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The 10th International Power and Energy Conference

IPEC 2012

12 - 13 December 2012

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Professor Ali Keyhani is not able to attend the Conference. IPEC2012 is pleased to announce our new Tutorial topic and entitled “Enhancing Efficiency of District Grid Infrastructure via Microgrid Energy Management System” by Dr HB Gooi.



One tutorial session is scheduled for Tuesday, 11 December 2012, from 2.00 ~ 5.30 pm.

Tutorial Speaker



Professor H B Gooi

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore



Enhancing Efficiency of District Grid Infrastructure via Microgrid Energy Management System



A microgrid energy management system (MG-EMS) which comprises Scheduling and Forecasting functions, Network Applications functions, Business functions, micro-turbines and renewable energy sources, power converters, sensing and communication devices is proposed for managing the grid infrastructure of the district.  This tutorial covers the research and design aspects of software algorithms and control schemes that can be used for minimizing the schedule cost or maximizing the revenue of a district. More importantly, the proposed MG-EMS ensures the secure operation of energy distribution systems. Cable losses can be minimized via Optimal Power Flow while the electricity bill can be reduced by optimizing the generation schedule and by maintaining the maximum demand within its contractual limit. Specific applications of the MG-EMS prototype which incorporates a three-phase 50/60-Hz static frequency converter (SFC) that can be used for supplying power to vessels at berth in shipyards, ports or cruise centers will be discussed. The proposed prototype helps to switch from the vessel generators powered by diesel to shore generators powered by cleaner fuels. It cuts down unnecessary CO2 emissions and opens up new business opportunities for cold ironing. Some future direction on how MG-EMS can be deployed in a sustainable green campus or district with renewable energy and storage systems will be presented.


Brief Biography

H B Gooi received his PhD degree from Ohio State University in 1983. From 1983 to 1985, he was an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering Department at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. From 1985 to 1991, he was a Senior Engineer with Empros (now Siemens), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA where he was responsible for the design and testing coordination of domestic and international energy management system projects. In 1991, he joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University as a Senior Lecturer. Since 1999, he has been an Associate Professor. He was appointed as Deputy Head of Power Engineering Division in 2008. He participates in the Energy Market Authority funded Intelligent Energy System pilot project at NTU. He conducted short courses on Modern Energy Management Systems for Power System Control Centre personnel in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. He has attracted a total research grant of over S$4 million. He serves as a reviewer for major IEEE and IET publications and was invited to serve as a reviewer of energy research proposals for National Research Foundation, Singapore, and similar agencies in Finland, United Kingdom and Russia. He has published over 135 papers. http://www.ntu.edu.sg/eee/eee1/cv/ehbgooi.htm

His current research focuses on Microgrid Energy Management Systems, Electricity Markets, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/ehbgooi/