SGD funding from Energy Market Authority (EMA), Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore. From 2006–2013, he was Principal Scientist at Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Corporate Research, Baden, Switzerland, leading projects on smart grid. He received his BEng (1st Class Hon.) degree in EE from Jadavpur Univ, Kolkata, India, MS degree from Univ of Bolton, UK and PhD degree from Pretoria (Tshwane) Univ of Technology, South Africa, working on power systems disturbance analysis with national utility ESKOM. His expertise and research interests include renewable energy, energy management storage, EV grid integration, smart grid, power systems/electronics. He is inventor of 10 patents, and author of more than 160 refereed papers, 1 book (Springer, Germany), 2 book chapters. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, USA, and Registered Chartered Engineer (CEng), UK.
Remarks: The event is free to members of Organisers and Supporting Organisations. Enrolment is on a first-come first-served basis. Members must register on-line and will be acknowledged automatically. Information collected here will be used solely for the administration of this event. All information and views expressed by the speaker and in the presentation materials do not reflect the official opinion and position of the Organisers. No responsibility is accepted by the Organisers or the Supporting Organisations for such information and views including their accuracy, correctness, and veracity. It is advisable that in order to prevent from spreading of influenza, any participant who has symptom(s) of flu, e.g. fever, cough and runny nose, etc, should not attend the seminar. Contact information (phone number and email address) should be provided at the time of on-line registration for urgent notification. Due to the uncertain development of the civil unrest, we might be advised to postpone or cancel the event within a short period of time. Participants are advised pay close attention to our email messages. Your membership /staff/ student card should be produced at the reception counter. The Organiser reserves the right to reject any of the registrations in any circumstances.

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