On September 4, the 2021 International Forum on Electronized Future Energy Systems was successfully held. This forum was hosted by Tsinghua University and the Management Committee of Tianfu New District, Sichuan, and co hosted by thePower Electronics Society (PELS) of theInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), China Electrotechnical Society and Xi’an Jiaotong University. The forum was organized by Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute andthe Department of Electrical Engineering of Tsinghua University, the Party and Mass WorkDivisionof the Party Working Committee of Sichuan Tianfu New District, and the Institute of Machinery Industry Information,andco-organized by the Asian Power Electronics Coordinating Committee (APECC) and theEditorialOfficeof the Journal of Electrical Engineering.JME Academy provided webcast support. The forumwas presentedoffline and online, with sub-forums set the Institute of Machinery Industry Informationin Beijingand Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute respectively in Chengdu. Foreign experts and audiencesparticipated onthe Zoom platform, and the forum islive broadcasted simultaneously.
Guests attending the foruminclude: Guo Jianbo, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, First-level Advisor of State Grid Corporation,andHonorary President of China Electric Power Research Institute; Tang Guangfu, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering andPresident of Global EnergyInternet Research Institute; Dushan Boroyevich, Academician ofthe U.S.Academy of Engineering and Vice President of Virginia Tech; Saifur Rahman,IEEE Fellow and former chairman of IEEEPower Energy Society (PES);Don Tan,IEEE Fellow and former chairman of IEEE PELS;Kang Chongqing,IEEE Fellow,Dean of the Department of Electrical Engineering andPresident of Sichuan Energy Internet Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University;Liu Jinjun,IEEE Fellow,Professor ofXi’an Jiaotong University and vice chairman of IEEE PELS; Zhao Zhengming, IEEE Fellow and Professor of Tsinghua University; Shi Yong,Vice Presidentof Institute of Machinery Industry Information andVicePresident ofChina Machine Press. More than 8,200 participants from 19 countries around the world participatedin the forumoffline in Beijing and Chengdu, onlineon the Zoom platform, or watched thelive broadcast onlineon the JME Academy network platform.
At the opening ceremony of the forum, Professor Kang Chongqing gave a speech first. In his speech, he introduced the background andhosts of this forum, theoutlines and recentachievementsof the Department of Electrical Engineering andSichuan Energy Internet Research Institute of Tsinghua University, and addressed theappreciation for the work by the hosts, organizers supporters, guests, audience and volunteers of the forum. Then, Professor Liu Jinjun delivered a speech on behalf of IEEE PELS, congratulating and thanking the organizer of the forum, Tsinghua University, for the preparation work. Finally, Vice President Shi Yong delivered a speech on behalf of the Institute of Machinery Industry Information. He introduced theoutline of the Institute of Machinery Industry Information,China Machine pressandChinese andEnglishversionsof the Journal of Electrical Engineering, and wished the forum a complete success.
Speech by Professor Kang Chongqing
Speech by Professor Liu Jinjun
Speech byVice PresidentShi Yong
In the keynote report session, Academician Guo Jianbo first gave a report entitled “Challengesfor NewPowerSystems withNewEnergies as theMainstay”. Inhis report,hereviewed the “carbon peak and carbon neutral” goal proposed by President Xi Jinping, analyzed thechallenges forabundance, safety and market mechanism design of the new power system with new energies as the mainstay, and shared his views on the short-term, medium-term and long-term phased goals and technical routes in power system transformation.
Academician Guo Jianbo delivered a keynote speech
Professor Dushan Boroyevich gave a keynote report entitled “Global Intergrid: An Electronized Future Power System for Sustainable Energy Abundance?”, in which he pointed out that electrification will play a key role in solving future energy crisis and challenges, but the current smart grid technology is not enough to support the development of future energy systems; we need to build a new electronized power gridto balance the fluctuations and changes of renewable energies and power consumption,before wefinally form a new globalintergrid architecture to solve the challenges of climate change and energy crisis.
Professor Dushan Boroyevich gave a keynote speech
Academician Tang Guangfu gave a keynote report entitled “Trends and Challenges of High-Power Power Electronics Technology for Power System Applications”. In the report,he explored the development strategy of energy transition in China, introduced the development trend of power electronized power grid in energy transition, and discussednine major technical challenges includingpower electronic devices, strong stress multi-physical field control, electromagnetic interference, broadband characteristics analysis, etc.
Academician Tang Guangfu delivered a keynote speech
Professor Saifur Rahman gave a keynote report entitled “Role of the Smart Grid in Facilitating the Integration of Renewables”. In the report, Professor Saifur Rahman analyzed the current installed capacity and development trendofglobal renewable energy in the nextdecade, discussed the challenges of renewable energy fluctuations to system operation,as well as thedevelopment trend and key technologies ofsmart grids and interconnected microgrids.
Professor Saifur Rahman gave a keynote speech
At the end of the keynote report session, Dr. Don Tan made a report entitled “Autonomous Substation and 100% Renewable Energy Penetration”. In his report, he discussed the technical challenges and current status ofmicrogrid island operation, power system inertia, voltage/reactive power regulation, harmonic stability, and renewable energy penetration in five parts, andshared his views on the future of power electronized energy systems.
Dr. Don Tan gave a keynote speech
After the keynote report session, the forum held a panel discussion. Academician Guo Jianbo, Academician Tang Guangfu, Professor Dushan Boroyevich, Professor Saifur Rahman, Dr. Don Tan and Professor Liu Jinjun participated in the roundtable discussion session, and Professor Zhao Zhengming presided over the roundtable discussion. Experts at the meeting discussed the reform of the power system and mechanism, key equipment and technologies of the power electronized power system, further integration of power electronics and the power system, stability and reliability of the power electronized power system, future relationshipsbetweenAC andDC power energysystems, etc. Audience at present and onlinealso participated in the round-table discussion through questions. The opinions of the experts aroused a strong response from the audience, and the atmosphere was enthusiastic.
Experts participate in the panel discussion online
Group photo of participants in Beijing sub-forumand online guests
Group photo of participantsin Chengdu