T9: High-efficient, High-reliable Energy Storage Power Conversion Systems (PCS) for Increased Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle Integration
Sunday, October 11, 2020
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM


Johan Enslin and Zheyu Zhang



The increased use of variable and intermittent renewable generation, as well as integration of more rapid EV charging infrastructure, with increased requirements for reliability and resiliency power grid, makes the case for more energy storage capacity on distribution feeders. Through practical case studies and installed systems, this tutorial will present energy storage technologies, value proposition, regulatory environment and interconnection standards. Also, energy storage power conversion systems technologies will be overviewed with the development of high-efficiency SiC-based energy storage converter emphasized. This is an intermediate-level tutorial for researchers and engineers with fundamental power electronics knowledge.


Instructor Bios:


Dr. Johan H Enslin is the Duke Energy Endowed Chaired Professor at Clemson University in North Charleston SC and Executive Director for the Energy Systems Program at the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He has combined a balanced industry and academic career with 39-year leadership experience in industry and academia throughout the USA, Europe and South Africa. Dr. Enslin’s current research focusses mainly in the area of building a smarter, modern integrated power grid with high penetration of converter-based generation. Among others he is evaluating the role and optimization of energy storage technologies in grid modernization initiatives and for Virtual Power Plants (VPPs). He is a registered Professional Engineer in South Africa, Fellow of the SAIEE and Fellow of the IEEE. He is currently serving as VP Standards and AdCom member for the IEEE PELS Society. 


Dr. Zheyu Zhang is the Warren H. Owen – Duke Energy Assistant Professor of Engineering at Clemson University. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, and the Ph.D. degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, in 2008, 2011, and 2015, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He has published over 90 papers in the most prestigious journals and conference proceedings, filed over 10 patent applications with one licensed, authored one book, and presented four IEEE tutorial seminars. His research interests include power electronics and applications on electric propulsion, electrified transportation, renewables, energy storage, and grid applications. Dr. Zhang is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. He was the recipient of two prize paper awards from the IEEE Industry Applications Society and IEEE Power Electronics Society. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Tutorials (On-Demand with Live Q&A Sessions)