Prof. Chan Siew Hwa
Co-Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU
Vice-Director, Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute @ Guangzhou
Dr. Chan joined NTU as a Lecturer in 1991 after obtaining his PhD and subsequently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London. He is now a Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Prof. Chan is a Director of Maz Energy Pte Ltd, where he provides technical advices to the Board since 2004. He is a member of the Management Board of Energy Studies Institute (SGP); Advisor to Total SA (France), Horizon Energy Systems (SGP) and Wuhan Koleal (China). Prof. Chan’s research is inclined Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology. He was the Conference Chair of the 1st World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC) is 2005, and is also the Conference Chair of HYPOTHESIS XIII this year. His research has gained him a number of recognitions, which include George-Stephenson Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK), Scientific Achievement Award from International Association of Hydrogen Energy (USA), “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014” (Thomson-Reuters), Nanyang Award (Research Excellence), Nanyang Award (Teaching Excellence), etc. Prof. Chan has published more than 240 refereed journal papers with total citations of close to 10,000 and h-index of 52 (Web of Science). He is the editorial board member of “Fuel Cells – from fundamentals to systems”, “Journal of Power Technologies” and “Energy Conversion and Management”. He is very active in commercializing technologies developed at his laboratories.
Prof. Peng Wang
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr Peng Wang received his B.Sc. degree from Xian Jiaotong University, China, in 1978, and M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1995 and 1998 respectively. He has being served as committee member, deputy chair and chair of IEEE PES Singapore Chapter for more than 10 years. Currently he is a professor in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and honorary professor in Taiyuan University of Technology. His research areas include power system planning, operation and reliability analysis; power market analysis; renewable sources integration; AC, DC and hybrid AC/DC microgrids; and smart grid operation and control. He is PIs and Co-PIs of the over S$20m projects from different companies such as Rolls-Royce, Schneider Electric Singapore, Alstom, ST-Electronics, and different government organizations in Singapore and USA. He is also an international adviser for two largest projects with over RMBұ50m from Chinese Government. He has published over 250 papers in prestigious journals and international conferences with over 4000 citations and H index 32 and received two best paper awards in two international conferences and the outstanding power engineer award from IEEE PES. He has been invited to give talks in many universities and conferences. He is an associate editor of IEEE Trans on Smart Grid.
Prof. Dipti Srinivasan,
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dipti Srinivasan is a Professor in the Dept. of Electrical &
Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore
(NUS), where she also heads the Centre for Green Energy
Management & Smart Grid (GEMS). She is an adjunct researcher
with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS).
She obtained her M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical
Engineering from the National University of Singapore. She
worked at the University of California at Berkeley’s Computer
Science Division as a postdoctoral researcher from 1994 to 1995,
and as a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore from 1998-1999.
Professor Srinivasan has extensive industry experience, having worked as a design engineer with an Indian utility for three years, and through several projects with Singapore utilities. Her recent research projects have focused on power system optimization and control, wind and solar power prediction, electricity price prediction, generation unit commitment and dispatch, and development of multi-agent systems for micro-grid operation and control. She has secured over S$11 Million in external funding for research projects in these areas. She has published more than 300 publications which have been highly cited. Dipti is an active member in IEEE CIS and PES societies, and was awarded the IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer award in 2010. She is currently serving as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Computational Intelligence magazine, and Area Editor of International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-based Systems.
Professor Srinivasan has taught courses on a range of subjects such as advanced power system analysis, power system management & protection, computational intelligence, and sustainable energy systems among others. She was the winner of NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award in years 2007, 2008 and 2009, and was placed on the 2011-2015 Annual Teaching Excellence Award Honour Roll. She is the recipient of Engineering Educator Award from the Faculty of Engineering, NUS in 2011 and 2012.
Prof. Takemi Chikahisa
Hokkaido University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Takemi Chikahisa obtained his M.S. in the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980 and Ph.D. in Hokkaido University Japan in 1982. He is currently a professor of Energy and Environmental Systems Division at Hokkaido University in Japan. His research interests include transport phenomena in fuel cell, combustion control in engines, and analysis of optimal energy system in the future. His research interests include Mechanical engineering, thermal engineering, integrated engineering, and energy engineering. Know more about Prof. Takemi Chikahisa here
Speech Title: Potential of renewable energy for the
balance of CO2 reduction and local economy
Abstract--Many people may think that renewable energy is tiny and expensive, so that it is impossible to establish a society relying on such energy. But it is not correct. The necessary area for the renewable energy is much smaller than the area for food production, and the cost itself is almost comparable with the conventional energy system. Additionally, it may have a potential to increase local economy.
The speech presents an example of the analysis on the cost and CO2 reduction rate for the increased renewable energy in Hokkaido Island in Japan. In the analysis percentage of renewable energy in the total electric supply is increased with keeping the energy system structure optimum for each condition. The result indicates that renewable energy can be introduced until 50% of the total electric supply without apparent increase of cost, over which wasted energy increases due to the fluctuating supply of the renewable energy. Hydrogen production is suitable to use the wasted energy efficiently.
The speech also explains limit of the economic growth with the conventional economic concept, because fewer employees are necessary in the developing automation technology. Based on this fact, this speech shows that the increasing renewable energy also contributes to the growth of the local economy. To realize the promotion of renewable energy, appropriate leadership of policy is necessary.