Following the great success of past eight previous editions of the International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference (IRSEC), the 9th edition will be organized from 23 to 27 November 2021 in Morocco. 22 November, will be consecrated to Tutorials. Due to COVID-19, the edition will be organized virtually. IRSEC’21 is an IEEE Conference. Sponsors: IEEE Power & Energy Society and MSTI – Mediterranean Space of Technology and Innovation.
A key solution in response to the challenge of economical harvesting of electrical energy and considering the environmental issues, could be to integrate more and more distributed generators (DGs) and renewable energy sources (RESs) in the electric network. However, recent studies have investigated that relatively high DGs/RESs integration will have some negative impacts on power grid dynamics, power quality, frequency control, voltage regulation, as well as other control and operation issues. In consequence, this challenge significantly limits the rate of renewable power penetration as well as overall system stability margin. Decreasing system inertia, increasing uncertainties and highly dynamic variable nature of DGs and RESs are known as the main reasons. These impacts may increase for the dynamically week power grids at the penetration rates that are expected over the next several years. An idea towards stabilizing a grid with numerous distributed DGs/RESs is to compensate system inertia and weak dynamics, virtually. This may be established by a primary power source (e.g., DG or an energy storage) together with a smart controlled power electronics inverter/converter. This setup will then operate to emulate desirable dynamics, such as inertia and damping properties, by flexible shaping of its output active and reactive powers. This approach provides a promising solution to improve power grid stability and performance in the presence of a high penetration of DGs/RESs. In this speech, recent advances on power grid dynamics shaping using controlled power inverters will be emphasized.
Hassan Bevrani received PhD degree in electrical engineering from Osaka University in 2004. He is a full professor and the Program Leader of Micro/Smart Grids Research Center (SMGRC) at the University of Kurdistan. Over the years, he has worked with Osaka University, Kumamoto University, Doshisha University, Nagoya University (Japan), Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Kyushu Institute of Technology, Centrale Lille (France), and Technical University of Berlin (Germany). Currently, he is a visiting professor at the Osaka University and experienced research fellow of AvH foundation. He is the author of 7 international books, 15 book chapters, and more than 350 journal/conference papers. He has been the gust editor of 4 volumes of Elsevier Energy Procedia and Energy Reports journals. His current research interests include Smart grid operation and control, power system stability, Microgrid dynamics and control, and Intelligent/robust control applications in power electric industry.
Call For Papers
The ninth edition of the International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference (IRSEC’21) aims to provide an international forum to facilitate discussion and knowledge exchange of the state-of-the-art research findings and current and future challenges and opportunities related with all facets and aspects of renewable and sustainable energy. The target public of IRSEC’21 includes all interested people from academia, industry and government, particularly, researchers, policy-makers, engineers, PhD and Masters students and other specialists interested in all issues related to renewable and sustainable energy.
The scope of IRSEC’21 covers a broad range of hot topics including renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, green energy, climate change, sustainable energy systems and smart grid. Several workshops are dedicated to the application of solar energy for the desalination technology, water treatment, water pumping, and reuse, including the related sciences and technology for developing efficient technologies and scalable infrastructure to meet potable water demands.
IRSEC’21 is an IEEE conference. All papers which respect IEEE requirements will be included in IEEE Xplore. Authors of selected papers will be invited to prepare the extended version to high scored journals.