Author: Electric Pole

Experts from the Birmingham Energy Institute highlight the future energy system development opportunities for smart cities


Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang, a leading smart grid expert at the University of Birmingham, discusses the vision for future smart cities in an article entitled “Smart Energy Community – The Key of Smart Cities” by the IEEE. Smart cities will have a transformative effect on every aspect of our daily lives, they will have a positive impact

University of Birmingham leads the way in accepting Chinese ‘Gaokao’ exam


The University of Birmingham is the first elite UK Russell Group University to announce that it will accept the ‘Gaokao’ exam for high-flying Chinese students wishing to join its undergraduate courses in 2019. 英国伯明翰大学15日宣布,将从2019年开始接受中国高考成绩,由此成为英国顶尖高校联盟”罗素集团”中第一个认可中国高考成绩的院校。伯明翰大学发言人说,”中国学生是我们教学和科研中不可或缺的一部分”,明年开始,伯明翰大学将接受高考成绩均分80分(折算成百分制)以上并满足其他学术和英语语言要求的高素质学生。伯明翰大学在英国高校中排第14位,全球排名第79位。 Source: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2018/10/university-accepts-gaokao-exam.aspx

Call for Papers POWERCON2018


The POWERCON brand was co-initiated by CSEE and IEEE PES. This biennial conference started in 1998 in Beijing. POWERCON2018, the 11th in the series, will be held in Guangzhou, China on 6-8 November, 2018. POWERCON2018 will mainly provide a large forum for the practicing engineers, scholars, researchers and graduate students to meet together to discuss various issues and share the

The 8th China International Conference on Electrcity Distribution (CICED)


The CICED series of biennial conferences began in 2000. The 8th China International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CICED 2018) will be held in Tianjin, China on 17-19 September 2018. The conference covers areas related to electricity distribution, such as distribution equipment and asset management, planning and design, operation and control, protection and Communication power quality and

Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang presented the major breakthroughs in LCC HVDC in 2018 Global Energy Interconnection Conference held in Beijing, 28-29 March 2018


The conference attracts over 1100 guests from more than 30 countries and regions together in Beijing to discuss the development of GEI on the theme of “GEI from China’s Initiative to Global Action”. It has been a high-level event with far-reaching effects and fruitful results. 12 major innovative technical breakthroughs and research reports, including GEI

GEIDCO promotes energy interconnection, clean energy development with Britain’s Royal Academy of Engineering


LONDON, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) — Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) founded by China, on Thursday signed an MOU with Britain’s Royal Academy of Engineering in London. The two sides agreed to carry out joint research and share information on renewable energy and Global Energy Interconnection. The Royal Academy of Engineering also held

IEEE UK & Ireland Section’s PES Chapter Annual General Meeting


The Annual General Meeting of the IEEE UK & Ireland Section’s PES Chapter took place on 11th of December at University of Birmingham. The event was hosted by the Chapter’s advisor, Prof. Xiao-Ping Zhang. During the meeting, the budget bid was discussed and compared with this year’s achievements. The Chapter managed to keep its financial

Seminar: Feasibility Region of Optimal Power Flow: Theory, Numerical Methods, and Practical Applications


We would like to bring your attention to the following upcoming event organised by the University of Birmingham and sponsored by Birmingham Energy Institute and the IEEE UK & Ireland PES Chapter. Event: Feasibility Region of Optimal Power Flow: Theory, Numerical Methods, and Practical Applications Organisers: Birmingham Energy Institute and the IEEE UK & Ireland PES Chapter Speaker: Professor Hsiao-Dong Chiang, IEEE

The IEEE UK & Ireland Section’s PES Chapter AGM, 11th December, 2017


PES Chapter in the UK and Ireland welcomes all IEEE and PES members within the region to attend its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Chapter AGM will report on Chapter activities in 2017, Chapter’s performance, significant plans for 2018, and 2018 Chapter Committee elections. PES members who want to volunteer with the Chapter Committee and participate in

Meeting the challenges of GB system operation talk by Xiaoyao Zhou, 17th November, 2017


Changes in the generation mix and demand side combined with new technologies coming to the system bring a number of challenges and opportunities for power system operation. This presentation details challenges facing system operator today and how those challenges are managed in real time operation. Dr Xiaoyao Zhou received his PhD from the University of