SS4: Emerging Prosumer Energy Management Technologies in Modern Power Systems with Distributed Energy Resources


In modern power systems, distributed energy resources (DERs), including photovoltaics (PVs), electric vehicles (EVs), energy storage systems (ESSs), play an important role in energy transition from conventional fossil fuels to renewables. With the increasing DERs, traditional passive consumers can act as active prosumers which can manage their energy generation, storage and consumption simultaneously. By this way, prosumers are able to participate in electricity market transactions to minimize the cost of energy procurement, and facilitate power system operations by providing ancillary services. In this regard, a novel prosumer energy management system is urgently needed to take full advantage of prosumers’ flexibility while taking the interests of other parties into account. Research into prosumer energy management involves a wide range of disciplines, including power engineering, computer science, (micro) economics, thermal and control engineering. This session will bring together researchers and practitioners to introduce and discuss emerging technologies covering monitoring, operation, planning, marketing and control architectures related to the prosumer energy management.


In recent years, some prosumer energy management strategies have been proposed in literature, such as the peer-to-peer approach, coordinated scheduling-based scheme and centralized control method. However, the current energy management system needs to be rigorously re-engineered into an integrated and intelligent system that manages not only the smart grid but also the multi-energy system with couplings of electricity, thermal and natural gas networks. To this end, a large number of prosumers will actively participate in system-wide and local coordination tasks. Therefore, the modeling methods and related emerging technologies are still hot topics that require substantial scientific research.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Electricity market design for prosumer energy management
  • Prosumer-oriented home energy management system
  • Data management and ICT technologies to promote energy trading between prosumers
  • IoTs/Cloud based solutions for prosumer monitoring, management and control
  • Aggregation and disaggregation technologies for integrating and managing prosumers’ DERs
  • New coordinated control methodologies to integrate prosumers’ flexibility into smart grid operations
  • Automated technologies based on market behavior analysis to improve the robustness of prosumer energy management system
  • Market modeling methods based on peer to peer (P2P) energy trading and blockchain
  • Cyber physical modeling and cyber security of prosumer energy management system
  • Interactive energy management system that facilitates the prosumers’ operation
  • Transactive energy system for enabling the operation of prosumer energy management
  • Experiences and lessons learned from the field implementations
  • Renewable energy policies that can promote the development of prosumers in future smart grid
  • Standardization and new technologies that facilitate the application of prosumer energy management



Jiayong Li (Chair), Assistant Professor, College of Electrical and Information Engineering, Hunan University, Email:, Tel: +86 15211020696

Dr Jiayong Li received the B.Eng. degree from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2014, and the Ph.D. degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, in 2018. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the College of Electrical and Information Engineering of Hunan University. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Methodist University from 2019 to 2020, and was a Visiting Scholar with Argonne National Laboratory in 2017. His research interests include P2P energy trading, distribution system planning and operation, power economics, demand-side energy management, and distributed control.

Dr. Xiangke Li (Co-Chair), Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Email:, Tel: +852 68821263

Dr Xiangke Li received the B.Eng. and ph. D. degrees from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, in 2016 and 2021, respectively. He is currently a Research Associate in Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. During 2018 to 2020, he was a Visiting Student in Energy Research Institute@NTU, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include modeling, control, stability and reliability of microgrids.