Chongqing Kang

Integrating High Share of Variable Renewable Energy in Bulk Power Systems

Countries around the world set aggressive goal for the very high share of renewables in future power systems. However, uncertainty and variability of the very high penetration renewables need more flexibility to balance the generation and load. This presentation will introduce some novel approaches to provide flexibility for power systems including concentrating solar power (CSP), cloud energy storage (CES), and multiple energy systems (MES). CSP is an emerging controllable renewable generation technique to accommodate the uncontrollable renewable energy. CES presents a new business model to share both centralized and distributed storages to explore their flexibility potential. MES exploits the synergy of electricity, gas, and heat systems to provide flexibility. In addition, data analytics on the demand side and renewable energy are proposed to have a better understanding of electricity consumption behaviors and renewable energy output stochastic characteristics and further contribute the accommodation of renewable energy. Finally, the presentation will provide some practice experiences from the provincial power systems with high penetration of renewable energy in China.



Chongqing Kang has been appointed Professor of Electrical Engineering Department of Tsinghua University since 2005. He holds Bachelor’s degrees of both Electrical Power Engineering and Environmental Engineering in 1993, and a Ph.D in Electrical Power Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1997. He is full professor and Chairman of Excutive Committee of Department of Electrical Engineering. From 2011 to 2014 he was the Director of Centre for Teaching Excellence, Tsinghua Univ. His research interest focused on power system planning, power system operation, renewable energy, low carbon electricity technology and load forecasting.
He is the recipient of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. He was supported by Fok Ying Tung foundation and enrolled in Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University by Ministry of Education. He was a visiting scholar in Cambridge University during 2007-2008. He was enrolled in the “Ten Thousand Talent Program” in 2016. He is the member of three special committees of CSEE (Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering), CES (China Electrotechnical Society) and CRES (China Renewable Energy Society). He was an invited speaker of the Super Session in IEEE PES General Meeting in July, 2015. He is Fellow of IEEE and IET. He is the senior member of CSEE. He has been a member of IEEE PES Long Range Planning Committee.
He has been the PI for 9 grants supported by NSFC, in which 3 of them was supported to collaborate with UK (Royal Society), South Korea (NRF-National Research Foundation) and United States (TAMU). He leads one of the Major State Basic Research Development Program “Smart Grid Technology and Equipments” in 2016. He has been on the editorial board of 5 international journals including IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and Electric Power Systems Research and 4 Chinese journals indexed by EI.
He has published 3 monographs (in Chinese) as the first author and one book in English (second author). He published over 300 academic papers. In CNKI his papers have been cited over 7400 times and two of them were titled top 100 most influential papers in China in 2008 and 2012 respectively. His h-index is 46 in CNKI. In 2012 he published a paper in Scientific Reports by Nature Publishing Group. He obtained 15 authorized invention patents and 15 software copyrights.
He won the second prize of National Teaching Achievement Award in 2014. He and his team was granted the Institute Prize in Global Energy Forecasting Competition in 2014. He was granted one gold award and one silver award in the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva in 2016. He was granted two silver awards in the 10th Beijing Invention and Innovation Contest in 2016.