Empowering Grids: Leveraging Networked Microgrids for a Sustainable, Greener, and Resilient Future


Speaker:  Mo-Yuen ChowShanghai Jiao Tong Univ.

Time:       15:00-17:00, Dec. 1st

Location: 1C101, SIST

Host:        Minfan Fu




The increasing demand for energy, the limited supply of traditional energy sources, and a growing desire for cleaner energy have led to the exploration of distributed energy resources (DERs). Novel and advanced Energy Management Systems and technologies are urgently needed to handle the challenges such as scalability, interoperability, reliability/resilience, and cyber-security when the amount of DER incorporation is massive, especially when the operation dynamics changes rapidly. This presentation will overview the research and technologies that integrate distributed energy sources into the grid through Networked Microgrids (NMG) and Virtual Power Plants (VPP) and describe the Smart Collaborative Distributed Energy Mangement Systems work and the Yangtze Delta Energy Management Systems Consortium Plus activities (YD-EMSC+) to provide sustainable, reliable, and greener power with greater flexibility and resilience.


Mo-Yuen Chow earned his degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S., 1982); and Cornell University (M. Eng., 1983; Ph.D., 1987). Dr. Chow joined as a Professor at UM-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute in 2022. He was a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University.

Dr. Chow’s recent research focuses on distributed control and management, smart micro-grids, batteries management, and mechatronics systems. Dr. Chow has established the Advanced Diagnosis, Automation, and Control Laboratory. He is an IEEE Fellow, the Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics 2014-2018, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 2010-2012. He has received the IEEE Region-3 Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, the IEEE ENCS Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, the IEEE ENCS Service Award, the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Anthony J Hornfeck Service Award, and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.