Author: Electric Pole

Tackling fuel poverty in Cannock


On Tuesday 5 March the Chairman of energy regulator Ofgem, Martin Cave met with representatives from Cannock Chase District Council and the University of Birmingham to find out about an innovative community solar photovoltaic (PV) scheme that reduces the bills of Council tenants and feeds surplus energy into the national grid. Three hundred and thirteen

Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang chairs a stream at Network 2019


Professor of Electrical Power Systems, Xiao-Ping Zhang has been invited to chair the Flexible Network stream at Network 2019, a forum dedicated to shaping the future of the gas, electricity and heat networks. Taking place today, (Tuesday 26 March) at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, Network 2019 will combine the popular Future Networks and Flexible

Professor Zhang appointed as Foreign Fellow at the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering


The Birmingham Energy Institute would like to congratulate Professor of Electrical Power Systems, Xiao-Ping Zhang on his recent appointment as one of the first Foreign Fellows at the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE). The CSEE is a national, academic organisation formed of leading researchers in electrical engineering related fields. Originally formed in 1934, today

Student Presentation Competition


Sponsored by IEEE UK & Ireland Section’s PES Chapter, a student presentation competition took place at the University of Birmingham on Thursday, 22nd November 2018. The event was hosted by the Chapter’s advisor Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang and Chapter’s communications officer Dr. Jianing Li. It was aimed to develop critical thinking, innovation, communication and pitching skills

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