ACEEE 2024 KEYNOTE SPEAKER I
Prof. Nikos D. Hatziargyriou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Speech Title: Exploiting the DER flexibility for Ancillary Services
Nikos Hatziargyriou is with the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), professor in Power Systems, since 1995, and Professor Emeritus, since 2022. He is Part-time Professor at the University of Vaasa, Finland. He has over 10 year industrial experience as Chair and CEO of the Hellenic Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO) and as executive Vice-Chair and Deputy CEO of the Public Power Corporation (PPC). He has participated in more than 60 R&I projects funded by the EU Commission, electric utilities and industry for fundamental research and practical applications. He is author of more than 300 journal and 600 conference proceedings papers, he is included in the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Thomson Reuters lists of top 1% most cited researchers and he is 2020 Globe Energy Prize laureate, the 2017 recipient of the IEEE/PES Prabha S. Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award and the 2023 recipient of the IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award.
ACEEE 2024 KEYNOTE SPEAKER II
Prof. Carlo Alberto Nucci, University of Bologna, Italy
The temporary title of keynote speech "Energy Transition in EU: the role of Climate Neutral and Smart Cities”
Carlo Alberto Nucci graduated with honors in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1982. He is a Full Professor and Head of the Power Systems Laboratory of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi”, University of Bologna. He is an author or coauthor of over 370 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals or in proceedings of international conferences. H-index Scopus 41. Responsible of several research projects financed by the Italian Ministry of Research and by the Italian Science Foundation (C.N.R.), by European Commission and of several research contracts financed by Italian and foreign companies and universities regarding restoration processes after blackouts, lightning interaction with power distribution systems, lightning protection of wind turbines, EMC in power systems, management of distribution networks with high penetration of distributed resources and methods/devices for accomplishing fault location in distribution networks, Phasor Measurement Units, State Estimation of power distribution networks, Smart City and Local Energy Communities. Prof. Nucci is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), of which he is also an Honorary member, and has received some best paper/technical international awards, including the CIGRE Technical Committee Award and the ICLP Golde Award. From January 2006 to September 2012, he served as Chairman of the CIGRE Study Committee C4 System Technical Performance. He has served as Panel member (Systems and Communication Engineering) for the ERC Advanced Grants Call 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020 evaluations, has served as Chairman of the International Steering Committee of the International Conference IEEE PES PowerTech from 2002 to 2007, Chairman of the Italian PES Chapter from 2002 to 2007, Region 8 Representative per la “IEEE PES Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa)” and member of IEEE PES Governing Board in 2009 and 2010; Member of IEEE Smart Cities Initiative for PES in the years 2012-2014; Chair, Technical Program Committee, IEEE Smart Grids World Forum 2012; Chair, IEEE/PES Region 8 Scholarship Plus Committee since 2014, as Member of the IEEE-PES Fellow Committee from 2014 to 2018, and as Member of the IEEE Fellow Committee from 2022 to date. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Electric Power Systems Research journal (Elsevier) from 2010 to 2021. He has served as the President of the Italian Group of the University Professors of Electrical Power Systems (GUSEE) from 2012 to 2015. He is presently serving as the Italian Representative in the Horizon Europe Mission “Climate-Neutral and Smart cities”, serving as MUR reference for the MITE revision of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development, and as a member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Regional Energy Plan of Emilia Romagna Region, Italy. He is also serving as chair of the International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP. Prof. Nucci is Doctor Honoris Causa of the University Politehnica of Bucharest and a member of the Academy of Science of the Institute of Bologna. Invited Keynote plenary speaker and lecturer at 38 international conferences.
ACEEE 2024 KEYNOTE SPEAKER III
Prof. Zhaoyang DONG, University of New South Wales, Australia
Prof Joe Dong is currently Singapore Power Group Endowed Professor, and Co-Director of SPG-NTU Joint Lab at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His previous roles include SHARP Professor with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. He was the inaugural Director of UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute, Director of ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions, Ausgrid Chair Professor and Director of Ausgrid Cent.re for Intelligent Electricity Networks providing R&D support for the AU$500m Smart Grid, Smart City national demonstration project. His research interest includes power system planning, load modelling, smart grid, smart cities, energy market, renewable energy and its grid connection, and computational methods and their application in power system analysis. He has been serving as editor/associate editor of several IEEE transactions and IET journals. He is a Fellow of IEEE.
ACEEE 2024 INVITED SPEAKERS
Assoc. Prof. Chengxin Li, Sichuan University, China
Asst. Prof. Kaikai Pan, Zhejiang University, China
Kaikai Pan is an Assistant Professor at the College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands, under the supervision of Prof. Peter Palensky and Prof. Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani. Currently He is affiliated with the Ubiquitous System Security Lab. (USSLAB), with a research focus on the renewable energy system security, unmanned system control security, and cyber-physical system security. He has authored over 30 high-quality academic papers, including 10 first-author or corresponding-author journal articles indexed in SCI journals such as IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (TPWRS), IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG), and IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine (IEM). He serves as a guest editor for the SCI-indexed Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy (MPCE) and is a program committee member for multiple international conferences. He also acts as a reviewer for top journals such as IEEE TSG, IEEE TPWRS, IEM, IEEE TII, IEEE TCST, and IEEE TIFS, etc. He has been recognized with various awards, including the 2022 First Prize for Technological Progress from the Chinese Institute of Electronics, the "Humans of EEMCS" award from Delft University of Technology, and the Best Paper Award at the prestigious IEEE SmartGridComm'17 conference.