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Special Session

Special Session Introduction

RE100 is a global initiative led by Climate Group and in partnership with CDP, bringing together the world's most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. Future smart power distribution networks will follow the standards of RE100 to accelerate change towards zero carbon grids at scale. For a power distribution network with 100% renewable energy resources, power electronics systems must be highly penetrated. As the number of power electronics-based devices significantly increased, it is clear that existing technical solutions and industry practices will no longer be suitable. Several critical issues in stability, security, safety, scalability, controllability, power quality, and efficiency, etc., need to be addressed to bridge the gap between the two research areas of distribution systems and power electronics, to facilitate the realization of 100% renewable energy sources with high penetrations of power electronics. By considering the growing interest in power electronics-based smart power distribution networks around the world, this special session invites a broad spectrum of contributors to develop the interdisciplinary technical approaches. This special section aims at discussing on various relevant topics associated with high penetrations of power-electronics for renewable energy sources to support plug-and play, enhance the economic efficiency, and improve the capability, resiliency, reliability, security, safety, scalability, robustness of future RE100-compliant smart power distribution networks.


Topics of this special session include, but not limited to the following:

  • Solid-state technologies for distribution-level applications.
  • Grid integrations of inverters, rectifiers, DC-DC converters, etc.
  • Optimization and control power electronics-based power systems
  • Stability, reliability and resilience of microgrids
  • Cyber-security issues of smart power distribution systems
  • The cutting-edge communication technology in smart power distribution system
  • Economic dispatch of power electronics-based distributed energy resources
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence for smart power distribution systems
  • Proof-of-concept demonstration and real-world implementations
  • Innovative training activities and new technology

Short Bio of Session Organizer

Yun Yang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr. Yun Yang received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University in 2012. He then obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics from The University of Hong Kong in 2013 and 2017, respectively. From November 2017 to August 2020, he was a Postdoctoral-Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, where he mainly participated three projects on wireless power transfer and DC microgrids.

Dr. Yang joined Department of Electrical Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Research Assistant Professor in August 2020 and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong as an Honorary Research Assistant Professor in December 2020. He is a member of IEEE and served as Session Chairs of 2018 IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power (WoW), 2020 8th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications (PESA), 2021 IEEE 12th Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition-Asia (ECCE-Asia 2021), and Technical Committee Members of International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Control Technologies (CEECT), PESA and 4th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Green Energy (CEEGE). He has authored or coauthored more than 40 technical papers, including 20 refereed journal publications. He also has two book chapters and two U.S. patent. Dr. Yang serves as a peer reviewer for various journals and conferences, including TPE, TSG, TIE, TII, TCST, APEC, ECCE, etc. His research interests include wireless power transfer, microgrid, power electronics and control.


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Important Dates


Submission Deadline
extended to May 01, 2021
Notification Deadline
extended to June 01, 2021

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