ECpE Seminar with Tianqi Hong: Renewable Integration-Control and Monitoring


December 6, 2022    
10:15 am - 11:30 am


3043 Building Addition
Coover Hall, Ames

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Abstract: Lower carbon emission is one of the near-term goals for our society. As promising solutions, renewables play critical roles in carbon emission reduction for energy systems and transportation sectors. More and more renewable systems will inevitably be connected to our grids. How to model, operate, and protect power electronics interfaced renewable systems has become a major problem that needs to be solved as soon as possible.

In this talk, I will mainly discuss the control and management of power electronics interfaced renewable systems covering primary, secondary, tertiary control, and monitoring perspectives. I will first introduce a Phasor Lock Loop (PLL) free primary control system for PV inverters. Then, a robust frequency support synthesis for wind turbine generators considering linearization-induced uncertainty will be discussed, followed by a brief discussion on optimization-based tertiary management. The development of a model-based online monitoring system for hybrid solid-state transformers (HSSTs) will be presented to finish the technical part of my presentation. The talk will be ended with discussions about my future research direction on power electronics modeling and control.

Speaker Bio: Tianqi Hong is an Energy System Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, IL. He received a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Hohai University, China, in 2011 and an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Southeast University, China, and the Engineering school of New York University in 2013. He received his Ph.D. degree from New York University in 2016.

Prior to Argonne, he was a Postdoc Fellow at the Engineering school of New York University and a Senior Research Scientist at Unique Technical Services LLC, responsible for heavy-duty vehicle electrification, renewable integration, and medium capacity microgrid. His main research interests include power system analysis, power electronics systems, microgrids, and electromagnetic design.

Dr. Hong is the Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, IEEE Power Engineering Letters, and International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Industrial Power Converters Committee (IPCC) on Special Activity.