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7th Iran Wind Energy Conference

Keynote Speakers

 

It is an honor that follow prominent international scientists and experts are keynote speakers at 7th Iran Wind Energy conference (IWEC 2021):

 

 

Lecture (1): Prof. Frede Blaabjerg                

Lecture (2): Prof. Mohamed Benbouzid

Lecture (3): Prof. Javier Contreras

 

 

 

Lecture (1): Time and Date will be announced very soon.

Frede Blaabjerg

University of Aalborg

Wind Power – A Technology Enabled by Power Electronics

 

About: Prof. Frede Blaabjerg

 

He was with ABB-Scandia, Randers, Denmark, from 1987 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992, he got the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Aalborg University in 1995. He became an Assistant Professor in 1992, an Associate Professor in 1996, and a Full Professor of power electronics and drives in 1998. From 2017 he became a Villum Investigator. He is honoris causa at University Politehnica Timisoara (UPT), Romania and Tallinn Technical University (TTU) in Estonia. His current research interests include power electronics and its applications such as in wind turbines, PV systems, reliability, harmonics and adjustable speed drives. He has published more than 600 journal papers in the fields of power electronics and its applications. He is the co-author of four monographs and editor of ten books in power electronics and its applications. He has received 30 IEEE Prize Paper Awards, the IEEE PELS Distinguished Service Award in 2009, the EPE-PEMC Council Award in 2010, the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award 2014 and the Villum Kann Rasmussen Research Award 2014. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS from 2006 to 2012. He has been Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Power Electronics Society from 2005 to 2007 and for the IEEE Industry Applications Society from 2010 to 2011 as well as 2017 to 2018. In 2019-2020 he serves a President of IEEE Power Electronics Society. He is Vice-President of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences too. He is nominated in 2014-2018 by Thomson Reuters to be between the most 250 cited researchers in Engineering in the world.

 

For more information please check out his pages at follow links:

 

Aalborg University

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Lecture Summary: Wind Power – A Technology Enabled by Power Electronics

 

The steady growth of the installed wind power, will reach 600 GW capacity in 2019, together with the up-scaling of the single wind turbine power capability - 12 MW’s are announced by manufacturers, has pushed the research and development of power converters towards full scale power conversion, lower cost pr kW, higher power density and need for a higher reliability. Substantial efforts are carried out to comply with the more stringent grid codes, especially grid faults ride-through and reactive power injection, which challenges the power converter topologies, because the need for crowbar protection and/or power converter over-rating has been seen in the past in the case of a doubly-fed induction generator. The presentation will first give a technology overview. Next power converter technologies are reviewed with focus on single/multi-cell power converter topologies. Further - case studies on the Low Voltage Ride Through demand to power converter are presented including a discussion on reliability. Finally, discussions about topologies for wind farms will be provided where they need to be operating like large power plants like a large synchronous generator.

 

 

 
 
 
 

Lecture (2): Time and Date will be announced very soon.

Mohamed Bonbouzid

University of Brest, France

Tidal Stream Energy Harvesting and Grid Injection: Issues and Challenges of Wind Energy Knowledge and Know-How Transfer

 

About: Prof. Mohamed Benbouzid

 

Mohamed Benbouzid (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Batna, Batna, Algeria, in 1990, the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1991 and 1994, respectively, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches degree from the University of Picardie “Jules Verne,” Amiens, France, in 2000.,After receiving the Ph.D. degree, he joined the Professional Institute of Amiens, University of Picardie “Jules Verne,” where he was an Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering. Since September 2004, he has been with the University of Brest, Brest, France, where he is currently a Full Professor of electrical engineering. He is also a Distinguished Professor and a 1000 Talent Expert with the Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China. His research interests and experience include analysis, design, and control of electric machines, variable-speed drives for traction, propulsion, and renewable energy applications, and fault diagnosis of electric machines. He has been elevated as an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to diagnosis and fault-tolerant control of electric machines and drives. He is also a Fellow of IET. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Energy Conversion and the Applied Sciences (MDPI) Section on Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. He is also a Subject Editor of the IET Renewable Power Generation. He is also an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion.

 

For more information please check out his pages at follow links:

 

Brest University

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IEEE

 

 

Lecture Summary: Tidal Stream Energy Harvesting and Grid Injection: Issues and Challenges of Wind Energy Knowledge and Know-How Transfer

 

Tidal stream energy is one of the promising solutions to lower CO2 emissions. It is sustainable and predictable, in fact tidal current oscillations are highly predictable, unlike other types of energy. Tidal stream energy is usually harnessed by means of horizontal axis tidal turbines, which are analogous to wind turbines. However the maximum power extracted from a tidal stream turbine is 61% higher than a wind turbine of the same input power because of the higher density of water over air. Tidal stream turbines are submerged systems so they have to withstand high loading and harsh submerged conditions. Furthermore many challenges have to be overcome to improve their reliability and availability, and decrease maintenance costs. Due to the technological similarities between wind and tidal stream turbines, many problems encountered in tidal stream turbines have been addressed in wind turbines. Therefore knowledge and know-how acquired on wind turbines could be transferred to accelerate tidal stream turbine technologies development
In this emerging and promising context, this keynote aims to address key issues and challenges of tidal stream energy harvesting and its injection into the grid while exploiting wind energy knowledge and know-how.
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Lecture (3): Time and Date will be announced very soon.

Javier Contreras

University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Smart and Sustainable Insular Electricity Grids under Large-Scale Wind and Solar Integration

 

 

About: Prof. Javier Contreras

 

Javier Contreras received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, in 1989, the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997. Since 1998 he has been with the University of Castilla – La Mancha (UCLM), Ciudad Real, Spain, where he is currently Full Professor. Dr. Contreras has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been a consultant for several electricity companies in Spain and has participated as principal investigator in national, European and international research projects. Dr. Contreras is an active member of IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) as part of the Electricity Market Economics and the System Economics Subcommittees, among others. He has graduated 16 PhDs and he has been the author of more than 120 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy and the Journal of Energy Engineering-ASCE and has been Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Special Issue on “Real-Time Demand Response” and IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy Special Issue on “Reserve and Flexibility for Handling Variability and Uncertainty of Renewable Generation”. He is Fellow of IEEE for contributions to modeling and forecasting of electricity markets.

 

For more information please check out his pages at follow links:

 

University of Castilla-La Mancha

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Wikipedia

 

 

Lecture Summary: Smart and Sustainable Insular Electricity Grids under Large-Scale Wind and Solar Integration

 

A large share of the recent renewable energy sources (RES), wind and solar, installed capacity has already taken place in insular electricity grids, since these regions are preferable due to their high RES potential. However, the increasing share of RES in the generation mix of insular power systems presents a big challenge in the efficient management of the insular distribution networks, mainly due to the limited predictability and the high variability of renewable generation, features that make RES plants non-dispatchable, in conjunction with the relevant small size of these networks. We investigate the effects of large-scale integration of renewables and demand-side management on the planning and operation of insular electricity grids, proposing efficient measures, solutions and tools towards the development of a sustainable and smart grid. Different network operation procedures and tools, based on innovative approaches of predictive electricity network operation, are developed. The goal is the generation of effective solutions and information so that the integration of insular and highly variable energy resources is maximized. The operation and planning tools and procedures are applied in different insular electricity grids in five countries across Europe for extensive demonstration, allowing the development of generalized guides of procedures and grid codes specific for future generation of smart insular electricity grids.
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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