Topic: Implementation of micro and small scale generation/storage technologies in future smart grids
Abstract: The deployment of various low-voltage (LV) micro and small-scale generation and storage technologies, such as photovoltaic (PV), microCHP and small-scale wind turbines (WTs) for energy generation, as well as various charger-battery-inverter systems (including electric vehicle batteries) for energy storage, is expected to increase significantly in future “Smart Grids”. This suggests that the analysis of the effects of micro and small-scale generation/storage systems should be adequately included in the assessment of performance of both distribution and transmission networks. Particularly important question is control and optimization of operation of micro/small generation and storage systems, which should be fully coordinated with new supply-side and demand-side functionalities, measures and actions introduced and implemented in the “Smart Grids”.
This panel will present state-of-the-art developments and ongoing work in modelling, analysis and technical/technology aspects of micro/small-scale generation and storage systems, including discussion of the present and future challenges, barriers and opportunities. The speakers will present most important results from their technology development projects, academic and industry-based research, as well as other areas relevant to this topic.
Confirmed Panel Speakers & Preliminary Titles of Contributions:
1. Koji Yamashita, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan
“Evaluation of Fault Ride-through Performance of Residential PV Systems”
2. Jan Desmet, Manager LEMCKO Lab, Belgium
“PV Systems with Energy Storage and Buffering”
3. Tony Booth, Axeon Power Ltd., UK
“Energy Storage Systems for Electric Vehicle Applications”
4. Jan Meyer, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
“PQ Issues of Inverter‐interfaced Generation Technologies”
5. Sasa Djokic, The University of Edinburgh, UK
“Modelling and Impact of Aggregate Micro‐generation/Storage Systems”
Affiliation: University of Edinburgh | Senior Lecturer
Biography: Dr Sasa Djokic is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical Power Systems, Programme Director for MSc Studies in Sustainable Energy Systems and Leader of the Power Systems Group in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
He received Dipl-Ing and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Nis, Serbia, and PhD degree in the same area from the University of Manchester, UK. From 1993 to 2001 he was with the Faculty of Electronic Eng. of the University of Nis. From 2001 to 2005 he was with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester. He joined the University of Edinburgh in October 2005.
In the general area of Power System analysis, Dr Djokic’s research focuses on the assessment of reliability and power quality performance of networks with distributed energy generation/storage resources, including highly dispersed micro-generation systems, as well as on the development of improved system load models, fully incorporating demand-side management and responsive demand functionalities.
Dr Djokic is a Senior Member of IEEE, Member of IET, Associate Member of IESNA and SaRS, and also actively participates in a number of IEEE, CIGRE, CIRED, UIE and BSI/IEC international Committees and Working Groups.