School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Speaker: Dr Ruifeng (Richard) Yan
Seminar Date: Mon, 20/11/2017 - 13:00
Venue: 67-342 (Priestley bldg)
Host: Prof Tapan Saha

Seminar Type:  ITEE Research Seminar


Recent rapid development of wind and PV in Australia has raised many concerns on modern power system control and dispatch. With these power electronic devices, power networks are becoming electronized with lower generation certainty, inertia, headroom and strength. For example, the 2016 South Australia blackout is accused of high wind and PV penetration during blackout. This presentation will focus on the challenges and research progress of the power electronized networks due to large-scale wind and PV integration, which involves control and dispatch strategies at the transmission level and coordinated management at the distribution level.


Dr Ruifeng Yan was awarded with Ph.D in Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2012, and at the same time his research has won UQ Dean’s Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence. He has worked as a Research Fellow in School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and Global Change Institute over the last 5 years. Recently, Dr Yan has been awarded with ARC DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) 2018. His main research interest is integration of high penetration of wind and solar PV into power networks. He has published 21 top-tier journal articles and 33 refereed conference papers, with over 540 Google Scholar Citations. Also, he is actively engaging with Australian power industries over several projects, such as AEMO, Energy Queensland (Energex and Ergon), Hydro-Tasmania and Rio Tinto.