The Smart Grid is a technology platform that will revolutionalise the way that future power systems will operate at all levels, from central generation and transmission of electricity, to low voltage distribution, consumption, and end-user participation. It requires integrated study, design, operation and management of different technologies including power systems, telecomms and automation, but also consideration of environmental, policy and social aspects of all involved energy transformations.
The Smart Grid Journal Club brings together researchers from various disciplines working on smart grid related topics and provides a platform for discussion of inter- and cross-disciplinary concepts. Current members of SGJC include researchers from the Institute for Energy Systems (IES) and the Institute for Digital Communications (IDCOM) of the School of Engineering, and from the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences of Heriot Watt University.
SGJC members meet on a regular bi-weekly basis; at every meeting we present and discuss recent journal publications on smart grids. The main purpose of our meetings is to provide an opportunity to present new concepts, methods and technologies in the area and at every meeting two papers are presented. Each presentation typically lasts 10-15 minutes, followed by a 20-30 minute discussion. The papers are selected by the presenters and are relevant to their research. The presentations and the meetings in general are informal, but we follow strictly the following rules:
- The papers must be smart grid related (obviously!), but the exact topic can be anything from telecommunications for smart grids, to computer science and hard-core power engineering. This facilitates widening of the horizons of the SGJC members, while staying within the topic of smart grids.
- The presented papers must be transactions-quality publications (to ensure high quality of presented material).
- The papers must not be authored by the presenter or any other SGJC member[*] (to facilitate cross-fertilisation and introduction of new concepts and ideas).
- Everyone gets to and has to present a paper every now and then!
[*]: The only exception to this rule is when, occasionally, we use the SGJC meetings as a test run for conference presentations to be given by our members.
The schedule of the Spring/Summer '16 series of SGJC meetings is shown below:
- Wed 16 March, 13:00-15:00, Classroom 2, Hudson Beare Building
Introductory meeting, welcoming new members
- Wed 30 March, 14:00-15:30, Classroom 8, Hudson Beare Building
Presenter 1: Rentao Wu (IES)
Paper: A. Kulvanitchaiyanunt; P. Sarikprueck; W. J. Lee; J. Rosenberger; V. C. P. Chen, "A Linear Program for System Level Control of Regional PHEV Charging Stations," in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications , vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-1
Presenter 2: Alex Kleidaras (IES)
Paper: D. S. Callaway and I. A. Hiskens, "Achieving Controllability of Electric Loads," in Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 99, no. 1, pp. 184-199, Jan. 2011.
- Wed 20 April, 14:00_15:30, Classroom 7, Hudson Beare Building
Presenter 1: Merlinda Andoni (EPS/HW)
Paper: G. E. Asimakopoulou, A. L. Dimeas and N. D. Hatziargyriou, "Leader-Follower Strategies for Energy Management of Multi-Microgrids," in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 1909-1916, Dec. 2013.
Presenter 2: Gautham Krishnadas (IES - Flexitricity Ltd.)
Paper: M. Behl, F. Smarra , R. Mangharam, "DR-Advisor: A data-driven demand response recommender system," in Applied Energy, vol. 170 pp. 30–46, May 2016.
- Thu 05 May, 14:00-15:30, Classroom 7, Hudson Beare Building
Presenter 1: Dahunsi Okekunle (IES)
Paper: H. Li, A. Bose and V. M. Venkatasubramanian, "Wide-Area Voltage Monitoring and Optimization," in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 785-793, March 2016.
Presenter 2: Dr James Robertson (IES)
Paper: Cuffe, P., and Keane, A., "Voltage Responsive Distribution Networks: Comparing Autonomous and Centralized Solutions," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 30(5), 2234–2242, Sep. 2015.
- Wed 18 May, 14:00-15:30, Classroom 8, Hudson Beare Building
Presenter 1: Dr Wei Sun (IES)
Paper: C. Long; L. F. Ochoa, "Voltage Control of PV-Rich LV Networks: OLTC-Fitted Transformer and Capacitor Banks," in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems , vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-10, Nov. 2015.
Presenter 2: Obinna Unigwe (IES)
- Wed 01 June, 14:00-15:30, Classroom 8, Hudson Beare Building
Presenter 1: Sara Lupo
Paper: S. Lupo, A.E. Kiprakis, "The Impact of Renewable Energy Resources on the Electricity Prices of the United Kingdom," to appear in the 13th European Energy Market Conference, EEM 2016, Porto, Portugal, 6-9 of June 2016. (Conf. presentation test run)
Presenter 2: Alastair Heggie (IES)
Paper: A. H. Mohsenian-Rad, V. W. S. Wong, J. Jatskevich, R. Schober and A. Leon-Garcia, "Autonomous Demand-Side Management Based on Game-Theoretic Energy Consumption Scheduling for the Future Smart Grid," in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 320-331, Dec. 2010.
- Wed 15 June, 15:30-16:30, Classroom 7, Hudson Beare Building
Presenter: Obinna Unigwe (IES)
Paper: F. Olivier, P. Aristidou, D. Ernst and T. Van Cutsem, "Active Management of Low-Voltage Networks for Mitigating Overvoltages Due to Photovoltaic Units," in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 926-936, March 2016.
- Wed 29 June, 15:30-17:00, Classroom 6, Hudson Beare Building
Presenter: Damilola Oluwole
Paper: Ian Richardson, Murray Thomson, David Infield, Conor Clifford, "Domestic electricity use: A high-resolution energy demand model", Energy and Buildings, 42 (10) (2010), pp. 1878-1887.
We are an open and friendly group and we try to keep our meetings relaxed and informal. If you are interested in joining us, please send us an email. Are you the author of any of the above publications? We would be delighted to hear from you.
For further information please contact Dr Aristides Kiprakis.
Dr Aristides Kiprakis (Lead) - IES
Prof John Thompson - IDCOM
Prof Gareth Harrison - IES
Dr Valentin Robu - EPS (Heriot Watt)
- Join us
Dr Adam Collin - IES
Dr Anup Nambiar - IES
Dr James Robertson - IES
Dr Wei Sun - IES
Alastair Heggie - IES
Alex Kleidaras - IES
Gautham Krishnadas - IES/Flexitricity Ltd.
Sara Lupo - IES
Dahunsi Okekunle - IES
Obinna Unigwe - IES
Yuchang Wang - IDCOM
Rentao Wu - IES
Mehdi Zeinali - IDCOM
Merlinda Andoni - EPS, Heriot Watt
- Join us