Region 10 has had many success stories during the 2018 year. Below are some of the conferences and activities undertaken in the year that has just passed.
ISGT Asia 2018
The IEEE PES International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Asia 2018) was held from 22-25 May, 2018 in Singapore, the world’s gateway to Southeast Asia. The theme of this year’s conference was “Smart Grid Technologies for Smart Nations”.
ISGT Asia 2018 provided an excellent forum that brought together experts from power industry, academia, research and development organizations, electric power utilities, and energy sector service providers to discuss, share and exchange ideas related to state-of-the-art innovations in smart grid technologies for the future grid. The conference received a record number of 341 paper submissions and 388 registrations from 31 countries. Among the submissions, a large number of papers demonstrated novel theories and innovative concepts, supported by strong, analytical analyses and practical considerations. Each paper was reviewed by three reviewers, and based on rigorous reviews, 231 high quality papers were accepted for oral and poster presentations.
The conference had Professor Saifur Rahman and Dr Damir Novosel as the keynote speakers on the first day of the conference.
IEEE PES 2018 Chapter Chair Meeting
The Chapter Chair Training Meeting was held on 7th October in Kota Kinabalu just before the APPEEC 2018. From different countries that from the Region 10 twenty-two Chapter Chairs or future Chapter Chairs attended the meeting. Great discussions were held on how we can progress the objectives of the IEEE PES in the region. Training was conducted on all activities and responsibilities of the chapter chairs.
The following chapters were represented at the Region 10 Chapter Chair meeting:
Kerala, Victoria, Lahore, Pune, Sri Lanka, New South Wales, Delhi, Macau, Singapore, Western Australia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Hyderabad, Korean, Kolkata, South Australian, Bangalore, Gujarat, Guangzhou, New Zealand North, Nanjing and Thailand.
Pat Ryan and Saifur Rahman both attended and presented at the meeting.
The 10th IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference 2018 (APPEEC) was held at Hilton, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, MALAYSIA on 7-10 October 2018. The conference provided a premier platform for electrical engineers and researchers to present their works and to share experiences and ideas in power and energy engineering with experts and scholars from around the world.
The conference program featured tutorial sessions, plenary sessions, technical paper presentations and technical exhibition. Saifur Rahman opened the conference by his opening remarks and a presentation on the future of power systems followed by an Industry Panel on emerging technologies in power and energy engineering. Attendees had the opportunity to interface with experts from all related fields. More than 180 delegates attended the conference from 30+ countries. 160+ papers were accepted. Great organisation continued with plenary sessions Industry Panels and other plenary and paper presentation for the three days of the conference.
Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between South China University of Technology and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
On November 5, South China University of Technology and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) signed a strategic cooperation agreement (MoU) in Building 9 of the School of Electric Power.
Mr. Yu Qijun, deputy secretary of the school, Professor Marisa L. Crow, VP Publication of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, Dean Sharafi, Region Representative of the IEEE Power and Energy Society in Asia Pacific, and Professor Mohammad Shahidehpour, academician of the US Academy of Engineering, attended the ceremony.
Mr. Yu Qijun introduced the development status and school achievements of South China University of Technology to the participants. He said that South China University of Technology and IEEE have common goals in power and energy, especially in Smart Grid, Integrated Energy and other related fields. He envisaged that on the basis of this cooperation, the two sides can carry out further cooperation on the most important issues of energy and power technology innovation and development. In addition, he also expressed his hope that the cooperation between the two sides can build a broader platform for technological innovation, academic exchanges and international cooperation.
Dean Sharafi gave a brief introduction to the current state of engagements of the Power and Energy Society in different aspects. Since its inception, the IEEE PES has been committed to advancing the advancement and application of electrical technology in theory and application. As a catalyst for technological innovation, IEEE supports the needs of its members in a wide range of activities and services to promote technology and information exchange in power and energy, developing and recommending technology standards, and rewarding members with scientific achievements.
Mr. Yu Qijun and Dean Sharafi signed the Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement (MoU) in presence of the witnesses from university and IEEE PES. According to the cooperation agreement, South China University of Technology and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers will conduct extensive communication and cooperation in the field of power and energy to improve, guide, innovate and promote technological development in this field and promote industry progress.
University officials from Guangzhou International Campus International Affairs Office, Science and Technology Achievement, Transformation Office, Science and Technology Department, and other university representatives attended the signing ceremony.
Regional Representative, Asia and Pacific
Australian Energy Market Operator, Perth, WA, Australia