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Special session proposal deadline: August 30, 2013
Special session notification: September 13, 2013
Paper submission extended deadline: October 13, 2013
Paper acceptance notification (Postponed): November 15, 2013
Camera-ready submission extended deadline: December 20, 2013
Early-bird registration extended deadline: December 20, 2013
Conference dates: March 19-21, 2014






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About The International Conference On Power & Energy

The International Conference On Power & Energy will provide parallel sessions with contributed papers on the related topics as follows: Smart Grid: Technology, Planning, Management, Operation, and Control; Electric Power Systems: Generation Transmission and Distribution, Electrical Machines, Energy Conversions, Renewable Energy Sources, Power Electronics, Energy Systems, Power Quality, High Voltage Engineering, etc.


Technical Conference Chairs
Asst. Prof. Dr. Vuttipon Tarateeraseth
Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

Vuttipon Tarateeraseth received the B. Eng. (second-class honors) and M. Eng. Degree both in electrical engineering from King’s Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand, and Ph.D. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. He was a visiting researcher at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from July 2008 to July 2009. Currently, he is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand. His research interests are mainly in the fields of Power Electronics and Electromagnetic Compatibility.


Honorary Invited Speakers
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Viboon Chunkag
King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB) , Thailand

Title : Active Power-factor Correction: a Role in Electrical Energy Efficiency and Power Quality

Viboon Chunkag received the Bs.Tech.Ed. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology North Bangkok (KMITNB), Bangkok, Thailand, in 1979, the Master degree in electrical engineering from Kasetsart University,Bangkok, Thailand, in 1985, and the Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bath, Bath, U.K., in1995. Since 1980, he has been working with the KMITNB, which was changed to King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB) in December 2007. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, KMUTNB. His current research interests include analysis of power electronic circuits and control, rectifiers and power-factor correction, power system harmonics, power switching converter, active power filter.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Werachet Khan-ngern
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand

Title : The Challenge of Electric Vehicle Technologies to Push the Car in Paradigmshift

Abstract :
     The first electric vehicle (EV)has been introduced in the world125 years ago. But the growth of EV is very sloweven if there is a high performance in motor drive of the EV. The ration the amount of EV car to internal combustion engine (ICE) car is very low due to many EV constraints. The main constraints are low energy on board, slow energy charging system and energy supplied infrastructure. To overcome these drawbacks, high performance semiconductor for power electronics conversion, new nanotechnology materials to optimist the vehicle weight and advance energy storage of battery and super capacitors are focused to improve their performance and simplicity of use.Nano technologies in materials can result an excellent properties for energy storage and strength of car body with the light weight. The paradigm shift in the automotive industry can be the replacement of conventional ICE cars byEVswith the customer confidential of safety, reliability, easy use and affordability. The paper will describe and propose how the challenge can be done.

Werachet Khanngern received his B.Eng and M.Eng in electrical engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand and received his Ph.D. and DIC in electrical engineering (power electronics) from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, University of London. He is currently an associate professor at electrical engineering department, KMITL, Thailand. His research areas are focused on electromagnetic compatibility, converters, inverters, energy storage and green energy applications. His recently research is focused on zero emission vehicle from proton exchange membrane fuel cell EVs, lithium phosphate battery application in EVs, amphibious EVs, wireless power charging for EVs, design of maximum power point tracking for PV system and the design of high performance electric car using carbon nano tube (CNT) material to meet a high EV energy saving.


Invited Speakers
  • Thailand Smart Grid Session

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Naebboon Hoonchareon
    Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

    Title : Design of the Smart Grid Pilot Project in Mae Hong Son Province

    Naebboon Hoonchareon received the B.Eng. (Hons) degree in electrical engineering from Chulalongkorn University in 1993, the MSEE and PhD degrees from Purdue University in 1996 and 2000, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, and the Deputy Director at the Energy Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University. He also serves as a Member of the Sub-committee on Thailand Energy Network and Control Center under Energy Regulatory Commissioner (ERC), and a Member of the Working Group on Electrical Energy Emergency Response Planning under Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO), Ministry of Energy. His research interests are in power system dynamics and control, future power and energy networks, Smart Grid Policy, Design and Development.

    Dr. Sanchai Dechanupaprittha
    Kasetsart University, Thailand

    Title : Anticipated Plug-in Electric Vehicle Future Aspects – Risks and Rewards for Thailand Smart Grid

    Sanchai Dechanupaprittha received his B.Eng and M.Sc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand, in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He received his D.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2008. He was a recipient of the Japanese Government (Monbusho) scholarship at MITANI Lab at Kyushu Institute of Technology from 2004 to 2008. He was a visiting researcher at MITANI Lab under an invitation program of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in 2012. He is currently a lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University. His research interests are in Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and Charging strategy, Smart grids and energy efficiency, Synchronized Phasor Measurement and Heuristics optimization for Power system analysis (dynamics & stability) and robust control. He is a member of the institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan and IEEE.

    Dr. Surachai Chaitusaney
    Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

    Title : Key Issues for Integration of Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation into Thailand Power Grid

    Surachai Chaitusaney received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, in 2000 and 2002 respectively. From 2002 to 2004, he worked at Energy Research Institute and Center of Excellent in Power Technology, Chulalongkorn University. In 2007, he obtained the Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan, with JICA scholarship. At present, he is a lecturer at Department of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University. His research interests include Power System Planning, System Reliability, Renewable Energy, and Distributed Generation.

    Dr. Kampol Woradit
    Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

    Title : Energy-efficient Coordinated Multipoint Reception for Thailand Smart Grid

    Kampol Woradit received the B.Eng and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He was a visiting student at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT, USA from 2007 to 2008. He did an internship at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore in 2009. Currently, he is a faculty member of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand. His research focuses on wireless communication.


  • Intelligent Computation in Power Systems Session

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pichai Aree
    Thammasat University, Thailand

    Title : Power flow computation considering nonlinear characteristic of composite load model

    Abstract :
         A constant power load model is normally used in power flow analysis. The constant power load fails to describe nonlinear characteristic of all power system loads. Hence, this paper presents an extended technique to incorporate nonlinear profile of a composite load model into Newton-Raphson power flow calculation. The power flow solution with a group of induction motors and static loads is demonstrated through small scale power system. The results show that the presented technique can be employed to find a correct operating condition of induction motor loads, in which their active and reactive powers are related with converged slips, terminal voltages, and mechanical torque profiles. Furthermore, the extended algorithm shows a good convergent characteristic in quadratic manner.

    Pichai Aree received his M.SC degree in electrical power engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), England in 1996, and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 2000. He joined department of electrical engineering, Thammasat University in 1993. From June 2001 to May 2002, he was a visiting professor at the University of Alabrama at Birmingham, USA. He is currently an associate professor at department of electrical engineering, Thammasat University. His research interests are power system dynamics, stability and control.

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Keerati Chayakulkheeree
    Sripatum University, Thailand

    Title : Probabilistic optimal power flow: an alternative solution for emerging high uncertain power systems

    Abstract :
         This paper discusses the challenge of probabilistic optimal power flow (POPF) for handling of uncertainties in the emerging power system. The presently practical used optimal power flow (OPF) models are generally formulated as deterministic optimization problems and, therefore, can not represent uncertain factors, such as the variation of load and other forecasting errors. Moreover, in the emerging power system, renewable energy resources are taking bigger share in power generation including the effective demand response and high capacity of energy storage systems are widely implemented and developed. The new smart electricity grid is, therefore, necessarily able to manage and control the increasingly complex uncertain future grid characteristic. Therefore, it is necessary for the system operators to have the effective tool to incorporate those uncertainties in the OPF modeling and analysis. As a result, the OPF problem is transformed into the POPF problems in several recent researches. In this paper, the review of different POPF methods, including its possible developments and applications, are discussed. In addition, the investigations on practical load profile and renewable power, which are photovoltaic and wind powers behaviors, are addressed for illustrations.

    Keerati Chayakulkheeree received his B.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering from King’s Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand, in 1994. He received his M.Eng and D.Eng degrees in Electric Power System Management from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, in 1998 and 2004, respectively. He is currently an Associated Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Sripatum University. His research interests are in power system analysis, optimization and AI application to power system, electricity supply industry restructuring and deregulation and power system reliability.

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sermsak Uatrongjit
    Chiang Mai University, Thailand

    Title : On Robust State Estimation for Power System with Uncertain Network Parameters

    Abstract :
         This paper presents a robust state estimation method for a power system which its transmission line network parameters are only known to lie within some bounds. Voltage magnitude, power injection and power flow collected by remote terminal units are used as measurement quantities and the state variables are bus voltage phasor expressed in rectangular coordinates. Hence, the relation between measured data and state variables becomes quadratic function. The problem of state estimation with uncertain but bounded network parameters is formulated as a robust optimization. A solution method based on finding fixed-point of the map obtained by solving a semi-definite programming is also presented. Some preliminary testing results on the IEEE 14-bus are given.

    Sermsak Uatrongjit received B.Eng in electrical engineering from Chiang Mai University, Thailand, M.Eng and Ph.D from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He is now an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University. His research interest is in the field of numerical techniques for circuit simulations, interval analysis, optimization, and power system state estimation.

    Asst. Prof. Dr.- Ing Thanapong Suwanasri
    King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand

    Title : Asset Management in Transmission Network

    Thanapong Suwanasri received his B.Eng. from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand in 1993, M.Sc. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA in 1995 and Dr.-Ing. in High Voltage Technology from RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2006, all degrees in electrical engineering. Currently he is an Assistant Professor and Head of Electrical and Software System Engineering department at the Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand. His research interest includes power transformer, power circuit breaker, asset management, condition-based maintenance and maintenance strategy.

    Abstract :
         This paper proposes asset management of power transformer in order to diminish operating and maintenance costs. The strategy for the asset management consists of failure statistic analysis, assessment on power transformer condition and importance, and inventory management of power transformer spare part. To determine the critical components and failure causes, the failure statistics of power transformer are analyzed. The failure data is used for estimating lifetime of main power transformer components by Weibull distribution technique. To manage maintenance tasks of power transformer, risk-based maintenance is developed by a combination of condition and importance assessment of each transformer. The condition assessment is performed by analysis of electrical test, insulating oil test and visual inspection. The importance is evaluated from load criticality, impact on system stability, possibility of failure, failure consequence, damage to property, as well as social impact and environmental concern. Subsequently, risk-based maintenance in form of risk matrix is developed for evaluating the risk of each transformer. The transformer with high risk will be focused firstly. To optimize spare parts and minimize inventory cost, inventory management strategies are applied to components of power transformer by using Statistical distribution technique and economic order quantity. Therefore, a suitable time period for reordering and optimum ordering quantity are determined. Besides, computerized web-application program is developed for practical use.  Finally, maintenance of power transformer fleet can be effectively managed. The proposed method will be further applied to other high voltage in electrical system.

    Asst. Prof. Dr. Chawasak Rakpenthai
    University of Phayao, Thailand

    Title : WLAV Based State Estimation of Power System Using Pseudo-Voltage Measurements

    Abstract :
         This paper presents a new power system state estimation method based on pseudo-measurements. The conventional and synchronizing phasor measurements are employed to calculate the pseudo-measurements of voltage and current phasors. Using pseudo-measurement, the measurement matrix which describes relations between measurements and state variables contains only 0 or 1. In this work, the state estimation problem is formulated based on the weighted least absolute value (WLAV) criteria. The solutions are obtained by an interior point method considering equality and inequality constraints. Comparisons with the conventional hybrid method are also performed on the IEEE 14-bus system in the presence of bad data. Results indicate that the proposed method could provide accurate solutions but with smaller computation time.

    Chawasak Rakpenthai received the B.Eng., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 1999, 2003, and 2007, respectively. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand. His research interests include applications of artificial intelligence in power system, power electronics, power system state estimation, and FACTS devices.

    Dr. Worawat Nakawiro
    King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand

    Title : Voltage Control in Active Power Distribution Networks.

    Worawat Nakawiro received his B.Eng. in electrical engineering from Thammasat University in 2002, M. Eng. in electric power system management from Asian Institute of Technology in 2004 and Dr.-Ing. in electrical engineering and information technology from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany in 2011. During 2011-2012, he was a principal researcher at TNB Research Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia. Currently he is a lecturer at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang. His research interests include computational intelligence with emphasis on heuristic optimization and its applications in power systems and voltage stability problems.


  • Modern High Voltage Engineering Session

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boonchai Techaumnat
    Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

    Title : Electromechanics of Particle in Dielectric Systems

    Boonchai Techaumnat  received the B. Eng. in 1990, M. Eng. degrees in 1995 from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and the doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Kyoto University in 2001. He joined the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University as a lecturer in 1995. He is now an Associate Professor at the faculty. Dr. Techaumnat received the medal prize for new scholars from the Thailand Research Fund in 2005, the Nanobiotechnology Premium from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in 2009, and the book prize from the Institute of Electrical Engineers Japan in 2011 for "Electric Fields in Composite Dielectrics and their Applications”. His research interests include numerical field analysis, electrical insulation, bioelectromagnetics, and particle electrokinetics

    Asst. Prof. Dr. Peerawut Yutthagowith
    King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand

    Title : Transient characteristics of grounding systems

    Abstract :
         The grounding system is used for current dissipation from lightning and faults in a power system. In addition, it is also use as a reference in electrical circuits of a power system and electronic. Conventionally, the simple grounding systems for transmission towers and distribution poles are horizontal and vertical electrodes buried in soil. Therefore, the design of the grounding system in the power system is necessary for reducing the over-voltage and preventing damages to equipment and human life.
         Predictive calculations of ground potential rise on a grounding system due to lightning in the transmission and distribution systems is most essential for an economical insulation design of the transmission and distribution systems. Conventionally, circuit-theory based methods and transmission line approaches assuming a transverse electromagnetic (TEM) propagation mode were employed for the calculation of the over-voltages due to a lightning strike or faults in the transmission and distribution systems. The assumption of the TEM propagation mode might not be correct for the grounding system. This behavior cannot be expressed by a time-independent model unless the rise time of the current is much longer than the round-trip time of the travelling wave. To obtain more accurate results, full-wave approaches or numerical electromagnetic analysis (NEA) method such as the method of moment (MoM), the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) technique, and the hybrid electromagnetic-circuit methods such as the partial element equivalent circuit (PEEC) method are more appropriate than the circuit-theory based and transmission line approaches.
          To mitigate the over voltage and the potential rise of a grounding system from over current, conventionally increasing length or surface area of the grounding is employed for reducing grounding resisitance. Unfortunately, the over-voltage peak is not reduced by increasing length or surface area of the grounding system due to lightning effective length.
          In this paper, the limitations of the conventional methods based on circuit and transmission line approaches are described. The effective way for over-voltage mitigation on the grounding system is proposed in cases of low soil resistivity (less than 1000 ohm-meter) and high soil resistivity (over 1000 ohm-meter).

    Peerawut Yutthagowith received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1998 and 2002, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, in 2010. He joined King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang as a Lecturer in 2007 and became an Assisttant Professor at the same institute since 2012. His research interests are in area of a high voltage equipment modeling and electromagnetic transients in power systems. Dr. Yutthagowith is also a member of International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) WGC4.501 (Numerical Electromagnetic Analysis Method and Its Application to Surge Phenomena).


  • Renewable Energy Technologies, Applications and Its Impacts Session

  • Dr. Kritchai Witheephanich
    Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

    Title : Control of a Fresnel collector field-type solar cooling system

    Abstract :
         One of the applications of solar energy is solar cooling systems. In recent years there has been substantial growth in the requirements of cooling systems in commercial and industrial buildings. The coincidence between peak demand and peak production (solar maximum) is a remarkable advantage of the solar cooling plants compared to other applications of solar energy. The utilization of solar energy for cooling can be achieved by using solar collectors that produce heat to medium or high temperature and power an absorption machine to supply conditioning air.
         In low-power solar system, Fresnel solar concentrator systems are a new technology intending to make it in direct competition to the parabolic trough type systems. In such systems it is important to keep the inlet temperature to the absorption machine at a specific value. In this work we propose to use a model predictive control(MPC) strategy for controlling the outlet temperature while taking into account the constraints on flow level. We describe an MPC formulation in such a way that an explicit form of the entire control law can be computed off-line by solving a multi-parametric quadratic program (mpQP), thus making the MPC controller implementable by means of evaluating the piecewise linear function within the control unit.

    Kritchai Witheephanich received the M.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand, in2001, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, in 2012. Since 2001, he has been affiliated as a lecturer with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Srinakharinwirot University, where his research focuses on predictive control strategies to system science, control of communication networks, control of energy systems, and uncertain systems.

    Dr. Wijarn Wangdee
    King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand

    Title : Voltage Reliability Impact of Intermittent Renewable Energy Source Integration into Power System.

    Abstract :
         Investigating and understanding the overall reliability impact of intermittent renewable energy source integration into power system is considerably an important activity for power utilities. In this paper, a systematic approach based on system well-being analysis framework is utilized to capture the two fundamental aspects of power system reliability, designated as adequacy and security, of a power system containing wind power generation.A sequential Monte Carlo simulation technique was used in the study to accurately incorporate the chronology of intermittent wind generation.The results indicate that the system reliability implications when integrating large amounts of intermittent renewable energy source could differ considerably from conventional generation sources. Therefore, a profound understanding of the overall reliability impact from adequacy and security standpoints is necessary to ensure thatthe system reliability from both long-term planning and operationalpoints of view are not compromised.

    Wijarn Wangdee received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1999 and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. From 2006 to 2013, he worked as a senior engineer in System Planning Department at BC Hydro and Power Authority, Vancouver, Canada. He is currently a lecturer at the TGGS, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. His research area is in power system reliability, power system planning and operation. He is a senior member of the IEEE.


  • Advanced Power Electronics and Drives Session

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Surin Khomfoi
    King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand

    Title : Power Electronics Roles in Smartgrid

    Surin Khomfoi is an associate professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang. He received both B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand in 1996 and 2000, respectively, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering at The University of Tennessee. His research interests include power converters, AC drives, and fuzzy logic and neural network applications in power electronics and drives.


    Asst. Prof. Dr. Siriroj  Sirisukprasert
    Kasetsart University, Thailand

    Title : Power Electronics-based Energy Storages : A Key Component for Smart Grid Technology

    Abstract :
         Research issues regarding energy storages incorporated with power electronics technology presented in this paper. Since Smart Grid concept initiated, it has been well known that one of the key solutions is "energy storages", which can successfully support in both power and energy applications. Previous research shows that power electronics technology can further enhance the performance of the energy storages to meet such challenge requirement. Recently, several needs for this technology, i.e. energy storage material, power converter topology, energy management and anchor service development, have been continuously proposed. Meanwhile, battery energy storages trend to be a promising technology for smart power distribution networks. This paper summarizes related research previously conducted at Kasetsart Power Electronics Laboratory. It starts with the dc-Link voltage optimization for SOC balancing control for BESS based on cascaded multilevel converters. A real power exchange techniques by a STATCOM with ultra-capacitors is then presented. Finally, the Intermittent power mitigation strategy and capacity reduction technique for BESS employed in a power network with renewable energy distributed generations is explained.

    Siriroj Sirisukprasert is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Thailand. He received his B.Eng. (Electrical Engineering) from Kasetsart University in 1996 and both M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, USA, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. His research focus is Power Electronics system for utility applications and agricultures.


    Special Sessions
    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Werachet Khan-ngern
    King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand

    Title : Electric Vehicle Technology

    Abstract :
         Electric vehicle technology session is a forum for fostering researchers to exchange and share their knowledge and experience in the area of electric driving system, energy storage in EV, on board energy management system, EV charging system and monitoring system. The hybrid system of the driving system and the hybrid energy source are also focused. The electric vehicle is not included only the electric car, but also included the water electric vehicle, electric airplane and any kind of electric bikes. The research on smart EV is also recommended to contribute in this special session.

    Werachet Khanngern received his B.Eng and M.Eng in electrical engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand and received his Ph.D. and DIC in electrical engineering (power electronics) from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, University of London. He is currently an associate professor at electrical engineering department, KMITL, Thailand. His research areas are focused on electromagnetic compatibility, converters, inverters, energy storage and green energy applications. His recently research is focused on zero emission vehicle from proton exchange membrane fuel cell EVs, lithium phosphate battery application in EVs, amphibious EVs, wireless power charging for EVs, design of maximum power point tracking for PV system and the design of high performance electric car using carbon nano tube (CNT) material to meet a high EV energy saving.


    Asst. Prof. Dr. Yuttana Kumsuwan
    Chiang Mai University, Thailand

    Title : Power Converter in Photovoltaic Systems

    Abstract :
         The photovoltaic (PV) energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source of the last 5 years. In fact, current installed cumulative capacity has grown an average of 75% from 2 GW to 70GW, and is equivalent to 25% of wind power capacity. Among the reasons are technology developments and cost reduction of related technologies. Power electronics and industrial electronics play a key role as enabling technologies in this application field, and as such they are experiencing an important development in the last years.
         The aim of this special session is to concentrate all related contributions submitted to iEECON. The scope of this special section includes, but is not limited to:

    • Power converter topologies and system configurations for grid-connected PV systems
    • PV-based VSI and CSI converters in stand-aloneand grid-connected systems – dynamics, control, efficiency improvement, common mode current reduction, etc.
    • Maximum power point tracking methods
    • Efficiency, reliability and power quality of PV systems
    • Control and modulation of PV converters
    • Higher PV capacity penetration, distributed generation, energy storage, grid interconnection
    • EMI issues in PV based power electronic systems and reduction of common/differential-mode noise
    • Series/parallel connection of PV inverters, module/cell-integrated inverters, single-stage and multi-stage PV power processing, centralized/decentralized controllers, etc.
    • High performance tracking algorithms to tackle the issue of partial shading in PV Systems, addressing energy management issues, etc.
    Yuttana Kumsuwan received the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 2007. Since 2011, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chiang Mai University. He was a visiting professor at the Texas A&M University, College Station, United States, from October 2007 to May 2008, and at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada in March to May 2010. His research interests include power electronics, energy conversion systems, and electric drives.


    Dr. Komsan Hongesombut
    Kasetsart University, Thailand

    Title : Advanced Control and Operation in Smart Grid

    Abstract :
         The integration of smart grids would make the future electrical power systems more reliable, efficient and sustainable. In the light of the transition from the conventional power system to a smart grid, the use of distributed and bulk renewable generation will significantly increase. In addition, electricity markets will become much more liberated and participation of customers will start to play important role in operation and control of power systems. To evolve to a smart grid, the need for more effective and smarter control of a power system becomes important. The development of such a smart grid requires multidisciplinary researches, engineering efforts, intelligence and innovations in every aspect of electrical power engineering.  As a result, this session will discuss some of the most recent developments covered the broad areas of smart grid control.

    Komsan Hongesombut obtained his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Osaka University, Japan. From 2003-2005, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. From 2005-2009, he was a specialist in power systems at the R&D Center of Tokyo Electric Power Company, Japan. Currently, he is a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Kasetsart University, Thailand. His research interests include power system modeling, power system dynamics, controls and stability and smart grid.


     

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