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Hu Zechun

Associate Professor

Research Direction

Power system operation and optimization, Electric Vehicle, Applications of Energy Storage in Power Systems, Demand Response, Power System Planning, and Electricity Market

East Main Building, 9-307 Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University Beijing, 100084, P. R. China

zechhu@tsinghua.edu.cn

010-62796853

  • Biography
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  • Research Project
  • Publications
  • Social service

Biography

Zechun Hu received the B.S. degree and Ph.D. degree from Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Shaanxi, China, in 2000 and 2006, respectively. He worked in Shanghai Jiao Tong University after graduation and also worked in University of Bath as a research officer from 2009 to 2010. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2010 where he is now an associate professor. He has published more than 120 papers and two book chapters. His major research interests include vehicle to grid techniques, applications of energy storage in power systems, optimal planning & operation of power systems, and power markets.

Educational Background

2000 - 2006, Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

1996 - 2000, Bachelor of Eng., Electrical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Work Experience

2010 - present, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2009 - 2010, Research Officer, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Bath University, Great Britain

2006 - 2010, Lecturer, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Honors and Awards

The Third Price, Jiangsu Province, for the project “Research and applications on voltage security improvement, energy preservation and loss reduction techniques for provincial power grid”, 2014.

Two journal papers published in Chinese won the “One-hundred Most Influential Research Papers in China” award in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

The First Price, Ministry of Education, For Progress in Science and Technology with project “Optimal decision models and methods for power system operation and planning”, 2008.

The First Price, Shanghai, for the project “Security guarantee technology for power system”, 2008

The Third Price, Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering, for the project “Electrical layout optimization and applications for large scale hydro power plant”, 2004.


Teaching

(1)Undergraduates Courses

Modern Distribution System Analysis, Autumn Semester from 2014

(2)Postgraduates Courses

Modern Power System Planning, Autumn Semester from 2011

Graduate Advising

(1)Graduated Students

Post-Doc: Xia Yang, Hui Liu (Co-Supervise)

Ph.D.: Zhuowei Luo, Shu Zhang, Baowei Li, Fang Zhang, Kaiqiao Zhan, Zhiwei Xu, Huajie Ding, Long Jia (Co-Supervise)

M.S.: Zijiao Han, Ge Gao, Aihu Du (Co-Supervise), Yuexi Yang (Co-Supervise), Chiwei Yi (Co-Supervise), Ding Xiang (Co-Supervise)

(2)Current Graduate Students

Ph.D. candidate: Hongcai Zhang, Boshi Zhao, Weiping Wu, Xiaoyu Duan (Co-Supervise), Haocheng Luo

M.S. candidate: Rui Xia, Huimiao Chen, Ruixue Li


(1)Research Interests

Smart Grid, especially on electric vehicles, energy storage systems and demand side response

Power system analysis and optimization under uncertainties

Reactive power optimization and voltage stability

Power system planning

Electricity market

(2)Selected Academic Funds

2016-2020,Distribution Network Planning Methods Considering Flexible Loads With High Renewable Penetration,Project Supported by National Key Research and Development Program. (Co-I)

2015-2018, Research on dispatch strategy and market mechanism of various distributed controllable resources participating power system operation optimization, NSFC. (PI)

2012-2015, Research on key technologies and applications for operating system of electric vehicles, National High Technology Research and Development of China (863 Program). (Co-I)

2012-2015, Research on vehicle to grid techniques, National High Technology Research and Development of China (863 Program). (Co-I)

2012-2014, Research on coordinated operation and optimal planning of multiple energy storage systems, NSFC. (PI)

2009-2011, Uncertain analysis methods for the secure and economic operation of AC/DC power systems, Ministry of Education. (PI)

(3)Selected International Collaboration Projects

2013-2015, Integrated operation and planning for smart electric distribution networks (OPEN), NSFC and EPSRC-UK (Co-I)

2010-2011, Smart dispatch to integrate renewable resources and demand response for smart operation of smart grids, AREVA T&D. (Co-I)

(4)Selected Industry Projects

2016-2018,Key Technology Research and Application on the Cloud Platform for Smart EV Charging and Interconnection. China Southern Power Grid. (PI)

2016-2018,Research and Demonstration on the Solutions to Improve the Voltage Control Capabilities for Power Grids of Large Cities. State Grid Corporation of China. (PI)

2015-2016,New Techniques for Automatic Generation Control Considering Various Regulation Resources for North China Power Grid. State Grid Corporation of China. (PI)

2015-2016,Energy Storage Control Performance Optimization for the Wind-Solar-Storage-Transmission Pilot Project. State Grid Corporation of China. (PI)

2015-2016,Mathematical Formulations and Solution Methods for Optimal Planning of EV Charging Facilities. China Power Engineering Consulting Group Co., Ltd. (PI)

2015-2016, Coordination of Renewable Energy Generation and Electric Vehicle: Modelling and Potential Analysis. Energy Research Institute of NDRC. (PI)

2014, Random behavior characteristics of electric vehicle group and the impact on power system steady state operation. China Electric Power Research Institute. (PI)

2014, Cost-benefit analysis of investment on electric vehicle charging facilities and software development. Electric Power Research Institute of China Southern Power Grid. (PI)

2013-2014, Online reactive power reserve analysis and optimization system development for Jiangsu Power Grid. Jiangsu Electric Power Research Institute. (PI)

2013-2014, Research on modeling and optimization methods for coordinated transmission-distribution network planning considering demand response. Chongqing Electric Power Company. (PI)

2012-2013, Optimal planning and control strategies of energy storage system for wind farm. China Longyuan Power Group Corporation Limited. (Co-I)

2012-2013, Technology research and demonstration on the merge of electric vehicles with smart grid. State Grid Corporation of China. (PI)

2011-2012, Research on market mechanism for the ancillary service provided by energy storage resources. North China Grid Company. (PI)

2010-2011, Research on the impacts of large scale electric vehicle integrations. Electric Power Research Institute of China Southern Power Grid. (Co-I)

2010-2011, Modeling, simulation of electric vehicle charging and discharging and analyzing their impact on power network (V2G). State Grid Corporation of China. (Co-I)


(1)Book Chapter

[1]Zechun Hu, Yonghua Song, Zhiwei Xu. Hierarchical Coordinated Control Strategies for Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging [Book Title: Plug In Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids, Charging Strategies, Chapter 3]. Rajakaruna Sumedha, Shahnia Farhad, Ghosh Arindam, Eds.; Springer Singapore, 2015, pp 55-87. (ISBN: 978-981-287-316-3)

[2]Wencong Su, Jianhui Wang, Zechun Hu. Planning, Control, and Management Strategies for Parking Lots for PEVs [Book Title: Plug In Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids, Integration Techniques, Chapter 3]. Rajakaruna Sumedha, Shahnia Farhad, Ghosh Arindam, Eds., Springer Singapore, 2015, pp 61-98. (ISBN: 978-981-287-298-2)

(2)Selected International Journal Papers Since 2012

[1] H. Zhang; S. Moura; Z. Hu; Y. Song, "PEV Fast-Charging Station Siting and Sizing on Coupled Transportation and Power Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (Accepted, Available Online)

[2] H. Zhang; Z. Hu; Z. Xu; Y. Song, "Optimal Planning of PEV Charging Station With Single Output Multiple Cables Charging Spots," in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (Accepted, Available Online)

[3] Z. Xu; T. Deng; Z. Hu; Y. Song; J. Wang, "Data-Driven Pricing Strategy for Demand-Side Resource Aggregators," in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (Accepted, Available Online)

[4] Hongchai Zhang, Zechun Hu, Zhiwei Xu and Yonghua Song, "Evaluation of Achievable Vehicle-to-Grid Capacity Using Aggregate PEV Model," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 784-794, Jan. 2017.

[5] Zhiwei Xu, Zechun Hu, Yonghua Song and Jianhui Wang, "Risk-Averse Optimal Bidding Strategy for Demand-Side Resource Aggregators in Day-Ahead Electricity Markets Under Uncertainty," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 96-105, Jan. 2017.

[6] Zhiwei Xu, Duncan S. Callaway, Zechun Hu and Yonghua Song, "Hierarchical Coordination of Heterogeneous Flexible Loads," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 4206-4216, Nov. 2016.

[7] Huajie Ding, Pierre Pinson, Zechun Hu and Yonghua Song, "Optimal Offering and Operating Strategies for Wind-Storage Systems With Linear Decision Rules," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 4755-4764, Nov. 2016.

[8] Hongcai Zhang, Zechun Hu, Zhiwei Xu and Yonghua Song, "An Integrated Planning Framework for Different Types of PEV Charging Facilities in Urban Area," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid,vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 2273-2284, 2016.

[9] Zechun Hu, Kaiqiao Zhan, Hongcai Zhang, Yonghua Song,“Pricing mechanisms design for guiding electric vehicle charging to fill load valley”, Applied Energy, vol. 178, pp. 155-163, 2016.

[10] Zhiwei Xu, Wencong Su, Zechun Hu, Yonghua Song, Hongcai Zhang, "A Hierarchical Framework for Coordinated Charging of Plug-In Electric Vehicles in China," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 428-438, 2016.

[11] Huajie Ding, Pierre Pinson, Zechun Hu, and Yonghua Song, "Integrated Bidding and Operating Strategies for Wind-Storage Systems," IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 163-172, 2016.

[12] Huajie Ding, Zechun Hu, Yonghua Song, "Rolling Optimization of Wind Farm and Energy Storage System in Electricity Markets," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol.30, no.5, pp.2676-2684, Sept. 2015

[13] Hui Liu, Zechun Hu, Yonghua Song, Jianhui Wang, Xu Xie, "Vehicle-to-Grid Control for Supplementary Frequency Regulation Considering Charging Demands," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol.30, no.6, pp.3110-3119, Nov. 2015

[14] Kaiqiao Zhan, Zechun Hu, Yonghua Song, Ning Lu, Zhiwei Xu, Long Jia, “A probability transition matrix based decentralized electric vehicle charging method for load valley filling”, Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 125, pp. 1-7, August 2015

[15] Huajie Ding, Zechun Hu, Yonghua Song, “Value of the energy storage system in an electric bus fast charging station”, Applied Energy, vol. 157, pp. 630-639, Nov. 2015.

[16] Zhiwei Xu, Zechun Hu, Yonghua Song, Wei Zhao, and Yongwang Zhang, "Coordination of PEVs charging across multiple aggregators," Applied Energy, vol. 136, pp. 582-589, 2014.

[17] Wei Qi, Zhiwei Xu, Zuo Jun Max Shen, Zechun Hu, and Yonghua Song, "Hierarchical Coordinated Control of Plug-in Electric Vehicles Charging in Multifamily Dwellings," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 5(3), pp. 1465-1474, 2014.

[18] Lin Zhou, Furong Li, Chenghong Gu, Zechun Hu, and Simon Le Blond, "Cost/Benefit Assessment of a Smart Distribution System With Intelligent Electric Vehicle Charging," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 5(2), pp. 839-847, 2014.

[19] Hui Liu, Zechun Hu, Yonghua Song, and Jin Lin, "Decentralized Vehicle-to-Grid Control for Primary Frequency Regulation Considering Charging Demands," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 28(3), pp. 3480-3489, 2013.

[20] Zhuowei Luo, Zechun Hu, Yonghua Song, Zhiwei Xu, and Haiyan Lu, "Optimal Coordination of Plug-In Electric Vehicles in Power Grids with Cost-Benefit Analysis—Part I: Enabling Techniques," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 28(4), pp. 3546-3555, 2013.

[21] Zhuowei Luo, Zechun Hu, Yonghua Song, Zhiwei Xu, and Haiyan Lu, "Optimal Coordination of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in Power Grids with Cost-Benefit Analysis—Part II: A Case Study in China," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 28(4), pp. 3556-3565, 2013.

[22] Fang Zhang, Zechun Hu and Yonghua Song, "Mixed-integer linear model for transmission expansion planning with line losses and energy storage systems," IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, 7(8), pp. 919-928, 2013.

[23] Yan Zhang, Furong Li, Zechun Hu, and Gavin Shaddick, "Quantification of Low Voltage Network Reinforcement Costs: A Statistical Approach," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, pp. 810-818, 2013.

[24] Baowei Li, Yonghua Song and Zechun Hu, "Carbon Flow Tracing Method for Assessment of Demand Side Carbon Emissions Obligation," IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 4(4), pp. 1100-1107, 2013.

[25] Zechun Hu and Furong Li, "Cost-Benefit Analyses of Active Distribution Network Management, Part I: Annual Benefit Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 3(3), pp. 1067-1074, 2012.

[26] Zechun Hu and Furong Li, "Cost-Benefit Analyses of Active Distribution Network Management, Part II: Investment Reduction Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 3(3), pp. 1075-1081, 2012.

[27] Huajie Ding, Zechun Hu and Yonghua Song, "Stochastic optimization of the daily operation of wind farm and pumped-hydro-storage plant," Renewable Energy, vol. 48, pp. 571-578, 2012.

[28] Hui Liu, Zechun Hu and Yonghua Song, "Lyapunov-Based Decentralized Excitation Control for Global Asymptotic Stability and Voltage Regulation of Multi-Machine Power Systems," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27(4), pp. 2262-2270, 2012.

(3)Selected Conference Papers Since 2012

[1]H. Zhang, Z. Hu, Y. Song and S. Moura, "Coordination of V2G and distributed wind power using the storage-like aggregate PEV model," IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), Minneapolis, MN, USA, 2016, pp. 1-5.

[2]Haocheng Luo, Zechun Hu and Xu Xie, "Model predictive based automatic generation control with participation of the output-constrained wind farms," IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC), Xi'an, China, 2016, pp. 1584-1588.

[3]Huimiao Chen, Zechun Hu, Zhiwei Xu, et al., "Coordinated charging strategies for electric bus fast charging stations," IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC), Xi'an, China, 2016, pp. 1174-1179.

[4]H. Ding, Z. Hu, Y Song, Pierre Pinson, “Improving offering strategies for wind farms enhanced with storage capability”, IEEE PowerTech, Eindhoven, 2015, pp. 1-6.

[5]H. Ding, Z. Hu and Y. Song, "Optimal intra-day coordination of wind farm and pumped-hydro-storage plant," in PES General Meeting | Conference & Exposition, 2014 IEEE, National Harbor, MD, USA, 2014, pp. 1-5.

[6]H. Zhang, W. Tang, Z. Hu, Y. Song, Z. Xu, and L. Wang, "A method for forecasting the spatial and temporal distribution of PEV charging load," in PES General Meeting | Conference & Exposition, 2014 IEEE, National Harbor, MD, USA, 2014, pp. 1-5.

[7]D. Xiang, Z. Hu, Y. Song, and Y. Zhang, "The innovations and implications of the global business models for electric vehicles," in Transportation Electrification Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific), 2014 IEEE Conference and Expo, Beijing, China, 2014, pp. 1-6.

[8]H. Ding, Z. Hu, Y. Song, X. Hu, and Y. Liu, "Coordinated control strategy of energy storage system with electric vehicle charging station," in Transportation Electrification Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific), 2014 IEEE Conference and Expo, Beijing, China, 2014, pp. 1-5.

[9]L. Jia, Z. Hu, W. Liang, W. Lang, and Y. Song, "A novel approach for urban electric vehicle charging facility planning considering combination of slow and fast charging," in Power System Technology (POWERCON), 2014 International Conference on, Chengdu, China, 2014, pp. 3354-3360.

[10]B. Zhao, Z. Hu, Q. Zhou, Y. Song, and C. He, "Online dynamic reactive power reserve optimization for power system with Multi-infeed HVDC systems," in Power System Technology (POWERCON), 2014 International Conference on, Chengdu, China, 2014, pp. 641-648.

[11]R. Xia, Z. Hu and Q. Zhou, "Optimal planning of dynamic VAR compensation based on transient voltage stability analysis," in Power System Technology (POWERCON), 2014 International Conference on, Chengdu, China, 2014, pp. 916-921.

[12]Y. Tao, Z. Xu, A. P. Meliopoulos, and Z. Hu, "Optimal power flow with flexible loading," in Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES), 2013 IEEE, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2013, pp. 1-5.

[13]F. Zhang, Z. Hu, H. Liu, and Y. Song, "Design of H2-optimal structured state feedback controller for energy storage systems in power system frequency regulation," in Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES), 2013 IEEE, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2013, pp. 1-5.

[14]Z. Hu, S. Zhang, F. Zhang, and H. Lu, "SCUC with battery energy storage system for peak-load shaving and reserve support," in Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES), 2013 IEEE, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2013, pp. 1-5.

[15]H. Ding, Z. Hu, Y. Song, J. Wu, and X. Fan, "Coordinated operational strategy of energy storage system and wind farm," in Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT EUROPE), 2013 4th IEEE/PES, Lyngby, 2013, pp. 1-5.

[16]Z. Hu, F. Zhang and B. Li, "Transmission expansion planning considering the deployment of energy storage systems," in Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2012 IEEE, San Diego, CA, 2012, pp. 1-6.

[17]Z. Xu, Z. Hu, Y. Song, Z. Luo, K. Zhan, and J. Wu, "Coordinated charging strategy for PEVs charging stations," in Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2012 IEEE, San Diego, CA, 2012, pp. 1-8.

[18]Z. Luo, Z. Hu, Y. Song, Z. Xu, H. Liu, L. Jia, and H. Lu, "Economic analyses of plug-in electric vehicle battery providing ancillary services," in Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC), 2012 IEEE International, Greenville, SC, 2012, pp. 1-5.

[19]H. Jiang, S. Zhang, Z. Hu, Y. Song, and C. Yi, "Robust optimization method for unit commitment with network losses considering wind uncertainties," in Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2012 IEEE, San Diego, CA, 2012, pp. 1-5.

[20]L. Jia, Z. Hu, Y. Song, and Z. Luo, "Optimal siting and sizing of electric vehicle charging stations," in Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC), 2012 IEEE International, Greenville, SC, 2012, pp. 1-6.

[21]Z. Hu and Y. Song, "Distribution network expansion planning with optimal siting and sizing of electric vehicle charging stations," in Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2012 47th International, London, 2012, pp. 1-6.

[22]K. Zhan, Z. Hu, Y. Song, Z. Luo, Z. Xu, and L. Jia, "Coordinated electric vehicle charging strategy for optimal operation of distribution network," in Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Europe), 2012 3rd IEEE PES International Conference and Exhibition on, Berlin, 2012, pp. 1-6.


(1) Professional Society Membership

Member of IEE (2009)

Member of CIGRE Working Group (2014)

(2) JOURNAL REVIEWER

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2010-)

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (2012-)

IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (2012-)

Applied Energy (2015-)

European Transactions on Electrical Power(2008-)

Automation of Electric Power Systems (2006-)

Proceedings of CSEE (2010-)

Power System Technology (2010-)