SS2: Future Active Distribution Grids for Deep Penetration of Distributed Renewables


Since the establishment of the Paris Agreement, the global power industries are evolving towards carbon neutrality proactively via the massive integration of renewable energy and continuous obsoletion of thermal power generation. The reducing spinning reserves and expanding intermittent renewable generation are leaving the power system vulnerable to contingencies and compromising the grid stability, which has been evidenced by the recent blackouts in Texas and Taiwan. To embrace the increasing penetration of renewables with sufficient resilience, promised stability and economy, there is an emerging need to develop an active distribution grid to enhance the grid hosting capacity of the integration of renewables. In the  active distribution grids, power electronics interfaced appliances , such as EVs, battery storages, electric thermal loads etc., offers fast responsive, flexible and distributed dispatch resources for generation demand balancing, which are ideal resources for incorporating renewables. To achieve the harmonized coordination among the grid, renewables and the aforementioned dispatch resources, comprehensive modelling, robust control and  management of these devices are necessary. The purpose of this special session is to inspire ideas related to distributed control intelligence, energy management and control of power electronics in low voltage distribution grids. Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts for review and publication . The topics of interest include, but not limited

  1. Distributed control of power electronic interfaced devices
  2. Control strategy of distributed renewables with consideration of utility grid stability
  3. Energy management system in active distribution grids
  4. V 2G application in active distribution grids
  5. Renewable hosting capacity improvement with intelligent grid planning
  6. Modelling and control of grid interfaced storage system
  7. State estimation and stability analysis of power electronic interfaced active distribution grids
  8. Energy trading between renewable producers a nd end use customers in active distribution networks
  9. Modelling and operation of the multi energy system on the top of the electric distribution network
  10. Coordinated operation of the transmission network and active distribution network


Minghao Wang, Research Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Email:, Tel: (+852) 27666181

Dr Minghao Wang received the B.Eng.(Hons.) degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, and the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, the U.K. in 2012, and the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degree, both in electrical  and electronic engineering, from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2013 and 2017, respectively. Since 2018, he has been with the  Department of Electrical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Currently, he is a Research Assistant Professor in the  Department of Electrical Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests include Microgrids, DC-AC converters, Power Electronics and Power Systems.

Jinhong Sun, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Email:, Tel: (+852) 67614582

Dr. Jinhong Sun received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and automation from Shandong University of Science and Technology, Shandong, China, in 2014. Her M.Sc. degree in electronic and information engineering from the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, in 2015. And her Ph.D. degree with the Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, in 2021. She is currently with Department of Electrical Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as a postdoctoral fellow. Her research interests include power electronics, renewable energy, and motion control of the electric vehicles.