Modern challenges to the power system: from 1-Watt LED lamps to 5000 MW nuclear power stations
27 Apr, 2018 (Fri)
10:00 am
Room 603, Chow Yei Ching Building

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Prof. Math Bollen
Luleå University of Technology, Skellefteå, Sweden


The electric power system is prone to changes in both production and consumption. There is the ongoing changes, from morning load pickup to sudden loss of the biggest production unit. But there are also new and even less predictable changes, like where and when new power stations will be build, how much customers will use electric cars and when those cars will be charged.

In this project some of the changes will be discussed where the emphasis will be very much on the increased uncertainty for the power-system planner. This will be illustrated by challenges taken up in ongoing research and recent results from that research.


Biography of the speaker:

Math Bollen is professor in electric power engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Skellefteå, Sweden. He received the MSc and PhD degrees from Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 1985 and 1989, respectively. He has worked at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Manchester, U.K., Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, STRI AB, Gothenburg, Sweden, and at the Energy Markets Inspectorate, Eskilstuna, Sweden.

Prof Bollen has published a few hundred technical papers and four text books: two on power quality and two on the future power grid. He is since many years one of the leading researchers on power quality, having defined voltage dips and more recently harmonic distortion in the frequency range 2 to 150 kHz as research areas. Beyond power quality, he has made research contributions to power-system protection, power-system reliability, integration of renewable electricity production and smart grids.

Throughout most of his work, an important aspect has been the building of bridges between theory and practice as well as between academia and industry. Prof. Bollen is Fellow IEEE since 2005 for contributions to power quality and recipient of the CIGRE technical committee award.


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