Group:Lunch Meeting
Title: Smart Grid - An Emerging Interdisciplinary Field
Speaker: Chenye Wu University
Time: 2011-09-22 12:00-2011-09-22 13:30
Venue: FIT 1-222


Speaker: Chenye Wu


Title: Smart Grid - An Emerging Interdisciplinary Field


Abstract: With the increasing awareness of green world, researchers from various disciplines are working jointly for the same topic - smart grid. I will first briefly introduce the state of art for smart grid from the viewpoint of a researcher in communication society. Then, I will introduce one game theoretical model of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) application and try to give some insights of the smart grid system.


The notion of V2G architecture is proposed noting the facts that electric vehicles (EVs) are likely to become very popular worldwide within the next few years and with possibly millions of such vehicles being operated across the country, one can establish a distributed electricity storage system that comprises of the EVs’ batteries with a huge total storage capacity. An effective V2G architecture can help the power grid in several different ways, including balancing loads by "peak shaving" and "valley filling", providing ancillary services such as frequency and voltage regulations. In the game model, we try to understand the interactions among EVs and aggregators in a V2G market, where EVs participate in providing frequency regulation service to the grid. We also analyze the game theoretical interactions of EVs under the grid's smart pricing policy, and show how the equilibria provide benefits to both EV owners and the power grid. This is a joint work with Prof. Jianwei Huang from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Prof. Hamed Mohsenian-Rad from Texas Tech University.


Finally, I will discuss several possible interactions between smart grid and other information sciences. I believe, with so many young experts in various disciplines in IIIS, we can make a significant impact to smart grid together.


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